Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)

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« Reply #17400 on: 09/12/2012 01:00:39 »
How does the peanut alergy feel relative to POIS symptoms?

I have a severe (life threatening) allergy to peanuts, and it feels nothing like POIS.  The treatment (a shot of adrenaline) does not seem to have an effect on POIS symptoms.  (If it does it probably helps a little, but there isn't enough evidence for me to say).

However, this does not discredit Waldinger's hypothesis.  Auto-immune reactions (e.g. lupus) can be quite different from normal allergic reactions.

This is one of the places he said he tried ephipnephrine.

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« Reply #17401 on: 09/12/2012 01:56:10 »
How does the peanut alergy feel relative to POIS symptoms?

I have a severe (life threatening) allergy to peanuts, and it feels nothing like POIS.  The treatment (a shot of adrenaline) does not seem to have an effect on POIS symptoms.  (If it does it probably helps a little, but there isn't enough evidence for me to say).

However, this does not discredit Waldinger's hypothesis.  Auto-immune reactions (e.g. lupus) can be quite different from normal allergic reactions.

This is one of the places he said he tried ephipnephrine.

Not to completely discount his statement but keep in mind this is A) only 1 data point, and B) When he's used the epipen, he's also suffering from anaphylactic shock from his peanut allergy, which i'd imagine would obscure his view of the results.

 
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2-5 days, 80% cognitive, tongue-tied, brain fog, lose track of thoughts mid conversation, anxiety, dry eyes, irritable, fatigue.  Believer of both auto-immune AND regeneration theories.  My sessions are much shorter when I've gone 2 wks without.

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« Reply #17402 on: 09/12/2012 03:21:10 »
I'm interested in it because if a POISer does actually try this one day under close doctor supervision, and if it significantly reduces or eliminates their symptoms, then that would pretty much seal the deal (for me at least) about the histamine theory. But yeah, one should never try this alone because it can be very dangerous if not done correctly.

I really don't see why it shouldn't work because "epinephrine is the only chemical that can quickly eliminate histamine in a person. Antihistamines only work to block some of your body's histamine receptors (relieving some histamine related symptoms), they do not remove histamine."

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« Reply #17403 on: 09/12/2012 04:06:32 »
Pseudoephedrine is a stimulant which encourages the body to produce adrenaline / epinephrine. This reduces the level of histamine, similar to the way getting an epi-pen injection counteracts a severe allergic reaction.
You're basically shocking your system out of the POIS state. Yeah, it works but, as I said, I can't see this being a long term solution but it does feel a lot better than POIS :)

Reallly good point Kurtosis! For the last month, it's become increasingly obvious to me that POIS is, at its heart, a histamine problem. As confirmation of this, ive found that foods high in histamine make me feel worse, and supplements that break down histamine, like Sam-E, make me feel a lot better!!

The only part of this theory that was still bugging me though was understanding why caffeine and ritilin make me feel better. What does that have to do with too much histamine? 

As u so precisely explain above, adrenaline clears histamine instantly, giving us relief. And then as u also wrote in another post, this explains why we get worn out so easily, mentally and physically. All day every day we have a high level of adrenaline in order to fight the high histamine.  Consequently, we have adrenal fatigue from using too much adrenaline all the time!  it makes so much sense!

I found a website a guy wrote about his problems breaking down histamine. Youll see how eerily familiar it sounds to pois.  It also explores this link with adrenaline (also know  as epinephrine).

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Adrenaline (Epinephrine) is the only chemical that can quickly eliminate histamine in a person. So called "antihistamines" like Benadryl only work to block some of your body's histamine receptors relieving some histamine related symptoms, they do not remove histamine. If you do go into anaphylactic shock where your organs essentially shut down, it is essential that you are injected with adrenaline immediately to counteract the dangerously high histamine level and prevent death. My histamine level was very high but not dangerous. My body tried in vain to reduce this high level of histamine to a normal level, by releasing abnormally large quantities of adrenaline into my blood stream. This created nervous energy and sometimes even panic attacks if the spikes were large enough. The body normally has a certain amount of adrenaline that increases and decreases slightly to balance your body's histamine level. In its attempt to reduce my histamine level, my body would essentially use up all my adrenaline (as shown by my blood test). This would leave me feeling anywhere from moderately tired to frighteningly exhausted. Its probably difficult to imagine being so drained of energy that it would actually scare you, but it happened to me frequently. My high histamine level also caused my Meniere's like symptoms, as well as difficulty thinking, focusing, and remembering things.

It does seem related to histamine, I find that taking 500 mg of vitamin c every day relieves me from most of the symptoms.

