Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)

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« Reply #1100 on: 21/08/2008 16:53:54 »
THANK YOU Guthrie--for the acknowledgment that it was I who made the POIS video, (which stands for POST ORGASMIC,
not EJACULATORY), and that yes indeed, last I checked, I am a female, with the above fore-mentioned syndrome.

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« Reply #1101 on: 21/08/2008 18:20:25 »
Any tips on how to change my username? I don't want that name searchable -- would like to protect my privacy!
Thanks.
As you can see, it's been changed...including the "edit person" (in very small italics at the bottom) of your most recent post
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« Reply #1102 on: 21/08/2008 18:40:40 »
THANK YOU Guthrie--for the acknowledgment that it was I who made the POIS video, (which stands for POST ORGASMIC,
not EJACULATORY), and that yes indeed, last I checked, I am a female, with the above fore-mentioned syndrome.

girlwind, I thought I gave you proper credit above, but maybe it wasn't clear enough. If so, sorry.

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« Reply #1103 on: 21/08/2008 21:05:33 »
THANK YOU Guthrie--for the acknowledgment that it was I who made the POIS video, (which stands for POST ORGASMIC,
not EJACULATORY), and that yes indeed, last I checked, I am a female, with the above fore-mentioned syndrome.

girlwind, I thought I gave you proper credit above, but maybe it wasn't clear enough. If so, sorry.

You did. Don't worry, be happy.  [:D]

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« Reply #1104 on: 23/08/2008 02:16:03 »
Don't worry, be happy.  [:D]
Your wish is my command! [;D]

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« Reply #1105 on: 23/08/2008 12:49:55 »
This previous week I had another NE, while continuing my clove a day garlic diet. Again, I had no mental symptoms, and remember for me the mental trouble has always been the main symptom. I did notice that my neck glands were slightly swollen, as if I had a minor cold. Unexpectedly one morning I woke with a sore neck, which is very odd for me. Then a couple of days later my back went out.  Whether the back/neck problems are POIS related I have no clue. 

I believe that the garlic is definitely doing something. Is it killing an organism? Is it moving mercury around? I really don’t have any idea, but it is my new drug… I am now a garliholic.  I am also still eating some raw onions, although my money is on the garlic.  I am also still consuming some flax oil,  it seems to help with energy especially when insomnia is sapping me.

Thinking back to when I believed a dairy free diet was helping me, this could very well have been around the time that I began adding cooked garlic to my diet.


Hello everybody (sorry for my english, I`m not native).

I`have tried your (John21`s) garlic diet idea and got interesting results:
- almost no 'mental-fogg efect' - which is most important for me, because I cant work while I get this,
- light back pain, no neck cracking / joints problem,
- generally a lack of mental destruction (not only a fog problem) - definitely a strong decrease, it used to push me away from people and concentrate on my self, which was deadly for my self-esteem and my ability to recover to communicate properly,
- no changes in libido, still wanting my girl as much as before (which usually was not a rule after a strong ejaculation bc of exhaustion probably), still have enough energy to get up from bed daily WITHOUT DEPRESSION-LIKE PROBLEMS,
- slight decrease in numerical / programming skills,
- almost no decrease in language skills,
- organization level at the stable level.

My story is a usual POIS problem story.  It started at the age of 10 (now Im 26) and made a hell of my 'private' life.

I started to live a balanced life 3 months ago, which means for me:
- having a 8-16 work with strong face to face interactions
- exercising daily with a plan
- eating healthy (no or little junk food), more vegetables and fish, less diary products
- socializing every weekend, taking care of people around,
- READ MORE BOOKS, LISTEN TO MORE MUSIC consciously - culture has a great katharictical influence, make a use of it,
- getting organized. the hardest part - its a constant demand for solving problems at the fast pace, in order to reduce stress and burnout,
- sleep more at regular basis: 12-7:30.

So once again - THANKS FOR A LIFESAVING TIP John21. I will bring some more info later on how it works.


Stay in health people,

James


 




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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #1106 on: 23/08/2008 12:53:36 »
Does anyone here have a stronger analytical background? I think that it would be useful to prepare some tests/forms which could give a wider understanding of our problems background. Many of us probably tried psychological / psychiatrical support (including me), but that really wasnt a solution. Maybe there is something that we are missing making ourselves hitting a dead end?

For example we could test:

=== social part
- are we in relationships or single
     - what was our overall ability to socialize before/after our pois problem begun
// this could help us realize if we are shizoidal by nature or it started at some point of time ;)

- what is our main reason not to restrain from sex
    - do we have addictions? are they sex addictions?
// after my example I can see that living unbalanced life leads to many addictions - sex addiction is one of them, including masturbation and pornography addiction. Having the knowledge of how spread this problem is  we would know much more about the INFLUENCE of it on our quest for antiPOIS drug.

