I just survived a brutal, weeklong flatine period

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Vir Rex, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. Vir Rex

    Vir Rex Fapstronaut

    I didn't realize how much of a scourge porn addiction was until I got over my hellish flatline period for a week (I just left it yesterday). I was wondering if anyone else went through something like this because it felt like I was withdrawing hard.
    This flatline brought out my deeply rooted fears about death, specifically on how fast time is moving now that I am older and about to graduate college. I was overwhelmed with constant dread/depression, extreme chest tightness, oversleeping (around 10 hours), almost crying every day and much more. This agonizing period of my Nofap journey helped me greatly as I realized that I shouldn't be wasting my time masturbating and instead spending it with friends and family because we all won't stay on this Earth forever. We will all die, sooner or later, and we can't just fap our life away.
     
  2. rp007

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    Bro...reading your post made me realise why i had such a shitty day whole evening...and even slept till morning even though i tend to wake up early morning...I think i'm going through that same phase as well...

    But how do you get to know that THIS has ended?
     
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  3. Spriritofawarrior

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    i was out of it like a week ago, but im back in it
     
  4. Reborn16

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    This is hitting home for me as well. Last few days small things are getting to me, homework seems monumental, urges more frequent.

    But it's normal to feel sad sometimes, don't have to repress it. The good only comes with the bad, visa versa. And it's okay to feel bored too, we can just be bored for a while.

    We feel sad when we see the cycle of life for what it is, and that we won't be around forever. But the fact we feel it, means we're coming back to the real world.
     
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  5. Qujing Shen

    Qujing Shen Fapstronaut

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    Can someone let me know what flatlining is? It doesn't make sense to me the in the context of the original post. Thanks.
     
  6. gonnakillthismf

    gonnakillthismf Fapstronaut

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    Vir Rex,
    Been there. We used PMO as an escape from our real issues. Check out
    https://www.tarabrach.com/meditation-and-healing-trauma/
    Get in touch with your fears. Sit with them and realize they won't kill you. You are strong enuf to face them down w/o running away. Oh yeah, and crying? It releases as much tension as multiple O and is healing instead of wounding. Let it go.
     
  7. Vir Rex

    Vir Rex Fapstronaut

    I think keeping myself as busy as possible and being with friends and family has helped me keep it together. Talking with some of my friends who have done nofap for at least a month has comforted me because I know that I'm not alone in this struggle.
     
  8. Vir Rex

    Vir Rex Fapstronaut

    Flatlining, which usually occurs 2-3 weeks after you begin Nofap, is a complicated form of withdrawal from orgasming. Most people experience this through unusually low energy, lack of interest in sex at all and feeling unmotivated. If you are severely addicted to orgasming, like me, then you begin to feel withdrawal symptoms, like anxiety and feeling like total shit. It got so bad that people around me were wondering if I was really sick.

    This post made me realize that what I was experiencing is part of the detox process and that every Fapstronaut should be aware of: [https://www.yourbrainonporn.com/reb...oes-withdrawal-from-porn-addiction-look-like/]
     
  9. Qujing Shen

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    Interesting. Thanks for answering my question.

    What qualifies as being "extremely addicted to orgasms"? (ie, addicted to the point of a virtually guaranteed flatlining experience) Once a day? Three times a day?

    I'm nearly three weeks in and I don't think I've experienced flatlining yet. At the moment I feel the opposite, that I'm more driven to meet my goals and pursue women.
     

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