Not feeling great.

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Thomas Wales
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Not feeling great.

So I recently stopped playing games. I haven't played any games for 5 days now and initially it was going great! But in the past 2 days I have been procrastinating over my work. I mean I'll get it done sooner or later but i'll postpone it. I don't know how i manage this as I have no more games to play so I have nothing better to do than WORK. I've also been getting slight headaches and I am extremely tired/depressed/morose. I think it has something to do with my dopamine levels as I haven't had the satisfaction of doing anything challenging in a while... I feel absolutely devoid of any emotion at school and completely drained. Is this normal? will it go away after a while?

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Hi Thomas, It is normal and

Hi Thomas,

It is normal and yes it does go away. It is the withdraw. For me lasted about a week. I relate to what you said about work. I thought when I stopped gaming everything would magicaly be better. It's does not but it does get better with time. Stay strong buddy and come to the meetings!

"Yesterday is History, Tomorrow a Mystery, Today is a Gift, Thats why it's called the Present"

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Hi Thomas.  If you haven't

Hi Thomas. If you haven't read the list of withdrawal symtoms already, I would encourage you to do so. You will find the list here:

I think it helps to know what to expect. It is very normal to go through them. If one doesn't, they are extremely lucky. Depression was the worst for me and lasted for several months and before gaming, I never had been depressed like I was after quitting gaming. But it did finally go away. Just know that it does get better and can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to several months to get back to feeling somewhat "normal". Our brains have to rewire and that takes time. Hang in there!


Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. ~Maria Robinson

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