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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2875 on: 14/01/2009 19:14:22 »
We are on a forum about medicine, and nobody is a doctor here.
True, Martin. But to clarify what I meant, I think we are forced to play doctor because POIS is so undefined by the medical and therapeutic worlds that we need to make "medical" decisions only by ourselves if we want to improve. For example, the "self-medication" experiments of garlic, Fenugreek and Relora.
Medicine is not an exact science. Even your endo said that your precedent MD gave you the bad type of testosterone.
Yes. I agree with you completely.
It's always possible to do the test for estrogen beside to dismiss this possibility for our personal research.
Martin, my tendency right now is to just follow the endo's suggestions, giving him reasonable input, and then only in crucial areas. Sure, I'd like to try other things but if I do that without telling him it defeats the purpose: which is to see if this endo can provide a major POIS breakthrough for me.

For me, this whole process is already very ambitious on my part. Unless I see something seriously wrong, I will take this path to its logical conclusion.

For example, I mentioned to him additional areas of investigation, including thyroid, cortisol, Fenugreek and Relora. Cortisol is the only one he accepted. For now.

Five years from now, I might look back and say this whole exercise was wrong. But I don't yet have evidence to change anything. If I do, I'm distrusting him and I should go find another partner.

It's tricky for me, Martin. But as moderator here, I want to encourage ALL types of reasonable exploration (as long as it doesn't involve injecting Oxytocin!!  :))
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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2876 on: 14/01/2009 20:52:23 »
ACKNOWLEDGING GIRLWIND'S HELP WITH MY FIRST ENDO VISIT:

UNIVERSITY ENDOCRINOLOGIST

My appointment today went well, it exceeded my expectations. Thanks to everyone for their well wishes and especially to Girlwind for her advice on my preparation, which came in very handy.

I also agree with Girlwind's premise that someone can have fantastic, impeccable medical credentials, but what kind of human being is s/he? As it turned out, I lucked out in both departments (as far as first impressions go, of course). We also had a few things in common, which helped the "schmoozing" factor.

He took a definite interest in Dr Waldinger's POIS study (I handed him a copy) and also our POIS forum and its hard experiences. That was greatly encouraging. But keep in mind that my primary objective was to get his help - for me - as a patient, and then, only if comfortable, to see what I can pursue to possibly get his help for the forum, if and as the relationship progresses. The two objectives intermingled nicely this afternoon.

He was comfortable with the concept of POIS and the medical/therapeutic fools that I - and other forum members - had to suffer over the years. He asked questions about my sexual history, medical history, POIS history, lab tests (I brought him standard lab results and a typed list of meds which Girlwind suggested. I even impressed the nurse!). He asked about the forum's POIS experiences with masturbation vs. intercourse. I said there was no difference that I could see. He wanted to know if there was "a female variable" for men :). I added that NE also causes POIS. Again, the prime focus was my symptoms, not the forum's, so I didn't go into NE differences, such as John21 reports (better garlic results). I mentioned theories regarding oxytocin, cortisol, nitrous oxide, prolactin and "more". I also mentioned experiments with Levitra, relora, fenugreek, maca, and "more". At this point he was more interested in getting on with the labwork, as Girlwind warned. So I didn't scream theories and experiments at him even louder ;D.

OK.....For a POIS forum research study: he suggested I contact his colleague, with permission to use his good name, and he gave me his colleague's email address and directline phone! I asked if his colleague could help find funding. He quickly said to me:

"He gets grants." (in an emphatic inflection that implied 'yes, bigtime')

Very nice! I will contact his colleague asap.

To give you an idea of their size, just one of their medical research facilities is a fairly new $1.5 billion complex.

A question for us from the Dr.: "Does anyone have experience with tricyclic antidepressants, such as Tofranil, and POIS?"

He also wished to convey to the forum that beta-blockers may help POIS, but can also cause ED.

Blood tests were immediately ordered this afternoon, and will include most of everything that we discussed here, DHEA-S, Cortisol, Free Testosterone, Prolactin, Thyroid (most of Girlwind's, Counterpoints and B_Jim's list), and others. If it's not 100% comprehensive, I'm not concerned right now. I just want to see how he operates.

