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One other thing - when I am suffering from POIS, it physically feels as if my frontal lobe of my brain has almost closed down, and what conscious thoughts I am having are coming from the sides of my brain, which apparently are the temporal lobes.Wikipedia says:Damage to the frontal lobes can lead to a variety of results:Mental flexibility and spontaneity are impaired, but IQ is not reduced. Talking may increase or decrease dramatically. Perceptions regarding risk taking and rule abiding are impaired. Socialization can diminish or increase. Orbital frontal lobe damage can result in peculiar sexual habits. Dorsolateral frontal lobe damage reduces sexual interest. Creativity is diminished as well as problem solving skills. Distraction occurs more frequentlySome of these certainly ring true from my experience of POIS. If I had to guess which area of the brain was most affected by POIS, I would definitely pick the frontal lobes. Plus, the frontal lobes is where most of the dopamine lives, which is possibly one of the things you are interested in measuring.
Regarding my Endo - she shut me down yesterday and said that she will no longer test for POIS. I could feel this coming so no hard blow there. Instead I have an appt this afternoon with another doctor. Go go persistance.
So I bring the Netherland study and newpaper article, and give them to the [new] doctor. As he's reviewing the literature I'm rambling off all the symptoms, durations, and my speculations of causes - I suggest a 24hr urine cortisol test. When he's done reading, he stares at the ground for like a minute (complete siliance), then he looks at the ceiling same amount of time, then all he say is 'hmmm' - I kid you not.After I feel a bit awkward and question why I'm there, he says 'well I've never heard of this, and you should see an endocrinologist, and if I give one test that will never end, and it might be psychological, and these doctors from the studies aren't from the US'. So I interrupted him and began talking so much he couldn't get another word in...it was quite rude. BUT it worked! I got the paper work for the test!Bold and italicized/underlined emphasis mine - demo
That [cognitive symptoms] sounds a lot like me, I know I am smart, it's just that I can't perform that well. I think when I get these headaches my frontal lobe is trying to come back from its current state. This explains ADD
Here's my next steps:- wait 5 days for the PS suppliment to leave my system- ejaculate- wait 1 day till symptoms are peak- take the 24hr urine cortisol testAny suggestions or comments on these steps (or the doctor ?
I agree the tests should be made when you feel the worst...
CCconfucius, at the lab I got my test, the range for free testosterone was 24-95 pmol/L. You may want to consult this:http://www.questdiagnostics.com/hcp/intguide/EndoMetab/Gen_Misc/Testosterone/Table%201.pdfThe range will depend on the type of test you took. I suggest you phone the lab you took the test at.
What is the latest news about fenugreek or relora? Anyone?
This time I realize a common reaction to orgasm which I'm not sure I have mentioned before, deepening of my voice.
Quote from: Counterpoints on 26/02/2009 07:15:00CCconfucius, at the lab I got my test, the range for free testosterone was 24-95 pmol/L. You may want to consult this:http://www.questdiagnostics.com/hcp/intguide/EndoMetab/Gen_Misc/Testosterone/Table%201.pdfThe range will depend on the type of test you took. I suggest you phone the lab you took the test at.Thanks, Counterpoints, that was useful for me as well!