Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)

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Re: Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS)
« Reply #3750 on: 08/03/2009 04:43:39 »

Will PM some people on here to see if [independent POIS site] is a possibility.


Thanks for the PM Aaron, excellent idea! I think Martin (?) has been saving previous post data so hopefully you two will be in touch. And please maintain contact with B_Jim and Counterpoints as they have created important databases.
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« Reply #3751 on: 08/03/2009 04:45:57 »

I've created an account on wikipedia and am working on getting it "autoconfirmed" so I can edit locked pages like "orgasm" to include reference to POIS.

I've also created a wikipedia entry for POIS here:

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

I copied almost verbatim the script from the Youtube video to start off with. It would be a great help for everyone who has done work on this to help contribute and really flush out the page with as much information and references as we can, such as creating ref links to ALL the articles that any of you may think are related to POIS or could have any information helpful to the cause. Better than a portfolio, a link to a complete wikipedia entry could be emailed around the globe with ease. I have a backup maintained at home of the page, and will make continual backups as people edit it.


Excellent, Defsync! Thank you!

Since I need to get more familiar with the entrails of wiki, can you please ensure that we get the following sources mentioned:

Waldinger's study: send me or "Pyropeach" a PM with your regular email and we'll send you the PDF.

NY Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/20/health/views/20mind.html?_r=2&scp=1&sq=friedman%20sexual%20January%2020&st=cse

www.reuniting.info    Marnia is a forum member here, and her site (co-published together with her husband) has excellent postorgasmic and general sexual/orgasmic info.
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« Reply #3752 on: 08/03/2009 05:08:50 »
Hey guys,

I'm glad I found you. 32 years old. Been suffering with something like this for a couple of years now. I initially thought that this was triggered by a urinary tract infection that got up into my kidneys because I always have some pain/inflammation in my lower back during these episodes and it's most similar to what I felt when I had that infection.  however, I've been to doctors and kidney function is normal.

The only thing that works for me is sex without ejaculation. This is still troublesome because sometimes after sex, I'll be so aroused that I'll have a wet dream and ruin it.

Anyway, even though I've found this forum and it feels better to know that there are other people out there who are experiencing this, it seems kind of ridiculous to be posting at the end of a single forum thread with 10,000 posts.

I'm a web designer/programmer by trade and have built large scale community oriented sites. Is anyone interested in helping me to organize the information that's been presented so we can create a site? Maybe we can get something like POIS.org. It would be much better to have a threaded forum where people can interact on multiple topic threads/froums (ie. experiences, treatments, research,etc.)

I'm thinking something like this:
http://www.celiac.com/

Anyway, will PM some people on here to see if it's a possibility.

That's what I'm talking about~! I've just found this site, aaronchi, like 2 days ago, so I'm still soaking up all the info. If you want to get people to fund research on POIS, imho, it needs a well thought out website to build up POIS community. I like the idea of different threads where people can interact on multiple topics.

-a section for profiles, listing a person's physiological stats, POIS symptoms, general locale (state or province), and a contact email so researchers can contact them for individual questions or requests for study
-another section for all the remedies that have been tried, with links to their wikipedia counterparts
-a thread topic for all the places that have been contacted and/or responded with interest in conducting studies or doing similar research
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« Reply #3753 on: 08/03/2009 05:31:31 »
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Excellent, Defsync! Thank you!

Since I need to get more familiar with the entrails of wiki, can you please ensure that we get the following sources mentioned:

Waldinger's study: send me or "Pyropeach" a PM with your regular email and we'll send you the PDF.

NY Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/20/health/views/20mind.html?_r=2&scp=1&sq=friedman%20sexual%20January%2020&st=cse

www.reuniting.info    Marnia is a forum member here, and her site (co-published together with her husband) has excellent postorgasmic and general sexual/orgasmic info.

Is there a site that publicly hosts Waldinger's study? If not, we'd need permission to host it on Wikipedia.

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« Reply #3754 on: 08/03/2009 05:34:18 »

If you want to get people to fund research on POIS, imho, it needs a well thought out website to build up POIS community.


Major university was interested - expressed no problems with the thread. POIS numbers however are tiny.


I like the idea of different threads where people can interact on multiple topics.


What if we did that here?