Hypogonadism was placed in the chart as an initial blood-test study for the lab technicians (I didn't see POIS on the forms >:(). Results this Thursday, with follow up discussion the same day on the phone.

Well, as usual, I make no promises. To me or you. All I can do is try! Thanks again, everyone. The forum strengthened my ability to have a more successful POIS doctor visit than ever before.
 

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2877 on: 14/01/2009 21:01:08 »
Routines and patterns

Looking back, I find that my POIS has been least significant when I am deeply involved in several routines:
1) Time intervals between orgasms are almost identical (e.g. hypothetically: 1 every 3 days at 10 pm)
2) Time intervals between meals are the same, and the same number of meals a day.
3) Waking up and going to sleep happens at the same times every day
4) Routines such as exercise take place every day, and at the same times

Has anyone else found this?

If this is true, I'm in trouble: my patterns are very erratic. I avoid routines like the plague. Not saying it's smart, it's just my personality.

Me too! If left to myself, I am totally undisciplined.  But when I am forced into routines -- work, school, etc. -- I often start to feel better.  So I'm trying to force some routines on myself.
 

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2878 on: 14/01/2009 22:09:11 »
If left to myself, I am totally undisciplined.  But when I am forced into routines -- work, school, etc. -- I often start to feel better.  So I'm trying to force some routines on myself.

Oh allright then, you're shaming me into trying <grumble>   

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2879 on: 15/01/2009 05:54:18 »
Routines and patterns

Looking back, I find that my POIS has been least significant when I am deeply involved in several routines:
1) Time intervals between orgasms are almost identical (e.g. hypothetically: 1 every 3 days at 10 pm)
2) Time intervals between meals are the same, and the same number of meals a day.
3) Waking up and going to sleep happens at the same times every day
4) Routines such as exercise take place every day, and at the same times

Has anyone else found this?

If this is true, I'm in trouble: my patterns are very erratic. I avoid routines like the plague. Not saying it's smart, it's just my personality.


Same here, in fact when I don't have to submit to routine and I don't have to work within a timed schedule with godforsaken deadlines, its much easier to bear POIS, obviously because there's alot less stress.  Of course the lack of cognition and the brain fog is still there, which is the most horrible part of this illness, at least for me.
 

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2880 on: 15/01/2009 12:50:24 »
The 200 or so, who have posted, can be separated into about three distinct groups. The first group contains
very approximately 120 of the posters.  These people share about 10 notable mental symptoms (word finding difficulty, brain fog, ...), but have no severe physical symptoms.  The next group contains about 60 posters -- these people have the same mental symptoms as those in the first group, with additional physical symptoms. 

That's remarkable profiling information. Can you tell me what the 10 mental symptoms from the (60%)  first group are?
Is there a grouping, pattern or cluster to the physical symptoms experienced by the (30%) of the second group?

Steve,
My post on symptom groupings can be found here: http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=6576.msg200606#msg200606
Best regards.

Group 1 (Most Common Symptoms)
1.   brain fog
2.   intense withdrawal
3.   intense cravings
4.   difficulty communicating
5.   difficulty comprehending
6.   difficulty focusing
7.   thick-headed
8.   slow to respond
9.   absent mindedness
10.   short attention span (cannot concentrate for more than 2-3 minutes)
11.   anxiety
12.   poor short term memory
13.   lexical recall affected
14.   restless/agitated
15.   lack of creativity
16.   social phobia
17.   lack of confidence
18.   embarrassment
19.   mental exhaustion

Important notes: *  Symptoms generally last 6 to 70 hours.  Some do not recover as quickly during sleep as when they are awake. After 1-3 days of no orgasm, intense cravings for orgasm can re-appear, but the other symptoms do not re-surface unless stimulated by orgasm.  In a given month, people in this group are afflicted by symptoms between 10% and 90% of the time -- depending on the person, and frequency of orgasm. 


