Author Topic: I think my POIS is going away.  (Read 71 times)

maybechange

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I think my POIS is going away.
« on: August 02, 2020, 06:41:11 AM »
Hello,

I've been taking

  • Magnesium/Vitamin B Complex
  • Vitamin D
  • Omega 3


I don't know for sure if it's because of these but I've noticed improvement. Especially fatigue has gone down significantly. Now I can do some exercise even on my first day. Normally it would take me 5 days to get there. Basically I would spend 5 days on the coach because of fatigue and headache.

Now I have one or two symptoms (instead of about 5 different ones). Don't get me wrong, I will still struggle with employment etc. if I don't find a way to get to the next level. But I found some hope (and better quality of life).
One symptom I still have is social anxiety. But I'm realizing other people have that aswell. I mean other people trying to do Nofap. So I think it's porn induced in my case.
Lack of determination and desire (and actual ability honestly) to do sports or do some studying is also hugely thanks to porn in my case.
That's why I want to cut out porn completely out of my life.

The exercise I meant I can do now is cycling on my home bike. I must admit I haven't done wheightlifting or things that require coordination immediately the next day after orgasm. I've hurt myself (or almost hurt myself) by doing that years ago on day 5 of POIS I believe, so I'm still a bit hesitant with that.

But cycling I can do now. Even though it's so dreadful to get on the bike a day after you have watched porn and therefore have depleted a lot of your desire to do difficult things. But cycling helps me to reduce POIS further to an extent.

I saw the post of a new member (a woman I believe) that mentioned sweating helps her.  I think in my case it is accurate aswell. Sweating or blood flow or release of testosterone. Something is up with that. Maybe cycling with the combination of supplements I'm taking is responsible for that. I remember my bloodtest showed my Vitamin D and Vitamin B6, I believe it was, was within the range and perhaps therefore my Doc didn't notice but I saw it was on the lowest end. If I do that I have noticed the duration of my POIS usually atleast halfed (social anxiety maybe excluded as it may last in the best case 3 or in the worst case 7 days).

Journey

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Re: I think my POIS is going away.
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2020, 07:21:52 AM »
I too after PMO got less drive to do difficult things, as if low will, stuff looks harder mentally, on abstinence it's easier. Idk if it's PMO itself as it could be POIS, do non-POISers get same demotivation by PMO?
INTP, 19 y.o. aware of POIS since 2019 when realized by abstaining that O/WD gives POIS, likely had it since puberty, fatigue, brainfog, clumsier, slower thinking/processing, voice volume goes down, sometimes harder to look in eyes, lower stamina/strength

maybechange

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Re: I think my POIS is going away.
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2020, 09:51:14 AM »
I too after PMO got less drive to do difficult things, as if low will, stuff looks harder mentally, on abstinence it's easier. Idk if it's PMO itself as it could be POIS, do non-POISers get same demotivation by PMO?

I've recently been only looking at 'success stories' i.e. higher streak reports. But I remember I followed a few low key type of Nofappers on youtube and when they relapsed they did speak of having low motivation and while they  didn't look different (I think I do/ or did look different each time especially skin got pimples) I noticed some of them weren't excuding the energy they had when they were on a high streak. So I believe PMO affects everyone (some maybe more than others) not only confidence wise but also motivation and energy (and of course screwing views and expectations on women, love, sex and once addicted of course leading to escalation of tastes leading to despair and depression. All this holding the person back in life, changing his/her brain, ruining relationships etc.  But that's a whole topic in itself.

So, I believe a lot of people who don't have POIS and are trying to give up PMO experience demotivation and a sense of inability to do difficult things after relapse to porn as it is said to release dopamine to a point that it is unnatural and unhealthy as internet porn hasn't been available to man/women for too long (probably didn't even exist 1 or 2 generation back - so I guess I don't find it difficult to believe). But I will check it again and maybe go on yourbrainonporn or something.