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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2125 on: 26/11/2008 09:06:22 »
I want to mention that before I found this forum I was reading religious forums like
newbielink:http://www.fredstoeker.com/community/viewforum.php?f=2&sid=b16fea73a5ad7b6641f12646c030013d [nonactive]

There are alot of people that believe their POIS symptoms are due to guilt and religious in nature.  I thought this for a long time.  But I realized after reading this forum that I was suffering from a physical problem, not spiritual.

I think that's a load of bollocks, at least in my case. I've never had any guilt over orgasm and am not religious.

That said, the Taoists equate the loss of ejaculatory fluid with the loss of vital life force. This leads me to believe that perhaps POIS has been around for some time and is not some new thing that popped up as the result of all the chemically "enhanced" foods we consume nowadays.

Personally, I find the Taoist approach more reasonable even if it is not backed by science.
newbielink:http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0KWZ/is_9_6/ai_n15394266 [nonactive]
newbielink:http://www.healing-tao.co.uk/Article_Taoist_Ejaculation_Formula.htm [nonactive]

The times that I've tried Tantra, I've felt satisfied without ejaculation, I had no POIS symptoms. There definitely is a link between ejaculation and POIS, for me anyway.
 

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2126 on: 26/11/2008 14:27:21 »
My girlfriend, who is 36, has been suffering from POIS for several years and I think we've finally found something that alleviates her symptoms and possibly is causing them.  Prior to the onset of POIS at age 34, she had never had issues with feeling lousy after orgasm, now she is basically bedridden for two days afterward.  All of her symptoms seem to be the same as the men who post on this forum.  She also has been complaining of severe back and shoulder pain (unrelated to sex) for about the same 2 year period.  She has tried all sorts of treatments for the back pain and none seem to work.  She also has the same POIS systems the day after after drinking ANY alchol... and I mean only 1 sip.  She doesn't get the typical hangover (headache, nausea) like most people, just severe POIS like symptoms.  She says it feels exactly the same.  I think it was this link that helped us to find out what was going on with her.

Yesterday we were just cuddling and both became aroused.  The phone rang and the mood passed... we wound up not having sex.  Even so, she began suffering from POIS systems shortly afterward.  Out of compassion for her and frustration for what was happening to her, I began researching the link between sexual arousal and hormone release.  In both men and women, I found that Oxytocin and Vasopressin are released during sexual arousal and peak their release during orgasm.  I further discovered that in some people, this release of Oxytocin and vasopressin can cause hyponatremia,( newbielink:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyponatremia [nonactive]) which can result in the severe myalgiaic symptoms, fatigue and headache that she experiences.  The result of the hyponatremia is a low sodium electrolyte balance.  I gave her a small glass of water with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and she felt better within 5 minutes.  Has anyone else tried saltwater and felt better?

While we don't know the root cause of her sodium electrolyte imbalance, we have now tried the saltwater thing 3-4 times and in every case it has not only resolved her symptoms completely but made her feel fantastic.  Her back pain and joint pain even resolved.  Clearly she has to be careful about how much saltwater she ingests but the link between electrolyte imbalance and her POIS symptoms could not be ignored.  Has anyone else tried this treatment with success?

She has not had any alcohol since we discovered this treatment for her POIS symptoms.  We don't know if they are related but if anyone else has these "hangovers" that mirror POIS symptoms after just a tiny amount of alcohol, we'd be very interested to know.  Also, please let us know if the saltwater works for you.
 

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2127 on: 26/11/2008 16:11:14 »




HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2128 on: 26/11/2008 16:24:39 »
[...]OK, guys and gals, two hours ago I took  :o20mg of Levitra (my pharmacology-lawyer friend said if I didn't go blind with 10mg I should be ok with 20!) - oh, man, what I risk in the name of science!

So far, as always, my fingertips are "dried up" (hard to describe) - but not as bad as usual. [...]