Group 2 (Less common)
1.   derealisation
2.   lethargy (physical fatigue)
3.   cold (day 1), sweats/heat (day 2)
4.   dizziness
5.   paleness
6.   shame
7.   skin conditions following orgasm. (e.g. dry skin).
8.   visual disturbances
9.   lack of spontaneity
10.   diarrhea (helped by low IG diet)
11.   hypoglycemia (helpd by low IG diet)
12.   muscle tremors and spasms.
13.   depression
14.   headache
15.   skin conditions
16.   insomnia
17.   hunger and thirst affected

From the first list I experience 100% of all the 'mental' symptoms as a result of Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS). From the second list I experience over 75% of the 'physical' symptoms as a result of POIS. That is conclusive, for me. What is of much greater interest to me is how stop it. To effectively do that, for me, I need to see what causes it. What I have observed in myself is there is graduated loss according to which particular behavior I engage in. The percentages are based on 18 years of documentation of this phenonmenon in myself and are, of course, approximated, based on my best estimate of how I felt afterward.

Developmental stages of Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome, for me…

                              Total % loss
1) openness to dating    2% loss
2) dating                      5% loss
3) arousal behavior      12% loss
4) genital contact          25%loss
5) orgasmic sexuality   95% loss

The question becomes, in my mind, " How much loss is acceptable?". Today I dated, nothing more. I experienced a 5% loss in my personal capabilities and that was acceptable today, for me.




 
 

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2881 on: 15/01/2009 16:03:35 »
...when I don't have to submit to routine and I don't have to work within a timed schedule with godforsaken deadlines, its much easier to bear POIS, obviously because there's alot less stress.  Of course the lack of cognition and the brain fog is still there, which is the most horrible part of this illness, at least for me.

Sounds like me. Lately though, lack of cognition/brain fog seems to melt into exhaustion/fatigue where I can't tell the difference. It now ALL feels like exhaustion.
 

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2882 on: 15/01/2009 16:09:20 »
Counterpoints,

I wrote a couple more posts to you the other day about POIS primary symptoms of physical/mental/emotional exhaustion/fatigue, as well as survey sample size concerns..

I'm not sure what your thinking is at this time.

Please let me know. Thanks.

ps - Not sure if you saw my posted reply to Pyro above: "Lately though, lack of cognition/brain fog seems to melt into exhaustion/fatigue where I can't tell the difference. It now ALL feels like exhaustion."

If others feel this way, it makes the job of symptom categorization a little more difficult!
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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2883 on: 15/01/2009 21:13:01 »
Spent 2 hours this morning in meditation. Revised percentages slightly. More importantly, for me, is I've been asking myself the question "What is it about me that would allow myself to be involved with the identified, itemized and quantifiedly self destructive behaviors, below, that, for me, cause Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome?"
I have some insight, but not conclusions, yet. I'm going to 'let go' of this for a while and get out in the day.

Good day to all...

                         
                    Total % loss
1) openness to dating    2% loss
2) dating                     5% loss
3) arousal behavior      10% loss
4) genital contact         20%loss
5) orgasmic sexuality   95% loss

 

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2884 on: 15/01/2009 22:49:44 »
Counterpoints,

I wrote a couple more posts to you the other day about POIS primary symptoms of physical/mental/emotional exhaustion/fatigue, as well as survey sample size concerns..

Hi Demografx,
Sample size:  In this context, I think the importance of sample size is limited; the most notable benefit of a greater sample size, would be to offset the importance of symptoms posters have erroneously connected with orgasm. I am not trying to characterize every person in the world who may have post orgasm symptoms, but instead, trying to classify those who have come forward with their problems, so we can provide physicians with information, which will most benefit this specific group of people.  And within this group, we can make definite, and significant (from a common sense standpoint), claims.  For instance, if every person who comes forward says their post-orgasm problem causes them to have heart palpitations, then this would be important to whoever was trying to help this group -- whether it is comprised of 1 person or of 200 people. As far as the questionnaire vs. posts on the forum, there have been 25 responses to the questionnaire, and about 100 unique posters here.  Many of the posters here, however, have not clearly described their symptoms. (We often see 'I have this too', or 'My boyfriend has this and... etc').  I therefore believe the questionnaire is useful (but not perfect), even on its own, when trying to represent those who have come forward.

