List of withdrawal symptoms.

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Originaldutchcow, Mar 26, 2019.

  1. Originaldutchcow

    Originaldutchcow Fapstronaut

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    From Yourbrainonporn.com :

    Common withdrawal symptoms include
    • Insomnia and other sleep difficulties
    • Anxiety, stress and other forms of fear
    • Headaches and pains and stiffness in muscles, joints, teeth, jaw, genitals and other parts of the body
    • Fatigue and weakness
    • Depression, despair and other forms of sadness
    • Agitation
    • Lack of Focus / attention / concentration (brain fog)
    • Mood Swings
    • Frustration, irritability, annoyance, short-temperedness and other forms of anger
    • Flu, nausea, fever and other forms of sickness
    • Little or no libido, flatline (Can take days to manifest, and last a long time)
    • Pornographic flashbacks and sexual dreams
    • Horniness, sexual cravings, sexual thoughts and urges to use porn and/or masturbate
    • Desire to avoid socializing

    There are also some uncommon symptoms :



    Flatulence and stool movement changes can also be a side effect when taking dopamine antagonist OR they can be a good treatment against these symptoms. ( https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6996928 ) , therefore these symptoms are usually related to dopamine disturbances in the brain due to withdrawal / relapse.


    I occassionaly see questions being asked about diarrhea being a withdrawal symptom or not. Hope this helps.
     
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  2. Knight in rusty armor

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  3. Knight in rusty armor

    Knight in rusty armor Fapstronaut

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    Sorry for the post above, I am new at this.
    I wanted to say thanks for the post. I experienced Pornographic flashbacks and sexual dreams in a previous attempt of quitting and this time also.
    I experienced also the restless legs syndrome, although only 2 or 3 times and many years ago. Never since.
    I feel that I know my reactions and myself a bit better thanks to your post.
     
  4. Simonthepieman

    Simonthepieman Fapstronaut

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    I hadn't read about the withdrawal symptoms - and it's probably better that I hadn't! I've been on this site for about 2 weeks now. I had a reset yesterday, but despite that I'm still suffering from nausea and moderate low mood. My reset involved 45 minutes of porn and masturbation - absolutely nothing in comparison to the hours and hours a day I used to spend - so probably not surprising that I still feel unwell!
     
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    More awful violent nightmares last night - very bizarre, being forced repeatedly, in lots of different situations, under knife point, to give men BJs (which doesn't interest me sexually at all). The knives were actually used on me and it was all very violent. The dreams also involved all the worst things in my life coming back to haunt me. I'm wondering how long this will go on(?)
     
  6. Knight in rusty armor

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    It must have been horrible Simonthepieman. I did have bad dreams for 2 or 3 days and then they stopped. I hope is the same for you. Take it as your brain cleaning itself. It will pass. Stay strong man.
     

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