Mental illness and insanity due to PMO

When addicted to PMO does anyone experience the ocean of nonsensical thoughts in daily life or is it just me? Like my mind would stick to negative thoughts and make nonsensical meanings by twisting the perspective and creating illusions etc. Its like my brain has been tampered. Please share if you’ve had any such mental illness type of experiences and how did you regain your sanity?

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Like if I’d sit to study i’d get weird repetitive thoughts like why am I studying. Then I’d answer that to increase knowledge and get job. Then another negative question would arrise and I’d be busy answering that and so on… And I’d be left with no progress in my studies.

Kindly share your experiences if any.

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I think porn has certainly made my mind more cluttered and lacks focus. My attention span is not always good (partly to do with our phones, and culture of quick news and TV shows) and it sounds like maybe that’s what you’ve struggled with. Porn sites allow us to flick from one image and / or video to the next.
Perhaps try and bring yourself back to the here and now. Don’t worry about tomorrow. It only saps your strength out of today.
Try deep breathing and the Headspace mindfulness app :+1:

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Yes, I’ve had lots of repetitive thought cycles from a young age, the kind of things where I keep having to give reason/account for something, and then a reason/account for that, and for that, and for that…etcetera… I have some mild dyslexia, and controlling thoughts in the sense I can’t always let go of something.
I can go on and say more about my situation and into the negative thoughts, but I’ve learnt it doesn’t always help to bring it all up.
You might have some dyslexia, and lack focus because of pmo/dopamine.

What has helped is prayer, slowness, allowing, accepting, letting go, not seeking to be in control, allowing God, Faith, walking slowly through the park enjoying the trees and smells.
Never feel guilty for doing nothing. I’d even say, purposefully do nothing, or as little as possible, if someone has a problem with that, pray for them, they obviously need to chill out too :sweat_smile:

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I also suggest,
Taking lots of breaks,
Drinking water,
Regular Cold showers (starting from warm)
Aromatherapy is also great - some jasmine, chamomile, or lavender might help a lot to calm the senses.
Ayuverdic diet might help too. Though I’m not strictly practicing ayurveda, some fruits like mango/peaches have a better effect on me than others like bananas and apples.
And perhaps being more strict about certain spices would be fun to balance.
Cinnamon tea has a good effect on me also.

It happens. I’ve struggled with thinking I was insane before aswell; I’ll tell you quitting pornography and masturbation will relieve it unless it’s another underlying issue. But for me it work d

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I have had experiences with non-productive and sometimes ungrounded and circular thought patterns resulting from PMO. I have had very long streaks in recent times, and a big reason is that I have had the shit scared out of me from how doing it was derailing my ability to think clearly. I am thankful to have had the self awareness to be able to make the connection clearly and directly, and remember it well enough not to return to that.

So yes, I can relate to what you are saying and there is most likely a strong connection between your “crazy” thinking patterns and PMO. Incidentally, “loopy” and circular/nonsensical thinking like this is also a characteristic of some other addictions like alcoholism (Read “Games Alcoholics Play” if you are more interested).

While there can be other factors to the situation you are experiencing (diet, exercise, relaxation, healthy social relationships etc.), as far as PMO is concerned the answer is simply not to do it. In my case it has taken me around a month to get back to “normal” after a relapse and to begin feeling grounded again. The suggestions shared by @Aoshigreen sound wonderful, too.

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Yeah. You’re right. It’s been a week since I last watched porn. Installed this app yesterday to get support.

Nope i dont have dyslexia for sure lol.

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Thank you. I also feel this pattern is largely due to PMO. I’ll also stop junk intake now.

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Yes, i had and still have to some degree such thoughts.
It means that your soul is not formed and it is broken in pieces. Your Mind is without a master and it is running like crazy… There is no peace and so much agitation.

Answer is Nofap.

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