P.A.W.S. - what are they, cure, duration

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Fenix Rising, May 12, 2019.

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  1. Bright Man-02

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    What a motivational story!! Thanks for sharing Man, I need this, because right now I'm in the lowest I've ever been. but it's these stories that keep us going.

    Keep up the good thing.
     
  2. TBOTE

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    How have we been here for so long yet haven’t thought about starting a discord for us?
     
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  3. Redemptionisrequired

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    Nice man! Congrats, very motivational. Congratulations on making out of PAWS!
     
  4. wfcasdvwervdsv

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    @Grateful Retainer that was very hope inspiring, thank you.

    correct me if I’m wrong but you are also the guy who went through alcohol PAWS right. Couldn’t imagine doing this journey twice so respect for that. I think this makes you suited for my question. I drank alcohol and I’m worried that it’s affected my PAWS recovery. I was never addicted, nor got PAWS from abstaining from alcohol but concerned that taking a drug which abuses my reward system has reset my progress. I’m 10 months in for reference.

    once again thanks for coming back and telling us you are out of PAWS unlike most people who get out and never share their story.
     
  5. Diegomaradona10

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    Everyone who see my post knows how worst iam and I'm ready for long semen retection over 3 years.. But it's possible to accelerate the process? For example I see a videoblog of a youtuber makes totat fasting for 3 weeks (I think he was totally normal no in paws) and after 1 week where he was tired he started to be happy and full of energy, color sensivity became more intense, a clear sign of and increasement of dopamine and dopamine receptors. prolungate fasting could accelerate the process I think(I hope) togjeter with semen retection.. Another thing I see some videosounds on YouTube who helps with dopamine receptors and some people repeat after few times listening this they cured their anedonhia partially or totally.. Another demonstration of increasing dopamine/dopamine receptors.
     
  6. Diegomaradona10

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    And I remember a post where a guy (sure he wasn't a case like us) repeat every time he hits flatline, 3 days of dry fasting and flatline was overcame.
     
  7. It does my heart good to bring hope to others because I know how much it sucks when you are in the thick of it.

    Regarding your question obviously I am not some authority on the subject, all I can do is share my experience. During the first year of my journey I definitely noticed negative side effects from pretty much anything that would cause a rush of dopamine. Eating sweets or ice cream would mess me up pretty bad, and I'm pretty good about moderating my sugar intake. When the covid restrictions first started to loosen I booked a Vegas vacation to take advantage of ridiculously cheap rates (I'll never get another opportunity to hang out at the Wynn for a week for low prices ever again). Playing video poker for more than a half hour would give me a crippling headache and make me lose my concentration to the point where I would have to stop playing.

    The one that shocked me though was music. In the first year I would get bad headaches even from listening to music for an extended period of time. Therefore my conclusion is that dopamine inducing activities will give you side effects in the beginning. However I don't believe they set me back in my recovery in any way.

    I was an end stage alcoholic so drinking is out of the question for me. For normal drinkers like yourself, my educated guess would be that it might cause unpleasant side effects but it should not derail your journey. Hope this helps.
     
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  8. wfcasdvwervdsv

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    Cheers mate, I appreciate it hugely!
    I hear you with the ice cream ahah, always feel off after having even a small portion.
    How about your acne which I remember you mentioning, has that seen any improvement recently?
     
  9. No change but actually upon closer inspection I realized I'm growing patches of hair on parts of my back where before there had been none. Whether or not this is because of retention or just part of the aging process I can not say. I suspect it is part of the aging process.
     
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  10. DerJogge

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    I literally got goosebumps reading your words. I just feel so happy for you and wish you all the best. It's really refreshing to hear that people come out of this shit and actually start living a happy life. Just stay on the course and don't fall for silly temptations that might grant you short term pleasure. A recovered brain always opens the possibilities of forgetting how bad one felt while being in an addiction or in recovery. Just hold up your current lifestyle and let it manifest into brain pathways before old things start to creep up again. But enough of that, go out there and live life, we all will follow!
     
  11. Diegomaradona10

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    Today 3 days semen retection. After my 6 years flatline with orgasm every day I'm ready for 3-4years semen retection. I'll post every months here if I see some progress. No excuse now. Someone 3ho know how to stop wet dreams (i don't have wet dreams but I'm scared by every form of eiaculation now)
     
  12. Bright Man-02

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    I have a question for you, how about your mental state, I mean are you depressed or anxious?

    Go for the 3-4 years man, you will only like it.
     
  13. Diegomaradona10

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    Depressed for having ignored flatline for 6 years with multiple orgasm everyday in this flatline. And anedonhia.. I can't feel joy in nothing.. I think it's correlate to libido /dopamine. I have no choice.. Hardmode 3 + years
     
  14. KaliYugaWarrior

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    Did anyone here get vaccinated? If yes have there been any symptoms after vaccination?
     
  15. UWSDave

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    Yes, I got vaccinated and I was fine. I was worried about revving up PAWS and actually posted the same question here a while back, but nothing happened aside from the mild reaction they tell everybody to expect (feeling sort of achy and tired, worse headache than my usual, etc.).
     
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  16. KaliYugaWarrior

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    Are those symptoms still there, the headache and all.
     
  17. UWSDave

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    Baseline headache that I have most of the time because of PAWS or just my generally weird health, yes. But no, vaccine side effects faded quickly. Get vaccinated, you don’t want Long Covid on top of PAWS!
     
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    Hey @Grateful Retainer

    Congratulations once again on making it out.

    A question from me on your flatline scenario if that's ok. On the home stretch of your recovery (the last 6 months) did you experience any flatline symptoms? Or did you have the infamous peaks and troughs, for example, 5 days of feeling good and then 10 days of not feeling as good? Sorry if this has been spoken on previously, this thread is now so long that it is becoming difficult to navigate.

    You are also the third person who has spoken about enemas helping along their reboot. The two theories that I have heard around enemas are that 1) a large number of neurotransmitters actually exist within our gut, playing a key role in the regulation of our mood. 2) there is also a dormant energy that lies at the base of our spine which you mentioned. How often did you use enema while recovering?

    Thanks
     
  19. mentorr

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    @Don Quixote I hope you've been able to recover from COVID? Taste back?
     
  20. DerJogge

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    I'm also having some questions. How much do you contribute to the practices of doing an enema or meditation? Do you feel like they helped you recovering in a sense of you wouldn't have recovered if you didn't have done them or do you think that they just helped speeding up the final lap and thus coming out sooner of PAWS. I completed 22 full months and I sometimes wonder if there is something that is blocking me from leaving PAWS which causes quite some anxiety to be honest. I'm still experiencing a lot of symptoms and couldn't keep up with all my good habits that I performed the first 20 months. I'm especially having troubles to keep up my meditation practice although I know how beneficial it is for me. There is such a strong resistance to sit down and just focus on my breath. It doesn't help that I'm in the midst of university stuff, a lot of existential responsibilities in life and just so much stuff on my mind that it just takes 20 minutes until my mind came down a little before I'm actually able to focus on the breath for more then 2-3 seconds. Feels like I'm making steps back every month considering my meditation practice.

    I'm also wondering how difficult or easy it is to perform a proper enema without having the risk of actually causing some damage. I'm quite open to the idea of doing them and I always notice that in times where I feel good my digestion works way better and the other way around. There is a lot of connection between the brain and the gut.
     
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