HOW NoFap reduces Anxiety/Stress explained (to motivate you!)

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Izzy95, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. Izzy95

    Izzy95 Fapstronaut

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    Hey,
    For people who wonder HOW NoFap benefits Anxiety/Stress exactly, here's a video that explains it simply and short.
    The info helped me a lot to sustain my streak / keep doing NoFap, because I now understand how the science behind it works, which motivates me. When you don't understand what it does or why you're doing it, it's hard to do it I guess.
    Good luck with your streak!
     
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  2. SLeepisLost

    SLeepisLost Fapstronaut

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    Too simplistic my man. This short film missed something about the HPA Axis going out of whack by activating the anti-reward pathway. Low testosterone doesn't really have that much to do with feeling like shit on a nofap streak (correct me with evidence if I'm wrong). It's mostly caused by low dopamine transmitter/receptor and high dynorphin levels after a relapse. Dynorphin creating a hypodopaminergic (depletes dopamine) state. Also an overactive HPA axis creates the state of anxiety by increasing stress hormones like CRF. Once all systems are re-calibrated their serotonergic, dopaminergic, noradrenaegic, opioidergic etc. neuron systems in the amygdala, hypothalamus, pituitary, nucleus accumbens, ventral tegmental area, prefrontal cortex etc. Only then will the addicted person start to feel reborn. But this can take a long ass time. Years in most cases.

    It's not all about dopamine D2 receptors btw. And prolactin in only a problem in people with some forms of cancer or are on high doses of anti-psychotics or GHB. It has very little to do with flat-lining. I know you probably have that information from reuniting.info. It should be taken with a grain of salt. Prolactin after ejaculating does not linger on for 2 weeks in a human being like they claim.

    And about having high testosterone on nofap. When your dopamine systems are all fucked, testosterone in useless. Test makes a man feel good by using that dopamine. You can still feel beta as fuck with high test but low dopamine levels.
     
  3. BigOne79

    BigOne79 Fapstronaut

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    Prolactin is a huge factor in some flatlines. That is released after every orgasm and a fact. You either wait until prolactin comes down or a pituitary doctor will have to help you. Too much prolactin forms what is called a microadenoma. It’s a benign tumor and secretes prolactin and will not stop until you shrink it with medication, cabergoline, or by some chance come back down. Damage form too much orgasm is being done. This happened to me and that is why I only edged for a few years and withheld orgasm. Probably why I don’t have such a hard time quitting PMO like others. Never had all those chemicals constantly on my system..
     
  4. SLeepisLost

    SLeepisLost Fapstronaut

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    Did you have a bloodtest during long streaks? My prolactin came back fine. I did 2 blood tests during nofap. Testosteron levels were normal too.
     
  5. BigOne79

    BigOne79 Fapstronaut

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    My prolactin was high to the point I could not get erection to porn. Testoserone was very low as well when I did go to get a blood test. I actually got on medication for the reason of shrinking that tumor...Everything leveled out then after that..
     
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  6. Tywin Lannister

    Tywin Lannister Fapstronaut

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    I feel the opioid system with the Endorphins, Enkelaphins & Dynorphins is too much overlooked compared to the dopamine system. My testosterone levels have never been too low btw, through fap- and nofap-times.
     
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