Find ways to vent your frustrations that won't cause needless hurt to family members, loved ones, friends or co-workers. Walk, run, vent into a pillow, find a punching bag, bend a piece of steel, or even bite your lip for the few hours (less than 72) that it will take before you begin to sense the onset of some relief. Talk about your feelings with family, friends or in your support group. Write yourself a loving letter to be read in a year from now that accurately describes what your chemical withdrawal and early psychological recovery experience was like and why you were more than willing to endure it. The mind does not remember pain or the bad times. In fact, your memories of "Glory Week" will rapidly fade within just a few short weeks. Give yourself the present gift of future memory. It may be just the motivation that you'll need to avoid temptation tomorrow.
Hello, first, I’m sorry for the slow response. Have you sought counseling for finding ways to handle your thoughts that seem to pull you down the self-defeating path? There seems to be a pattern of thinking that could be addressed, but that’s not easy at all, especially on your own. The way I see it, “self” is what led me to many of my problems, and so the notion of “self-help” really is a lie. It wasn’t until I invited both Christ and Community (a group of like-minded, Jesus-loving men) into my life. Into all of the messy, weird, hard, places. Life doesn’t end without orgasm. But, if your mind has been trained through repeatedly thinking that way, then that’s what you’ll believe. Find help! That’s my encouragement for you.
All depression drugs can potentially lead to discontinuation symptoms, but some are much more likely to do so than others. In fact, antidepressant labels often warn that stopping the medication too quickly may lead to bothersome symptoms. However, discontinuation symptoms are more likely with antidepressants that stay in your body for a shorter period of time, especially those that affect both serotonin and norepinephrine, such as Effexor ( venlafaxine ) and Cymbalta ( duloxetine ). Other short-acting medications that affect mainly serotonin include: