Post acute withdrawal and my symptoms. Can you relate?

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by DarkSektur, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. Seven_

    Seven_ Fapstronaut

    Hey DarkSektu I am 16 and have been fappin for 2 years. But last few months before I started nofap It was more frequent like 30 mins a day and 3-4 days per week. And now Im on day 83 and I feel like im in withdrawl. So I want to ask you some questions.
    1. How years old are you?
    2. When did you get your morning woods?
    3. What do you think about me?
  2. JJackson

    JJackson Fapstronaut

    I didn't even realize that this is exactly what im feeling until I read that. Thats dead on what im feeling, like I've lost connection to earth, its crippling.

    Has it gone away for you? I've been feeling like this for weeks now and its scaring the shit out of me, panic attacks and anxiety have been getting worse in some ways.

    Thank you for writing that, it really opened my eyes.
  3. Ezpz

    Ezpz Fapstronaut

    Your symptoms have been the same as mine, although i had many more and i had them for 8 and a half years. They also got significantly worse 2 years ago when i started my reboot, and i pushed through 1 day at a time.

    They have been clearing up for me over the past 30 days and the longer my streak is going, the better i feel.

    dont lose hope
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  4. mgz069

    mgz069 Fapstronaut

    It took you 2 years of reboot to feel better?
  5. Ezpz

    Ezpz Fapstronaut

    Yes, after every relapse i was back to square 1
  6. I am also facing horrible paws withdrwal.I m currently on day 173 NoPMO.Specially loneliness and fear without any reason...
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  7. mgz069

    mgz069 Fapstronaut

    So its 2 years but with several relapses in between, not a one-time streak.
    I started NoFap 146 days ago, and i am on the second flatline. from day 6-40 it was quite ok, 40-95 flatline with horrible symptoms (fatigue, bad mood, muscle pain, bad sleep quality and no morning wood), 95-120 perfect days, 120-now again flatline.
    What were your symptoms and how many of them are improved?
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  8. Ezpz

    Ezpz Fapstronaut

    Nope not 1 long streak unfortunately! Okay so,

    Before nofap: brain fog, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, pain in joints, back pain, headaches, over heating, sensitivity to light, sensitivity to cold, fear, numb emotions

    During nofap: varients of the above, pain in joints gone, panic attacks gone, over heating and sensetivities gone, ear ringing (tinnitus)

    Now: Hardly any symptoms, confidence still rising, less anxiety, no depression, feeling happier

    all these symptoms come and go but continue to get better over time
  9. Not yet. But it gets better. It can be hard, as if you don't feel anything at all besides negative emotions. You may dwell on the past a lot. As if there's a before and after and you just want to feel okay again. I believe this connection with nature and the world around you, all of those positive emotions should return once a new physical equilibrium is reached. This lack of positive vibes in your own mind are of course what is causing or aggravating the anxiety and panic attacks. It's a condition I wouldn't wish on anyone because it is downright debilitating. Time and abstinence are crucial and your very best medicines.
    What's bothering me is that there isn't a lot of information to be found yet about withdrawal from porn on official sites. As if alcohol or drugs are the only things that can cause it. Clearly there's still a lot they either don't want people to know, refuse to acknowledge or need more evidence about. As a recovering addict it's pretty frustrating to have to "go where no man has gone before." Thank God for people like Gary Wilson.
  10. mgz069

    mgz069 Fapstronaut

    Thanks a lot for your input!
    Some of the symptoms are similar to me. Before the 2nd flatline i was basically cured. I guess thats how normal feels like. Now i am not as bad as the 1st flatline but i have a long road ahead.
    Its my first attempt on nofap and i dont plan to relapse. I hope that it takes less than 2 years to stabilize.
    Good job man. Your case inspired me!
  11. Ezpz

    Ezpz Fapstronaut

    Keep in mind i believe my case was very severe. Congrats on your first long streak that is fantastic to hear. I can guarentee you if you manage to keep your streak going and remain relapse free, then you will see the benefits much earlier than i did.
  12. DarkSektur

    DarkSektur Fapstronaut

    Can you relate to the symptoms?
    1) I am 22 years of age.
    2) frequently.
    3) if you can successfully do NoFap, you will be fine within two years. You are quite lucky. Many battle this addiction for many years.
  13. mgz069

    mgz069 Fapstronaut

    Thank you that was very encouraging!!
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  14. whoami33

    whoami33 Fapstronaut

    How are you doing now @Gota ?
  15. Gota

    Gota Fapstronaut

    Psychosomatic symptoms are definitely weaker, I would say physically I feel much better now. Mentally not so good, still experience lots of anxiety, but depression is not as bad as it was before. I wrote that I feel 'anxiety for no reason', now I can identify the causes of fears I'm feeling and I think they are not related to PMO withdrawals, PMO just masked and suppressed my true feelings and fears. I'm 14 months 'PMO free' now.
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  16. whoami33

    whoami33 Fapstronaut

    Seems that im going to have a long way ahead
  17. whoami33

    whoami33 Fapstronaut

    Now you are 15 months free, I really do like to see wether you too feel better at 18 months or sooner or later.

    Do you meditate or exercise ?
  18. Gota

    Gota Fapstronaut

    As for meditation, no. I don't know how to do this.

    I'm taking 1 hour walks daily, do some light exercising in the mornings and lift weights every second day.
  19. I have a much clearer mind these days. My mind used to race with negative depressive thoughts, definitely can focus a lot better nowadays and memory recall is slowly improving.
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  20. Hardly any libido whatsoever, if it is there its like at bed time for 5 mins once in a blue moon. I can't remember if I have ever had consistent libido from fapping my life away.

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