Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2200 on: 29/11/2008 01:25:50 »
RE: Self experimentation group

I have created a self experimentation google group for those of us already engaged in self experimentation and testing to come together in a coordinated manner and test viable options for POIS remedies, coping strategies, and "cures" god willing. This is an email group. i have created it because it's focus will be very specific and is intended for participants only. However, results will be made available to the forum when conclusions are drawn.

This is a volunteer group intended for medically responsible individuals only. This means that you don't do anything without consulting a doctor or expert(nobody wants to be responsible for the suffering caused by reckless suggestion.)Having said that, ultimately people are responsible for their own well being.

In this group we will share our experiences of remedies that we try collectively. If you are interested in joining this google group please message me with you email and I will add you to the group. I suggest you create a "dummy" gmail account in order to maintain your privacy. This is easy, free, and only takes a second.

Now let's go explori'n and see what we find!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Limejuice, Girlwind, Demografx send me a message with you dumby email and i will add you and whoever else wants to participate.



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« Reply #2201 on: 29/11/2008 01:38:25 »


i live in UAE........ ajman !!!

Beautiful place, Sohail!


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« Reply #2202 on: 29/11/2008 01:59:08 »

Would it screw up the study if I continued Levitra? Painful to think of going back to full-blown POIS if the remedy doesn't work..............
That's a hard call to make. You have decide how or if to take that risk.

Girlwind, there might be a slight misunderstanding. What I meant is that I didn't want to skew the study results with my 'aberrant participation', i.e., being on Levitra.

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« Reply #2203 on: 29/11/2008 02:49:35 »
RE: Self experimentation group
Limejuice, Girlwind, Demografx send me a message with you dumby email and i will add you and whoever else wants to participate.

Chewbacca, sorry to dupe the private message but I know you're just starting with it so...is my AOL address ok to use? (I PM'd it to you)

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« Reply #2204 on: 29/11/2008 02:59:12 »
Post testing....123...havent been able to post.

Your mic is too loud [;D]

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« Reply #2205 on: 29/11/2008 03:13:17 »
Sohail,

If you decide to try fenugreek, your pharmacy can look up its interaction effect with your other Rx medications in their computer.

As Counterpoints suggested, it would also be good to discuss with your doctor. Fenugreek stimulates your pituitary's oxytocin.

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« Reply #2206 on: 29/11/2008 05:48:34 »
and Thankyou everyone of helping me ......its killing me socially ....especially brain fog , what to do pls helllllllllllppp

Some suggestions:
1) Avoid orgasm, as long as you are able
2) Talk to a physician.  Mention this forum.  Tell him there are 150+ other people with a very similar condition.  Tell him it is called "POIS: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome".  Tell him/her a scientific journal article was published on this condition, by Dr. Waldinger (MD).
3) Discuss beta-blockers, relora, fenugreek, zoloft, wellbutrin, levitra, garlic, salt-water, etc. with your physician. 
4) Consider cortisol, prolactin, thyroid (TSH, T3, T4), DHEA, blood tests.  Get your blood pressure checked, and your heart rhythm.  Also consider a blood sugar test.

Good luck.

I want to add that regular exercise helps some of us - at the gym, in the pool, on the mountain, etc. It also strengthens the libido.

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« Reply #2207 on: 29/11/2008 06:10:30 »
RE: Counterpoints, Demografx, sgsg777, everyone else.
Thank you for your concerns demografx, you seem dedicated to creating a free and open forum which should be commended.

Thank you for seeing that.

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2208 on: 29/11/2008 12:03:15 »
Hi b Jim , Thankyu .
but how do we eat these plants .....

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« Reply #2209 on: 29/11/2008 12:10:12 »
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It's day2 for me. Pois is already finished. I tried sea salt dillued in water but i don't feel any difference at day1. I will retry.  I had cold feelings 2 hours after orgasm and fatigue 8/10 hours later. But symptoms are edfintly reduced (no more real flulike state).
AND WHAT DO U THINK ABOUT GARLIC??????????
SO WATER SALT DONT WORK OR IT DOES .......
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Welcome Sohail.
We need more details about your symptoms to help you.
We have experience with different forms of Pois.

