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. KaliYugaWarrior

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    It doesn't really matter much then does it...most people in their 50s would probably end up this way only.
     
  2. KaliYugaWarrior

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    I am just 25 and can't even go get a job because of all the symptoms that keep pulling down. Somedays I'm like, why even bother now. This game of life was never in my favour.
     
  3. fellowBrother

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    Yes it is the worst part of my recovery and has ruined my life. I cant talk to people majority of the time, and talking to beautiful women is impossible.
     
  4. Selfdiscovery

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    I think linking everything abnormal in life with PMO is not a correct method.PMO addiction is real.Similarly PAWS are also real,no doubts.

    But social anxiety is just a cause of non interaction with humans.The reason may be addictive habit of PMO and not giving time for other things or anything else.But even with PMO one can talk to other humans and maintain minimum interactions.More and more one talks to other humans , it'll go away of its own.

    we are fighting all odd to reverse our PMO addiction i.e. doing opposite to what we did since years.Similarly,we can break the things and start conversations with family,friends and other people.Social anxiety will go on.

    I have seen many addicts in Rehab Centers ,they are very good in communications and they are such communicators that they some how talk to anyone and arrange one cigarette,or weed or whatever they used to take.where is social anxiety there??

    Yes FPMO addiction is real.Yes PAWS are also real.But we must not dump all our problems to our past addiction.

    Well my thinking and it works.Hope it helps others too.
     
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    I just think its extremely weird that right when PAWS hit i would get extreme social anxiety. And when i had benefits before paws all my social anxiety was gone. It surely is a chemical reaction in the brain.
     
  6. wfcasdvwervdsv

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    Does anyone know whether those who recovered from severe PAWS were able to go back to having some sort of a sex life without falling back into PAWS?
     
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  7. I had sex earlier this month for the first time after retaining for 21 months or so. Knocked me back into flatline in a big way.

    My libido has slowly been coming back although I suspect sex would probably set me back again.

    Actually I have a date this Saturday, if things go well I'll report back with my findings.
     
  8. mentorr

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    Damn, it sounds like you are still healing.

    How bad was the knockback? Anxiety? Headaches etc?
     
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  9. The hit was strictly to my libido which I'm taking as a huge positive.
     
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  10. mentorr

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    So after having sex you were knocked back into a flatline but the only symptom of that flatline was low libido? Is that correct? lol
     
  11. Correct. I did not have any mood swings, anhedonia, or overall any psychological setbacks. The only other issues are slight headaches and waking up in the middle of the night. However I attribute those issues to the fact that I haven't been meditating consistently for long enough. I now meditate at least once a day for a half hour, most days I do twice for half an hour apiece. I've been doing this for a few months but I think I'll need to be consistent for a while longer while my brain is still undergoing whatever changes are occurring up there.

    Even before I had sex my assumption was that I hadn't been out of flatline long enough that I was completely out in the clear. The good news is there is already life down there so I haven't been knocked back down into an extended period of low libido.

    Now that I'm thinking about this, I want to make a comment regarding libido. I've found that artificial porn/masturbation induced libido is felt in the genitals. Real libido is born out of the pit of one's stomach.
     
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  13. Selfdiscovery

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    Indeed it is! These symptoms must be examined by medical professionals.May be this thread will be useful or something like that?
     
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  14. DerJogge

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    Quick update from me: I made it to 24 months just two days ago. 24 months of no sex, masturbation porn, cigarettes and weed. Other things like videogames, amphetamines and alcohol even longer.

    I still have a lot of symptoms but I definitely see progress. I am not disappointed that I am not out yet but rather more hopeful then ever to leave this hell one day. I am more than ready to live live once this over. I prepared myself for the times after PAWS.

    The last 1-2 hours make me feel very calm and relaxed. Symptoms are mostly present but I feel an inner peace that everything will be alright.

    No matter how much any of you guys are struggling, don't ever fucking quit. If I can pull myself out of this than you can do as well. The last two years haven't been easy but man I am so proud of what I achieved so far and don't worry. When I come out of this I am going to regularly gonna report back on my progress even after PAWS. I have seen to many people forgot where they came from once they are out. I won't.
     
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  15. Congrats man!!!
     
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  16. Life is not so good yet. I'm still battling with PAWS symptoms and Sexual Exhaustion. Tinnitus is a big one, brain fog, PIED, Anhedonia, and Agoraphobia plus more....
     
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  17. UWSDave

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    So happy for you man! Can you say more about the progress you’ve been seeing? I know even a few months ago it sounded like you hadn’t been noticing much improvement.
     
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  18. mentorr

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    Really impressive @DerJogge you should be proud. Can I ask what your Orgasm frequency has been like throughout your reboot? Have they been regular or not often?
     
  19. DerJogge

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    Thanks guys!

    @UWSDave it's like a slight nuance of progress in many areas. Social activities actually start to become fun and I don't overthink or cancel them anymore. I'm actually motivated to do more things that involve other people, in fact I am craving social activity. My social anxiety when I'm with other people is barely existent anymore but still present when I'm on my own, but this also improved. I also feel like my outlook on life slowly gets more positive, this could be due existential problems slowly fading away or me making progress, or both. I'm also having more moments were I feel alright and okay compared to 24/7 hell before. But don't get me wrong I'm still in the midst of symptoms that like derealisation, brain fog, low energy, exhaustion, depression, anxiety, tinnitus, visual snow and so on. Those are pretty much there 90-95% of the time but not like 99,5% of the time as before.

    @mentorr I don't know if I understood your question right, but I didn't had any orgasms throughout the last 24 months beside having wetdreams every 7-14 days. Before those 24 months I only had sex the whole time and I don't remember how often that was. Back when I was a regular masturbator I think it was like 10-14 times a week.
     
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  20. Dave G 123

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    I'm really proud of you man. It's an inspiration, and one day I will get that 500+ day badge, then to 24 months, and beyond.
     
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