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Let me invite you all to a community dedicated to POIS.It's a more interactive place where we can post our feelings and improvements.Hope you all join in and maybe more people will come over and share their experiences.The site is: http://www.orkut.com/Community.aspx?cmm=39047985&refresh=1(copy and paste)Please don't be ashamed of joining in... I think it will benefit our comunication a lot.Hope to see you in.JP
Quote from: jplewin on 11/09/2007 03:19:44Let me invite you all to a community dedicated to POIS.It's a more interactive place where we can post our feelings and improvements.Hope you all join in and maybe more people will come over and share their experiences.The site is: http://www.orkut.com/Community.aspx?cmm=39047985&refresh=1(copy and paste)Please don't be ashamed of joining in... I think it will benefit our comunication a lot.Hope to see you in.JPTHANK YOU JP I JUST JOINED THIS GROUP AND RECOMMEND IT TO OTHERS HERE>
JP, I didn't want to say too much on your scrapbook, I don't know how private this issue is between you and your friends. I'm glad to hear you could discuss it with your parents, I can't imagine doing that! Your symptoms don't seem to match mine exactly, although reading yours brings back to mind minor aspects of the syndrome I have experienced such as flushing of the face, enhanced bowel movement ease, sore throat, somewhat swollen glands in the neck. At times during intense discomfort I have measured my blood pressure being far above normal, which I was able to demonstrate to my doctor. When I was not experiencing this condition I was otherwise healthy, blood pressure and all. As you have searched the web you probably have come across the website actionlove.com, as I have. I don't think the author of this site "Dr Lin" is a real doctor, and I find his potions for sexual problems rather dubious. (Actually I tried them once, after reading testimonials) But you might find it interesting to read the accounts of people listed there who have problems post-sex. He will go into some longwinded technical analysis about what is causing the person's problem (which I suspect he truly believes yet is probably gibberish). Anyway you might wish to read it if you haven't already. You mention you are taking schizophrenia medication, did you have schizophrenia before these post-sex problems developed? Or is this merely an attempt to cure this specific problem?I'd love to hear more about your situation (and others here as well). Nice to hear from you.John
Hello.This is my first post, and I really want to thank you for your existence and your discussion. A 43 year old male, I have suffered from what appears to be POIS for the last 24 years (with the symptoms usually lasting 2 to 4 days). There is definite muscle tremor and weakness, along with fever, mental fog and anguish, exhaustion, heightened susceptibility to colds, and pronounced depression. Though I have been treated for depression for the last 23 years, the post-orgasmic depression is so acute that at times it has left me quite desperate and practically suicidal.As with others who have posted above, this condition is so debilitating that I avoid sexual activity for the most part. And if I do find myself in the throes, I am painstakingly careful not to climax, for fear of facing the resultant condition. (Obviously, one can see how this can take its toll on a relationship.) This may sound strange, but I've even become vigilant in my sleep, avoiding sexual contact in my dreams if possible, so as to avoid the post-orgasmic condition. Further, I have a history of prostatitis and notice that if there is prostatic spillage, I sense the onset of POIS.Thanks to your postings. I will copy this page (and others referenced here) and discuss this with my doctors. Though I have been on a variety of antidepressants and adjunct meds, I haven't had any relief.Interestingly, recently my psychiatrist wanted to use an atypical anti-psychotic (Abilify) as an adjunct antidepressant. Unfortunately and apparently, my dopamine level was reduced which resulted in greatly exacerbating the depression. My motor skills were somewhat impaired and my mood plummeted radically to the point of despair. Actually, these symptoms echoed what I feel during the post-orgasmic period. Thus, I can see how dopamine (and other neurotransmitters) may play a role in all of this.Again, I can't thank you enough for being here and sharing. Before I attributed the peculiar POIS to the general constellation of maladies that can be associated with clinical depression. I now know that this is a distinct condition, I am not alone, and perhaps there is hope.Best wishes to everyone!Tracy