exhaustion:  The distinction between mental and physical exhaustion, amongst posters, would be worth further exploring.  POIS aside, when I'm physically exhausted, I'm also mentally exhausted.  I doubt someone could run a 40k marathon, and immediately afterwards, score well on a mental aptitude test.  The reverse isn't true as often, though.  For example, if I spend all day thinking at work, I may become mentally exhausted, but I would love to go out and have a run, or physically exert myself in some way.

So I'm curious.  When you listed exhaustion/fatigue as a symptom, is it the type of exhaustion you might get after not sleeping?  Can you tell the difference?  Is it like you might feel after a hard day of exercise?  Or of mental exertion?

When I'm "in-POIS", it's a very different feeling than any other experience I've had (e.g. lack of sleep).  It does not feel natural.  It feels as though I've taken some drug, which has caused my mind to become unclear, my anxiety to shoot upwards, my heart to go crazy, etc.
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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2885 on: 15/01/2009 23:27:25 »
Demo,
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Hi again, Martin. As I mentioned earlier, I think abstinence is eventually unhealthy for everyone. We are sexual beings. The length of time abstinent is the only variable.

Just curious, why do you think that abstinence is unhealthy? You say "eventually" so I presume you think that refraining from sex will over time do damage somehow. We are indeed sexual beings but I don't know of any way in which not "using it" could harm a person.
 

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2886 on: 16/01/2009 00:07:56 »

Sample size:  In this context, I think the importance of sample size is limited...


Fair enough, I trust your judgement.


exhaustion:  The distinction between mental and physical exhaustion, amongst posters, would be worth further exploring... 


Glad you feel that way.


When you listed exhaustion/fatigue as a symptom, is it the type of exhaustion you might get after not sleeping?  Can you tell the difference?  Is it like you might feel after a hard day of exercise?  Or of mental exertion?


I think you expressed it very well when you said: "When I'm "in-POIS", it's a very different feeling than any other experience I've had (e.g. lack of sleep).  It does not feel natural.  It feels as though I've taken some drug..."

Especially the "drug" analogy; that's how I've felt for years.

It's hard to put in words because of the uniqueness. Clarity is shot, motivation is gone, energy is certainly like a dead car battery: nothing starts. :) You're right, that has nothing to do with tiredness after a long run!

Thanks, CP, for taking the time to give this some thought.
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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2887 on: 16/01/2009 00:33:57 »
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Hi again, Martin. As I mentioned earlier, I think abstinence is eventually unhealthy for everyone. We are sexual beings. The length of time abstinent is the only variable.

Just curious, why do you think that abstinence is unhealthy? You say "eventually" so I presume you think that refraining from sex will over time do damage somehow. We are indeed sexual beings but I don't know of any way in which not "using it" could harm a person.

Hi, John, great to see you back, I know you're busy, but I always love hearing from the "Founder" of this forum (NOTE to everyone: John was the very first, brave poster here! 2 years ago.)

Why eventual harm? Well, maybe I'm influenced by research studies that I've read as well as my own experience. For example, psychologist J.M. Prescott, in The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, found that societies forbidding premarital sex are plagued by acts of rage, and tend to have higher rates of crime and violence. He also found a link between sexual repression and aggression, insensitivity, criminal behavior, and a greater likelihood of killing and torturing enemies. Like any study, there could be some bias here, but it's not the only one I've seen.

Maybe more importantly, I haven't seen any evidence linking abstinence with positive mental health. Except for spiritual readings, which are just too subjective...for me.

And for decades suffering with the agonizing malady of POIS, I pursued many forms of abstinence, including spiritual/religious, but eventually the need to release was overwhelming and overpowering even though it was not welcome in my life because of - as I'm sure you understand - the dreaded inevitability of POIS!

Length of abstinence time is important. I'm sure that some people - for  many reasons - can stay abstinent for long periods of time. I just don't believe "forever" and happily. That is, unless there is some physiological or psychological problem which interrupts libido.

