Nofap 110 days, ED Cured, Testosterone Levels, and more

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  1. Gjh125

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    So To began I started masturbating at around the age of 12 and I'm 19 now. When I started it was just pictures but then of course I discovered porn and took advantage of high speed internet porn which I now can see is just terrible. The past year was its worse since I decided to do online college because of being more affordable. I was probably doing it 6-8 Times a week. Something I am not proud of.


    I began suffering with erectile problems last year and was also suffering from depression. I didn't understand why I was having these problems at 19. I decided to check my Testosterone levels in March 2017 and got a score of 320 total Testosterone and 14 out of free Testosterone. For anyone who doesn't know, free Testosterone is generally more important because that is what your body is able to use. Still my results were considered normal but were on the lower side. So I decided to basically change my life and do everything I could to raise them naturally and hopefully help my erectile problems.

    I've been blessed my whole life with incredible will power to stop things. It's never been hard for me, but nofap was definitely an exception. I never considered myself addicted to porn until I stopped using it. To this day, I have been able to stop porn and haven't looked at any porn in 110 days. I truly don't want to ever go back and look at it. Around day 80 I masturbated without porn for the first time and I felt great. I was just so surprised I was able to get it up without porn. I also did the same thing around Day 100.

    Let's talk about all the pros about nofap.
    1. ERECTILE PROBLEM SOLVED. Nofap for the most part helped me solve my erectile problems. Before doing it I wasn't having any morning wood. Within a couple of weeks it was back. Then later on I could get an erection by just thinking.
    2. SLEEP. It greatly helped my sleep schedule. I've been in online college for the past year and my sleep cycle was all out of whack. I'd usually stay up late and get distracted by high speed internet porn for hours which destroyed my sleep cycle.
    3. CONFIDENCE. Another positive is I did experience not so much a boost of confidence but really a feeling of not caring what others think. Whenever I was around people, I believed I became more social
    4. LOVE FOR MUSIC. I've played music my whole life and play bar shows 2-3 times a week. The past year of playing music, I've been just doing it for the money. However, stopping porn allowed me to recreate my love for music and playing instruments
    5. TESTOSTERONE LEVELS. I had a blood test a couple of days ago after 3 months of nofap, better diet, better sleep, and more exercising. My total T Level raised to 582 and my free T actually doubled to 29. Which is actually to high out of the normal range haha. I'm not sure if nofap helped my T levels but all my lifestyle changes including nofap boosted my T levels in a short time of 3 months.

    Now let's talk about the cons of nofap
    1. STRESS. By nature I have a lot of stress and anxiety. However, I used porn and masturbating to relax myself. Without that I became the most stressed and paranoid in my entire life. I didn't know how to handle it and I started having actual panic attacks.
    2. DEPRESSION. I do not understand how nofap helped some people's depression. I had moderate depression before I started but I experienced the worst depression of my entire life. I was border line suicidal which scared me because I never felt like that before.
    3. WITHDRAW SYMPTOMS. A few weeks after stopping porn I began to develop 2 very odd withdraw symptoms. I looked into these symptoms and they are actually both a symptom of way too much anxiety and stress which nofap was causing me to experience. The first withdrawl symptom was hair loss. Before nofap, I had the most thick hair of any person I knew. After starting nofap and stressing out almost everyday my hair started shedding much more than usual and does not have the same thickness as before. I really hope it corrects itself but I've just recently been not stressing out so much so time will tell. Another withdrawl symptom I began to have was whenever I got stressed I began to feel a lump in my throat. This of course scared me even more and it still comes on when I feel stressed

    I wanted to give some advice to help anyone starting on nofap.
    1. WORKOUT. Really takes the mind off of things and is a great stress reliever
    2. SLEEP. Aim for 8 hours of sleep to control stress
    3. STAY AWAY FROM CERTAIN MOVIES AND TV SHOWS. Really try to avoid certain movies and TV shows with sex scenes. For Example, I love game of thrones and am certainly watching the new season but that show has a lot of sex scenes that can be stimulating. I instead actually relived some of my childhood and watched some 90s cartoons like Batman The Animated Series and Justice League and those shows actually kickass and keep my mind off of watching more shows with erotic scenes.
    To finish it off, at this point I'm actually not sure I'm glad I started nofap. I know that is not what a lot of people want to hear but it has caused me a lot of bad side effects that I hope go away soon. I still suffer from depression and my stress has been a little bit better but it's still there more present than before. I could just be in a really long flatline but I don't think so.