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« Reply #17404 on: 09/12/2012 13:11:30 »
Pseudoephedrine is a stimulant which encourages the body to produce adrenaline / epinephrine. This reduces the level of histamine, similar to the way getting an epi-pen injection counteracts a severe allergic reaction.
You're basically shocking your system out of the POIS state. Yeah, it works but, as I said, I can't see this being a long term solution but it does feel a lot better than POIS :)

Reallly good point Kurtosis! For the last month, it's become increasingly obvious to me that POIS is, at its heart, a histamine problem. As confirmation of this, ive found that foods high in histamine make me feel worse, and supplements that break down histamine, like Sam-E, make me feel a lot better!!

The only part of this theory that was still bugging me though was understanding why caffeine and ritilin make me feel better. What does that have to do with too much histamine? 

As u so precisely explain above, adrenaline clears histamine instantly, giving us relief. And then as u also wrote in another post, this explains why we get worn out so easily, mentally and physically. All day every day we have a high level of adrenaline in order to fight the high histamine.  Consequently, we have adrenal fatigue from using too much adrenaline all the time!  it makes so much sense!

I found a website a guy wrote about his problems breaking down histamine. Youll see how eerily familiar it sounds to pois.  It also explores this link with adrenaline (also know  as epinephrine).

Clip from guy's blog:
Adrenaline (Epinephrine) is the only chemical that can quickly eliminate histamine in a person. So called "antihistamines" like Benadryl only work to block some of your body's histamine receptors relieving some histamine related symptoms, they do not remove histamine. If you do go into anaphylactic shock where your organs essentially shut down, it is essential that you are injected with adrenaline immediately to counteract the dangerously high histamine level and prevent death. My histamine level was very high but not dangerous. My body tried in vain to reduce this high level of histamine to a normal level, by releasing abnormally large quantities of adrenaline into my blood stream. This created nervous energy and sometimes even panic attacks if the spikes were large enough. The body normally has a certain amount of adrenaline that increases and decreases slightly to balance your body's histamine level. In its attempt to reduce my histamine level, my body would essentially use up all my adrenaline (as shown by my blood test). This would leave me feeling anywhere from moderately tired to frighteningly exhausted. Its probably difficult to imagine being so drained of energy that it would actually scare you, but it happened to me frequently. My high histamine level also caused my Meniere's like symptoms, as well as difficulty thinking, focusing, and remembering things.

It does seem related to histamine, I find that taking 500 mg of vitamin c every day relieves me from most of the symptoms.
That's great to hear GC.

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« Reply #17405 on: 10/12/2012 22:51:19 »
i took claritin-d 3 times already, and every time it worked.
I've tried claritin during two week two month ago and I had no benifit using that. It gave me ligh headache only.

I've realized that claritin either works or it doesn't, hit or miss.  The last time I took it, it barely did anything after 3 0's.  What I remember helping me out of the antihistamines was 2 tablets of benadryl instead of one.  Even though it might make me tired the following day, it's better than having POIS symptoms.  I will try two tablets of benadryl this friday.

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« Reply #17406 on: 11/12/2012 10:09:48 »
i took claritin-d 3 times already, and every time it worked.
I've tried claritin during two week two month ago and I had no benifit using that. It gave me ligh headache only.

I've realized that claritin either works or it doesn't, hit or miss.  The last time I took it, it barely did anything after 3 0's.  What I remember helping me out of the antihistamines was 2 tablets of benadryl instead of one.  Even though it might make me tired the following day, it's better than having POIS symptoms.  I will try two tablets of benadryl this friday.

The benefit from clarityn is probably from the pseudoephedrine product (clarityn D). There's limited anti-histamine effect in the brain from the standard clarityn, it's designed that way so it doesn't make you drowsy. Benadryl on the other hand does make you drowsy but is probably more effective. They often talk about using it on mastocytosis and urticaria forums.

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« Reply #17407 on: 11/12/2012 15:01:21 »
Just an update.  Its after one month and two weeks after taking calcium channel blocker i.e. fluneraize. Most of the POIS symptoms has been reduced.  Yesterday consulted my doctor and he prescibed another two months continue for this.  POIS symtoms relieved greatly by this medicine.  Hoping for the best. Pl try this with advice of GP.  It takes app one month to give correct results.
but one drawback of this medicine is it increases weight. 

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« Reply #17408 on: 11/12/2012 16:46:35 »
Just an update.  Its after one month and two weeks after taking calcium channel blocker i.e. fluneraize. Most of the POIS symptoms has been reduced.  Yesterday consulted my doctor and he prescibed another two months continue for this.  POIS symtoms relieved greatly by this medicine.  Hoping for the best. Pl try this with advice of GP.  It takes app one month to give correct results.
but one drawback of this medicine is it increases weight. 


my solution to that is to weightlift it will turn all that food into muscles.
get sexy while fixing my brain. Win win( hopefully am not to tired.)