Hi demografx. Could you please elaborate on what you mean by "dried up" fingertips?

Skin wrinkling due to water immersion is an indicator of sympathetic innervation, and IMO may potentially be affected by certain types of autonomic dysfunction.

"Water immersion wrinkling--physiology and use as an indicator of sympathetic function." (Clin Auton Res. 2004 Apr;14(2):125-31.)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15095056

"Water-immersion wrinkling is due to vasoconstriction." (Muscle Nerve. 2003 Mar;27(3):307-11.)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12635117

Thanks!

Welcome, Barry!

Don't forget to grab some popcorn and see Girlwind's POIS video:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=UWBxAUC9k1g

For our internal information sharing and outside researchers' use, a questionnaire:
http://pois.olympe-network.com/

Barry, the dried up fingertips are hard to explain. I only get them in POIS. The fingertips feel numb, dry and the sensation - for some reason - drives me nuts! ;D

I once visited a skeptical dermatologist about this, and he said, indeed, I had dermatitis during POIS! He prescribed a worthless skin care lotion :)

I hope you find this place reassuring and helpful and welcoming!
 

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2129 on: 26/11/2008 16:33:24 »
POIS DIARY

Well, yesterday was the day, with 20mg Levitra, up from 10mg for over a year. 20mg is better than the last 2X at 10mg. Maybe I built tolerance. Maybe the expiration date of the last 10mg's reduced its effectiveness those two times before.

Just a little tired today. I wonder if that's normal? Athletes are told to refrain sexually the day before.

Anyway, this is far from the POIS agony of my life. Hope it's not a new placebo :)

POIS DIARY

OK, It's "Day 2" and I'm much less tired. My fingertip sensations - and other POIS symptoms! - were gone yesterday and today.

I'm still feeling the higher anti-POIS strength of 40mg Levitra vs 20mg. Beware placebo, of course.

Very optimistic at times. As I mentioned, the two previous times at 10mg were disappointing.

I'm still not crazy about the reported nasty side effects of Levitra...which can be horrendous! Who cares if it's only one-in-a-million...if that one-in-a-million is you!

I hope to eventually investigate Horny Goat Weed. Sounds much safer...or is it???

Thanks for listening, everyone!
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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2130 on: 26/11/2008 18:53:54 »
My girlfriend, who is 36, has been suffering from POIS for several years and I think we've finally found something that alleviates her symptoms and possibly is causing them...I gave her a small glass of water with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and she felt better within 5 minutes.  Has anyone else tried saltwater and felt better?

Welcome, laroux! You're a really caring boyfriend!

For your girlfriend, see our forum member Girlwind's (yes, female!) POIS video:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=UWBxAUC9k1g

The saltwater idea is amazing! I'm sure there will be more-than-willing trials here at the forum! Thank you, laroux!

Anyone, any thoughts about saltwater and/or vasopressin and/or oxytocin as it relates to our previous discussions?

laroux, I no longer drink alcohol, but when I did, if it was excessive (it didn't take much, but more than a sip was needed), I could have a 4-day hangover. Not the same as POIS, but some similarities. The critical fact was that it lasted the 4 days. Same with jet lag. And Monday back-to-work blues (which lasted often till Thursday). I assume there's a connection somehow between POIS and all those other days-long disturbances.
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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2131 on: 26/11/2008 19:36:10 »
My girlfriend, who is 36, has been suffering from POIS for several years and I think we've finally found something that alleviates her symptoms
and possibly is causing them...I gave her a small glass of water with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and she felt better within 5 minutes.  Has anyone else
tried saltwater and felt better?

While we don't know the root cause of her sodium electrolyte imbalance, we have now tried the saltwater thing 3-4 times and in every case
it has not only resolved her symptoms completely but made her feel fantastic.  Her back pain and joint pain even resolved.  Clearly she has
to be careful about how much saltwater she ingests but the link between electrolyte imbalance and her POIS symptoms could not be ignored. 
Has anyone else tried this treatment with success?