-a section for profiles, listing a person's physiological stats, POIS symptoms, general locale (state or province), and a contact email so researchers can contact them for individual questions or requests for study


Counterpoints' survey database is at
http://pois.olympe-network.com/


-another section for all the remedies that have been tried


B_Jim has put that together on P. 11.
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« Reply #3755 on: 08/03/2009 05:39:24 »

Is there a site that publicly hosts Waldinger's study? If not, we'd need permission to host it on Wikipedia.


I'm in touch with him. I can ask him when we need to.

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« Reply #3756 on: 08/03/2009 05:58:51 »

Is there a site that publicly hosts Waldinger's study? If not, we'd need permission to host it on Wikipedia.


I'm in touch with him. I can ask him when we need to.

Well I'd ask him as soon as possible, someone has already slapped the Wiki entry with a "deletion tag". I need permission to host that article ASAP or a link to somewhere it's posted (maybe it could be hosted on this site? that way it could not be removed)

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« Reply #3757 on: 08/03/2009 06:23:39 »

Is there a site that publicly hosts Waldinger's study? If not, we'd need permission to host it on Wikipedia.


I'm in touch with him. I can ask him when we need to.

Well I'd ask him as soon as possible, someone has already slapped the Wiki entry with a "deletion tag". I need permission to host that article ASAP or a link to somewhere it's posted (maybe it could be hosted on this site? that way it could not be removed)

Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy 2002 copyright -Postorgasmic Illness Syndrome: Two Cases by Dr Marcel Waldinger and Dr Dave Schweitzer - allows individual use, which is what we do here. "Posting to a listerv" requires written permission. Here's the contact info:
http://search.tandf.co.uk/contact_journals.asp

You should also ask Girlwind's permission via PM here (person2207 at YouTube) to use her script from the YouTube video.

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« Reply #3758 on: 08/03/2009 06:30:47 »
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Counterpoints' survey database is at
http://pois.olympe-network.com/

Is there a site that publicly hosts Waldinger's study? If not, we'd need permission to host it on Wikipedia.


I'm in touch with him. I can ask him when we need to.

Well I'd ask him as soon as possible, someone has already slapped the Wiki entry with a "deletion tag". I need permission to host that article ASAP or a link to somewhere it's posted (maybe it could be hosted on this site? that way it could not be removed)

Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy 2002 copyright -Postorgasmic Illness Syndrome: Two Cases by Dr Marcel Waldinger and Dr Dave Schweitzer - allows individual use, which is what we do here. "Posting to a listerv" requires written permission. Here's the contact info:
http://search.tandf.co.uk/contact_journals.asp

You should also ask Girlwind's permission via PM here (person2207 at YouTube) to use her script from the YouTube video.

I already have it. =)

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Counterpoints' survey database is at
http://pois.olympe-network.com/

Any link or way to view the results of the survey?
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« Reply #3759 on: 08/03/2009 06:43:36 »
Defsync, I just tried to get you a faster permission route for the specific article, but "request permission" is a dead link. Here's the origin page with the study summary:
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a713847004?words=waldinger*

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« Reply #3760 on: 08/03/2009 06:50:34 »
Is there a site that publicly hosts Waldinger's study? If not, we'd need permission to host it on Wikipedia.

Hi Defsync--perhaps you don't need a link to the full article; I think it is acceptable according to wikipedia standards to just list the publication information, even if the article itself is not publicly accessible.

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« Reply #3761 on: 08/03/2009 06:58:13 »
I used your link to email the publisher. Hopefully they get back to me quickly. I've also started a "talk page" related to the POIS Wikipedia entry, supposedly this is used to help convince wiki admins not to delete pages.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Post_Orgasmic_Illness_Syndrome


It might be I just don't have enough experience with WIkipedia yet to properly format and list references and citations. Hopefully I can figure this out soon.

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« Reply #3762 on: 08/03/2009 07:43:11 »

I'm not favorable to wikipedia Pois article except if you make a very short article with Dr Waldinger's publication ( abstarct only) . I do not want to lose our little credibility because a lot of wiki users will read it and say "POIS doen't exist, POIS is psychologic..." . We have support of the best expert of ejaculation in the World : we are lucky for this so be careful ! I don't want to be confused with dr Lin and his "magic potions". We have a very little room between scientists  and charlatans. Be carreful.                            


Wikipedia is not a place for posibble theories but for the TRUTH. We don't have the trut for Pois and so it's too early to write an article on Wiki. The time will come. All Pois sufferers on internet using google with keywords " Fatigue, ejaculatio, orgasm, sex, flu-like, back pains " will find this forum. I contacted all Pois suferers i can on internet. At least 15 forums. Maybe we can make a better job. Why do you think i have write "post ejaculation tiredness"

I'm much more favorable to create a new website if you want.
Don't forget a lot of theories we have developed since 2006 are wrong (especially mine, sorry  :D ). But we need a lot a wrong theories before having a true one.
 Belief aboves Science.


