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Withdrawal symptoms on 90 day challenge
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Withdrawal symptoms on 90 day challenge 28 May 2019 06:37 #341493

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I heard that there is such a thing but was wondering what symptoms people felt and and how long they last
? Do they often occur also  with people who acted out every few weeks, prior to  starting the challenge?
I am also looking for someone or a few people to check in with  each day  so i can feel more accountable ... thanks

Thanks
Last Edit: 28 May 2019 06:38 by proudjew95. Reason: Spellibg

Re: Withdrawal symptoms on 90 day challenge 28 May 2019 13:52 #341497

proudjew95 wrote on 28 May 2019 06:37:
I heard that there is such a thing but was wondering what symptoms people felt and and how long they last
? Do they often occur also  with people who acted out every few weeks, prior to  starting the challenge?
I am also looking for someone or a few people to check in with  each day  so i can feel more accountable ... thanks

Thanks

I don't think there are any objective universal symptoms. Honestly, blaming your feeling badly on not being able to look at porn or masturbate, is just foolish I think. Noone just masturbates compulsively or watches porn compulsively in isolation. There are things that drive us to those behaviors. Feelings, thought patterns, situations, etc. 

So, someone who uses porn as a daily coping device will likely have some difficulty ("withdrawal symptoms"). Someone who uses it every few weeks will also likely have some difficulties, because he uses porn or masturbation to cope, just not as often. 

Essentially, it is an obfuscation to say "withdrawal symptoms" when we simply mean that it is difficult to quit a habit/addiction/pattern of behavior that makes us feel good, and we use to our short-term advantage. 

Great job on the streak you got going there. Keep it up! You got this!

Re: Withdrawal symptoms on 90 day challenge 28 May 2019 19:20 #341505

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yes you male feel actual withdrawal symptoms which ma include anxiety, sweating, depression, and not bring able to sleep, for me it was so strong that I needed to go on meds.
not sure if it accurse with people with light addiction
but your body that lived on this drug for years will need time to learn how to live with out it

Re: Withdrawal symptoms on 90 day challenge 30 May 2019 04:26 #341533

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Yes, there are withdrawal symptoms. I have to learn to accept them. Sometimes they're gone and than they show up again. My biggest mistake was I thought after 90 days I would be comfortable to not act out again, but than strong withdrawal symptoms like depression/anxiety SLEEPLESSNESS!!! and everything else hit me when I was least expecting and I failed. Just know that you will live through it. This to shall pass!

I am day 49 since my lasting acting out. These last few days have been a bit more of a struggle and I feel the lust pressure mounting up again. I got home today and decided to relax and watch a TV show, about half way through I realized that I am triggered and aroused from the faces of the women on the screen. I shut it off half way through and went to watching a history documentary instead. I can't control acting out but I could control what leads me there. In the last week I took a more scenic route home from work. I realize now that along the way I check out the women passing by and I tell myself it's innocent because I am not fantasizing about them, oh how foolish of me. I can't control the way I feel when I see an attractive women and I can't control once the lust builds up to lead me to act out, but I can control where I go and what route to take home from work. Tomorrow I will try harder to refocus myself and be honest of what my intentions are when I go and look places.
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Re: Withdrawal symptoms on 90 day challenge 30 May 2019 11:10 #341535

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eliezergrow wrote on 30 May 2019 04:26:
Yes, there are withdrawal symptoms. I have to learn to accept them. Sometimes they're gone and than they show up again. My biggest mistake was I thought after 90 days I would be comfortable to not act out again, but than strong withdrawal symptoms like depression/anxiety SLEEPLESSNESS!!! and everything else hit me when I was least expecting and I failed. Just know that you will live through it. This to shall pass!

I am day 49 since my lasting acting out. These last few days have been a bit more of a struggle and I feel the lust pressure mounting up again. I got home today and decided to relax and watch a TV show, about half way through I realized that I am triggered and aroused from the faces of the women on the screen. I shut it off half way through and went to watching a history documentary instead. I can't control acting out but I could control what leads me there. In the last week I took a more scenic route home from work. I realize now that along the way I check out the women passing by and I tell myself it's innocent because I am not fantasizing about them, oh how foolish of me. I can't control the way I feel when I see an attractive women and I can't control once the lust builds up to lead me to act out, but I can control where I go and what route to take home from work. Tomorrow I will try harder to refocus myself and be honest of what my intentions are when I go and look places.

This post is a masterpiece. And probably this is what Chazal had in mind when they said "Ika darka achrina" - if one has the choice one is obligated to choose the more tzniusdik route then to use a questionable route even if he shuts his eyes. It is similar to stopping a child from dangerously sliding down a broken slide. Once he is sitting perched up on top with his feet dangling down, excited to zoom down, well good luck. However if you stop him before climbing the ladder to the top of the slide, with Hashem's help you will keep him safe.
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Re: Withdrawal symptoms on 90 day challenge 14 Jun 2019 07:59 #341742

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Are yu still experiencing withdrawal?

how long after you quit did they begin and whenxwere they most intense? And if you dont mind me asking , what symptoms did you experience?

I am  ery curious as i have been feeling quite bad lately, very weak alot of the time and often very low. All my doctors tests results are ok

Thankks so much
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