She has not had any alcohol since we discovered this treatment for her POIS symptoms.  We don't know if they are related but if anyone else
has these "hangovers" that mirror POIS symptoms after just a tiny amount of alcohol, we'd be very interested to know.  Also, please let us know
if the saltwater works for you.

Thanks Laroux. The saltwater remedy is a great idea! And something I will definitely consider. It was one of the remedies
I recently read about in a book by a woman who cured herself of CFS. She has a chapter devoted to Maintaining Optimal Blood
Pressure, which is one of the big problems with CFS patients, like me. (I have both POIS and CFS and my average bp is about
95/55.)  According to her research, drinking more water and increasing salt intake can raise the blood volume, which naturally
elevates bp.

According to your research, the salt water could also help hyponatremia and its resulting electrolyte balance.
I really look forward to trying this and will keep you posted!
 

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2132 on: 26/11/2008 20:16:27 »
laroux - what brand of salt did you use?  Was it ionized?
 

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2133 on: 26/11/2008 20:27:22 »
Fenugreek update - I've used fenugreek for 2 weeks with continued success.  I almost feel POIS free around the clock now!  What I'm beginning to experience are mild sustained headaches like light pressure that I believe is from the fenugreek.  I stopped taking the herb for a day and the headaches disappeared.  Going forward I'll only take fenugreek before orgasm.
 

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« Reply #2134 on: 26/11/2008 21:26:11 »
Fenugreek update - I've used fenugreek for 2 weeks with continued success.  I almost feel POIS free around the clock now!  What I'm beginning to experience are mild sustained headaches like light pressure that I believe is from the fenugreek.  I stopped taking the herb for a day and the headaches disappeared.  Going forward I'll only take fenugreek before orgasm.

Limejuice, congratulations!!!
 

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2135 on: 26/11/2008 22:09:02 »
FENUGREEK

What doses and frequency are people using? Is Solgar the preferred brand?

How was fenugreek first stumbled upon? What was the theory? Cortisol? Oxytocin?

Just a reminder: Fenugreek is in your pharmacy's Rx-interaction systems, so it behooves us to check to see if there is any potentially adverse consequence when taking fenugreek along with other medications, including OTC. I checked my Rx profile, and the pharmacist said she saw no problem with fenugreek for me.
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« Reply #2136 on: 26/11/2008 22:25:06 »
Good luck Demo - I hope your new experiement is safe and effective.  I look forward to your next diary entry.

I still feel like my Endocrinologist was heart-felt and genuine and wanted to help if she know what the solution was.  She has offered to do light research and I told her about this website and the other doctor from Holland.  I don't know what will come of it but I feel as though if I want to do blood work she will allow me to experiement.  That is valuable to me and us.  Just speaking my mind.

Limejuice, great. Sorry if I was overly negative. I'm a little apprehensive about my first meeting with Doctor Endo :)
 

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« Reply #2137 on: 26/11/2008 22:35:18 »
I feel less crazy when I know that you, demografx, have been down a similar thinking process.  I used to be so intense in trying to find a reason, some spiritual cure, that would allow me to be guilt free. I am sure there are alot of people in the same situation.  I wonder just how common POIS is? 

From every indication I've seen, Tarkington, I think POIS is very rare.

In 30 years of fairly active seeking, I never met a doctor or therapist or counselor or clergy who's heard of it. And Dr Waldinger (the "founder" of POIS), who specializes in sexually-related illnesses in a hospital, only encountered 5 POIS cases in 5 years.
 

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2138 on: 27/11/2008 00:21:52 »
Thanks everyone for the warm welcome!  It's very reassuring to my girlfriend to know that she is not alone!  She wanted me to make sure that I mentioned that she used celtic sea salt to resolve her symptoms.  She used iodized salt this afternoon and it gave her a headache.  Please let us know if the sea salt and water works for you... and for those among you with medical credentials, please let us know if there is any validity to the hyponatremia theory.
 