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« Reply #17409 on: 11/12/2012 16:48:54 »
I went to my doctor for flunarizine. While he researches flunarizine he presribed intutiv(guafacine),It supposedly works on concentration and other cognitive problems. It is suppose to work pretty quickly so i will let you guys know how it works.
any body tried intutiv
 

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« Reply #17410 on: 11/12/2012 17:47:00 »
If someone were to use an epinephrine auto injector (like EpiPen), would this instantly clear his pois symptoms? I'm just wondering & not recommending that anyone try this by the way.

Counterpoint tried this and it didnt work for him.

Did he?  Certainly, will you share with us the quote from the forum where he says he tried it??  I searched the forum for Epipen and saw Counterpoints say that he owned one, but didn't see him say that he had ever used it.  Unfortunately we can't ask him because somebody banned him.

I've never used an epipen, and they're dangerous to try when not absolutely necessary so don't be a hero, but I'm fairly confident we'd feel instantly better.  Anyone else have experience with an epipen??

That's quite interesting ; there is basicly two main theories right now and the epipen thing could give us some relevant informations ;

If POIS is histamine related, we'll get instant relief with epinephrine
If POIS is migraine/blood pressure related epinephrine (more than 0,1 µg/kg) will just make symptoms much worse by raising blood pressure and constrict brain vessels


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« Reply #17411 on: 12/12/2012 10:03:00 »
One problem is that POIS appears to have "flu like" symptoms which are different from post-coital headache. Flunarizine / sibelium isn't just a treatment for headaches. It has a range of effects including.
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Flunarizine is a non-selective calcium entry blocker with COMBOLMIN binding properties and histamine H1 blocking activity
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Similarly Ketotifen has a few different effects.
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Ketotifen is a second-generation noncompetitive H1-antihistamine and mast cell stabiliser
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 Besides its anti-histaminic activity, it is also a functional leukotriene antagonist and a phosphodiesterase inhibitor. The drug may also help relieve the symptoms of IBS.

I'm not sure that doctors know precisely why flunarizine works as a migraine prophylactic or all the effects of ketotifen. There's always ongoing research on conditions such as migraine where the aetiology isn't viewed as "solved".
Equally, too much epinephrine could kill you so it's not a case of EPI works or doesn't work. The right dose may improve symptoms, the wrong dose may prove fatal...

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« Reply #17412 on: 14/12/2012 10:00:33 »
you still believe allergic to semen?

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« Reply #17413 on: 14/12/2012 18:20:10 »
you still believe allergic to semen?

There are different types of POIS. I've read ~90% of the posts here (and a fair amount at the links you posted) and considering all that I've learned I think it's highly possible that at least some of us have an allergy/autoimmune reaction related to semen or orgasm/ejaculation. Chronic autoimmunity can lead to hormone/neurotransmitter imbalances as well as other dysfunctions.

Nobody "knows how to treat POIS" at this point. Right now the best source of data for fellow sufferers is our POIS forums.
« Last Edit: 14/12/2012 18:25:53 by Vincent M »
Taking fenugreek+tea/garlic, saw palmetto, huperzine, niacin, boswellia, and nutmeg.

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« Reply #17414 on: 15/12/2012 14:01:48 »
Dr. Richards knows how to treat a pois

Did he treat your POIS? Are you cured? What were your exact symptoms and which treatments relieved which symptoms? How long have these treatments been working to resolve your symptoms and how long did you have to take them before they began working?
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Taking fenugreek+tea/garlic, saw palmetto, huperzine, niacin, boswellia, and nutmeg.

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« Reply #17415 on: 15/12/2012 14:12:23 »
good luck to all!

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« Reply #17416 on: 15/12/2012 14:33:45 »
после секса слабая память ,  рассеянность, тошнота ,слабость теле плохое зрение трудно запомнить слова слабые мыщцы это длится неделя


It seems that you listed your symptoms. In Russian. Okay. Could you please answer my other questions, preferably in English?
Taking fenugreek+tea/garlic, saw palmetto, huperzine, niacin, boswellia, and nutmeg.

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« Reply #17417 on: 15/12/2012 15:54:38 »
after sex, poor memory, confusion, nausea, weakness, body low vision is difficult to remember the words weak muscles ...

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« Reply #17418 on: 15/12/2012 16:13:13 »
Shawn Davis, Customer Support
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The idea of this very site came as a consequence of the sexual exhaustion I experienced myself at my twenty eights.

The symptoms were of wide range so I used to circle around numerous type of specialists for every issue. My erectile dysfunction issues bothered me and was depressing me so greatly that I went through 11 urologists total, I think, even after stumbled on dr. Richards. However, the methods of dr.Richards were the only ones that proved to work as the time passed by. I grew extremely sympathetic to the issue so I circled around the forums trying help sufferers the best I can before I hired a guy to make this website, which was nothing more than a common blog with medical information at first. It was not helping that much, though, since the problems of most of the guys differed greatly so I talked with dr. Richards himself if he could possibly share some insight and he agreed.