John, I know that I'm sticking my neck out here. I'm not an expert. I'm only speaking out because abstinence is a potential POIS "cure". I'm willing to be convinced the other way; maybe I just haven't yet found evidence of "healthy/happy celibacy".

But I think to get that conviction is more a matter of faith. And that I don't have because of my personal life experiences, which I would be glad to share with you in private, but not publicly. Nothing to hide, but it would become too "off topic" here. It has to do with my personal experiences with faith (ho-hum :))

John, thanks again for being here.
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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2888 on: 16/01/2009 01:00:00 »
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Why eventual harm? Well, maybe I'm influenced by research studies that I've read as well as my own experience. For example, psychologist J.M. Prescott, in The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, found that societies forbidding premarital sex are plagued by acts of rage, and tend to have higher rates of crime and violence. He also found a link between sexual repression and aggression, insensitivity, criminal behavior, and a greater likelihood of killing and torturing enemies. Like any study, there could be some bias here, but it's not the only one I've seen

What! He found that this was all due to refraining from sex?! It sounds more like the setting was a society where the religious beliefs were forced. I would agree that any society built on anything than free will would be disordered. But this does not indite chastity, but rather authoritarianism.
 

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2889 on: 16/01/2009 01:24:26 »
Comments re: Exhaustion/Fatigue   Abstinence & Celibacy

My POIS fatigue usually builds up over first 12 hours and slowly subsides after that.
The fatigue may be gone after 24 hours, but mild dizzyness, depression, irritability and not wanting to engage in creative or intellectual activities remain. The constant is a low, vibrational electric type feeling that drives me nuts with my body temperature seeming to change. Sweats too. However, with my current effort to end my underlying syndrome of anxiety, I will see if I can reduce the symptoms of POIS. I think if I can be successful finishing this GAD episode (now 19 months), I may have some momentum with respect to POIS. I hope to be free of GAD soon, as I am returning to my old self. I think some of those strategies will work for POIS. I need a little more time, and hopefully I can go a few more weeks without orgasm. Then I will see. And,of course, if my condition (POIS)is improved, I will dutifully report. By the way, GAD for me does come and go in these long cycles over the last 30 years.

As far as abstincenc/celibacy is concerned, I never have had issues with extended abstinence. My body may say otherwise and act on its own (100% of time), yet with the abstinence itself,I have no negative reactions. I can be just fine. I can go a few months easily.

 

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« Reply #2890 on: 16/01/2009 01:38:52 »
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Why eventual harm? Well, maybe I'm influenced by research studies that I've read as well as my own experience. For example, psychologist J.M. Prescott, in The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, found that societies forbidding premarital sex are plagued by acts of rage, and tend to have higher rates of crime and violence. He also found a link between sexual repression and aggression, insensitivity, criminal behavior, and a greater likelihood of killing and torturing enemies. Like any study, there could be some bias here, but it's not the only one I've seen

What! He found that this was all due to refraining from sex?! It sounds more like the setting was a society where the religious beliefs were forced. I would agree that any society built on anything than free will would be disordered. But this does not indite chastity, but rather authoritarianism.


Although there are many similar studies, you could be right.
 

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2891 on: 16/01/2009 01:45:46 »
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Hi again, Martin. As I mentioned earlier, I think abstinence is eventually unhealthy for everyone. We are sexual beings. The length of time abstinent is the only variable.
Just curious, why do you think that abstinence is unhealthy? You say "eventually" so I presume you think that refraining from sex will over time do damage somehow. We are indeed sexual beings but I don't know of any way in which not "using it" could harm a person.
Hi, John, great to see you back, I know you're busy, but I always love hearing from the "Founder" of this forum (NOTE to everyone: John was the very first, brave poster here! 2 years ago.)
John, I know that I'm sticking my neck out here. I'm not an expert. I'm only speaking out because abstinence is a potential POIS "cure". I'm willing to be convinced the other way; maybe I just haven't yet found evidence of "healthy/happy celibacy".

