Originally Posted by tenbob
Why are you buying in for $5 ? you should be buying in for the full amount. It strikes me that even if you don't realise it you are protecting your profit once you reach a certain level and not playing aggressively enough.
All of this basically. I used to have something similar immediately after I moved from $1/2NL to $2/5NL. I'd get up to like $800 from my original $500, then just slowly bleed it back for a while, then back up to $800, etc . . . Which is really odd, because I'd routinely have $1000+ on the table at the $1/2 and have no problems. I dunno what to tell you to do, other than just keep playing until (as horrible as this sounds) the money is meaningless to you. Maybe try a step down in stakes if possible where you're playing and see if you can build some confidence for a while.