At first he wrote just a couple of articles but then responses and questions from guys all over the world appeared. He started answering some of them in his spare time, recommending existing practices and supplements that used to work in the past for his patients. The problem with the products was that even combined they were not the exact thing he had in mind in order to be effective at their full potential. Most of the formulas were then tweaked heavily, thus creating unique products for this purpose alone. The process is an ongoing one and the products are ever-changing, even now. Recently we managed to combine most of the benefits of VE-Cream and SR-Cream in just 1 product, as well as BC-Liver and SF-Liver, Multi-B and Multi-A and B-Amino and A-Amino. Most of the other products have also been improved but not in such a drastic manner.

The issue of Sexual Exhaustion is widely unrecognized in the medical community, and is the reason to why the site kept operating without the full credentials (and even now is but I was recently allowed to publish some additional information) of dr.Richards for a long time. You can only imagine the heavy burden on ones shoulders for opening a huge public dispute on a still unrecognized syndrome. The doctor reassured me, though, that has slightly lowered his active working hours in order to concentrate on his research and continue his book on the subject that he's been writing for some time now.

For any observations, questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact our customer support by email or fax at:

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« Reply #17419 on: 15/12/2012 17:43:01 »
website selling commercial products removed - mod

we get the point, stop posting those websites.
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« Reply #17420 on: 15/12/2012 20:12:06 »
Rassia, please stop posting links to website promoting commercial interests.  If you'd like to have a discussion of the science behind those treatments, this is the place to do so.  If you'd rather promote someone's commercial interests, please take it elsewhere.

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« Reply #17421 on: 15/12/2012 23:21:07 »
Hi Rassia, I'M a french guy from Canada. I most say that I didn't understand your english. Sorry but you have to be more clear

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« Reply #17422 on: 16/12/2012 15:13:53 »
after sex, poor memory, confusion, nausea, weakness, body low vision is difficult to remember the words weak muscles ...

Rassia, yes those are POIS symptoms. Again I ask you: Are you cured? Which treatments relieved which symptoms? How long have these treatments been working to resolve your symptoms and how long did you have to take them before they began working?

Sorry if I sound aggressive, but if you've found something that is helping your POIS I hope you'll share with us specifically what herb/supplement/treatment protocol or medication it is.
« Last Edit: 16/12/2012 15:24:53 by Vincent M »
Taking fenugreek+tea/garlic, saw palmetto, huperzine, niacin, boswellia, and nutmeg.

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« Reply #17423 on: 19/12/2012 09:43:02 »
I cant remember the logic given by that doctor who initially recommended niacin to dampen down pois symptoms, but I have been reading some site regarding MTHFR mutation, and I see people on the protocols to stabilize or kick start their methylation cycle (Detoxification + Controlling inflammation + Mood balancing + Energy production + Immune function), use Niacin to create the flush to deal with symptoms caused by taking too much of their supplements and causing over methylation. (the symptoms are not too dissimilar to pois I thought)
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« Reply #17424 on: 19/12/2012 10:03:34 »
From a doctor specialising in MHTR + methylation....
"Niacin speeds up COMT which is one reason why it also may be useful. If one speeds up COMT, then things like dopamine and epinephrine get broken down faster. Niacin also is a ‘sponge’ for methyl groups, namely SAMe, because SAMe is required to metabolize niacin."  COMT is Catechol-O-Methyltransferase enzyme.
I know this goes against a number of us who feel we are low in dopamine. I can understand why our body is flooded with it during sex/arousal, but why if it is not broken down properly it would it make up feel days later like we are low in it.

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« Reply #17425 on: 19/12/2012 17:58:08 »
From a doctor specialising in MHTR + methylation....
"Niacin speeds up COMT which is one reason why it also may be useful. If one speeds up COMT, then things like dopamine and epinephrine get broken down faster. Niacin also is a ‘sponge’ for methyl groups, namely SAMe, because SAMe is required to metabolize niacin."  COMT is Catechol-O-Methyltransferase enzyme.
I know this goes against a number of us who feel we are low in dopamine. I can understand why our body is flooded with it during sex/arousal, but why if it is not broken down properly it would it make up feel days later like we are low in it.

I got my 23andme results. I have heterozygous C677T and A1298C mutations to the MTHFR gene. Chances of me being "over-methylated" without supplementation seem very low.

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« Reply #17426 on: 19/12/2012 18:14:41 »
Actually my COMT genes appear completely normal. i.e. no mutations at all based on what I saw on SNPedia so I can take more dopamine production without any problems and could handle methylfolate and methyl b12.
Unfortunately, I seem to be a carrier for hemochromatosis and have a bunch of CBS mutations. The end result, it makes sense why methionine makes me feel better but gives me an upset stomach and I have to watch my folate intake carefully. Perhaps it's not active but it gave me pause for thought.

