How long does withdrawal last? And are my symptoms "normal?"

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by bken, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. Big Lebowski

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    Getting better. This is a very slow process for me. First four months not a lot. Months five and six cognitively speaking I have seen that my memory is getting much better. Followed by erections slowly returning. I think I will need another year or so to be optimal with the results. I really abused porn as a teenager and then kept relapsing once the withdrawals set it in from the ages of 20-24. So yeah, I’m not expecting immediate results.

    I have this very weird head pressure that comes and goes all in all I’ve probably had it over 120 days in my reboot. Like my brain is healing/rewiring. As I type this I have it now, it’s very strange.
     
  2. Anurag12

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    Man!! I am quite experienced, this 90 day is not enough, it needs atleast 1 year no pmo hard mode. I am seeing improvements too. Hang on don't relapse now I always remind myself "This is now or never" situation and I want to become a better person.
    1 super tips I am going to give all of uhh is that sleep is very important in reboot, I have noticed a good night sleep rewires the brain much faster. A strict good night sleep and lots of water.
     
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  3. AlexMtl87

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    I have the same 'ants in my brain' sensation especially in the center, where the amygdala is I suppose. It's exciting because it's a break from anxiety and it feels like my brain is learning new ways to behave and it's for the better.
     
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  4. londonguy90

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    Comes in waves too felt awful just now for an hour or so but now far better. Exhausted by the end of the day and very easily annoyed by people and life. Can feel my brain tingling like recovering thou.
     
  5. sherif1987

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    Great to read the responses very helpful. I absolutely feel the same or similar symptoms. For me, the worst thing is this frequent chest/throat anxious sensation. It's like I'm being choked on the inside
     
  6. AstralSurfer11

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    Have you guys ever tried CBD? It has been greatly helping with my mood and anxiety. It also has other benefits like pain relief so it can be helpful for headaches and things like that.
     
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  7. auzzy_mikey

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    Hey dude, this thread is exactly what I needed. I'm currently 25 years old and I had horrible withdrawals continuously from Feb 2014 to 2015 July. Then I had superpowers and extreme confidence from July 2015 until Feb 2018. From Feb 2018 - May 2018, I had horrible withdrawals again. In May 2018 - 26th January 2019, I had superpowers and had sex with a lot of girls during Nov, Dec 2018 and January 2019. At the moment since, 28th January 2019 until now (day 60 hardmode) I am suffering horrible withdrawals. I don't know if its due to PMOing the previous years (I used to PMO cause I forgot how bad it was for me) and in 2018 i pmo'ed 7-8 times... so maybe my withdrawals are due to not PMOing that much and I'm getting out of the addiction or maybe due to having sex too many times.

    What I'm saying I read your journal as well, and you only ejaculate 1 or 2 times a year from sex, cause you found when you ejaculate from real sex it also fucks you up.

    I am gonna keep completely free from ALL sex, no PMO, no M, no O for 2 years straight to completely reset and reboot my body.

    At the moment, im suffering horrible withdrawals man

    Day 60 for me and honestly this pain is the worst feeling I wouldn't want anyone to ever go through. I sit in the train and people can sense how weak I am and they stare at me. At work, I turned up late cause I didn't want to wake up this morning. I don't feel enjoyment in anything I do. Even sitting at the table with my parents having food I feel like a piece of shit, so anxious. My health is deteriorating and I am losing weight. Sometimes I honestly wish to just end my life and get out of this pain. It hurts so much and it's so painful....

    it's beyond imaginable. I just want to sit down and lay down all day and not do anything. just escape the pain.... even when I sleep I can't sleep properly cause mind is that fucked up right now. ....

    I honestly don't want any sex with girls, no arousal nothing.. I just want my peace of mind back where I can enjoy things....

    I honestly can't take this pain anymore.... It kills me and I suffer and continue to struggle with it.. 60 days in a row of suffering these withdrawals....

    I feel like a piece of shit and just want this misery to end....
     
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  8. Tywin Lannister

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    Hey man, this sounds exactly like me. I am also starting a one year of monkmode. I want this no PMO streak to last 5+ years minimum.
    We both have fkkd our systems up very hard, brother..

    Take look at this thread by HMHU: https://www.nofap.com/forum/index.php?threads/6-years-clean-rebooting-as-the-best-remedy.135983/

    Read his entire work. Especially the parts where he talks about kidney essence, neuroticism, neurasthenia, etc.

    Keep up the good work!! And please stop relapsing, because it's dangerous!! Read about the kindling effect
     
  9. Fallensoldier1

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    I have to comment just so I can come back later, and read and hopefully contribute!
     
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  10. AlexMtl87

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    The most important:
    Do not ejaculate
    Focus on relationships with other people
    Eat right
    Sleep enough
    Accept that you will have bad days jo matter what
     
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    try supplementing with 5 % nutritions liver and organ defender, or taking about quarter to half a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds, multivitamin, mood vitamins, honey with lemon, or honey alone
    also as for withdrawal we are going to experience it on a scale of issues and i have to say as a heavy user i too suffer from them break down each issue and learn ways to cope and do them theres no other way as i have myself experienced(numbness, brain fog, depression etc)
    HIIT is also good (running in place, shadow boxing, high knees)
    man i mean this shit ruined our lives , belive me i know, but now we have to take back our own souls regardless of how many times you fail get up again and battle
    peace and good luck to you and to the others on here or other forums.
     
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    dude. I feel you I was exactly where you are, but I promise you that you start enjoying things again. NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO, DO NOT EJACULATE. Keep havign sex if you want to, it is good for you but DO NOT EJACULATE. In time you will start feeling normal again. Your recent streak of having a lot of sex fkd you up again. Get back at it dude, you got this. Suicidal thoughts are just thoughts... many people have them it's just normal. The reason you feel like this is because you have had too much pleasure all these years and now you need to compensate for that. Just reading your thread you had superpowers and confidence for 3 years between 2015 and 2018 and now a few months of pain. So compare that: 3 years of bliss compared to a few months of pain.

    Don't give up!
     
  13. Younameit

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    "I honestly don't want any sex with girls, no arousal nothing.. I just want my peace of mind back where I can enjoy things..."

    That's exactly my mindset atm after 2 years flatlining
    like someone once said "if you're going through hell, keep going"
     
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  14. auzzy_mikey

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    Dude today is actually the 2nd day where I can feel superpowers are coming back. My mind is much sharper and I feel alot better for fucking once. What has aggravated me this morning, is at work theres this new girl who keeps trying to seduce me and arouse me. It gets fucking annoying. As soon as I start to feel bettter some other fucking temptation and thing comes out of nowhere. Its the most annoying thing. But trust me bro I will not give up and surrender until I fucking die.

    But my productivity, presence and movement around the place is alot more agile and alot more active. It feels like i am back in control, for once. and trust me bro i will never let this kryptonite go away. Fuck all seductions, all girls, and every fucking thing. I will not surrender and give this kryptonite away for anything in the world ever anymore. I've been to hell and back and suffered the wrost thing ever in my life. Now that I am feeling to start to get better and the fact that i took antidepressants really shows me that you are left on your own in this world.

    I went to the toilet this morning and kept pouring cold water over my dick to not get aroused. To keep the precum away. I am taking this matter as life or death right now. I will not surrender AND GIVE IN cause ive been to hell and back bro.

    I will kill anyone this time and get their fucking blood but I will not surrender this time
     
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  15. Big Lebowski

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    At 19 months I'm the same.
     
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  16. AlexMtl87

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    Just relapsed last week, twice with porn. This whole week had been an anxiety hell. Do not relapse, it’s not worth it
     

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