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Is the flatline real?

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Reboot Jake, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. Reboot Jake

    Reboot Jake Fapstronaut

    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.
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2014
  2. Razielcreed

    Razielcreed Fapstronaut

    i'm at 81 days and feeling like total shit , yes i experience insomnia, but it will pass man .
  3. ss91

    ss91 Fapstronaut

    yea the flatline is real.

    but think of it like this, all those years we have been fapping, we essentially created a huge imbalance in our brain. pretty much an overload of dopamine, so my hypothesis is that the flatline is there to re-establish a balance in the brain as well as do some re-wiring.
    but it WILLL pass...the amount of time it takes varies from guy to guy but the libido always comes crawling back.
  4. Razielcreed

    Razielcreed Fapstronaut

    it feels like if i have no desire to talk to women or (socialize in general) , it feels like low energy and low motivation to pick up girls BUT i haven't lost any confidence/eye contact/clear skin etc
    you might experience insomnia , depressive thoughts , it feels irritating .
    i think it will pass by mate don't worry about it , i'm experiencing one harsh one but i'm getting back my urges a bit , i think the more i come close to my last reset date i get a flatline .
  5. M_U3

    M_U3 Fapstronaut

    Raz, now and you are about to end your first year, is your feelings still shitty or things now are better?

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