The withdrawal anxiety's getting to me. How do you deal with it?

Discussion in 'Porn Addiction' started by MSTie, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. MSTie

    MSTie Fapstronaut

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    Hi guys

    I'm currently visiting a friend abroad and my mind, as per usual in the initial days of a streak, is freaking tf out!

    My head hurts. I feel a little lightheaded. Vision's a bit wobbly. I'm worrying that I'm going to have a stroke or something. I know that's silly, but that's how I feel.

    I think one of the core reasons for my PMO addiction lies in its (ab)use as an anti-anxiety treatment. So the first thing to really kick my ass during abstinence is the anxiety. I wish it's symptoms weren't so physical in their manifestations.

    Any anxiety management tips for a guy trying to repress an anxiety attack?
     
  2. Completely similar to my case. I get anxious frequently and sometimes I feel like I'm going to get a panic attack. What I do is a form of meditation. You don't have to sit down with your fingers crossed or anything, just lie down on your bed, get comfortable, no noise around or interruptions, and play this music...



    Listen to it while your eyes are closed and think of positive things, life goals, feel good thoughts. After a while clear your mind and just let this soothe your heart. Allow this moment to be of deep thought about why you're doing this and where you want to be. Fantasize about being without PMO for years, future improved relationships and goals, and trust me, by the time you realize it you are calm and the anxiety is gone. It's gonna pass, you just need to relax and wait until it's gone by meditating. I hope it helps.
     
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  3. MSTie

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    Thanks dude

    Thanks for the suggestion. I'll give it a try.

    I'm slightly medicated -- I take a low dose of propranolol. I think in the first few days my adrenaline levels spike a little. I just wish it would get easier.
     

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