Let's make a list of withdrawal symptoms

Discussion in 'Porn Addiction' started by gogibasket, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. gogibasket

    gogibasket Fapstronaut

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    Guys let's make a list of withdrawal symptoms that u r going through while rebooting.
     
  2. recoome

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    Initially--

    anger
    irritability
    anxiety/uneasiness (before going to bed)
    mind thinks of porn more than earlier
    doubt whether its worth it
    try to rationalize a possible relapse
    depression

    after a week or so
    more relaxed
    anxiety fades
     
  3. gogibasket

    gogibasket Fapstronaut

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    1.brain fog(hard to think, concentrate)
    2.irratibility
    3.letargy
    4.anxiety
    5.depression
     
  4. DBug

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    1. finding rationalisations for a fallback
    2. anger
    3. more anger, frustration, rationalisations during the flatline
    4. a bit more verbally aggressive when I'm out with friends now which comes off as irritating I guess
     
  5. NamaClature14

    NamaClature14 Fapstronaut

    This one has been hitting me alot lately and it's not mentioned very often but..

    - unpredicable surges of energy(unstability in energy while recovering)

    ... This might not sound like a withdrawal symptom but it is because then it's hard to sleep or not think about just pmo'ing this energy out so I can chill.
     
  6. SnowWhite

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    Heavest withdrawal symptom I ever experienced were sudden extreme fears, coming out of nothing.

    Other withdrawal symtoms were loneliness, sorrow, weeping out of nowhere, feeling empty and useless.

    Several withdrawal symptoms are a recall of a stored memory.
    The brain has stored a reaction to some stressful event in the past, and now, under abstinence, it replays the pattern, although the situation is totally different.

    You need to go through these symptoms, they will eventually subsede.
    You will then feel relaxed and very strong. You have then reached a new step in your progress.
     
  7. jdilla97

    jdilla97 Fapstronaut

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    hmm
    -laziness
    -sometimes feeling of emptiness
    -mind tricks (e.g justifying searching for pics)
    -complaining about how long it takes to reboot
     
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  8. MetalFapper

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    immediately after and for ~ the next 24 hrs
    -regret
    -anger
    -feeling like a freak (like wtf did I just watch)
    -emptiness... super empty just complete apathy to everything
    -awkward, really anxious around others
    -depressed
    -slower mental processing

    Days 1-3
    -chaser effect
    -brain trying to rationalize relapsing again (This one sticks with me for seemingly forever)
    -view almost every women I see as a sexual object
    -feeling hopeless like I can never over come this.

    Days 4-7
    I start seeing some minor improvements in mental status and confidence, but the urges and desire are still there

    Days 7-10
    Further Increasing confidence, not as anxious, brain fog starting to lift a bit

    Days 10+
    I begin starting to feel like myself again, I have more of a "I dont give a fuck what others think" type attitude. Occasional urges varying in intensity ranging from a passing thought to "HOLY SHIT I MUST FAP RIGHT NOW OR IM GONNA DIE" lol. These urges usually pass within an hour or two tops.

    So far thats all Ive got
     
  9. Allnightlong

    Allnightlong Fapstronaut

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    1. Dreaming about porn
    2. My brain telling me 24/7 to touch my penis and masturbate
     
  10. kk76

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    Feeling tormented by past memories
    Irritable
    Impatient
    Frustrated
    Can't sleep
    Restless
    Warm
    Feeling useless or helpless
    Crying - emotionally upset
    Feel guilty
    Waves of shame
    Envious
    Not listening
    Lethargic
    Lacking motivation
    Lacking enthusiasm
    Being bothered by the slightest thing

    Thankfully these have passed
     
  11. Star Lord

    Star Lord Fapstronaut

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    Paranoia
    Depression
    Feeling empty or lost
    Frustration
    Anger
     
  12. BennyLow78

    BennyLow78 Fapstronaut

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    head aches,
    lack of sleep,
    many, many, MANY dirty thoughts and fantasies,
    constantly struggling against the urges

    at least for me it is, :)
     
  13. tbird

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    Sleeplessness.
    Porn site home pages flashing up in my mind, complete with user ID and password.
    New energy as the "real" side of my mind becomes the stronger force.
     
  14. Captain Andjelkovic

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    Hi guys i'm 15 years old ( soon 16)
    And i'm now on day 74 of NoFap.

    Here's my list of the withdrawal symptoms:
    - Depression
    - Extreme anxiety
    - Social anxiety
    - Lack of motivation
    - Lack of self-confidence
    - Lack of self-esteem
    - Anger
    - Adrenaline Attacks
    - Sick mood swings
    - Paranoia
    - Frustration
    - Waking up in the night while sleeping
    - Impatient
    - Envious
    - Irritable
    - Lethargic
    - Lack of enthusiasm
    - Head aches
    - Feeling sleepy
    - Lower energy as usual
    - Feeeling tormented by past memories
    - irritability
    - complaining about how long it takes to reboot
    - Feeling empty and/or lost
    - Brainfog
    - Low libido
    - No desire for girls
    - No desire for a girlfriend
    - Mental and Physically much weaker as usually

    Share your thoughts and opinions down in the comments!

    Greetings from Switzerland
     
  15. Ezpz

    Ezpz Fapstronaut

    - Fatigue (varies in intensity)
    - Brain fog/slow thinking (varies aswell)
    - Bad social anxiety
    - lower back pain and neck pain
    - ear ringing
    - poorer vision
    - anger
    - tight muscles (due to anxiety i believe)
    - fear/nervousness
    - irritability
    - depression
    - bad headaches
    - no motivation
    - no confidence
    - shortness of breath
    - panic attacks
    - insomnia
    - loneliness
    -emptiness
    - heart palpatations
    - excessive ear wax
    - wanting to masterbate
    - wanting to watch porn
    - sensitive to cold
    - sensitive to light
    - sensitive to sound
    - cant relax the body
    - thoughts constantly racing/worrying/angry
    I believe i have every symptom there is to have haha, this prove how fucked up i am
     
  16. jarvyjarvison

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    I don't know if you guys get this but for me the biggest symptom is insomnia. I used to fap myself to sleep and now that I don't fap I have trouble falling asleep, sleep more lightly, and have shorter duration sleep.
     
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  17. Josh88

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    At 28 days of no PMO, I have been experiencing:
    • Some depression
    • Feeling inadequate in social settings and at work
    • Some fantasizing
    • Lazyness
    • Difficulty getting out of bed
    • Pessimism
    • Lack of motivation
    • Brain fog (unable to focus, unable to think and speak clearly)
    • Social Anxiety
    • Self-Criticism
    • Isolation
    • Tendency to rub myself
    • Itchiness
    • Fear of being criticized by others
    • Obsessing on past relationships
    • Being up too late at night
    • Going frequently to the bathroom in the middle of the night
     
  18. I Free I

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    1 . Depression
    2 . Feeling Unenergized
    3 . Anger & temper tantrums
    4 . Blue balls & abdominal pains
    5 . Brain Fog
     
  19. YngwieWanksteen

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    To any future posters, could you maybe list if you had any of those symptoms before doing NoFap?

    I.E. I'm interested in knowing about depression in people who never had that problem before.
     
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  20. Lightness of Heart

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    Wow! That is interesting. So it means that since you conditioned your sleeping to after-fapping, you have a hard time sleeping. Shows you how important routines are. I wonder what other type of routines are effecting us.
     
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