What is the flatline and is it real? Apparently nofap causes withdrawal symptoms not dissimilar to those experienced by drug users. This can be things like reduced libido, depression, anxiety, insomnia, irritability. Can anyone say for sure they felt these stymptoms and what are they exactly? Problem for me is that I had all of these already (apart from reduced libido) before even starting my nofap. But I did experience a really low feeling when I got to 7 days last week, accompanied by sleeplessness and even a low libido at some points because I just felt so numb. I hadn't realised that this could be related to nofap, I thought it was just my usual depression getting worse. The depression really chipped away at my motivation but maybe next time I will be ready for it.