YES I AM HERE WHAT EVER U NEED , PLS HELP , AND ALSO FEEL SWEATING WHOLE DAY BUT THE BRAIN FOG IS BAD........
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PHYTOTHERAPY:

I have read a book of phytotherapy:
Some plants might help pois or adrenals:

adrenals activating plants:
rosemary, salvia, basil, Blackcurrant, Pine nut

plants for 'sexual energy':
Tribulus terrestris (decrease anxiety , increase testosterone )
schizandra (spermathorea) (magnolia family, like relora ingredient?)
(tested by girlwind)


BUT HOW DO WE EAT these plants or they available in powder or capsule ......

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« Reply #2210 on: 29/11/2008 12:12:34 »
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Sohail,

If you decide to try fenugreek, your pharmacy can look up its interaction effect with your other Rx medications in their computer.

As Counterpoints suggested, it would also be good to discuss with your doctor. Fenugreek stimulates your pituitary's oxytocin.

what is oxytocin ?????????

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« Reply #2211 on: 29/11/2008 12:13:50 »
RE: Self experimentation group
Limejuice, Girlwind, Demografx send me a message with you dumby email and i will add you and whoever else wants to participate.

THNAKYOU

Chewbacca, sorry to dupe the private message but I know you're just starting with it so...is my AOL address ok to use? (I PM'd it to you)

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2212 on: 29/11/2008 12:15:00 »
so i will use garlic today raw , as a starting .......or should i take garlic capsulles..?????
but how much????

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« Reply #2213 on: 29/11/2008 12:21:32 »
Sohail's (sgsg777) email address that he lists:
gagaitextilesATgmailDOTcom

thankyou !!!! thanks alot

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2214 on: 29/11/2008 17:02:24 »
Hi b Jim , Thankyu .
but how do we eat these plants .....

Sohail, can I make a friendly suggestion? Don't jump at every cure-possibility you read about. Or you will drown in a sea of data! We present MANY MANY possibilities, but very few are acted upon. And what works for one person, doesn't necessarily work for another person.

My suggestion is to try and relax, go more slowly, and think about everything you see here. Then move slowly and decide to try what is COMFORTABLE FOR YOU AND YOUR DOCTOR. For example, Levitra works somewhat for me, but I would NEVER recommend it for YOU.

Sohail, we are all still searching. Some of us who have found temporary "cures" have not tried them for a long time. So we all continue to be a little bit cautious.

So keep thinking independently and asking the good questions which you have been and you will find better and better answers as you go along!
« Last Edit: 29/11/2008 17:04:28 by demografx »

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2215 on: 29/11/2008 17:17:59 »
so i will use garlic today raw , as a starting .......or should i take garlic capsulles..?????
but how much????

Sohail, I searched the posts and found John21's answer to my garlic question such as you asked:

Demografx, I simply eat at least a clove a day... I chop it up and put it on a cracker with a spread topping to mask it a little. P.O.[postorgasmic] I tend to eat more than one/day.


« Last Edit: 30/11/2008 06:19:33 by demografx »

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« Reply #2216 on: 29/11/2008 17:21:18 »
SOHAIL, this may help you better find things from the 95 pages we now have!

SEARCH POIS FORUM WITH GOOGLE!

I just stumbled on this. As many of you know, the TNS Search is a work in progress. Can be frustrating.

So I searched Google to see how to better Google-search our POIS Forum. Why? Because we have an overwhelming amount of data: nearly 2 years' worth of posts from 130+ Forum members!

I think I found the way.

In the Google search box, type
whatever you're interested in finding[space] site:http://www.thenakedscientists.com/

for example, I tried
demografx site:http://www.thenakedscientists.com/

and 1,000+ results came up for "demografx" within POIS Forum!

whenever I tried to use Google "as is" - without the way I described above - I would typically find only about two (2) results!

Google even provides you results with the Message# for each result.

Happy Googling, everyone!

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« Reply #2217 on: 29/11/2008 19:05:34 »
POIS VIDEO

Sohail, Girlwind created a POIS video for us, take a look:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWBxAUC9k1g

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« Reply #2219 on: 29/11/2008 19:16:15 »
POIS DIARY

Today is Day 5. POIS is over. But disappointed with 4 days fatigue, albeit mild. Levitra seems to take care of the "crazier" symptoms. But fatigue is still annoying. Mildly affects motivation, concentration indirectly.