    The main thing I want to tell people thinking about starting nofap is to know that it is no joke. Nofap is very hard to do for a long time and you have to be prepared for some of the withdraws. To this day I've decided to never go back to porn but I will masturbate occasionally since I can now control it and not over do it like I used to. The main thing with nofap is simply control.


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    Also a little side note. For anyone in my younger age range, I highly recommend getting Testosterone levels checked. Most doctors don't check or think it's an issue while being so young. However, testosterone levels have dropped considerably over the last few years and that could be a big cause of your problems without you even knowing. I'd be happy to help anyone with raising them naturally.
     
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  2. Hisself

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    I'm on 243 days of nofap and can safely say that a lot of things get worse before they get better I was borderline suicidal and had depression increase past 110 days and a while longer before I got the benefits of all of that going away. It might still reappear very far into reboot for shorter and shorter periods but 110 days is not long enough to make a judgement on whether it's making it worse or not. I can guarantee if you go back to pmo everyday it will not help.
     
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  3. Gjh125

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    Thanks for the response. 243 days is one hell of an accomplishment. I have no interest in watching porn again. It's been that way ever since I started. After finding out what it does to the mind, I just don't want to use it anymore. I'm gonna try going a bit longer. I mainly tried nofap to see if it would help with my ED which it did.
     
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  4. Abee

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    Congrats to you guys ...
    You are really inspiring ...
    I am trying for last 1 month and relapsed several time and update my streak ...
    But I am positive that I can do it ...
    Give me some special tips to run away from Porn, what to do if you got that sexual feelings and how to run away from it.
     
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  5. Gjh125

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    Good question man. I'm positive you're gonna be able to do it. Here are a couple of tips that may help you.

    1. I'm sure you've hold this before but find something to distract you. For me this was learning more on guitar and piano. You can't just stop porn, you have to fill the gap. I did not realize this at first and had many days of just doing nothing. Doing nothing is the worse because it really increased my anxiety and stress. So just keep yourself busy with stuff and new hobbies.

    2. Porn is bad and I actually consider it dangerous. When I first started, I really educated myself on how bad porn is for the brain. Especially high speed internet porn. It decenetices people. So whenever I got a sexual feeling I kind of scared myself out of doing it because of how bad it is for you. Kind of a weird way to look at it but that's one thing that's kept me away from it until this day.

    3. Failure is not an option. When I masturbated for the 80th day it was my own choice and I did it without porn which is something I haven't been able to do for a long time. I just knew if I relapsed, it would take forever to see any results. Say you start taking a new vitamin, you are not gonna get results immediately, it takes time. However, if you keep forgetting to take it certain days, it's going to take forever to feel a difference. The same thing goes for quitting porn. Each time you relapse, it will just add more time onto your recovery.

    4. Like I said before, stay away from certain movies or tv shows with erotic scenes.

    Hope some of these tips help!
     
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  6. The_Monk

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    Congrats sir!!! A simple question...have wet dreams felt you like drained or has it effected your 110 days streak?
     
  7. Gjh125

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    I've only had a few wet dreams in my 110 days. From what I understand They are perfectly normal to have. However, I've always felt worse the day after having one. Nobody can control them but to me they always felt like a relapse even know they aren't. So yes I felt drained the day after having one but they never effected my streak. I usually felt fine 2 days after.
     
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  8. David0895

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    Congrats friend, You're a good example to follow, keep doing it.
     
  9. PedroCalrissian

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    I think hair loss is a side affect of depression, last summer when I was extremely depressed I went through a phase of losing hair. It fucking sucks, but one thing that really helped me get past my depression was forgiving everybody in my life. It might seem corny. It's not like you have to go up to whoever and tell them you forgive them, but you truly need to forgive them (no matter how big or small, or horrible it is, even yourself). Try to imagine the person right in front of you and really feel the anger you have towards them for a couple of minutes then try to empathize and imagine hugging them.