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2139 on: 27/11/2008 00:38:52 »
Hi everybody, I'm new here. This forum has been the best on the subject of POIS I have discovered so far. I want to say thank you to all the suffering who were so forthcoming with their posts. I have been suffering with POIS for about 20 years. I  have been diagnosed with unipolar depression for about 16 years. My psych. tells me he thinks the two are related. He is the director of psychiatry at my local hospital. During his experience and studies, he has seen some patients who have neuro-transmitting chemical imbalances in the brain also develop hypersensitivity to their bodies own chemicals, such as hormones and other chemicals. I initially had some POIS like symptoms result after exercising using weight resistance. Then a few years later I realized I was also having the symptoms after orgasm. Over the past 12 years the symptoms have been severe. The duration is 3 full days after activity, and began approx. 20-30 minutes after orgasm. The symptoms are as follows:

First day

1)Negative Energy Feeling in my body
2)Stuffy Nose
3)Mild Joint Pain (knees, knuckles, ankles, shoulders and wrists)
4)Body Stiffness (neck, back)
5)Pale Face, Dark Circles under eyes)
6)Itchy Skin, specially on the hands and fingers
7)Brain Fog (forgetfulness, altered speech)
8)Extreme Irritability
9)Insomnia

Days 2 and 3 (additional symptoms)

10)Itchy Eyes upon awakening
11)Extreme Fatigue
12)Irritable Bowel and Soft Stool
13)Throat Irritation
14)Clogged Ears
15)Sinus Headache
16)Self -Confidence Level dropped




 

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2140 on: 27/11/2008 01:08:27 »
FENUGREEK

What doses and frequency are people using? Is Solgar the preferred brand?

How was fenugreek first stumbled upon? What was the theory? Cortisol? Oxytocin?

Just a reminder: Fenugreek is in pharmacy Rx-interaction systems, so it behooves us to check (OTC, too)

When I first tested Fenugreek, I had been doing some research into oxytocin, since it is known to be released during orgasm. My initial thought was that my oxytocin reserves might somehow have been severely depleted during orgasm, leading to the symptoms of POIS. Maybe having more oxytocin available would lessen the symptoms?
Various websites credit Fenugreek with having an "oxytocin-like" effect - as synthetic oxytocin is very difficult to obtain and administer, I thought it would be worth giving Fenugreek a try.

My other line of thinking was that there is research showing a connection between autism and low oxytocin levels: http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/21920
One of the main symptoms of POIS is inability to socialise properly - could it be that POIS makes us feel temporarily a little autistic due to oxytocin depletion?

Aside from its very pleasing success at getting rid of my POIS symptoms, it has the side effect when I use it of making me feel closer to people and more sociable than I have ever been before. Other people have genuinely reciprocated my new-found sociability - if it didn't sound rather boastful, I would say that it has made me more charismatic :)
 

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« Reply #2141 on: 27/11/2008 01:37:15 »
Re:hurray

What dosage of fenugreek are you using hurray. I got "lucky" this morning and I didn't get to take the fenugreek until after said activity. I popped two solgar fenugreek pills right after, and I think I'm going to take another before I go to bed. What works best for you as of late? Any breast tissue increase? :)(J/K)

Re:Laroux

If I end up feeling shitty tomorrow you can rest assured I'm giving the sea salt a try! It would be wonderful if all we had to do to cure our POIS was drink a glass of Celtic sea salt. I'm praying it's just that simple. Thank you for sharing you experience with this forum! It may be of great benefit!

RE:Demografx

hurray came up with the idea for taking fenugreek as an oxytocin synergist. I was the one who connected your experiences with levitra to oxytocin since PDE-5 inhibitors increase the level of pituitary oxytocin release when taken before sexual stimulation. What's interesting to me is that laroux stated that the release of oxytocin and vasopressin can cause hyponatremia. Something that his girlfreind might have. What really interests me is the connection between all these phenomena and potential remedies.
 

