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I am wondering if anyone has had a functional MRI scan, or a PET scan?
Quote from: Counterpoints on 04/06/2008 05:12:17I am wondering if anyone has had a functional MRI scan, or a PET scan? I've had an MRI of my brain. Everything checked out except for a very small growth (about 2mm) on my pituitary was found. It seemed to coincide with my prolactin levels being slightly too high. But no damage was reported. Difficulty in recalling words is defiantly one of my top symptoms; in fact it is only now, a few days after my last orgasm, I can finally think and find words to finally write my term papers X_X
Counterpoints, often times on the initial day of POIS I would feel mildly euphoric, perhaps closer to what is typical of "normal" people post orgasm, but these mental states could not be held for long and any positive sensation would eventually nosedive as I had to deal with the "mental change" that had occurred. In my POIS state the difficulty in communicating verbally with others in this state was most distressing. I don't recall ever having an improvement from further ejaculation, rather it would amplify the problem. I have had only a basic MRI and nothing was found. 
...how could the *severe* symptoms that follow one orgasm be alleviated by a subsequent orgasm?
When successful, is it permanent (for the current POIS cycle only) or temporary relief?
You have to have it [POIS] to really understand how debilitating it is.
...I think the case to have them [fMRI/PET scans]conducted is VERY strong, however, especially with this number of people complaining of similar symptoms and the degree to which these symptoms affect us.
Do you think that pointing to this forum + 30 pages is also good evidence? Maybe it would help to document our case with a complaint submitted to doctors and/or health plan?
Quote from: demografx on 05/06/2008 17:49:05Do you think that pointing to this forum + 30 pages is also good evidence? Maybe it would help to document our case with a complaint submitted to doctors and/or health plan? I think it is OK, although it would be most effective to have a bunch of viewable files for each of us, which could be generated by an online submission form. I'll work on it this weekend; I've been pretty busy at work this week. I'll look into hosting (I have some friends who could host a web-page), but I am still hoping that someone here might be able to host it.
Seems we havent really made much progressI have posted here beforeWhat does seem interesting to me is that alot of members also describe CFS. I find this interesting because ive been suffering from CFS for some time now as well. I think somehow adrenal fatigue / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Heavy Metals tie into this. The symptoms for all of these problems overlap in many areas, and are difficult to tell apartRecently ive been doing some reading on adrenal fatigue and mercury (heavy metal) poisoning or overload. It seems they are linked. My question for those with POIS is this: Have any of you had dental fillings(amalgams) with mercury in them (they are usually silver / shiny)Im just trying to see a common pattern here.... On a side note, I have had limited success with herbal/vitamin supplements. Last weekend i tried a handful of whatever I could find in the cupboard (B vitamins, Zinc, Rhodiola... etc etc etc) and although recovery was shortened to a day or two less, I felt very weird on all stuff.
QuoteI also don't think POIS has any connection to chronic fatigue syndrome.In my situation, CFS and POIS are CLEARLY related. I also know of several other people with CFS (all men) who have both low libido and POIS symptoms.