MASSIVE cravings

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by wake_up, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. wake_up

    wake_up Fapstronaut

    WOA, seriously, I need help with this ...
    I did relapse some days ago, but I'm back on track. This seems similiar to the chaser considering the time.
    I'm having MASSIVE urges/cravings, interestingly not to PMO, but to DO SOMETHING, but at the same time I can't concentrate on anything due to these cravings inside me.
    (Also had a coffee relapse, so I'm hyper as well)

    Did someone had a similar situation ?
    Especially cravings, but not to PMO ?
     
  2. icanrockmylife

    icanrockmylife Fapstronaut

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    Yep it happens during the rebooting process. Just shut them down immediately as soon as they appear in your brain, it might be hard, but use your willpower and determination.
     
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  3. wake_up

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    Hmm, that's the problem, it's not as usual "in the brain", no compulsion to look at P or even having a PMO session.

    It's more like I could to go on rampage and demolish stuff as well. :mad:
    I'm usually not that crazy. Something like this never happened before ;)
    Moodswings weren't that extreme before.

    I'll try to go out, hopefully it gets better ...
     
  4. larrylarrylarry

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    I am craving food like crazy, and not necessarily good food, but fatty foods like cheese and coldcuts.
    I eat very healthy, and I am fit, I eat a lot of food and good food; but then late at night, I get these cravings. I let it slide a bit, better food than PMO, but now I need to address it somehow.
     
  5. Gladiatori

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    Lol @ craving. I have eat pasta like 11 days in a row!!
     
  6. larrylarrylarry

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    I'm Italian, Pasta 11 days in a row is heaven! LOL
     
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  7. Gladiatori

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    Im italian too ! The italian masta della pasta!
     
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  9. Awakening123

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    Cravings are normal. Learn to deal with them.
     
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  10. larrylarrylarry

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    Learn to deal with them

    That's the challenge . . . I've gained a few lbs and... now I need to address it.
     
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  11. FURPY

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    Man....my nuts ache....but not in a bad way....I do not touch no way.
     
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  12. wake_up

    wake_up Fapstronaut

    Haha, "Learn to deal with them."

    That's what I did by going out / watching a movie. But there should be better methods ...
     
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  13. Maybe your brain is noticing the void left in the habit department. Maybe you should take on a new habit. For me i had a "high" when i went to gym.
     
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  14. FURPY

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    Yes yes.
     
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  15. wake_up

    wake_up Fapstronaut

    That's true. The last months I started watching more tv series, then caught myself binge watching for 2-3 hours, and decided to stop that.
    Same again with some videogames I wanted to play in the last years but didn't had the time.

    Now I work out / go running 2-3 times a week. That's indeed much better, and my body really starts to transform. I really like that and can only warmly recommend this to everyone.
     
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  16. wake_up

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    And here it goes again ...
    So I'm over the usual chaser in days 2-4, then these urges began again from day 7, about days 9 to 11 were really evil.

    Today I really learned what it can mean, what icanrockmylife wrote here
    At least today (d12) in the morning I managed to meditate the urges away, but that was a crazy balancing act: Had to stop thoughts/phantasies about 10 times to continue with meditation and that drained a lot of willpower.
    But I saw that in the end, IT IS MY decision not to relapse.
    At least the meditation helped for about 2 hours.

    And I know now more details about these cravings. Seems they shifted again or I'm more aware of them:
    * I don't feel compelled to look at any sort of P/pics (at least not in an urge form, sometimes more out of curiosity, but not that often).
    * It feels like a lot of "tension building up" during the streak. So it's indeed craving some form of release. During last relapses solely (M)&O was sufficient and worked in short term (except for the chaser).
    For some days it's ok until this "tension" builds up again.

    So ... what does that mean ... ?
    Am I somehow further in the journey ?
    What to do now, besides dealing with the situation and continuing ?
    I'd say, the first point is progress, but I don't know how to assess the second one.


    I'm not italian, but pasta is awesome. There were times when I ate it also everyday, now I'm more moderate, and eat it regularty every 2-3 days ...

    And btw, pasta is also an awesome form of energy. About 1-2h later is the perfect time for a workout :cool:
     
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  17. tbird

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    There will be a few days of brain fog where your mind will be racing in circles but you can't concentrate on anything. It usually happens during the first week or 2 of the reboot. That may be the tension that you notice.
     

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