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« Reply #2142 on: 27/11/2008 02:03:11 »
Hi everybody, I'm new here. This forum has been the best on the subject of POIS I have discovered so far. I want to say thank you to all the suffering who were so forthcoming with their posts. I have been suffering with POIS for about 20 years. I  have been diagnosed with unipolar depression for about 16 years. My psych. tells me he thinks the two are related...

Welcome, gement!

Thanks for the compliments to the forum. I have had POIS at least 30 years. I agree with you and your psychiatrist about the depression-POIS link. Lately, I've come to wonder if that's where my depression started.

Thanks for revealing much of your detail. It's another compliment to this group that you're willing to share that with us on your very first post!
 

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« Reply #2143 on: 27/11/2008 02:12:42 »
When I first tested Fenugreek, I had been doing some research into oxytocin, since it is known to be released during orgasm. My initial thought was that my oxytocin reserves might somehow have been severely depleted during orgasm, leading to the symptoms of POIS. Maybe having more oxytocin available would lessen the symptoms?
Various websites credit Fenugreek with having an "oxytocin-like" effect - as synthetic oxytocin is very difficult to obtain and administer, I thought it would be worth giving Fenugreek a try.

My other line of thinking was that there is research showing a connection between autism and low oxytocin levels: http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/21920
One of the main symptoms of POIS is inability to socialise properly - could it be that POIS makes us feel temporarily a little autistic due to oxytocin depletion?

Aside from its very pleasing success at getting rid of my POIS symptoms, it has the side effect when I use it of making me feel closer to people and more sociable than I have ever been before. Other people have genuinely reciprocated my new-found sociability - if it didn't sound rather boastful, I would say that it has made me more charismatic :)

Thanks, hurray! I appreciate the recap. It's hard to keep all the myriad experiences/theories straight with this POIS-ravaged brain of mine. :D

The oxytocin theory is fascinating. And I hate to be a worry-wart, but everyone keep in mind what my pharmacology-lawyer friend said: taking oxytocin directly could be lethal.

Fenugreek sounds like a low-risk way to oxytocin replenishment!

Fascinating again is the social-anxiety association. The more I read here about it, the more I can see how it's been true for me!

Someone here (girlwind?) said oxytocin is also known as "the cuddly chemical".
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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2144 on: 27/11/2008 02:22:56 »
RE:Demografx
hurray came up with the idea for taking fenugreek as an oxytocin synergist. I was the one who connected your experiences with levitra to oxytocin since PDE-5 inhibitors increase the level of pituitary oxytocin release when taken before sexual stimulation. What's interesting to me is that laroux stated that the release of oxytocin and vasopressin can cause hyponatremia. Something that his girlfriend might have. What really interests me is the connection between all these phenomena and potential remedies.

I wonder if the hyponatremia theory is similar to Dr Waldinger's original hypothesis that during orgasm, a flu-like hormone is released, which the body then fights off?

If oxytocin is the culprit, maybe I can lower my Levitra intake and supplement with fenugreek. It's all fenugreek to me.
 

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« Reply #2145 on: 27/11/2008 02:27:20 »
POIS DIARY

A 2nd day mid-day nap helped, and now it's evening (I always do worse in the evening)and my "dried up fingertips" are back. But not bad at all.

I'm pleased with my progress.

This time, so far, doubling my Levitra clearly helped. Very little cognitive and social nonsense, mostly just a little tired.

I can live with that!
 

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« Reply #2146 on: 27/11/2008 02:33:41 »
My girlfriend, who is 36, has been suffering from POIS for several years and I think we've finally found something that alleviates her symptoms and possibly is causing them.  Prior to the onset of POIS at age 34, she had never had issues with feeling lousy after orgasm, now she is basically bedridden for two days afterward.  All of her symptoms seem to be the same as the men who post on this forum.  She also has been complaining of severe back and shoulder pain (unrelated to sex) for about the same 2 year period.  She has tried all sorts of treatments for the back pain and none seem to work.  She also has the same POIS systems the day after after drinking ANY alchol... and I mean only 1 sip.  She doesn't get the typical hangover (headache, nausea) like most people, just severe POIS like symptoms.  She says it feels exactly the same.  I think it was this link that helped us to find out what was going on with her.