Excellent caveats, B_Jim! It has been a long battle for credibility and none of us want to lose the little we have.
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« Reply #3763 on: 08/03/2009 09:03:03 »
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It is proposed that this article be deleted because of the following concern:
=> it's not me. I just give my opinion, you are free to do what you want.

Naw it was because I hadn't cited any sources, which I've corrected by citing the Dr Waldinger article, links to New York times article, and a link to these forums. Don't know if that will be enough though, we'll see.

Long battle for credibility? I laugh at anyone that challenges my credibility on the existence of POIS. I'll turn em right around and tell them to go find me evidence that they know exactly what biochemical exchanges occur during orgasm. And if they do find one (i'm still looking) I'll laugh at them some more as I ask them "so with such a complicated biochem exchange happening, you don't think that any sort of imbalance in the exchange could occur, or that the brain or nervous system could react unfavorably?" Then I'll tell them "I guess you don't believe in  schizophrenics, autism, or any number of illnesses that at one time were unknown and believed to be false until the proper research was done." Maybe that's the u.s. marine in me talking and not giving a !@#$#! about anyone who challenges the existence of POIS.

Wikipedia is not definitive truth, it is the perception of what people believe is true. There are illnesses listed in wiki such as "fibromyalgia" and "chronic fatigue syndrome" that cannot be tested for directly, and POIS, I suspect, you will be able to test for once it's figured out what the main (majority) cause is. You've got a forum here, you've got many different people talking about their POIS, and there are MANY articles all over the web that talk about this in various forms, even if some of them only speculate. Personally, I think a wikipedia entry gives it a hair more credibility, even if people want to add a "controversy" paragraph to it, like you see for the "fibromyalgia" and "chronic fatigue syndrome" entries. Let them. Confront it. Add more references and links to more articles.

I don't know how I feel about removing it. I dont think "We have a very little room between scientists and charlatansis". There are thousands of new conditions being researched worldwide, hundreds that are discovered each day, and this is just another one. I like the idea of a website, but lets be frank, just like this forum it puts control of the topic under a few people. I think it's important to have a public article on it that is under nobody's control.
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« Reply #3764 on: 08/03/2009 10:13:25 »
Aye, Girlwind has given me her approval.

ok, storytime.

Yeah so here I am, starting to have sexual relations in my late teens, and for some reason can't understand why my relationships are going to @#$#! once sex is introduced into the equation. Eventually I figured it out, that orgasm was the problem. My doctor at the time, that i had growing up, didnt believe me. Oh well. I said to myself let's see if I can combat this syndrome with top physical fitness, and hey, why not serve my country at the same time. So I joined the U.S. Marine Corps Infantry. Had a good run for a couple years. Met a nice girl, got married, starting having sex. Holy @!#$!# it's still there. STILL THERE, even though I was in top physical shape. After serving once, I didn't continue my career in the military. Can you imagine you go on patrol leading a squad of marines, only the night before having some nocturnal emission, and as a result yer mental fog gets others killed?

So two things I've taught myself since those times. Lucid dreaming, and using my external sphincter muscle of urethra to stop a full orgasm. Lucid dreaming is learning to take control of your dreams while you sleep. The sphincter muscle of urethra is the muscle that you contract to stop peeing, or relax to go pee. When you begin to reach climax, or the second the orgasm begins before ejaculation, you can contract this muscle very tightly to stop the ejaculation and also the rest of the orgasm itself. From my own sensing it feels about 1/3 an orgasm, and suffer about 1/3 the effects of POIS from it. To me 1/3 is still something I don't even want to deal with, but for others it might be more acceptable if they want to continue having sex.

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« Reply #3765 on: 08/03/2009 17:29:13 »
I used both techniques, but finally gave up. For me they were exhausting. Then again I probably wouldn't have made it through boot camp. Also the sphincter technique I learned prevented emission but not climax so it wasn't as effective. Lucid dreaming was exciting. New sensory worlds.
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« Reply #3766 on: 08/03/2009 17:53:45 »
Def, 7 references cited by Waldinger. Since it's PDF I can't copy and PM. Send me reg email and I can send to you. Might be useful for wiki to avoid deletion.