It's improved. I shouldn't complain after 30+ years of POIS agony!

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« Reply #2220 on: 29/11/2008 19:36:34 »
thankyou soo much demo........... [:o]

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« Reply #2221 on: 30/11/2008 00:10:33 »
I found an excellent post about cortisol.  http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview/id/757599.html.
I've quoted it below:

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High cortisol levels are mainly caused by stress and there are many
ways to reduce the levels of high cortisol, obviously starting with
removing the stressors.
Remember not all stressors involve emotion. Infections, over-training
in exercise, skipping meals, improper diet (activation of gut
associated immunity), high sugar and refined carbohydrate intake and
more also put stress on the body.
You just have to find the stress reduction technique that works better for you
Some of the recommended ones are

deep-breathing techniques
massage
yoga
Neuro-linguistic Programming
meditation
self-hypnosis
moderate aerobic exercise
attitude changes
rest
low glicemic diet (Sugar handling stress increases cortisol levels.)

It is important to remember that without stress reduction, all
therapeutic and support measures will eventually fail.


If you are also looking repair the damage done to the brain from high
cortisol, by mean of nutritional supplements here are some substances
you should consider.

Nutritional Supplements to Support Low or High Cortisol Levels For
basic adrenal support, include:

A good Complete Multiple Vitamin Mineral Supplement.

Mag-C, one capsule three times per day. This is a source of buffered
vitamin C and a source of absorbable magnesium.

Advanced Essential Minerals, two capsules three times per day. Mineral
absorption and assimilation can be impaired by stressed adrenal
glands. Minerals are essential for energy metabolism.

B5, one capsule per day

B6, one capsule per day

      One of the best known and most effective ways to lower excess
cortisol levels is with the nutrient Phosphatidylserine (PS).
Phosphatidylserine is believed to facilitate the repair of the
cortisol receptors in the hypothalamus. It is believed that the
cortisol receptors get damaged by high cortisol levels reducing the
ability of the hypothalamus to sense and correct high cortisone
levels. Because Phosphatidylserine helps repair the feedback control
apparatus, it is useful in correcting both high and low cortisol
levels. Phosphatidylserine is also useful for preventing short-term
memory loss, age-related dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Typical
dosages are one to three 100 mg. capsules per day.

However to achieve the levels necessary to help repair the brain
scientists have found that it takes an oral supplementation of about
800 mg daily. At this dose, oral supplementation would cost hundreds
of dollars per month. It is much more efficient and far less costly to
use transdermal (through the skin) delivery by use of a PS skin cream.
In this form, the phosphatidylserine is micellized and is absorbed
through the skin directed to the blood stream. This avoids any PS
being lost through digestion and the first pass through the liver. The
product, ?Cortisol Balance? was designed for transdermal delivery of
PS in levels that will be effective for the protection and repair of
the brain.

There is an abundance of scientific data on the ability of PS to
support and protect the brain. No other nutrient or pharmaceutical can
match the effectiveness of PS. This PS product combined with a
healthier lifestyle will safely enhance brain function.


      Adaptogens are an entire category of herbs that assists the body
in coping with stress by restoring hypothalamic cortisol receptor
sensitivity. AdaptaPhase I from Vitamin Research Products is one such
blend of adaptogenic herbs that is based on Russian research. It is a
combination of Siberian ginseng, Manchurian Thorn Tree extract,
Hawthorn extract, Echinopanax elatum and Schisandra. Typical dosages
are from 1 ml. to 4 ml. per day. AdaptaPhase II is an anti-catabolic
blend of herbs that can be used to enhance the effects of AdaptaPhase.

      AdaptaPhase II is synergistic blend of ingredients designed to
help the body overcome the exhaustion that is experienced by people
under such extreme stress. The formula includes soy protein isolate,
Rhaponticum carthinoides, Tribulus Terrestris, and Adjuga
turkistanica. These ingredients exert profound energizing, anabolic,
muscle-building effects. This product is best used in cycles, with
each cycle lasting 10 days with a break of two to three weeks between
each 10 day cycle. Dosages range from 4-10 capsules per day depending
upon the individual's weight and the amount of physical or
psychological stress that individual is undergoing.