Yesterday we were just cuddling and both became aroused.  The phone rang and the mood passed... we wound up not having sex.  Even so, she began suffering from POIS systems shortly afterward.  Out of compassion for her and frustration for what was happening to her, I began researching the link between sexual arousal and hormone release.  In both men and women, I found that Oxytocin and Vasopressin are released during sexual arousal and peak their release during orgasm.  I further discovered that in some people, this release of Oxytocin and vasopressin can cause hyponatremia,(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyponatremia) which can result in the severe myalgiaic symptoms, fatigue and headache that she experiences.  The result of the hyponatremia is a low sodium electrolyte balance.  I gave her a small glass of water with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and she felt better within 5 minutes.  Has anyone else tried saltwater and felt better?

While we don't know the root cause of her sodium electrolyte imbalance, we have now tried the saltwater thing 3-4 times and in every case it has not only resolved her symptoms completely but made her feel fantastic.  Her back pain and joint pain even resolved.  Clearly she has to be careful about how much saltwater she ingests but the link between electrolyte imbalance and her POIS symptoms could not be ignored.  Has anyone else tried this treatment with success?

She has not had any alcohol since we discovered this treatment for her POIS symptoms.  We don't know if they are related but if anyone else has these "hangovers" that mirror POIS symptoms after just a tiny amount of alcohol, we'd be very interested to know.  Also, please let us know if the saltwater works for you.

I have taken salt after orgasm to limit the damage of POIS.  I usually use Sea Salt.  In the past I was able to get salt tablets at a pharmacy but last time I went the pharmacist told me to just"eat a bag of pretzels". More lack of respect.
Also her symptoms sound like mine.  Neck back and shoulder stiffness.  Also alcohol produces a similar effect.  Arousal will produce lesser symptoms Usually lasting less than a day.

I got blood tests results Taken by a rheumatologist in March(health care system here is insane) My Na(sodium)  and all others were in range although Nitrogen and Creatine were on the very low end.
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« Reply #2147 on: 27/11/2008 02:40:37 »
VASOPRESSIN AND NOCTURIA

Does anyone else have overactive bladder and/or nocturia (excessive nighttime urination)?

Vasopressin is a controversial cure for it. After reading laroux, chewbacca and hurray's ideas, I wonder if there's another 3-way connection (BLADDER, POIS, VASOPRESSIN)?

Perhaps urinary problems are a tip-off to vasopression deficiency?

Wow, am I getting out of my league here! ;D
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« Reply #2148 on: 27/11/2008 04:51:54 »
My girlfriend seems to have the opposite problem, she doesn't pee very often, especially during the night.  That's the hyponatremia thing... the body holds on to all the water but uses up the intracellular sodium. Apparently Oxytocin can severely exacerbate this problem to the point where the sodium that exists in fluid between cells is used up almost entirely.

Something else she told me that was interesting.... salt ingested by itself didn't help.  She had to dissolve it in water and drink the water to feel better. She feels better within minutes of drinking the saltwater.
 

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2149 on: 27/11/2008 05:28:40 »
Here's another Wiki that I would recommend reading.  Vasopressin is also released during arousal and orgasm and actually may be more the cause than Oxytocin for low blood serum sodium. 

newbielink:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syndrome_of_inappropriate_antidiuretic_hormone [nonactive]

Another thing I noticed is that you must be VERY careful if you attempt to correct hyponatremia by drinking saltwater.  You can harm yourself if you ingest too much. Probably best to limit it to half a teaspoon with a small glass of water at a time.
 

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
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