    Now I don't know your situation but I thought I'd share a major thing that helped me get past my depression that I carried with me through high school till around the end of last year. I'm also around the same age as you, as I'm about to turn 19

    Hope this could be of some use and best of luck
     
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  10. Gjh125

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    Thanks for your response. Nice to know someone that had a similar experience. You might be onto something with the depression hair loss. My depression has been with me for a while, but after starting nofap, it kind of skyrocketed out of control. Like I said, I just had no motivation and didn't want to live. I'm just starting to feel a bit better now. Did your hair loss ever improve?
     
  11. 6ft7Cowboy

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    You have no idea how encouraging this particular post is to me due to your testosterone bloodwork. I was a natural bodybuilder in highschool and excelled at football as well. In the past 2 years, my health has taken a massive fall. My testosterone, cortisol, and thyroid are all at rock bottom. I'm on thyroid meds, but I'm trying to avoid testosterone shots and cortisol tablets. My current testosterone levels are almost exactly the same as your old levels.

    I've been to multiple doctors. NoFap is the only thing that has made any improvement in how I feel thus far. Hopefully NoFap will directly/indirectly contribute to healing my testosterone like it did yours. Keep up the good work!
     
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  12. Have you had your prostate checked?
     
  13. Gjh125

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    So glad to hear that dude. I was hoping this would help atleast someone going through the same problem. I seriously thought I had something wrong with me but it turns out I was able to get the levels up completely naturally. Here are some other things I did to get testosterone up naturally.
    1. Started a multivitamin and Vitamin D
    2. Get better sleep. I was getting 5-6 hours before now I'm getting 8 hours
    3. New workout routine. I stopped jogging and started doing HIIT and lifting weights 4-5 times a week
    4. Unique diet. This is important. During the time I started nofap, I began eating eggs with olive oil everyday, reduced my sugar content and also cut out milk. Eating eggs and olive oil without a doubt raised my testosterone. Before nofap I was drinking a lot of milk and then I saw some articles about all the artificial hormones like estrogen being put into milk, so I just decided to give it a break. I also reduced my sugar consumption by just a little. Stay away from processed food and don't heat things up in plastic.
    I honestly do believe there is a correlation between excessive pmo and testosterone levels. I think nofap helped the process.

    Ironically I started drinking alcohol during nofap and my stress elevated so when I control those a bit better I'm sure my levels will go up even more.

    Hope this helps man. Best of luck to you!
     
  14. Gjh125

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    Yup all good
     
  15. 6ft7Cowboy

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    All great advice!

    I'm curious though, who did you get your bloodwork done through? Labcorp or Quest Diagnostics? I'm just asking since different labs have different ranges.
     
  16. Gjh125

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    Im honestly not sure. I just went through my Doctor at Sentera Medical. Im not sure where they send the blood tests.
     
  17. aingdk11

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    thats amazing bro! keep it up .i already forgot how long i stop pmo almost 3month and i just had sex last 2week with some girl.we just have a great sex about 30minute without me ejaculate and her ejaculate 2times which is really amazing for me compared to last year while still pmo addict.anyways thanks fpr sharing
     
  18. Invincible Light

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    Well, That's awesome that you made up to day 80 and then you masturburated? And you did same thing at day 100, then how come you not resetting your Counter?
    The most important thing in NoFap is to not waste your sexual energy at any cost and completely abstain from Masturburation. But you are doing M in-between and continuing your day count? Well, it's not the right way. Anyway, wish you well in your journey.
     
  19. Gjh125

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    Yea bud I was kind of doing a different take on it. After doing a lot of my research, I started to understand that the main problem I was having was due to porn. Just wasting to much time on it and getting decentized by it. So, my main goal was to truly stop porn which I have for 110 days plus. I'm going to continue abstaining for a while now and have no urges to go back to porn. My main thing when starting this was just to cut out porn and reduce masturbation so I could redirect my energy to other things like music and working out. So yea not technically the right way but hey it's still helped with some of my problems haha.
     
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