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Another guy with POIS here. How many of us are there now?
On your first visit to a doctor, how do you explain the reason for the visit to the person making the appointment? I think I should go to an endocrinologist first. Anyone going to one? Any results?So I call up. They say, "why do you need an appointment?" What do you say?
In detail, what has helped me is I've gone 100% completely gluten-free, along with a few other similar items that I cannot handle properly such as buckwheat, corn and other ingredients even included in some gluten-free foods that I have a negative reaction to, especially in pasta and gf pasta (im still in the process of finding pasta I can eat without bad brain reactions). These reactions were all heavily "brain" based from bad mood to foggy inflammation-brain like feelings with some intestinal upset, but the brain reactions were much worse. For me its all about trying it out and seeing if it negatively affects me or not... if it affects me negatively, and I will know within 30 minutes to an hour, I put it on a list of foods I cannot eat. So this is what has helped me. If you try it and it works for you than great, but if you do try it you have to try it for at least 3 weeks and than see how you feel. And when I say 100% I mean 100% gluten-free. If you want to you can than reintroduce it to your diet and if you feel bad than you may have found something that you should stay away from. Good luck to everybody.
How did you figure out that this is what would help you? What was your process? Did you see doctors? Try supplements? How did you get to this?What exactly is your diet? Is it just gluten-free? Low FODMAP? 4everfogged wrote about eliminating all "starch foods" -- doesn't that mean eliminating all plant foods?Could you give some examples of the foods that you do eat? An example of what you eat on a typical day?
Is this POIS? What do you think? I'm a 40 year old male. The post-ejaculation symptoms started about 10 years ago. * Immediately after I ejaculate, I get pain / tightness on the left side of my chest, left shoulder, left arm, left part of my neck, and left leg. I avoid physical activity because I feel like it worsens the symptoms. I do not have any other symptoms. This is why I am asking the question. My symptoms look a little different than most people with POIS.* I have lifelong premature ejaculation. * These obviously sound like cardiac symptoms. I recently went to a doctor. He listened to my heart, gave me an EKG, and said that I was fine. * Immediately after I ejaculate, I feel a need to eat. I need to feed. I am not sure, but I think high protein foods lower symptom intensity. Or it could just be calorie-dense "unhealthy" fatty or sugary foods. Not sure. * The intensity varies. * Rarely, I get no symptoms. * Usually, I get medium intensity symptoms. I just take it easy and pretend it's not happening. In a way, I am used to it, and there is nothing I can do. * There are times when it's really bad. Terrible. Recently, I thought that I could get a heart attack or a stroke any minute. I didn't know what to do.* Symptoms last about 30 hours. After that, I'm back to about "95% normal".* 10 years ago, when it all started. I was having sex every single day. Sometimes a couple of times per day. The symptoms would get worse with more frequent sex. When I would decrease the frequency, the intensity would decrease.* It's never really gone away, but I've learned to live with it. Past few weeks have been bad though, even though my sex frequency is on the low side, about once a week.* Subjectively, I feel like when I ejaculate, I am "drained" of something. And then I need to build it back up again. * I think the intensity of the symptoms is related to the intensity of the orgasm. More intense or "deep" orgasm = more intense symptoms. I am not sure. * I don't masturbate often. When I do masturbate, I don't think I have these symptoms. Subjectively, when I masturbate, my ejaculation is not "deep".
Happy to read that, John !I take it since one year now. I reject all possible placebo effect, it simply works against Pois. I don't know how does it work. I just made a bloodtest this week and maybe I will have some info soon. At the start I had a strong anti-anxiety effect, anti-muscle tremors and even... anti-premature ejaculation. Does taurine help with magnesium or boost testosterone or avoid dopamine drop after ejaculation ? But something is working that is clear.Now, I take only 500mg before ejaculation. I have a very little fear that excess of taurine can affect testicles.
[Taurine increases the neurotransmitter GABA which reduces anxiety. Sulfurous compounds such as taurine are low when there's a methylation disorder; goes together with reduced methionine, cysteine and glutathione. You could try taking SAM-e which should increase methylation and taurine levels. See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7809579The other route is methylfolate supplementation and I've talked about that extensively elsewhere so there's no point in revisiting it. Other reasons for low taurine are fungal infections and anaerobic bacterial overgrowth in the gut. The human genome is relatively small and we enjoy a symbiotic relationship with bacteria that partially or completely take over some enzymatic reactions required for health. We're only about 10% human and the rest is bacteria and fungi living on and in our bodies. The bacterial balance changes in response to diet or infection so we owe it to ourselves to eat more fibre, more healthy polyphenols (eat a "rainbow" of colours every day) and less starch/carbs.