Success - Hope for everyone struggling (2+ year flatline)

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by Squirtle, Nov 1, 2021.

  1. Squirtle

    Squirtle Member

    Hello everyone, I have been lurking on these forums for around 2 years and finally my time has come to write my own success story. I am writing this success story to provide people with hope that everyone can heal.

    I want to thank everyone who has helped me along the way. Special thanks to Gabe Deem and Noah church for all the work they do to help people recover and everyone else on this forum too.

    Over the past 4 years I was in a pit despair. I was severely depressed and thought about suicide a lot. In the beginning of college I couldn’t even really get excited by porn anymore and I cried all the time because I didn’t know what was wrong with me. I was unable to have sex with my girlfriend because I had pied and performance anxiety always overwhelmed me. I tried everything to fix myself from hypnosis and medication. I saw a number of therapists to try and help me but no one could.

    Everyday I obsessed over the flatline and forum posts which I realize now made my anxiety way worse. I had no sex drive, no morning wood, and no real passion for my girlfriend because I was struggling with the flatline. I thought I would never be cured and live a normal life!!

    Anyways my doctor prescribed me a small dose of Lexapro and that helped me relieve my anxiety. I now have a ton of sex with my gf and I am able to go multiple times a day. My life is great now and everyday feels so much happier and brighter. It took me around 2.5 years to reach this point. I’m so happy and can’t believe I made it this far. If you have any questions please ask.

    Side notes

    • I want to thank @MBman6 on this forum and acknowledge that his posts really helped my recovery. My life really started to get better after I saw his posts and stopped obsessing over pied and nofap. If you haven’t read his posts u should and try to get off the forums as much as you can. I don’t think it’s good for anyone’s mental health.

    • I meditate 10 minutes a day and workout everyday. I think meditation is the biggest key for success and can really help with the flatline. I’ve tried a lot of different apps and times but I think 10 minutes is the sweet spot for me

    • Lastly for anyone who is really struggling I suggest maybe talking to your doctor about taking medication. I used to be so against antidepressants and thought they were horrible until I tried Lexapro and it pretty much saved my life along with giving up porn

    • I did notice a ton of physical benefits of NoFap regarding my appearance specifically. I put on some good weight and I have way more body/facial hair now.
  2. ronkumar

    ronkumar New Member

    I can't find his post would you please link it.
  3. Zander

    Zander Active Member

    What were some of your other symptoms?

    Did things get better gradually, or did you suddenly leave the flatline?

    I'm 25 months PMO free and am still experiencing pretty major symptoms.

    If you could include any other info you yourself would have liked to have known at 25 months that would be awesome.

    What were signs, looking back, that you were coming out of the flatline? What things got better? And were they gradual, or all at once?

    Thank you so much. This shit is so painful.

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