About 3 weeks ago I had a heart to heart with my girlfriend about pornography. I told her up front that I was addicted to porn and that I watch it almost every single day. It made her so sad that I promised that I would not look at porn again. Surprisingly, I have upheld that promise and I am 3 weeks clean.
However, about two weeks ago I started having trouble with my nervous system. At night, I would constantly "jolt" out of sleep causing me to have very few hours of sleep. And in just the past few days I have felt so much stress and anxiety in my chest and stomach. There is nothing drastic going on in my life, it just seems that I am anxious and stressed for no apparent reason.
My question is do any of you think that this is a result of me stopping looking at pornography? The reason why I am hesitant to connect the two is because I honestly don't conciously miss looking at porn. I am glad and relieved that I think I "kicked the habit". So, if I have no regrets for stopping looking at porn, could this still be the reason that I feel stressed and anxious?
If these are indeed withdrawal symptoms that I am experiencing from not looking at porn, then how long will they last? They are driving me crazy. I can't sleep, I'm eating less and I feel so stressed out for no reason.
Please help me :)