Let's make a list of withdrawal symptoms

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

  1. Zec Skar

    Zec Skar Fapstronaut

    It's been only two days and I noticed the following
    1. A tendency to touch myself automatically when I am excited and alone.
    2. Got an adult rated dream yesterday.

    I can't comment on my anxiety because I have anxiety issues from even before starting nofap. I didn't notice any considerable increase or decrease.
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  2. Here are mine
    * thinking of bad expriences in my life
    * bringing myself down
    * Depression
    * low self esteem
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  3. Feeling sub-human, is that a withdrawal symptom?
  4. At day 21 (a personal record btw) I noticed that I was anxious and paranoid when I woke up.

    Up until now anxiety had been relatively low
  5. fit2day

    fit2day Fapstronaut

    I can relate to the "stressful even in the past". I have an extreme fear that I think it is from childhood abandonment PTSD.
  6. Mattew

    Mattew Fapstronaut

    -suicidal thoughts
    -stiff muscles, mostly the legs
    -pain to the legs, lower back, neck
    -fever/flu like symptoms
    -really bad rhinitis, even go to the emergency room because i couldn't breathe
    -anxiety, panic attacks
    -really strong pain to the teeth, probably related to rhinitis
    -feeling totally worthless and unloved
    -pain in the bowels, difficult digestion
    -pain to the testicles and groin
    -blurry vision

    And probably all the symptoms the other users already described.
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  7. Head tension
    Social anxiety
    Sensitive to light and sound
    Muscle twitches and jerks
    Cold hands and feet
    Terrible digestion issues
    Chest discomfort (pseudodypsnea)
    Bumping into things off balance
    Zoning out of conversations, lack of focus
    Memory shot to shit
    Can’t speak like a normal human being, stuttering, stumbling
    Episodes of DP/DR
    Brain fog
    Monotone voice, not confident
    Blurry vision
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  8. MonarchOfTheGlen

    MonarchOfTheGlen Fapstronaut

    -Depression: ebbs and flows, when it hits it hits extremely hard for a couple days then passes
    -Constipation: most annoying one I'm dealing with right now
    -Mild anxiety
    -Feeling detached from others
    -Headaches: usually occurring on top of the head
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  9. Ezpz

    Ezpz Fapstronaut

    How are you guys going with these symptoms now after being away from PMO for a while? are you still struggling or getting better
  10. For the most part I am getting better mate. My history with withdrawal symptoms matches yours about 7-8 years feeling like shit, probably a bit longer. It felt like it took 11 months for my short term memory to wake up a little bit. I haven't got the head tension at the moment (no doubt it will come back, had it on and off for over 300 days), I can speak a lot more clearly etc. The only things that's going on with me at the moment is sleeping difficulties like falling asleep, eyelid twitching and PIED/weak erections, no libido, flatline basically.
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  11. Mattew

    Mattew Fapstronaut

    I had the last and worst withdrawal phase between day 95 and 110/115.
    Now i can say i feel normal again, still kinda depressed, still social anxiety, but the other symptoms are mostly gone now.

    Still i'm prepared for other withdrawal phases.
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  12. RamboErecto

    RamboErecto Fapstronaut

    Im for real:

    - Touch my dick
    - Morning wood
    - Being with girls during the day
    - Images on mind
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  13. Ezpz

    Ezpz Fapstronaut

    Im definitely still going through all different types of withdrawal/flatline phases. Struggling mainly with depression, social anxiety and fatigue although it has let up today a lot (after about 150 days of pure sadness).

    Guys like us fucked our brains up big time so its taking such a long time unfortunately.
  14. Yea it takes a long time mate. If you are anything like me and have felt shit for years since you was a teenager it’s like opening up to becoming a new man when you are recovering. Emotions and feelings coming back is a beautiful thing after being chemically fucked in the head from porn for so long.
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  15. Mattew

    Mattew Fapstronaut

    I have to say, after day 115 i'm starting to feel better. For now the fatigue is gone, i'm not extra energetic, but i have enough energy.

    The phisical pains are gone for now.
    Mentally, i have up and downs, still have social anxiety, but after 20 years of dopamine flow, that's who i am probably, i have to build myself.

    It's like being reborn, at first we are naked and afraid...

    To put it in another way, porn and dopamine is like bathing in shit, it keeps you warm but it stinks, after you get out of the shit we are naked and afraid, and we have to start living again, but without the shit that was protecting us from the cold.
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  16. Chosen and Fallen One

    Chosen and Fallen One Fapstronaut

    I am starting to feel a bit better after a one week. Just much, but it is easier to not watch porn. More you wank the more you want to wank :D
  17. Yea that’s exactly what it’s like, bathing in shit. That is a great quote lol.
  18. Ezpz

    Ezpz Fapstronaut

    Yep im exactly like you, have been fucked up not knowing whats wrong for years. At least it is good to have people like me on here.

    Its good to hear things are coming together for you, i honestly cannot wait until my fatigue, social anxiety and on and off depression goes away. I will feel like a new man!!
  19. Mattew

    Mattew Fapstronaut


    Thanks a lot, but things looked like to come together more than once during the journey, and then withdrawals kicked in. I think i'm surely healing, but i'm also sure i will have other withdrawal phases, i just hope not as terrible as the last one.
    Also, without a doubt better periods will come for you.
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  20. FVT90

    FVT90 New Fapstronaut

    Hello guys. May ask something?
    How long the physical symptoms persist? Today is my fourth day of rebooting. And I have a strong headache and a fever. I feel like shit.

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