How Long does it take?

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How Long does it take?

How long does it take until you feel better?  Until it does'nt hurt anymore?

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Sounds like you are having a

Sounds like you are having a hard time Rhumor.  Hang in there.

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how long

I noticed that in the past how long it took to feel better depended on what I did.  If all that I did was stop gaming, in some ways I felt a bit better but in other ways I felt worse.  I felt restless and irritable, and gave into all kinds of impulses to try to feel better with videos or food or web surfing or whatever.  I was bored and unmotivated and lonely.  Urges to game got stronger and sooner or later I gave in to them.

The last time I stopped was different.  I went to meetings and listened, got to know people like me, tried out some things that worked for them.  The first week was very hard and the first month was hard, but knowing that other people had been through it and come out the other side made it easier for me to stick to it.  When I had questions, other people shared their experiences.  I started to take care of myself, with the support and encouragement of other people doing similar things.  Slowly my motivation came back and I felt better.  Urges became less frequent and less strong.  I'm still not gaming today.

Maybe you'll have similar experiences.  Going it alone is hell.  I hope you make some good connections and try things that have worked well for others.  Probably they'll work well for you too.

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Richie , where did you find meetings

Rhumor , I commend you for even being on this forum and trying , half the battle is knowing what you need to do . 

 

Richie , meetings are a wonderful support , were you able to find local meetings or are you referring to the meetings here on OLGA ? 

I curious if they have meetings in our area . 

Mama Bear

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Trying

Thank you all.  Sometimes trying is all you can do.

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