- do we lead a stressfull life // I realized that having problems with your own life leads to hard frustration and some sort of anxiety/detachment which emphasizes POIS itself and escalates its effects

- do we have strong family relations?

- does anyone from our family/relatives know about our condition?

- how well socialized are we? do we have friends? do we go out every weekend or maybe more often?

- do we have hobbies?

=== health part

- do we exercise?

- what sports do we train?
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etc etc.
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There is an external web-forms engine which could help us prepare such polls. If local admins could help us get use of that it would be great, if not - we`ll need some other way to do it.

its called: http://wufoo.com/

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We could get in touch with students of medicine / psychology. Some of them are looking for a topic for their thesis / projects. Getting them involved would be beneficial for them and our community.

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Tell us what you think about ideas above.
Stay in health :),
James


 




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« Reply #1107 on: 23/08/2008 23:36:37 »
James!
I am elated to hear you have seen positive results with the garlic! Myself I have had yet another positive occurrence, I am ecstatic about this find. I cannot imagine a placebo effect ever having the strength to influence the torment that I used to feel post sex. I am the most confident I have ever been that the problem finally out of my way, and it thrills me to hear that someone else is benefiting as well. Whether it works for all is to be determined, but perhaps if it doesn't we might be one step closer to knowing how to battle it.

My thoughts are that something, whether bacteria or fungus is living in the pelvic area, perhaps primarily in the prostate. When the sexual organs have been activated by orgasm blood increases to these areas and whatever is living there gets "fed" in the process, causing inflammation and many varied symptoms. When consuming garlic as medicine to counteract it, I believe it is most important to eat it immediately after sex (start the day after minimally, the hour after ideally), and if possible immediately before sex. (Doesn't sound too romantic does it [:)] ) This time when the pelvic area gets the increased blood circulation is the time to bombard it with allium sativum.

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« Reply #1108 on: 24/08/2008 00:07:24 »
Animus,
Your situation is certainly very unique. I am sorry to hear that you have suffered so much. I hope you can benefit in some way from us, and I really hope you don't have to go through any more operations to counteract your problems. I'm not surprised that such a supplement caused you damage, but the severity is incredible. You scared me there for a moment, when you said girth I was thinking diameter...5" ! [:D]

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #1109 on: 24/08/2008 01:50:00 »
GARLIC DIET

John21, this is so amazing, to think that something so simple could be so powerful. Thank you for discovering it! It would be interesting if there are any similarities between garlic and Levitra! Or is that way too bizarre?

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« Reply #1110 on: 24/08/2008 03:34:07 »
GARLIC DIET

John21, this is so amazing, to think that something so simple could be so powerful. Thank you for discovering it! It would be interesting if there are any similarities between garlic and Levitra! Or is that way too bizarre?

That is too delightfully funny...garlic as the new Levitra! But wait, I have something even more phenomenal.
I just recently read an article about a doctor in Italy, whose  "research has led him to believe that something as simple as a fungus,
Candida, is the leading cause of cancer; that cancer itself is in fact a fungus. What we refer to as a tumor, is nothing more than
your body’s attempt at protecting itself from that fungus." 
And get this... this doctor Simoncini, has conducted tests using plain
old baking soda to shrink cancerous tumors. "Dr. Simoncini’s experience has shown that 99 percent of breast- and bladder cancer
can heal in just six days, entirely without the use of surgery, chemo or radiation, using just a local infiltration device (such as a
catheter) to deliver the sodium bicarbonate directly to the infected site in your breast tissue or bladder."


Is this food as medicine, or what?   [:o]


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« Reply #1111 on: 24/08/2008 05:19:19 »
Is this food as medicine, or what?   [:o]
girlwind, I can't respond to this right now. I'm late for a dinner out. Includes Aspirin+Tylenol Appetizer, entree of Antidepressant Salad and for dessert: Viagra Swirl Ice Cream! Yum. Beta Blocker Bubbly, too.
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« Reply #1112 on: 24/08/2008 13:42:07 »
Hypothesizing that it is a fungal problem...I am wondering if people who do not respond to garlic should also include other antifungal supplements post sex, a quick search puts caprylic acid as being a candidate, amongst others. I might even do so myself.

http://www.bioactivenutrients.com/FungusFree.html

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« Reply #1113 on: 24/08/2008 17:37:07 »
John, I've lost track. How often has the garlic diet worked now on your POIS?

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« Reply #1114 on: 24/08/2008 19:41:35 »
I think it has been three times but I am not positive, it may have been four.

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« Reply #1115 on: 25/08/2008 00:42:34 »
Has it worked every time John?

PS.  I have been experimenting with beta blockers for the last couple weeks (Nadolol).  Will report soon.