      CortiTrophin is a combination of adrenal concentrate and
glycyrrhizinate. Glycyrrhizinate is a natural cortisol-mimicking
extract from licorice. Taking a small amount of CortiTrophin 25-100
mgs/day can be beneficial in treating symptoms of adrenal exhaustion
and can provide significant relief from the symptoms of chronic
fatigue and fibromyalgia. To best mimic the body's own physiology,
CortiTrophin should be taken on an empty stomach, first thing in the
morning. If a second dose is required, it should be taken before
lunch. Since CortiTrophin mimics the action of cortisol, one should be
very judicious in using it. It should only be used intermittently and
if any adverse effects occur, such as water retention or elevated
blood pressure, use should be discontinued immediately. Individuals
with high blood pressure should be very cautious with this supplement
and should consult their doctor. Saliva testing should be seriously
considered when using cortisol simulating supplements.

The previous information were collected  from a series of web sites,
some of them are

http://www.vitaminlife.com/view_article-exec/article_id/809
http://www.advance-health.com/cortisol.html
http://www.drdebe.com/fitness.htm


Here is also a quick guide of "8 ways to Reduce your Cortisol"

1. Use cortisol reduction supplements: I use a variety of herbs in my
clinic to reduce cortisol at peak times. Some of my favorites include:
ashwaghanda, phosphatidylserine, and rhodiola rosea.

2. Eat at regular intervals throughout the day: Avoid skipping meals,
as this will create a cortisol release.

3. Eat right for your Metabolic Type: Excessive carbohydrate intake
creates cortisol release in response to constantly elevated insulin
levels. Find out your metabolic type and eat consistently with it.

4. Utilize stress reduction techniques at peak cortisol times:
Neuro-linguistic Programming, meditation, self-hypnosis, or simply
lying on the floor doing belly breathing for 10-15 minutes can work
wonders at reducing stress and thus cortisol levels.

5. Get to bed on time: Get to bed by 10:30 pm at the latest.

6. Avoid stimulants: Stay away from energy drinks that contain
ephedra-like compounds and caffeine. Stimulants shift the body into
sympathetic dominance, ie. "fight or flight". Stimulants can also
disrupt your sleeping patterns. If you must have your daily coffee, be
sure that you do not drink any after 12 noon.

7. Keep your workouts under 1 hour: At the 1 hour mark, your
testosterone levels begin to decline and cortisol levels rise.
Forty-five minute workouts are even better.

8. Do not overtrain: Strength coach Charles Poliquin recommends not
training more than 2 days in a row. Doing so will simply overtax the
hormonal system and therefore increase cortisol levels. Listen to your
body. If you do not feel recovered from your previous workout, simply
take an extra day off or reduce the number of sets you perform in your
workout.

http://www.ezinearticles.com/?8-Essential-Ways-To-Lower-Cortisol-And-Feel-Great!&id=142635

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2222 on: 30/11/2008 00:11:58 »

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« Reply #2223 on: 30/11/2008 01:27:51 »
I may have stumbled on something 'new' with POIS and serotonin (I ran a google search and found little in this thread about serotonin).

Question for POIS suffers (to test serotonin) - does anyone have an addictive personality or become easily addicted to things like alcohol, tabacco, attention, people etc.

I ask because outside of orgasms I've never been addicted to anything, moreover I can't be addicted to anything.  I can't really grow an attraction to anything enough to depend on it.  So is this just me or a trait of POIS suffers?
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« Reply #2224 on: 30/11/2008 06:07:15 »
I may have stumbled on something 'new' with POIS and serotonin (I ran a google search and found little in this thread about serotonin).

Question for POIS suffers (to test serotonin) - does anyone have an addictive personality or become easily addicted to things like alcohol, tabacco, attention, people etc.

I ask because outside of orgasms I've never been addicted to anything, moreover I can't be addicted to anything.  I can't really grow an attraction to anything enough to depend on it.  So is this just me or a trait of POIS suffers?

Interesting question. What's your take Limejuice, on the connection between serotonin and addiction?

I think of serotonin more in connection with depression a la SSRI's.