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« Reply #17427 on: 22/12/2012 21:34:36 »
Hi Nomore2013, here is my answer to your question. So I began to take flunarizine on november 19th. Yesterday december 21th I had an O at 20 o'clock. I went to sleep at 22 o'oclock and I woke up this morning at 9 o'clock. I had some POIS symptoms this morning. But very ligth symptoms. A little brain fog, fatigue, a little irritable. I could say that by 13 o'clock today, every symptoms are gone. Flunarizine is very efficient whith me. I must say that I am a anxious person since I was born. And I must take citalopram since many years now. Since I'm taking flunarizine, I have to sleep more. Flunarizine give me a fatigue that I didn't have before. This fatigue getting lighter each day since the begining of the treatement. Otherwise, I could say that I'm very satisfied whith flunarizine. I'M wondering if that fatigue come from the combinaison of taking citalopram and flunarizine. My doctor told me that flunarizine can take 8 weeks to be full efficient. I'M this only patient having POIS so he don't know this desease. He is convinced that is the sides effects of flunarizine making me fell good after an O. I'm seeing my doctor on january 21th. He is discovering POIS and the treatement whit me. I'M so happy of these results that I would recommand  to everybody  try this treatement but I know that everybody have to be carefull whit drugs. 

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« Reply #17428 on: 22/12/2012 21:45:12 »
And I must say that usually it takes me 6-7 days to be OK after an O whithout flunarizine. Also, my doctor told me that the fatigue cause by flunarizine should disappear after 2 or 3 month of the treatment

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« Reply #17429 on: 22/12/2012 23:03:16 »
thank you king kong for the info.

i posted something regarding headaches on the other forum.
http://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=831.0

it was a post by lauracostis. you can view it there or goto page 639 of this forum for an explanation.

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« Reply #17430 on: 25/12/2012 12:16:27 »

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« Reply #17431 on: 25/12/2012 13:51:39 »
May be POIS is a genetic disease like this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnitine_palmitoyltransferase_II_deficiency#Diagnosis

Perhaps it is but it's not Carnitine Palmitoyltransferase deficiency as if it was, I'd have CC instead of AA at http://www.snpedia.com/index.php/Rs28936673
One of the benefits of getting your genes tested is you can rule out a lot of genetic diseases.
I think POIS sufferers have a mast cell disorder brought about by methylation problems, probably low levels of BH4 / tetrahydrobiopterin. Also those with MAO A deficiency may have higher levels of serotonin, reduced levels of oxytocin and, hence, higher levels of prolactin following an orgasm. All without having an actual tumour causing the prolactinaemia.
Read http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14514683
This is interesting too. http://www.autismcoach.com/Articles.asp?ID=262
and http://circres.ahajournals.org/content/101/8/752.full

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« Reply #17432 on: 25/12/2012 14:42:25 »
May be POIS is a genetic disease like this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnitine_palmitoyltransferase_II_deficiency#Diagnosis

Perhaps it is but it's not Carnitine Palmitoyltransferase deficiency as if it was, I'd have CC instead of AA at http://www.snpedia.com/index.php/Rs28936673
One of the benefits of getting your genes tested is you can rule out a lot of genetic diseases.
I think POIS sufferers have a mast cell disorder brought about by methylation problems, probably low levels of BH4 / tetrahydrobiopterin. Also those with MAO A deficiency may have higher levels of serotonin, reduced levels of oxytocin and, hence, higher levels of prolactin following an orgasm. All without having an actual tumour causing the prolactinaemia.
Read http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14514683
This is interesting too. http://www.autismcoach.com/Articles.asp?ID=262
and http://circres.ahajournals.org/content/101/8/752.full
Yes, I've also read about prolactinaemia and came to conclusion that symptoms match quite closely and was interested in it for a while, but everywhere it's written that tumor is required to be present..

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« Reply #17433 on: 25/12/2012 23:16:47 »
Sure, unless you have low levels of oxytocin for some reason. In a "rat model" it appears that oxytocin lowers prolactin. Not sure whether this applies to people. I'll look it up.

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #17434 on: 27/12/2012 07:05:59 »
A few of us have gotten our DNA analyzed.    In fact, there have been three of us in total so far- kurtosis, nomore2013, and me.  CertainlyPOIS is also submitting his saliva for testing soon.  There's a lot of benefit to have this testing done, but the main benefit is to eventually have enough data (sample size of 10-20 of us) for a researcher to examine and make inferences with some degree  of confidence.  Ultimately, the goal is for this researcher to locate specific mutations that we all have in common that could explain pois.  With just 3 samples right now we've identified some similarities of certain defects and other issues, but 3 is obviously not enough to draw any conclusions.  With some more samples we can get a better picture of all this and try to figure out what it means.