Also: Yesterday I had an interesting experience.  In the last few months, after one orgasm I feel very distressed and have severe mental fog.  A second orgasm (within an hour) alleviates some of the mental fog and calms me down.  But after a second orgasm, I feel very drained, and exerting myself mentally  still causes me to feel extremely uncomfortable and distressed.  So recently, when I have orgasm, I will usually have 2 in succession: the symptoms are still quite bad but not as severe as after one orgasm -- if anything, my mind is slightly more clear and I feel more relaxed.  Two days ago, on friday, I had two orgasms in the morning.  After the first hour, I felt somewhat relaxed, but knew I wasn't "well" -- my mind was not clear, and I certainly wasn't "myself".  The next day, the symptoms were not gone.  I had company over for many hours, and I was putting everything into being a good, entertaining, engaging host. But this was extremely taxing -- I was in excruciating agony.  I couldn't wait for them to go in order to get some mental relief.  I felt very drained, and still sexually satiated.   I don't feel comfortable giving this type of detail, but it may be relevant: also, when symptomatic, like yesterday, I can constantly feel a kind of pressure in my prostate and testacles.  Anyways,  I had the sense that another orgasm wouldn't make things worse, and that I wouldn't need two.  I had another orgasm, and my symptoms completely drained away!  It happened too quickly after the orgasm for it to have been something else.

This is something I have experienced in the past after days of agony. (Something I first discovered accidentally after a nocturnal emission).  It took me ten years to find this out.  It certainly isn't consistent for me, but it's very interesting, and should certainly shed light on this problem.  It seems that orgasm can both cause and alleviate this problem.  Relief from orgasm I find usually happens only after prolonged suffering (days).  Not always though.
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« Reply #1116 on: 25/08/2008 03:56:32 »
All right, here is the questionnaire!
http://pois.olympe-network.com/

Many people in this community contributed, and Marnia of reuniting has generously agreed to take full responsibility.  Please direct questions to
reuniting at hotmail.com
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« Reply #1117 on: 25/08/2008 10:17:28 »
Counterpoints, yes that is correct.

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« Reply #1118 on: 25/08/2008 12:43:37 »
Hi,

How about testing B-Vitamin supplements, in high dose? I just wonder

I started a Vitamin-course today, having read that B-vitamins are essential for mental clarity and good cognitive functions.

This version may sound ridiculous, but who knows?

Has anyone tested "Overdose" amount of B-vitamins?


Great thanks for the garlic formula! It is a good supplement. 


Good luck to all

Coreman.

P.S: I highly recommend testing Cortitrol/Relora, however, I think high cortisol levels are rather an effect than a cause... Nevertheless, it properly eliminates a couple of symptoms

 

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« Reply #1119 on: 25/08/2008 20:42:32 »

How about testing B-Vitamin supplements, in high dose? I just wonder

I started a Vitamin-course today, having read that B-vitamins are essential for mental clarity and good cognitive functions.

This version may sound ridiculous, but who knows?

Has anyone tested "Overdose" amount of B-vitamins?


I have experimented a lot with high doses of B vitamins, especially when I've had bad CFS episodes, specifically the
Super B-Complex (100 mg dose), up to 5 times a day. It has helped boost my energy and calmed my nervous
system when I've been in a state of depletion, but it hasn't been as helpful for pois episodes. What's helped me more
for pois is adrenal boosting supplements (schizandra, siberian ginseng and pantothenic acid--B5 and DHEA and fish
oil.  (I am also adding the garlic now.)

Pois is secondary for me, CFS is my primary problem, but I think they are interrelated, as both (in my case) have at
least something to do with hormonal deficiencies.

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« Reply #1120 on: 26/08/2008 16:54:17 »
Pois is secondary for me, CFS is my primary problem, but I think they are interrelated, as both (in my case) have at least something to do with hormonal deficiencies.
FWIW, when I described POIS to my previous psychiatrist, his reaction was that I had CFS.

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« Reply #1121 on: 26/08/2008 19:37:19 »
Pois is secondary for me, CFS is my primary problem, but I think they are interrelated, as both (in my case) have at least something to do with hormonal deficiencies.
FWIW, when I described POIS to my previous psychiatrist, his reaction was that I had CFS.

I don't know how your psychiatrist came to his conclusion, and I don't know exactly all the other symptoms beside POIS
that you experience, but I do know that there is a definite difference between chronic fatigue and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

The CDC define CFS as a distinct disorder with specific symptoms. The criteria for CFS can be found on the site below.
http://www.umm.edu/patiented/articles/how_chronic_fatigue_syndrome_diagnosed_000007_4.htm

Because CFS is so complex and varies from one person to the next (just like POIS), there can be many different patterns
of symptoms. For example: many of us with CFS have low libido, but not all of us have POIS. Many of us have hormonal
imbalances, but not all.. and some have very clear deficiencies in one hormone and not in another. The one thing that
stands out among most CFS sufferers that I know (and the clinical research confirms this number at 70%),  is that the
majority of the "sudden onset" CFS patients  were healthy until a distinctly flu-like illness struck them down at a definite
time. After that they were never the same.

