PMO binging for hours a day for a few weeks and then going cold turkey was something I did for the first few years....it seems like a pretty "normal" path for a lot of recovering addicts. There is no magic formula for success, I can only tell you what's worked for me...at the end of the day it's about building up your will. It's definitely impossible to not think about sex for 6 to 9 months, but you can redirect your thoughts...and put sex on the back burner for just that short while, I know it's not easy. Anxiety sucks, I got a lot of it when in the early stages of withdrawal. Now I get none...something to look forward to for ya'.