Not my experience. I know one man with two decades of abstinence and one with four years short of a century and they are two of the most well adjusted, content human beings I know.
 

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« Reply #2892 on: 16/01/2009 01:48:27 »
[Abstinent yet not well adjusted, not content per Demo:] Not my experience. I know one man with two decades of abstinence and one with four years short of a century and they are two of the most well adjusted, content human beings I know.

If that can be known from the outside.
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« Reply #2893 on: 16/01/2009 01:55:26 »
As far as abstincenc/celibacy is concerned, I never have had issues with extended abstinence. My body may say otherwise and act on its own (100% of time), yet with the abstinence itself,I have no negative reactions. I can be just fine. I can go a few months easily.

You're a better man than me! :)

(I can go about 6 weeks healthily)
 

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« Reply #2894 on: 16/01/2009 02:27:18 »
I'm only speaking out because abstinence is a potential POIS "cure".

That's a bold claim, and if it's true, then it seems sane to determine what the impediments are to pursuing that as an adjunctive therapy.


 

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« Reply #2895 on: 16/01/2009 02:52:23 »
I'm only speaking out because abstinence is a potential POIS "cure".

That's a bold claim, and if it's true, then it seems sane to determine what the impediments are to pursuing that as an adjunctive therapy.

Maybe we're not looking at the same thing? Not bold claim at all. Simple fact, starting with Waldinger's patients. We all experience the "cure"! I'm just saying that when we are abstinent, we are not having orgasm(s), therefore no POIS.

Seems like you're saying the same thing: "what are the impediments?". Well, I can stay abstinent 6 weeks, others shorter, others longer.

It was a very simple statement. I really don't think it needs to be that complicated at all:

No orgasm = no POIS.
 

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2896 on: 16/01/2009 04:08:01 »
For me, POIS is a syndrome post orgasm, but so psychologically debilitating that it has become part of me. This means psychologically and physically. Its existence causes fear, anticipatory fear. Generally, after a short period of time (2-7 days), almost all symptoms of POIS are gone. However, POIS (as we have come to call "it") may have "lingering effects". These effects may be biochemical, psychological or a combination. I don't know. I have been thinking about this for 20 years (obviously before the name pois). Most of the time I tend to think of POIS as a discrete time frame syndrome. Sometimes I don't; this is because it is so darn bothersome and haunting. Soon for me (I'm extremely confident) POIS will again stand alone when my GAD is gone. This will be soon. Will my therapies to rid GAD seriously diminish my POIS? I seriously hope to be able to report soon, but I don't want to force it and will not. I have never ever had a conclusion of GAD (avg. time 2 years more or less) that corresponded to a serious, conscious focus on POIS. This is exciting. I pray it possible that my therapies to rid GAD will diminish POIS.
 

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2897 on: 16/01/2009 05:50:21 »
I'm only speaking out because abstinence is a potential POIS "cure".
That's a bold claim, and if it's true, then it seems sane to determine what the impediments are to pursuing that as an adjunctive therapy.
We all experience the "cure"! I'm just saying that when we are abstinent, we are not having orgasm(s),therefore no POIS.
No orgasm = no POIS.

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2898 on: 16/01/2009 07:18:51 »
I'm only speaking out because abstinence is a potential POIS "cure".
That's a bold claim, and if it's true, then it seems sane to determine what the impediments are to pursuing that as an adjunctive therapy.
We all experience the "cure"! I'm just saying that when we are abstinent, we are not having orgasm(s),therefore no POIS.
No orgasm = no POIS.
A guy goes into a doctor's office, holds up his right hand. "It hurts when I do this" The doctor says "Well, then don't do that !

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2899 on: 16/01/2009 07:25:45 »
POIS DIARY

Day 1 of 10mg, 2 testosterone patches (per endo Rx), Day 5 of POIS misery winding down. Brutal POIS episode, fierce exhaustion, don't know why. Surprised that my faithful wife hasn't thrown me and my morose, sullen disposition outta the house! I hope it's not due to 6 weeks abstinence vs. less cycle time before now!
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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
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