There is a documentary  by Kim Snyder called I Remember Me about CFS. It's really well done and tells the story of many
both ordinary and famous people who have been living with CFS. It goes into the politics of the widespread denial of the
illness (for DECADES by the medical community) and all the efforts made by empathetic doctors to give it recognition and
get it the research that it deserves.

This sounds all to familiar, doesn't it? It's sad that the patients are the ones who have to take charge to get their own research
and treatment.

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« Reply #1122 on: 26/08/2008 21:25:33 »
Of course people who post here will also happen to have other ailments.  CFS and POIS are distinct, as far as we can tell.  Of all the people who have posted here (at least 100), girlwind is the only one who claims to have CFS, (and also is one of only two females).

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« Reply #1123 on: 28/08/2008 20:31:41 »
Contrary to my saying that i would not post anymore. I do want to add a few words on beta blockers.

After about six weeks all my symptoms have disappeared. I am now able to do things I, only a couple of months earlier, thought i would never again do. Things that some people take for granted.

Anyway except for maybe my special case I have noticed none of the fatigue symptoms some people talk about when talking about beta blockers.

On the contrary they make me feel a lot fitter then i used to do. I am also a lot hapier these days.

One thing that can be of interest to everyone is that it completely elimintated sex drive. I feel that I do not have to have sex. And that alone is a feeling more energyzing than anything I have ever felled before.

So personally I would recommend them to everyone and have any doctor shot that doesn't want to provide them.

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« Reply #1124 on: 28/08/2008 21:39:47 »
Contrary to my saying that i would not post anymore. I do want to add a few words on beta blockers.

After about six weeks all my symptoms have disappeared. I am now able to do things I, only a couple of months earlier, thought i would never again do. Things that some people take for granted.

Anyway except for maybe my special case I have noticed none of the fatigue symptoms some people talk about when talking about beta blockers.

On the contrary they make me feel a lot fitter then i used to do. I am also a lot hapier these days.

One thing that can be of interest to everyone is that it completely elimintated sex drive. I feel that I do not have to have sex. And that alone is a feeling more energyzing than anything I have ever felled before.

So personally I would recommend them to everyone and have any doctor shot that doesn't want to provide them.

imre1, how long did they take to start working?  are you taking anything else? what dose?  still emconcor?
Thanks so much for sharing this with us. I am so glad you are feeling better.  It provides so much hope.
Please let me know.
Thanks
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« Reply #1125 on: 29/08/2008 17:02:20 »
I take MMS for candida. John21 , that is exactly what I think. A fungus having roots in the pelvic area. As I said in a previous post, unfortunately I have been masturbating a lot when I was younger. My pelvic area is full of problems, crunched L5\S1 disc, hyperlordosis, osteosclerosis on the sacroiliacs etc... 
I use lots of garlic and I take MMS too. Unfortunaltely there is another side effect to this, the die off of the candida makes me come at night. Yoga works as well, but sometimes has the same effect.
I really think anyway that Candida is the problem and anti fungals the solution. I am 100 percent raw as well. It helps.
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« Reply #1126 on: 29/08/2008 17:36:25 »
Contrary to my saying that i would not post anymore. I do want to add a few words on beta blockers.

After about six weeks all my symptoms have disappeared. I am now able to do things I, only a couple of months earlier, thought i would never again do. Things that some people take for granted.

Anyway except for maybe my special case I have noticed none of the fatigue symptoms some people talk about when talking about beta blockers.

On the contrary they make me feel a lot fitter then i used to do. I am also a lot hapier these days.

One thing that can be of interest to everyone is that it completely elimintated sex drive. I feel that I do not have to have sex. And that alone is a feeling more energyzing than anything I have ever felled before.

So personally I would recommend them to everyone and have any doctor shot that doesn't want to provide them.

imre1, how long did they take to start working?  are you taking anything else? what dose?  still emconcor?
Thanks so much for sharing this with us. I am so glad you are feeling better.  It provides so much hope.
Please let me know.
Thanks


It is still improving.

They took about 3 weeks to first feel some results. Then the headaches started disapearing. First with my head that felled that it was pulling on all sides. Now nothing anymore.

A lowered heart beat was noticable on the first day. Now always on 75.

I think the fact that they made me feel fitter contributes to the fact that I do not have problems with my other symptoms anymore either. Some may have been purely psychological, eg. insomnia.

The reduction in sex drive also came on after some time. I don't know when exactly. First i noticed that i didn't get attracted to women anymore. Then I noticed that i did not want sex anymore.