The testing costs btwn $120 and $180 after shipping  costs of the saliva sample to the lab.  If you think you might be interested in having your dna analyzed and contributing to this project, please shoot me a pm and I can give you some more details.  Thanks guys.
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« Reply #17435 on: 27/12/2012 10:39:37 »
Nightingale has told me he's also getting the testing done.
In my case, I think the testing is a good idea. I'm feeling better every day taking methylfolate and some other things which help with some obvious methylation cycle impairments revealed by genetic testing.

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« Reply #17436 on: 27/12/2012 16:47:44 »
the test cost $300 until a month ago. now its down to $100.
its definitely worth it.

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #17437 on: 27/12/2012 16:53:28 »
As i read in Dr's Waldinger announcement he said that when the semen is in the testis there is no problem and only after an ejaculation the symptoms began.In my case things are slightly different..Yes i have the POIS symptoms after an O (mostly mental symptoms) but the weird thing is that there is no symptom after an nocturnal emission..I dont get it..Nocturnal emission is an ejaculation right ? So why there are no symptoms after this

Hi chris 18. Nocturnal emissions caused less symptoms for me because they occurred during sleep which is a healing time. Perhaps this is what is happening in your case as well.

About niacin, it is true that many of our members have benefited from this vitamin including myself. Most of the discussion about it has been at our main forum at poiscenter.com. Here is one post that partly describes our usage of niacin for POIS: http://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=75.msg692#msg692

There is a specific protocol you must follow if you want to use niacin for POIS. The first step is buying the right kind (nicotinic acid) and making sure that it is not the "no-flush" type. Also make sure it is not niacinamide or slow-release. We have had the greatest benefit with the flush type so you will want to have the niacin flush, which is a hot-itchy feeling in your skin and your skin will turn reddish for a short period. It's safest to start with 50mg if you are concerned about this flush. Most of our members need about 200mg to get the flush. You should take the dose about an hour before orgasm and wait for the flush to happen about half an hour later and orgasm as the flush is beginning to die off or just after it goes away.

If you can't get a flush with 200mg then you will need to fast for about 5 hours prior to dosage to make sure you take it on an empty stomach.  After your niacin arrives immediately wrap it in plastic or something air-tight or else it will become less effective - For instance I didn't wrap mine up even though I always closed the bottle and after a few months I now need 500mg to flush where as originally I only needed 200mg. Taking it more often will cause tolerance and probably make it less effective as well, but I've only taken it a few times over the past year so I haven't had that problem.

Taking niacin after an orgasm usually doesn't help much for us. So you will want to take it before an orgasm as I described above.

Here is a post that summarized each individual member's experience with niacin (Recorded are 21 positive experiences and 6 negative): http://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=235.msg2958#msg2958

The flush is considered completely safe and you can google "niacin flush" to verify this. There is a slight concern of liver damage, but doctors sometimes prescribe up to 1,000mg of niacin daily for short periods to lower cholesterol so I'm sure that taking 200-400mg once a week would be completely fine.
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Taking fenugreek+tea/garlic, saw palmetto, huperzine, niacin, boswellia, and nutmeg.

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #17438 on: 27/12/2012 17:00:22 »
Forgot to mention- Willem, the former forum member who pioneered d-i-y slit, is participating in the genetic testing as well!
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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #17439 on: 27/12/2012 20:15:32 »
As i read in Dr's Waldinger announcement he said that when the semen is in the testis there is no problem and only after an ejaculation the symptoms began.In my case things are slightly different..Yes i have the POIS symptoms after an O (mostly mental symptoms) but the weird thing is that there is no symptom after an nocturnal emission..I dont get it..Nocturnal emission is an ejaculation right ? So why there are no symptoms after this

Hi chris 18. Nocturnal emissions caused less symptoms for me because they occurred during sleep which is a healing time. Perhaps this is what is happening in your case as well.

About niacin, it is true that many of our members have benefited from this vitamin including myself. Most of the discussion about it has been at our main forum at poiscenter.com. Here is one post that partly describes our usage of niacin for POIS: http://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=75.msg692#msg692

There is a specific protocol you must follow if you want to use niacin for POIS. The first step is buying the right kind (nicotinic acid) and making sure that it is not the "no-flush" type. Also make sure it is not niacinamide or slow-release. We have had the greatest benefit with the flush type so you will want to have the niacin flush, which is a hot-itchy feeling in your skin and your skin will turn reddish for a short period. It's safest to start with 50mg if you are concerned about this flush. Most of our members need about 200mg to get the flush. You should take the dose about an hour before orgasm and wait for the flush to happen about half an hour later and orgasm as the flush is beginning to die off or just after it goes away.

If you can't get a flush with 200mg then you will need to fast for about 5 hours prior to dosage to make sure you take it on an empty stomach.  After your niacin arrives immediately wrap it in plastic or something air-tight or else it will become less effective - For instance I didn't wrap mine up even though I always closed the bottle and after a few months I now need 500mg to flush where as originally I only needed 200mg. Taking it more often will cause tolerance and probably make it less effective as well, but I've only taken it a few times over the past year so I haven't had that problem.

