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Does masturbation cause anxiety .?

when I was 14 years old I masturbated 6 times a day I never stopped doing it now im 18 years old im suffering from anxiety at high levels I cant sleep I have panic attacks Im confused every time poor concentration I don't eat as much I noticed im not as energetic I shiver a lot I want my life back someone has to help please & I feel like something bad happened inside my brain I feel like im high all the time im talking about weed high but I don't even smoke my only addiction that has put me here feeling like this is masturbation but what if I stopped masturbating will I feel the same again like normal person will my anxiety go away if I stop for 1 year I don't want to feel like this my life is ruined when I told my mom about this they thought I was crazy but im not I blame my masturbation problem's im afraid to go to the doctors the will think im crazy what should I do should I just stop this addiction NOW .?
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Masturbating six times a day is excessive, but I wonder if this has anything to do with your anxiety.  It might depend upon how long ago you stopped.  Sexual stimulation and orgasms do produce a kind of high with its extreme pleasure, so if you suddenly stopped, then you could feel the let-down effect.  If your anxiety does not subside fairly soon, it would be good to see a doctor who could delve into this.  
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I agree that 6 times a day is excessive.  Beyond the excessive aspect, masturbation is actually very good for you...it releases "feel good" chemicals.  It's a normal thing to do, but like anything else, in excess, it can cause problems.

Whether or not your excessive masturbation for years has contributed to your anxiety would be very hard to tell.  I think talking to a mental health provider is a good move.  I'm sure it's a little embarrassing to talk about that, but these are professionals, they have heard it all....so try not to be afraid to open up.  Being assessed by a professional will involve more than just talk of the masturbation.  

Regardless of the cause, your symptoms are causing you enough distress in your life that it's time to do something about it.  

Good luck, keep us posted.  
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