I take emconcor 1 pil (10mg) in the morning, obviously every day.
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« Reply #1127 on: 29/08/2008 22:30:38 »
Prosodye, I hadn't heard of MMS, and after searching about it I don't think I would put it in my body. But if you are convinced that it is beneficial, at least heed this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFww6Sufn3E&feature=related


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« Reply #1128 on: 30/08/2008 04:36:19 »
Concerning the b-complex supplements, it's better to know what you're doing. And i think that most likely nobody really knows.

They say here that if you have a magnesium deficiency, it can cause nerve damage if you take B6 without pyridoxal phosphate (P5P) :

from http://www.thehealthierlife.co.uk/natural-remedies/vitamins/deficiency-vitamin-b6-increase-risk-stroke-00411.html :

It is important to be aware that vitamin B6 comes in different forms and the type found in most multivitamin supplements is an inactive and cheaper form called pyridoxine hydrochloride, rather than the active form: pyridoxal-5-phosphate (P5P). This doesn't necessarily pose a problem since pyridoxine is converted in your liver to the active form P5P - the only form your cells can use, which goes to work straight away in your blood stream.1

However, this transformation is not always successful and a lack of the mineral magnesium in the diet or an underactive liver (due to too much alcohol, antibiotics or a generally unhealthy lifestyle) can soon interfere with this process. If this happens then large amounts of pyridoxine can soon accumulate in the body that cannot be utilised, which can cause nerve damage over time


Your reaction may be to take P5P but excess can also cause nerve damage ! (See the next link.) An other web site i like but you rapidly see that it's not easy to find your way in this. They're writing about b-complex supplements :
http://www.acu-cell.com/bx.html

I don't know if all this is true but in all my experiences with B-complex, definitely it wasn't the solution. (it cause insomnia, a lot more nervous/social phobia, libido down).However there is also a positive effect (help fatigue) showing that it does good and bad at the same time.

In conclusion, my opinion is it's better to stay with small doses. Except in serious cases of a known deficiency where only high doses are effective.




 

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« Reply #1129 on: 30/08/2008 10:59:06 »
Thank you JOhn21, it was very interesting. As he says, I do not use it as a monotherapy.
 I take OxCygen too, coconut oil and pau d'arco. I know colloidal silver and grapefruit Xtract can help as well. I too am not sure that taking MMS is a great idea. Maybe I should just stick to my hot peppers and garlic, it might be enough. But still I do not think he is against MMS at all.
He says, "Bacteria: ClO2 will become reduced (5e-) when it is in proximity to the bacteria’s cell wall damaging it. ClO2 will so inhibit Nitrite Reductase activity, an enzyme needed for anaerobic respiration (same mech for cancer cells). Virus: ClO2 will penetrate the cell wall and will interrupt intracellular peptone production, a necessary intermediant in viral protein hydrolysis (creation of functional protein)."

So it is just that by reduction a superoxide dismutation happens, like it would with a triplet oxygen. ( or maybe it works differently with polyvalent reduction?) So 3O2 turns into O2-   Then what chlorine dioxyde does would sound rather natural, given that cells in the body naturally dismutate into hydrogen peroxide and oxygen anyway. So "ions against ions", they all explode and what's left is sodium, I would guess.
But some thing I find interesting is the interaction with ferrous iron, it made me suddenly think that I have always been deficient in iron. I am wondering if it is common here? Do you happen to be, here on the forum? John21 are you? I wonder if it could be linked to candida and to improper oxygen reactions...

Are you yourself still on garlic only. Is it still efficient?
 Do you think there is a flare up of candida after orgasm? And if yes, why do you think this is so?

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« Reply #1130 on: 30/08/2008 20:07:52 »
I am not deficient of anything, that I know of. Garlic has been doing the trick for me P.O., and I don't really know why. I am thinking more about "systemic candidiasis". It sounds like total BS to my ears, after all it presumably testable yet is not accepted by the medical establishment. Yet...I eased off on the regular garlic eating and last week I was eating a few scoops of frozen yogurt for a few nights (lots of sugar, something that I rarely eat), and bang my insomnia got worse and I had a big head fog. Makes me wonder.

Wow, this site says a symptom can be sensitivity to alcohol, that is definitely something I have. If I have even a little I can feel it, and even one sip will give me a poor sleep. I awake with a certain feeling, it distinctly happens only after drinking alcohol. I can't even drink "near beer"!

http://www.fungusfocus.com/html/candida_info2.htm
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« Reply #1131 on: 30/08/2008 23:01:28 »
Take a test for Candida?

Sugar causes problems for me too, as do some types of beer.  Also: I have had skin problems (eczema) for a long time, and I have taken minocycline and tetracycline for extended (longer than 1 month) periods, several times, including around the time I connected symptoms to POIS.

