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Is it normal to feel depressed the first week??

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by BEPSY97, Jun 8, 2021.

  1. BEPSY97

    BEPSY97 Fapstronaut

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    Hey I was wondering wether i am the only one who feels numb and depressed after watching porn and masturbation? This always last minimal 8 days for me and it feel like i feel alive after i reach this period?
    Is this normal?
     
  2. Depends, for example my first attempt i suffered an existential crysis for 2 months and i was planning to kill myself, then i feeded my spirit with some philsophy and i started to feel so much better.
     
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  3. FarBeyondDriven

    FarBeyondDriven Fapstronaut

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  4. BEPSY97

    BEPSY97 Fapstronaut

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    I feel drugged
     
  5. universalstillness

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    Porn is a drug made by our own bodies, the constant dopamine floods in your brain derail the chemistry. The good news is brains are very flexible and resilient, and they can correct themselves. But until they do, it may feel even worse at times. Just look at it as a badge of honor, it may feel wrong, but it means you're doing good. If you experience withdrawal, it means you're starting to heal. Even though it may feel sometimes that it will never end, just remember that it will.
     
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  6. Exactly the same happens with me...
    1 relapse = 15 days lost...
     
  7. universalstillness

    universalstillness Fapstronaut

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    No man, those days are still there, adding up. Just like the days indulging yourself added up, so do those where you resist. Keep up the good work, even 15 days are amazing :)
     
  8. Lumkalak

    Lumkalak Fapstronaut

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    Very common symptom. I feel like a numb zombie for the first two weeks when relapsing.

    Like being on very heavy drugs.
     
  9. BEPSY97

    BEPSY97 Fapstronaut

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    I walked by a prostitute street. Now my head is screaming to pay a visit
     
  10. Depending on the severity of your case the depression sticks around longer then that unfortunately. If you consider yourself a spiritual person you gotta have faith. If your not spiritual then you gotta trust the process. Science has shown us brains can change over time. If you spent years over flooding your dopamine it’s not gonna fix itself in week. Or even 90 days.

    the way I look at it personally I spent years of my life in a funk so what’s another couple years especially if it’s for a good cause.
     
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