I left you some more information in your mailbox.

I used advanced-google search for serotonin and POIS Forum, found quite a few posts. The MessageID (#) is in the link:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=POIS+serotonin+site%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.thenakedscientists.com&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&oq=

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« Reply #2225 on: 30/11/2008 06:09:21 »
One more article on cortisol: http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=252375

CP, is your doc suggesting any specific treatment based on your cortisol reading?
« Last Edit: 30/11/2008 06:14:19 by demografx »

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« Reply #2226 on: 30/11/2008 06:55:13 »
It's day2 for me. Pois is already finished.

B_Jim, congratulations on the continued progress!

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« Reply #2227 on: 30/11/2008 08:16:32 »
One more article on cortisol: http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=252375

CP, is your doc suggesting any specific treatment based on your cortisol reading?

Not yet, he wants me to take some more tests.  Initially he wanted to rule out the possibility of a tumor, or something like Cushing's disease (which I probably don't have, since my cortisol goes down significantly from morning to evening, even though the evening readings are still usually above the upper reference). But I have noticed an interesting trend (in my tests).  I don't want to say anything until I'm more confident about it, though.  Note: I took a T3 and T4 test, recently, as well.  T4 was normal.  T3 was slightly above the upper reference (flagged, but not alarming).  TSH levels are very good.  Might be worth getting one more T3 test.


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« Reply #2228 on: 30/11/2008 09:06:52 »
Welcome, Barry!

Don't forget to grab some popcorn and see Girlwind's POIS video:
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=UWBxAUC9k1g

For our internal information sharing and outside researchers' use, a questionnaire:
http://pois.olympe-network.com/

Barry, the dried up fingertips are hard to explain. I only get them in POIS. The fingertips feel numb, dry and the sensation - for some reason - drives me nuts! [;D]

I once visited a skeptical dermatologist about this, and he said, indeed, I had dermatitis during POIS! He prescribed a worthless skin care lotion [:)]

I hope you find this place reassuring and helpful and welcoming!

Thanks for your reply demographx! It is interesting that you get dermatitis on your finger tips. I get atopic dermatitis in several areas, but not my finger tips (yet). Which lotion were you prescribed?

Here is another article relating to the autonomic nervous system and the skin:

"Does Autonomic Dysfunction Play a Role in Atopic Dermatitis?" (Br J Dermatol. 2008 Sep;159(4):834-8.)
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/582162

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« Reply #2229 on: 30/11/2008 11:58:55 »
Counterpoints,
This info is interesting, particularly the claims that phosphatidylserine can reduce cortisol. I might try eating some high phosphatidylserine foods regularly such as mackerel, perhaps it could help my insomnia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phosphatidylserine

Another supplement that is purported to reduce cortisol is Magnolia bark

http://www.florahealth.com/flora/home/Canada/HealthInformation/Encyclopedias/MagnoliaBarkandFlowers.htm

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« Reply #2230 on: 30/11/2008 14:38:00 »
I ve been away for a month, however, I was testing different stuff. No theories, just my experiences to tell.

Good results:

1. Tribulus Terrestris (1500 mg a day) - helps brain fog.

2. Relora (250 mg * 4 a day) - very effective against panic attacks, the day after. (I take 2 right after orgasm)

3. Calcium-Magnesium caps - give me a good sleep. Better dreams, better state of nerves, better morning.

Comment on Ca-Mg: I strongly believe (after 10 years' POIS), that the quality of your night sleep strongly influences your day after.

4. Rivotril - this is an anti-anxiety drug, keeps away 90% of my anxiety (Addictive, but I don't care. Now, I am able to work regulary (intellectual job) and in a good pace. The feeling I been waiting so long...! )

5. Rivotril is good, but it makes me lethargic a bit. I eat chocolate, to keep the balance.
 
Other observations:

1.    Worst day of the week:  is about Thursday, 'cause: 1. Already stressed/worn-out due to work, 2. already having lack of sleep,......  and THAN an orgasm:  POIS is like a nightmare, makes it difficult to cope with )

Seems that factors 1. + 2. together makes things worse...

2.  A reflection on Garlic:  Garlic gives energy and all, at first I found it downright superb, but it disturbed my stomach and my guts, so people with sensitive guts must take care, I think.

