What is going on with my brain? (Need urgent help)

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    I'm almost 2 months into my recovery and since last week my brain has been obsessively worrying about everything related to my recovery, worrying about whether something is a relapse or not....constantly having compulsive thoughts of worry that cause me a great deal of anxiety.....my brain also attacking me with lots of porn flashbacks that are very hard to get rid of due to the massive anxiety they produce....and since the past few days I could barely get any sleep due to my brain constantly having those obsessive thoughts of worry that will not go away and wake me up with severe anxiety if I try to even fall asleep...so I need someone to help me figure out what is going on with my brain!!! I'm literally going insane from all this...I've never had this before and I don't know what's going on
     
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  2. These are all withdrawal symptoms my man, and this is a proof that you were having an addiction in the first place, there is nothing wrong with your brain, you are doing really great, I have reached this stage many times but when I gave up to my urges I instantly regretted it and fell into a cycle of depression and guilt. Please don’t do like me, try to learn methods of dealing with stress, spend time with friends and go out, don’t stay at home of you are going to get urges at home.
     
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    The problem I have is that the thoughts of worry won't go away and I'm in a constant state of severe anxiety and I don't know what to do, I'm at the point where I can barely get any sleep anymore.....
     
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  4. you may see a psychiatrist for that, or spend time in nature, just do what you have to do to deal with it, just don’t give in to porn for the sake of god.
     
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    I'm really wondering if I'm having OCD symptoms but I'm not sure since this has never happened to me before...
     
  6. if you did not experience this before, it means you are not having OCD my friend.
     
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    I'm really struggling mentally, having anxiety the whole day with those obsessive thoughts of worry that won't go away....I can't even get any sleep anymore
     
  8. okay visit a psychiatrist please, to finalize these thoughts and worries in your head.
     
  9. despite that, I want to tell you I have had the same experience when in my first 22 days streak. I was really fatigued and anxious the whole day but many report that this gets better as time passes.
     
  10. you just need to keep it up until then
     
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    Seeking_the_answers Fapstronaut

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    Well I'll try...it's hard since I'm barely getting any sleep anymore so...I'll try
     
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  12. I swear never do that

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    My friend, it's hard for me to fall asleep before like you. Then, my mentor taught me some methods that are really useful.

    First, don't worry that you can't fall asleep, because this kind of thoughts just make you more nervous. So, just relax your body and mind before going to bed, and tell yourself that everything is OK and I accept everything no matter what, even if I can't fall asleep, it's also OK. The fact is, closing your eyes and resting on the bed are already enough, you don't necessarily need to really fall asleep.

    Second, when you are sleeping, you need to relax every part of your body, and FEEL your every inhale and exhale. You need to feel every feeling of your breath and feel you're relaxed, and do not think if you'll fall asleep or not. And when those worrying thoughts come, do not resist or follow them, just accept and ignore them - be open, and draw your attention back to your breath. Finally, you'll fall asleep.

    Third, you need to know that our thoughts are not REAL, they will FADE AWAY as you notice them. The reason why you feel anxious is just because you consider those thoughts solid and real. How do I prove thoughts are not real? You can sit down and feel your every breath, and try not to control but notice thoughts, then you'll find that thoughts just come and go and in fact are empty. Therefore, you'll know that thoughts are not you, just ridiculous thoughts producing ridiculous scenes like movies. That's called meditation, which can help you calm, and with calmness you'll sleep better at night.
     
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