Lately, I've noticed an increase in mental and maybe physical (who knows what is not in the brain) sensitivity lately. Even relatively small things can set me off. Semi-benign things like blogs or articles can do it. Sometimes it is just my own mind. Sometimes little thought is needed. Sometimes almost no physical stimulation is needed. It is nearly all in the mind. This seems to be some sort of brain trick (maybe trying to find substitutes for P), but it is making it hard to get in a good test period of abstinence. I've gone about three weeks before. I'm trying to do it again to further explore how I feel. I haven't gotten past a week since the three week period. It does seem that external circumstances have a significant impact on the level the brain might go to get what it wants. I observing the moment, but I seem a bit stuck at present.
Any tips for dealing with this heightened sensitivity?
Others have mentioned the sensitivity bump. For those with partners, does this impact you in the same way? A different way? I realize that one can't compare being with a partner to not being with a partner, but it seems too much sensitivity might be bad when with a partner (maybe I'm just mis-programed to think that way).