Hey there, for some time now I (m, 23yo, virgin) tried to lower my masturbation amount, just because I feel more confident this way. The maximum I achieved without porn was a week and if I relapsed, I would masturbate through the whole day to start the next week again without. One time I had a really bad day and I binged porn massively to feel better. This day something inside of me broke. I felt horrible and decided to do NoFap seriously. Im on day 16 and avoiding porn is somewhat easy for me. Sometimes I have a hard time avoiding masturbation when I lay in bed and cannot sleep, but I manage that with cold showers. I feel like can controll the urge and I can do it! Now to my problem: There are horrible side effects, which I noticed before, but didnt know it had to do with NoFap. After one week it began to get really bad. My Withdrawal Symptoms: -restlessness -tiredness -insomnia -headache -problem to concentrate -avoiding social interactions -depression My brain is crying for help, I would get inefficient in work, avoid conversation and ignore girls, especially the one I have a crush on. The depressions are heavy and every day I think about suicide. This is the second worst time of my life! Only second worst, because I know its just temporary and there is hope. It is getting better now day by day. With a lot of sports I manage to stay sane. Just had to get it of my chest, because talking about this even to my best friends is very uncomftable. I have to keep it up, to someday be the person she or every woman deserve!