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Porn, Lithium and Headaches

#1

This is probably unrelated, but does anyone struggle with pornography consumption/addiction?

Has porn played any part in your illness?
(Delusions, hallucinations, etc)

Last night I gave in to an impulse, immediately regretted it after, and went to sleep shortly after taking a lithium capsule.

Woke up this morning with a throbbing headache.

Again, it’s probably unrelated, but I am curious to hear other people’s experiences.

#Porn #Lithium #Headaches

#2

I’m sorry I’ve never seen porn, so I can’t help you. But I have other addictions, so I understand how it feels to be trapped. Take it one decision at a time. Reach out for support. You can always post here when you need a distraction instead of watching porn.

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#3

Thanks @LouiseG. I appreciate your support.

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#4

I’ve watched porn a few times in an attempt to make myself sexually attracted to others, to see if I could invoke any sort of sexual reaction. It didn’t work. All I did was make myself paranoid and guilty. I thought people in my classes were watching me watch it and laughing and thinking I was a bad person, and that God was disgusted with me.

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#5

Porn is fun to make as long as it’s only for you. Wouldn’t want my mom to see it.

Don’t get much out of watching it. Would rather participate.

I have had headaches before. Got taken off Wellbutrin and given a CT scan because of it. I like my Wellbutrin. Don’t tell the PDoc about headaches any more. I just take two ibuprofen.

When I was younger I had migraines a couple times. Took inderall for a while and never had anymore.

I don’t have a mood disorder so I have never tried lithium.

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#7

Thanks @Alejandro. I appreciate it.

#8

Yes. Porn is bad for everyone, I believe - whether or not they have a mental illness. It’s often an addiction and they did some study not long ago how it rewires the brain and reward system, I think.

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#9

Porn is like marijuana or cocaine to the brain. It’s bad for SZ for the most part, it sends a rush of dopamine to the brain

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#10

Porns a tough one. My voices get in the way so it’s pointless

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