Hi, I am a healthy, 26 year old male who loves porn and would masturbate 2-5 times on a daily basis. Ive discovered masturbation since I was 15, so that makes it over 11 years. But unfortunately, Ive been having some issues after I ejaculate recently. If I masturbate more than once a day, the second time in the day, I would feel SO fatigued and it would be hard to sleep cuz of the exhaustion in my gut, or adrenal glands. The other symptoms are low energy, depression and anxiety. Im not sure if its adrenal fatigue or sexual exhaustion and not sure if they are connected. Lately, I cut back on masturbating by doing it every Other day and I seem fine; no fatigue or exhaustion. But just yesterday, I decided to go for an intense 5 mile run until I wore myself out which was probably the wrong choice. But All I felt was just drained energy as soon as I woke up that night, so Its probably not adrenal fatigue cuz I didnt feel fatigued or exhausted, just the low energy, maybe becuz the withdrawal symptoms from over masturbating, my energy was pretty low and running like that made it worse. But I made some choices to prevent that from happening but I felt better if I talked to a doctor about this condition. The withdrawal symptoms are reducing day by day but my main question will be, will I have to stop masturbating for a few weeks or just do it once or twice a week and do moderate exercise and not so intense?
That definitely sounds like a mild to moderate case of sexual exhaustion, given your excessive masturbation habits.
Im not sure if its adrenal fatigue or sexual exhaustion and not sure if they are connected.
Sexual Exhaustion is definitely connected to forms of adrenal fatigue (although both conditions are claimed to be quite broad in nature), predominantly through the abuse of your hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-testicular axis and, of course, the drained organism as a result of heavy endocrine / nervous system involvement in the activity. Semen is also rich in vital nutrients, and discharging it that regularly is draining on its own, additionally exhausting one’s system.
But All I felt was just drained energy as soon as I woke up that night, so Its probably not adrenal fatigue cuz I didnt feel fatigued or exhausted, just the low energy
A curious occurrence is that people who have overtrained may not actually feel the actual exhaustion for a long time into it. The excessive excitatory factors can aid them in chronically prolonging the activities quite a bit. A very notable exhausted muscle feeling can occur days after they have discontinued it and remain so for months.
It is the same with this kind of related fatigue and exhaustion. It is sometimes difficult to assess the actually severity of the condition one-sidedly, without altering patient’s regimen and observing shape/feel/symptoms alterations.
The withdrawal symptoms are reducing day by day but my main question will be, will I have to stop masturbating for a few weeks or just do it once or twice a week and do moderate exercise and not so intense?
I’d suggest considering sexual activities discontinuation for a month and a subsequent ejaculatory reduction to 1 to 2 times per week for the next 3 months.
I also discovered weight loss, I happened to weigh myself and I lost 8 lbs! I guess it’s one of the symptoms of the condition?
Right, the probability of it being related to the condition is certainly high. Excessive sympathetic activity and excitatory response usually result in such.