Thank you for your attention.

Good luck

Coreman.   


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« Reply #2231 on: 30/11/2008 15:33:24 »
I found an excellent post about cortisol.  http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview/id/757599.html.
I've quoted it below:

I have consistently used many, if not most, of the adrenal supports on this long list, and have written up many of
them on this forum. And I agree strongly that adjusting personal habits (like eating regular meals, not overdoing
in any area of life--exercise, sex, work, etc, managing stress and getting to bed early) are ESSENTIAL to healing
exhausted adrenals. All the supplements you can swallow won't help, if you're constantly draining your reserves of
energy with unhealthy habits.

Also, I would be careful to not use all the supplements they recommend here at once, as that would be overkill,
and might potentially overwhelm one's system. I have personally found it most useful to "rotate" the adaptogenic
herbs, rather than taking them all together at the same time. They seems to retain their effectiveness better that
way.

Lastly, watch out for the Cortitrophin! In my experience (as official supplement guinea pig) it is REALLY STRONG!
I felt very over-amped, dizzy and shaky when I tried it, and wasn't willing to do it again.

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« Reply #2232 on: 30/11/2008 16:07:08 »
Coreman,
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1.    Worst day of the week:  is about Thursday, 'cause: 1. Already stressed/worn-out due to work, 2. already having lack of sleep,......  and THAN an orgasm:  POIS is like a nightmare, makes it difficult to cope with )

Are you saying that when you are in a stressed out/exhausted state and you have an orgasm the POIS is much worse?

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« Reply #2233 on: 30/11/2008 19:50:47 »
I get atopic dermatitis in several areas, but not my finger tips (yet). Which lotion were you prescribed?

Barry, I assume your dermatitis is in-POIS only?

I threw out the Rx lotion long ago. As I did the OTC hand lotion which was mildly effective but not worth the trouble. Water helps immediately but then makes it worse.

I'm so glad to hear that you understand the skin problem! Even here at the forum, I was feeling like I had a symptom-from-Mars [:)]
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« Reply #2234 on: 30/11/2008 20:06:47 »
CP, is your doc suggesting any specific treatment based on your cortisol reading?
Not yet, he wants me to take some more tests.  Initially he wanted to rule out the possibility of a tumor, or something like Cushing's disease (which I probably don't have, since my cortisol goes down significantly from morning to evening, even though the evening readings are still usually above the upper reference). But I have noticed an interesting trend (in my tests).  I don't want to say anything until I'm more confident about it, though.  Note: I took a T3 and T4 test, recently, as well.  T4 was normal.  T3 was slightly above the upper reference (flagged, but not alarming).  TSH levels are very good.  Might be worth getting one more T3 test.

I hope my university endocrinologist on Tuesday will agree to cortisol tests!

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« Reply #2235 on: 01/12/2008 00:32:00 »
I have been using many things that have but it seems that DHEA and Maca along with  Restore   been the most effective. For me Maca has been more effective than Horney Goat Weed.   Sleep and fresh air are very important as they can make you a little drowsy.

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« Reply #2236 on: 01/12/2008 02:24:41 »
Demografx - if i write that letter to dr sue, what should as her to do for us.

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« Reply #2237 on: 01/12/2008 02:26:14 »
I dont know if anybody has asked this question or not. But if guys are suppose to be sleepy right after sex, why is that people with pois do the opposite and get insomia.

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« Reply #2238 on: 01/12/2008 02:55:12 »
i believe it has alot to do with cortisol... maybe other chemicals as well.  Relora affects cortisol and allowed me to sleep after orgasm.  Without Relora I would have insomnia after orgasm.

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« Reply #2239 on: 01/12/2008 03:57:38 »
I dont know if anybody has asked this question or not. But if guys are suppose to be sleepy right after sex, why is that people with pois do the opposite and get insomia.

Maybe I'm a freak case, but after orgasm I have a nearly uncontrollable urge to sleep, whether it is 12pm or 12am.

