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Postby soldieroflife » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:09 pm

Appreciate all of you sharing your experiences. I'm four months into quitting in just a couple of days. I really didn't know what PAWS even was for a while. I'm definitely in a low now. Got started after drinking way too much over the weekend. Sent me into a real low. I've really been struggling doing damn near anything at work for weeks, but it's really bad now. Just afraid people are going to start noticing. I could care less. I'm a mechanical engineer and lead a team. I'm sure people are already noticing. I've gotta find a way to care again. I won't have a job if this keeps up. Definitely thinking drinking is not helping me in all this. I've never thought much on suicide so scares me that creeps in here and there. Really wakes me up to what people go thru in their own battles with life. I'm glad there is a name to this and it's known to subside. Not sure where I'd be if I didn't get hope from you all on this forum. Sounds like I may have a long path though.
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Postby dirtySanchez » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:12 pm

25 months!

I have found what was the cause for the most symptoms I had.

Ready for the answer?


Yeah, that's right... I know it sounds funny - but it is 100% true.

I don't know if this is PAWS related (which I doubt) but whenever I ejaculated through sex or masturbation - the next day I had extreme depression, extreme anxiety, and extreme brain fog. These symptoms were lasting 2 weeks and then disappeared (if I didn't ejaculate in the meantime).

I have never made a link because those symptoms never happened immediately - but they appeared the next day after I woke up.

In the last 2 years - I have been having sex regularly and this is why I have probably never "felt good". Now I have started to read about semen retention and it makes sense. There is a lot written about this topic in Chinese and especially through Tao.

I still have little panic attacks or anxiety out from nowhere (I can feel that they are PAWS related) but its really manageable. I can say without "ejaculation" I am cured 90%.

I am not saying that semen retention will also "help" you, because everyone is different. I know that since I am introverted my brain works very different than most of people. I still have sex but I don't ejaculate and also don't watch porn anymore.
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Postby olympus92 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:24 pm

Wierd when I have anxiety I draw the curtains light some candles play some Barry white and give myself the old low five and calm down afterwards

But I gotta stop with porn aswell bit too much lately


Postby Magicisreal12345 » Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:53 am

Hey man. I'm currently on month 5. Have your sex drive improved along with your other symptoms? Has it been low the whole recovery or do you go through phases. I am personally going through phases. wanted to know how you were doing?
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Postby Gerre » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:54 pm

Update pls : )

Very curious to see how your paws has changed in the last year.
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Postby RJGOLOVER » Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:59 pm

Agreed with Gerre, please give us an update!
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Postby Ithinkitspaws » Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:21 pm

Update would be awesome since it’s been another year!
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Postby Experiment1996 » Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:03 am

How is it now?
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