I’ll keep this short, i wasn’t aware about this reddit and reading your stories is incredible as i went through the same troubles.
I started in August after reading a post on the effects of hyper-sexuality on the brain and encountering ED which i later learned was PIED.
I am married so i did this softmode as it is referred to here on this reddit but the benefits are just as grandsome. This journey has taught me much about journaling, understanding sexual energy etc. Moreover, it has spilled over into acquiring various hobbies such as exercising, running, socializing a lot, meditating and joining clubs.
All in all a great experience and i plan on abstaining from any Porn and Masturbation for the rest of my life, cheers!