Has anyone else here taken minocin or tetracycline? when and for how long? (in relation to POIS symptoms starting)  How about sugar causing problems?
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« Reply #1132 on: 31/08/2008 00:14:08 »
Well, yes for sure. Sugar and candida, it thrives on sugar. Especially cooked, refined one, like beer, but less on wine or cider. I never drink myself but fruits always accentuate the symptoms. In London it is clearly recognized by some doctors, it is there anyway, it helps with reducing the amount of sugar we take in, but what we do not want is a blooming of it because it invades the organs, and most probably is the same thing as cancer. But you can't "get rid of it". Some people say that staying away from sugar is not the solution, as anyway, everything is broken down into glucose to provide energy for the cells, and that the solution is in a very low fat diet, because fat prevent the correct absorption and transformation of sugar into monosaccharides, thus making the insulin levels rise and throwing the adrenals off balance. And of course this benefits the candida.

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« Reply #1133 on: 31/08/2008 16:32:17 »
Take a test for Candida?

Sugar causes problems for me too, as do some types of beer.  Also: I have had skin problems (eczema) for a long time, and I have taken minocycline and tetracycline for extended (longer than 1 month) periods, several times, including around the time I connected symptoms to POIS.

Has anyone else here taken minocin or tetracycline? when and for how long? (in relation to POIS symptoms starting)  How about sugar causing problems?


Back in the 90's I spent a decade "KILLING CANDIDA," and at this point I no longer suffer from the symptoms of excessive candida
overgrowth.  In my case, the cause was weakened immunity and weak digestion, due to CFS. I also think that growing up with an
MD father, who overmedicated me with many different antibiotiocs throughout my childhood and teens, including a long run on
tetracycline for very mild acne, contributed greatly to my candida problem, and to my general immune collapse.

To "kill" the candida, I had to eliminate ALL SUGAR and GRAIN from my diet, as well as the high sugar content vegetables like
carrots, beets and squashes, and take anti-fungals (like pau d'arco and Nutribiotic GSE) in LARGE doses for 2 years. That brought
my levels of candida down significantly, but did not entirely fix the problem. When I introduced even a little grain back into my
diet, the candida took off again and my levels went way up in just a few months time. What finally did the trick was to heal my
digestive track with L-Glutamine (an amino acid that supposedly reduces inflammation in the gut), which I noticed instantly,
and Betaine HCL, which I've mentioned before on this forum. Once I had enough hydrochloric acid in my stomach and could
properly digest my food, the candida was mucheasier to control.  I have had no issues with it since then, though at this point I
continue to avoid grains and sugar, because that makes me feel healthier and stronger. I eat mostly raw and cooked vegetables,
raw vegetable juices, a tiny bit of fruit in season, and protein at every meal. I continue to have some POIS symptoms, despite the
fact that my candida problems are resolved. For me, the POIS is mostly about endocrine imbalances, which I am currently working on.

Great Smokies Diagnostic Laboratories tests for candida. That's who I used. There may be others at this point too.
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« Reply #1134 on: 31/08/2008 17:33:59 »
Interesting, girlwind.  Sugar does make me feel unusually spacey and distressed.  But I don't see how candida would respond to orgasm in such a noticeable way -- orgasm certainly affects me more than sugar or carbohydrates.   Maybe two separate problems?  I too regret taking antibiotics in my teens, inconsistently, and for extended periods of time.





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« Reply #1135 on: 31/08/2008 18:36:57 »
Interesting, girlwind.  Sugar does make me feel unusually spacey and distressed.  But I don't see how candida would respond to orgasm in such a noticeable way -- orgasm certainly affects me more than sugar or carbohydrates.   Maybe two separate problems?  I too regret taking antibiotics in my teens, inconsistently, and for extended periods of time.


I'm not seeing the POIS and candida connection for myself either. At this point POIS continues to be a problem for me,
whereas candida definitely is not. However, since sugar can be a culprit both in feeding candida overgrowth, as well
as in causing great fluctuations in hormone levels (especially insulin & cortisol), it would make sense that anyone who
has candida overgrowth issues and is consuming sugar on a regular basis may also be prone to POIS issues. And...
when you consider the progress John21 has made by managing candida, you have to consider that there might be a
connection for POIS sufferers.

