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Does this exist?
By Prodigal Son
1/8/2011 3:19:52 AM
Is it possible to have withdrawl from porn? Cuz it's been about 3 months since I tried going clean and it feels like it.

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Definetely...    
"It is like other drugs... you will feel physically the withdrawal that your brain is not getting the dopamine that it was getting. My husband had a lot mood swings and migraines when he stopped"
posted at 18:41:20 on January 8, 2011 by Anonymous
That's an Affirmative.    
"Can't take a pill to relieve the symptoms either. Only prayer, working the 12 steps program, getting out and serving others and also working out till it hurts helps out. I used to go jogging and then do something in my church calling every day. The body will cycle down. The Savior's Atonement will heal you and you will be a New Creature in Christ. I know this to be true."
posted at 23:00:53 on January 8, 2011 by 3R's
Oh Yea    
"I learned in rehab that sex addiction is very similar to cocaine addiction (which is why many cocaine addicts are sex addicts as well) and the withdrawal symptoms can be similar as well."
posted at 23:37:10 on January 9, 2011 by dstanley
Withdrawal symptoms are real    
"withdrawal symtoms exist because there are some complex physiological and psychological processes going on. You have to in a sense re-condition your body. When we purposefully tamper with our subconscious sex drive it takes time for it to get back to normal. The only thing that seems to work for me is to be heavily involved with work or study. It's too much freetime that gets me in touble. THIS TOO SHALL PASS is a affirmation for me that helps. The storms of temptation always will come but they don't last forever."
posted at 14:05:58 on January 15, 2011 by JerryBerry
I had headaches sometimes 3 days long.    
"non-stop.

I hasd no idea what was wrong with me until during one of the headaches I realized it was withdrawl.

That took place for sure but it was not so bad because I had a lot more things to worry about and focus on, so I was distracted from the uncomfortable physical reactions.

Freedom is just around the corner, just forget yourself."
posted at 19:11:13 on January 15, 2011 by ruggaexpat
Thanks    
"Well that explains the headaches I've been having lately. Thanks everyone. I never would of thought that a porn addiction would be this devistating to the body. I always used to think that it was just a pic or a movie. I never expected it to be like this. I wonder if we as member's actually sat down and talked to the younger generation about what really happens to you not so many young brothers and some sisters would become addicted. I don't know how it was for anyone else but in at least my stake anything dealing, even remotely, with s*x was a taboo subject."
posted at 09:39:32 on January 23, 2011 by Prodigal Son
Yes..    
"Yes 3 months is a key hurdle for many (including me). IMHO, There are NO experts who get this addiction/disease/compulsion/etc... many who are selling something like to think they do.

BUT.. I recently have discovered something very, Very, VERY cool.

I always suspected there was some biological component to this. (Ballard talked in the 1970's about a factory inside of your body that naturally goes about it's business) :)

but... what I have been learning in the past few months is the power of nutrition & recovery.

Consider:
Moses 3:5 (God created all herbs spiritually before physically)
Word of Wisdom "……all wholesome herbs God hath ordained for the constitution, nature, and use of man……"
Alma 46:40 "because of the excellent qualities of the many plants and roots which God had prepared to remove the cause of diseases...."

I'm still learning/experimenting... but Superfoods/essential vitamins can assist tremendously on moods & rebuilding brain chemistry. The key thought is "What you eat is more important than what you think" David Wolfe

Here are some things that are working for me... (I put them in smoothies)
Maca Powder, B-12, Vitamin D pills
Hemp seed/Chia Seeds/Flaxseed/Sunflower seeds


Like Alma 32:28 If you give place, that a seed may be planted in your heart..."

I've felt a lot of Love for God lately.. that he would 1000's (probably millions of) herbs/plants to assist us in these incredibly detailed and specific ways."
posted at 12:14:49 on January 23, 2011 by gracefull
Don't forget the all important...    
"granola!"
posted at 15:36:30 on January 23, 2011 by Anonymous
Be careful with Vitamin D    
"I happen to be a nutrition major, and I know that excessive Vitamin D is more dangerous than any other vitamin because it is fat soluble and your body can store it for years. I wouldn't take any more than 800 IUs of Vitamin D per day if I were you.

I agree that nutrition can be important, but honestly there is no magic pill or easy way out. There are meds that can decrease sex drive, but these have been tied to infertility and numerous other problems. There really is no control like self control."
posted at 17:17:01 on January 23, 2011 by ETTE
"No Control like Self-Control"?    
"Ette:

(from this website)
Step 1 - Key Principle - Admit that you, of yourself, are powerless to overcome your addictions and that your life has become unmanageable.

In the book, Willpower is not enough (Chamberlain) he says that willpower is better than nothing... but I'm not going to let you get off so easy.. playing the control card.

As for me and my house... "I'm glad it's all under control - the control of God.""
posted at 18:58:13 on January 23, 2011 by gracefull
Maybe if you smoke the hemp seed...    
"the smoothie will taste better?:) Just playin' Whatever works for you, graceful. I've got a friend with a "natural" cure for everything. God made opium, too!"
posted at 09:30:44 on January 24, 2011 by Anonymous


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