Taking niacin after an orgasm usually doesn't help much for us. So you will want to take it before an orgasm as I described above.

Here is a post that summarized each individual member's experience with niacin (Recorded are 21 positive experiences and 6 negative): http://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=235.msg2958#msg2958

The flush is considered completely safe and you can google "niacin flush" to verify this. There is a slight concern of liver damage, but doctors sometimes prescribe up to 1,000mg of niacin daily for short periods to lower cholesterol so I'm sure that taking 200-400mg once a week would be completely fine.

Great..Thanks a lot for the help!

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #17440 on: 27/12/2012 23:40:47 »
A few of us have gotten our DNA analyzed.    In fact, there have been three of us in total so far- kurtosis, nomore2013, and me.  CertainlyPOIS is also submitting his saliva for testing soon.  There's a lot of benefit to have this testing done, but the main benefit is to eventually have enough data (sample size of 10-20 of us) for a researcher to examine and make inferences with some degree  of confidence.  Ultimately, the goal is for this researcher to locate specific mutations that we all have in common that could explain pois.  With just 3 samples right now we've identified some similarities of certain defects and other issues, but 3 is obviously not enough to draw any conclusions.  With some more samples we can get a better picture of all this and try to figure out what it means.

The testing costs btwn $120 and $180 after shipping  costs of the saliva sample to the lab.  If you think you might be interested in having your dna analyzed and contributing to this project, please shoot me a pm and I can give you some more details.  Thanks guys.
Hi B_Daniel, I am interested to have dna analyzed. Please send the details and I will do it. Thank you.

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« Reply #17441 on: 28/12/2012 00:06:16 »
A few of us have gotten our DNA analyzed.    In fact, there have been three of us in total so far- kurtosis, nomore2013, and me.  CertainlyPOIS is also submitting his saliva for testing soon.  There's a lot of benefit to have this testing done, but the main benefit is to eventually have enough data (sample size of 10-20 of us) for a researcher to examine and make inferences with some degree  of confidence.  Ultimately, the goal is for this researcher to locate specific mutations that we all have in common that could explain pois.  With just 3 samples right now we've identified some similarities of certain defects and other issues, but 3 is obviously not enough to draw any conclusions.  With some more samples we can get a better picture of all this and try to figure out what it means.

The testing costs btwn $120 and $180 after shipping  costs of the saliva sample to the lab.  If you think you might be interested in having your dna analyzed and contributing to this project, please shoot me a pm and I can give you some more details.  Thanks guys.

Dont be stupid like me, i wasted the preservative liquid.  Closing that lid as you will see if you  buy the kit will release the preservative liquid so don't closed that lid until you are ready to prepare your sample.

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #17442 on: 28/12/2012 00:49:18 »
Hi guys, i read that taking niacin can vanish the symptoms of POIS after an ejaculation. I also watched a video in which a guy says that niacin helps him disappear the symptoms..Is this true ? Has anybody tried it ? I need some information please ..

Hi chris18 I think you have watched The Catalyst documentary. You should follow Vincent Marcus advice. I am the guy who appears in the program and I can tell you that today, 1 year and 4 months after I began to experiment with the niacin, it stills gives me excellent results, so you should try it. If you want more suggestions, you can send me a PM, Good luck!

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #17443 on: 28/12/2012 01:49:50 »
Hi B_Daniel, I am interested to have dna analyzed. Please send the details and I will do it. Thank you.

amy yasko is the leader in genetic testing and methylation. she has her own test she does, which costs $500.

23andme is the biggest and most popular genetic testing service, and by recently receving a $50 million grant, they are able to reduce their rate from $300 to $100.

amy yasko only tests the methylation genes, and tests more of them. 23andme is all about quantity. some of the genes 23andme misses are:

NOS (nitric oxide synthase) - ammonia detoxification
SUOX (sulfite oxide) - sulfur detoxification

VDR Fok -vitamin d
BHMT-01 - homocysteine-to-methionine shortcut (through betaine)
MTRR S275T - homocysteine-to-methionine long way

the first 2 are completely absent from the 23andme test, and the later 3 are partially absent. they are important, but the most important genes are the MTHFR, MTRR and MTR, SHMT and ACAT, COMT, CBS, ACE, MAOA.

you can see the difference between them here.
http://www.mthfrsupport.com/1/post/2012/11/yaskos-comprehensive-methylation-panel-or-23andme.html

so which test should you get? for methylation purposes, i think amy yasko's test is better, but its so expensive. 23andme's test is good too. it doesnt have everything, but it has most stuff. since everything is interconnected, it would be nice to have the full picture, but it would be nice to have a discount too.

sorry for making things confusing.