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« Reply #1136 on: 31/08/2008 20:44:20 »
Thnak you for all that girlwind, although I am not sure one can ever know for sure that candida is an old story, no longer a problem, maybe it still manifests but as POIS, which would make sense because of what you say about adrenal balance. It seems like sugar is actually NOT the problem but fats are, as they give sugar a hard time to be turned into energy on a cellular level, making the pancreas go wild on insulin and throwing the adrenals out of balance, and weakening you.
Doug Graham people say it takes ages to diminish candida when you stay away from sugar but takes a very short time when you stay away from fats. It makes sense that stopping sugar does not really makes sense when everything is turned into glucose in the body anyway.
I take Betaine HCL myself, enzymes, pau d'arco, threelac, garlic, spices, MMS, detoxified iodine etc... and  am completely raw and don't do grains, only a few sprouted seeds, but I will definitely check L-glutamine.
You sound very knowledgeable about it Girlwind, it was great to read your post. For the moment it does not really do the trick, each time I eat a fruit, my ears, eyes, anus, scalp etc... itch awfully, I've been SAD for nearly 30 years, have taken huge amounts of antibiotics, and anti-inflammatories because of my HLA-B27, was a heavy drinker and smoker, cigarettes and else... so I guess it will take a very long time to heal and reduce the candidasis.
I know that a raw diet and garlic DEFINITELY help with my POIS, i can't say they disappear but there is for sure a betterment.
Thanks everyone for your posts, this thread is great. Really helpful.

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« Reply #1137 on: 31/08/2008 21:39:40 »
Thnak you for all that girlwind, although I am not sure one can ever know for sure that candida is an old story, no longer a problem, maybe it still manifests but as POIS, which would make sense because of what you say about adrenal balance. It seems like sugar is actually NOT the problem but fats are, as they give sugar a hard time to be turned into energy on a cellular level, making the pancreas go wild on insulin and throwing the adrenals out of balance, and weakening you.
Doug Graham people say it takes ages to diminish candida when you stay away from sugar but takes a very short time when you stay away from fats. It makes sense that stopping sugar does not really makes sense when everything is turned into glucose in the body anyway.

I don't know who Doug Graham is, but I definitely don't agree that staying away from fats will help candida at all.
In fact, increasing my protein and fat intake, while cutting out sugars and grains was the key for me to rid myself
of candida overgrowth. This is not to say I have NO candida in my system anymore, because I don't think that is
humanly possible. (After they dropped the atomic bomb during their "tests" in the Bikini Islands during the early
50's, they scanned the area for life afterwards, and guess what was the only living organism they found.... Yes,
you're right if you guessed candida!  If an atom bomb can't annihilate it, then I don't think there is enough pau
d'arco in the universe to do the job.) I do know that I have at this point, with diet and the supplements mentioned
before, (L-Glutamine and Betaine HCL), as well as fermented foods (yogurt, sauerkraut) and regular doses of
probiotics, created an environment that is hostile to the growth and proliferation of candida. The proof is that I no
longer have the high levels of it showing up in lab tests, and more importantly I no longer have the SEVERE daily
digestive problems I had in the past--constant indigestion and fermentation in my bowel, bloating, malabsorption,
and ongoing migraines with vomiting. In fact, I have not had a migraine for ten years.

Fats get a real bad rap in some circles, but actually they are very necessary for healthy brain functioning. Healthy
fats like olive oil, flax oil and fish oil as well as nuts, seeds, avocados, and the fats in animal food, which I eat daily,
have been a big part of changing my digestion and my energy level for the better. The POIS and adrenal issue I
have are most likely connected to an endocrine imbalance that is the result of a systemic viral problem (in my case
that is the human herpes virus #6, aka HHV6), which is one of the viruses that is implicated in CFS.
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« Reply #1138 on: 01/09/2008 09:09:03 »
"If an atom bomb can't annihilate it, then I don't think there is enough pau
d'arco in the universe to do the job.)" ( sorry, I can't seem to find the "quote" button)
Really? I bet that thing gets strengthened by atomic irradiation! scary..! It wants to conquer the world, it wants us to rot, to feed on us!
The seeds, yes, that's how I get my EFA's too, they're lovely...
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« Reply #1139 on: 01/09/2008 21:27:18 »
HAPPY LABOR DAY

Hope everyone's having a good one!