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« Reply #2240 on: 01/12/2008 03:59:06 »
Insomnia can often be caused by an imbalance in cortisol--either too high or low. There's an article
I found that deals with CFS, but has good info on cortisol, stress and insomnia.

http://www.nutritionalmedicine.org.uk/phdi/p1.nsf/supppages/franklin?opendocument&part=6

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« Reply #2241 on: 01/12/2008 04:05:29 »
I dont know if anybody has asked this question or not. But if guys are suppose to be sleepy right after sex, why is that people with pois do the opposite and get insomia.

Maybe I'm a freak case, but after orgasm I have a nearly uncontrollable urge to sleep, whether it is 12pm or 12am.


I feel somewhat sleepy after orgasm too.  Not always, but more often than not. Insomnia has not really been one of my symptoms.

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« Reply #2242 on: 01/12/2008 08:05:44 »
John, how long did the garlic take to start working?

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« Reply #2243 on: 01/12/2008 10:27:02 »
Counterpoints,
Not long, after eating a clove a day for a few days you might get away with fewer symptoms. But again, it only worked 100% following an NE (so far).

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« Reply #2244 on: 01/12/2008 16:47:06 »
Demografx - if i write that letter to dr sue, what should I ask her to do for us.

Thanks Ccc! Just ask her to tell her TV viewers who might have POIS to come visit us. And we'll periodically plug her weblink/TV show! (The easiest way I know to have Dr Sue get people to find us is to have her tell her viewers to put "POIS Naked Scientists" into Google...but if you have an easier way, Ccc, please use it)

Thanks again, Ccc!
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« Reply #2245 on: 01/12/2008 16:49:58 »
I dont know if anybody has asked this question or not. But if guys are suppose to be sleepy right after sex, why is that people with pois do the opposite and get insomia.
Maybe I'm a freak case, but after orgasm I have a nearly uncontrollable urge to sleep, whether it is 12pm or 12am.
I feel somewhat sleepy after orgasm too.  Not always, but more often than not. Insomnia has not really been one of my symptoms.
SAME HERE!
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« Reply #2246 on: 01/12/2008 17:07:43 »
Counterpoints,
Not long, after eating a clove a day for a few days you might get away with fewer symptoms. But again, it only worked 100% following an NE (so far).

John, let's start a partnership and package it: JOHN21'S MAGIC GARLIC! I'll promote it, you package it...... [:)]
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« Reply #2247 on: 01/12/2008 17:45:44 »
I wonder if some of these foods/supplements/activity that are claimed as memory boosters might help POIS cognitive symptoms?
http://www.aolhealth.com/healthy-living/memory/boosting-tricks?icid=200100397x1213860224x1200951586

A summary:
-Blueberries
-Strawberries
-Spinach
-turmeric
-fish and fish oil
-eggs
-Acetyl-L-Carnitine
-Phosphatidyl Serine (PS)
-Ginkgo Biloba
-Exercise
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« Reply #2248 on: 01/12/2008 21:26:19 »
I wonder if some of these foods/supplements/activity that are claimed as memory boosters might help POIS cognitive symptoms?
http://www.aolhealth.com/healthy-living/memory/boosting-tricks?icid=200100397x1213860224x1200951586

A summary:
-Blueberries
-Strawberries
-Spinach
-turmeric
-fish and fish oil
-eggs
-Acetyl-L-Carnitine
-Phosphatidyl Serine (PS)
-Ginkgo Biloba
-Exercise

I am hopeful about PS, and exercise.  I tried fish oil, and didn't notice a huge difference with POIS.  But it's probably a good thing to take anyways.  I have been naturally liking foods with spinach recently, so hopefully that does help!

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #2249 on: 01/12/2008 21:28:34 »
I wonder if some of these foods/supplements/activity that are claimed as memory boosters might help POIS cognitive symptoms?
http://www.aolhealth.com/healthy-living/memory/boosting-tricks?icid=200100397x1213860224x1200951586

A summary:
-Blueberries
-Strawberries
-Spinach
-turmeric
-fish and fish oil
-eggs
-Acetyl-L-Carnitine
-Phosphatidyl Serine (PS)
-Ginkgo Biloba
-Exercise

I've noticed a parallel relationship between carbs and brain fog.  These foods/supplements/activity are pro healthy blood sugar so they work for me.  Just say no to carbs.  Fish oil does help but the effects are short term (maybe a couple hours).
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