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« Reply #17444 on: 28/12/2012 12:56:08 »
TBH while POIS may have a methylation element, that doesn't mean it's the same as autism and we can't say that one test is better than the other yet. For example Nomore, we both have MAO-A mutations. Even if we had nothing else, we'd notice those mutations. They'd affect levels of neurotransmitters such as histamine and serotonin.

Also, I do not believe that Yasko's RNA products are necessary, they are very expensive, treatment requires a huge amount of supplements and their claims have not been evaluated by the FDA. So while I think it might be reasonable to experiment with methylfolate (and I seem to be getting results) I'm much less convinced about spending 150 bucks a month on vitamins & RNA supplements when there are not published clinical trials that show their efficacy.

There's are published papers suggesting how MTHFR and MTRR can effect health. There are published papers on BH4's effect on neurotransmitter levels and even mast cells instability. Yasko's references many of these in her freely available books but she's making big claims about autism treatment that have not been verified by anyone else.

If you're in doubt, have a look at this presentation on ATP, RNA and why ingesting the latter isn't a good idea. http://bartholomewcubbins.blogspot.ie/2006/09/bc-on-autism-episode-15-rna-quackery.html
Why would I suggest that these RNA products need to be FDA investigated and regulated. Well, because the basic chemistry says that RNA has OH groups on the Ribose (sugar) which are very reactive. End result, it's really unlikely it would survive intact to get into the bloodstream effectively, never mind be absorbed by cells past the lipid by layer. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipid_bilayer

So if this stuff works, it's Nobel prize winning medical science & I can't think of a single scientist I've met who wouldn't want to put in place a proper clinical trial and submit to peer review to verify Nobel prize winning work.

This has nothing to do with whether MTHFR and other gene mutations effect enzyme synthesis. They must as it's like the body has a faulty instruction manual but I'm skeptical of anything more than synthetic enzymes and vitamins to help treat these diseases & I'd urge POIS sufferers to show some caution before handing over lots of money. the 23+me test promises nothing but some genetic testing and a report of speculative data. You can check individual genes on SNPedia using promethease and the links reference published research. You can then find a doctor who can draw their own conclusions. What we really need are university-based medical researchers who are looking for a cool thesis idea and who we can convince to study POIS.

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« Reply #17445 on: 28/12/2012 14:01:15 »
Just to clarify my point about 23+me. When I say it promises nothing, that's a good thing. They're not promising to heal or cure you. They're very modest in their claims. The reports describe risk and are based on statistical findings but they're not conclusive for most illnesses and for an illnesses like Huntington's where genetics predict conclusively whether you'll develop the disease, they don't test for it. I think it's a limitation of the chip, perhaps deliberate.

The reasons I like the service are
1) it's now quite cheap and will probably attract more clients.
2) they give you a lot of genetic data in a format that other software tools and websites can read.
3) they are contributing to scientific research & they tell you new information about your genetics as they develop new analysis at no extra cost.
4) they are not claiming to heal you, they're just providing information.
5) They are actively seeking FDA approval http://healthland.time.com/2012/08/02/23andme-wants-fda-approval-for-personal-dna-testing-what-can-it-reveal/

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #17446 on: 28/12/2012 21:34:49 »
Hi B_Daniel, I am interested to have dna analyzed. Please send the details and I will do it. Thank you.

Fantastic!  I'll PM you later today!
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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #17447 on: 29/12/2012 03:19:26 »
Just found out this morning that they just found physical evidence for chemo brain. The researcher did PET scan before patients went on chemo therapy and did scan again after. They found certain parts of the brain had lower activity.
If you dont know anything about chemo brain the mental symptoms are similar to pois and for years have been getting you look fine and your test does not show anything.

This is more reason why we need to be pushing for true knowledge.

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« Reply #17448 on: 29/12/2012 17:12:23 »
I mentioned the simlilarities between POIS symptoms and chemobrain a few years ago after listening to an NPR broadcast. Im glad to see someone else notice the same.

Can you please list the article or source for this test that occurred so others can do further research, possible look at whatever test they have developed and see if it could be use to detect POIS?

er i think i got it here:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2012/12/06/studies-revive-debate-over-chemo-brain/1751841/
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« Reply #17449 on: 29/12/2012 20:05:08 »
I mentioned the simlilarities between POIS symptoms and chemobrain a few years ago after listening to an NPR broadcast. Im glad to see someone else notice the same.

Can you please list the article or source for this test that occurred so others can do further research, possible look at whatever test they have developed and see if it could be use to detect POIS?

er i think i got it here:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2012/12/06/studies-revive-debate-over-chemo-brain/1751841/

i was listening to npr. After things die down, as the article says she is receiving lots of emails, i will email and see if she can help there is a solid amount of us in california.

i believer couple of us have had pet and ct scans. the key it looks as if is a before and after test.
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