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« Reply #1140 on: 02/09/2008 00:20:17 »
I somehow found this forum.  I began masturbating at about 14. I didn't have lot of privacy so it wasn't that often. I noticed weakness that I couldn't explain.  At about 18 my neck began getting stiff. After a while I realized the connection. at first I thought it was a temporary condition so I stopped. It got a little better but not completely as after a while the wet dreams set you back. You get frustrated and figure you may as well prevent it and at least be awake to enjoy it. Soon it was my neck, back, shoulder and then somewhat the whole body. You try and after a while the desire goes away but in one night you get thrown back. Stimulation does it to a small degree but the orgasm really starts it. I get hot especially around the neck and ears burn. Also swelling in the underarm area. The first 24 hours are the worst.  Eyes will also feel irritated dry.  I feel dehydrated. It will worsen for a very predictable 24 hours reaching a peak and gradually start to get better.  7 days is about when it seems to get better although for the muscles to compel relax would takes months to a year. I've never got that far. It is like an arthritic condition. I also had stiffness in the shoulder after consuming alcohol.
I went to doctors. They gave me muscle relaxers etc. One sent me to physical therapy.  May have helped a little except it included getting a massage by young female PT assistants.
At 26 I went to a urologist who checked for diabetes and said "don't worry about"
Pretty much a dead end.
I did tests for Dhea and Testosterone after but they came back normal'
I tried different supplements which seem to help with the recovery.  Mega dose of vitamins particularly C and E.
Also has a little success with a combination of Probiotics and Enzyme formulas for muscles and digestion(bromelain, protease, papain)
I got prescribed antidepressants. Nortrip made me feel like my head would explode. 
a couple of observation
- when I had wet dreams I realized that there was a connection between taking Aspirin , Ibuprofen etc too close to bedtime.  After stopping them after 4:00 PM that really helped.
-Taking salt right after an orgasm seems to leesen the immediate symptoms. It has become difficult o find salt tablets so I just use a shaker and a glass of water.  I do become very thirsty. 
-Ice or a cold Shower/bath/swim helps some.
-As much as I want to lie there exhausted it helps to exercise particularly anything to stretch the body although it feels like my spine has been replaced by a steel pole.
-there is also numbness in areas.
-My father's family had a history of MS.
-I've had a little mental fogginess but am not sure if it was from the medicines.  I dropped out of college once after going blank during some exams. No one told me the side effect.
I am now 50.

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« Reply #1141 on: 02/09/2008 01:54:28 »
FINALLY, welcome to the POIS Forum, I'm glad you found us. And thanks for not giving up. I, too, have over 30 years experience with the agony of POIS. If you review some recent posts you will find some very encouraging successes. I hope yours becomes one of them.

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« Reply #1142 on: 02/09/2008 05:10:46 »
There was no reaction at all to the questionnaire being posted, after sooo much work. And only one person has even filled it out.  This is the key to getting help -- to getting researchers' attention.  I had planned on bringing some of the forms to some research physician friends, but I can't do that if there is nothing to show.

If you are currently testing a treatment, and are worried you won't get a chance to write about it, that isn't the case.  We will have another opportunity in a few months.  And if you urgently want to add something, we will include it in whatever is put together to present.

The website again is: pois.olympe-network.com

Cheers.


edit: It may help physicians if you use the same name when filling out the form as you have on these forums -- that way your responses can be matched up with some of your postings here.
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« Reply #1143 on: 02/09/2008 11:15:56 »
Counterpoints, I will get to it this week.

Has anyone heard of the "spit test" for Candida? What do you think, is this something that most people fail, invented to fool people into thinking they are infected, or is it legit? I tried it this morning, results were positive.

http://www.1stcandidacure.com/candidatest.html

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« Reply #1144 on: 02/09/2008 17:21:35 »
There was no reaction at all to the questionnaire being posted, after sooo much work. And only one person has even filled it out.  This is the key to getting help -- to getting researchers' attention.  I had planned on bringing some of the forms to some research physician friends, but I can't do that if there is nothing to show.

If you are currently testing a treatment, and are worried you won't get a chance to write about it, that isn't the case.  We will have another opportunity in a few months.  And if you urgently want to add something, we will include it in whatever is put together to present.

The website again is: pois.olympe-network.com

Cheers.


Counterpoints, I am very grateful for the work that you put in to make the questionnaire happen. THANK YOU! I have every
intention of filling it out, but was waiting to finish and get results from some relevant lab work. I am currently in the process of
testing all my hormones and wanted to get the results before I did the form. Can it wait another week? And also, can I use my
nakedscientists email? Will that work as a contact for the researchers?
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« Reply #1145 on: 02/09/2008 17:35:21 »
B.Jim
Definitely 48 and probably 24. Next day anyway. It was a saliva mail in so I don't not how accurate or well handled it was. A blood test might be better.


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« Reply #1146 on: 02/09/2008 22:17:51 »
Counterpoints, will our information be provided to any other public website, POIS-related or otherwise? Thanks for all your work.
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« Reply #1147 on: 02/09/2008 22:59:25 »
Hi,

I'm new to this forum. I'm female and experiencing similar symptoms. What baffles me is the fact that these symptoms usually get called post-traumatic stress disorder, flashback or dissociation when you have them as a woman. So I'm wondering- do men and women exprience the same thing? Is it due to trauma or a physical problem, or what?
I don't know if anyone has brought up this aspect before, and I don't feel quite comfortable to adress this, but it's just too strange.

Aloha

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« Reply #1148 on: 02/09/2008 23:40:27 »
Did you test cortisol too ?

No.  Not sure if that was available.
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« Reply #1149 on: 03/09/2008 00:12:51 »
Aloha, welcome to the POIS Forum. Glad to have you here.