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« Reply #3767 on: 08/03/2009 22:58:45 »
I think the wiki page is a good idea.  We have a LOT of information we will need to transfer over though.  It may take awhile, and more than one person will need to be involved.

As far as an independent site...  I don't think it will help much: the wiki page will fill whatever void is left by this thread, the video, and the questionnaire.

The thread is good in the sense that
1) It can be found easily in google searches
2) It makes it easy to join the discussion


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« Reply #3768 on: 09/03/2009 00:14:50 »
Aaron---
Interested in your comment re inflammation lower back. It's one of my main symptoms, along with other pelvic irritation. I can get this with arousal without orgasm. I think there is some neuromuscular tension associated with orgasm/arousal causing an inflammatory response. I think it may have origin in signals between genitals and lower spine, a loop that feeds back upon itself over and over. As far as the inflammatory thesis goes, it may be a culprit, just as histamine may be a culprit.
I recall in the early 90's going to a urologist about this. He did a thorough test of my muscles/tendons etc. in perineum area and said my burning sensation was a result of tight knots in tissue. He actually felt them. I have never tried to break these knots as it freaks me out to make a mistake and irritate this condition. This is a condition that I seldom discuss here. It goes generally by Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (It often gets confused with prostatitis). This flares up for me with POIS. In fact, now that I think about it, this is one of the earliest symptoms of POIS for me.

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« Reply #3769 on: 09/03/2009 00:17:12 »
About wiki I'm not sure it's a good idea like it is now. B_Jim made a good point with credibility I think. I need more time to have an arrested opinion but maybe I'll never have one final.
Can we really put links or text about our forum brainstorming in wikipedia ...

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« Reply #3770 on: 09/03/2009 00:30:09 »
Any objections/suggestions about the following? :

As I said a long time ago (in post 186021) , I'd like to make a small online survey. I already started coding this since 2 months on and off, I didn't talk about it yet in the forum because I wanted to take my time to do it, it's not finished.
I don't really know if it will be useful but it's answering to my wish to have answers from more people when someone ask a question in the forum. Everybody can post his question in this poll and everybody can answer all questions only by checking a checkbox (multiple choice answers). Stats results are given for each question.
Maybe it looks complicated how I explain but it's very basic.
Definitely this won't replace Counterpoints's form which is fantastic and has other advantages for medical research but it can perhaps be useful to build some quick stats.

By the way, if there is a "web site" (which would be more a list of links without content), why not use it?
I added a menu like this :
- Home page (place for an introduction text)
Toward this forum at the nakedscientists:
Forum:
-First post (from John)
-Forum highlights (by B_Jim)
-Latest post
And toward:
-Research form (By Counterpoints)
- Video (By Girlwind)
- Articles (New york times, other to come)

I think a "web site" like this can be helpful to put together all the information for a MD or an eventual researcher. I don't think one of them would actually read our entire thread which is starting to be very big, sometimes out of subject, and sometimes going in a circle with repetitive ideas.
However I strongly wish to keep this forum we are using now, I don't need to have other new forum(s)/blogs on this new web site like it has been suggested.  The people who expressed to me PM the wish to participate are welcome, if this web site idea is accepted by everyone. A logo, a  banner on top, the introduction text have to be done . I'd like to keep this sober and without ads
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« Reply #3771 on: 09/03/2009 00:58:18 »
Loving the new ideas, we need to leave as much trail as possible on the internet for future pois sufferers. I understand we dont to destroy little credibility but as long as sex is involve our credibility is already damaged and if we dont push and show that there is definatedly more than 200 people out there with pois or get a reasearcher ready to see what is going on, we are  never going to establish credibility. 
I also agree this must be done while trying to avoid being confused with "dr Lin and his "magic potions". I don't want to be confused with taoists or religious/philosophical/abstinent group." 

Also for the new guys i hope you understand the general consesus of the group at the moment to get a blood test on hormones and other chemicals to check for abnormalities.

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« Reply #3772 on: 09/03/2009 01:01:59 »
Aaron---
Interested in your comment re inflammation lower back. It's one of my main symptoms, along with other pelvic irritation. I can get this with arousal without orgasm. I think there is some neuromuscular tension associated with orgasm/arousal causing an inflammatory response. I think it may have origin in signals between genitals and lower spine, a loop that feeds back upon itself over and over. As far as the inflammatory thesis goes, it may be a culprit, just as histamine may be a culprit.
I recall in the early 90's going to a urologist about this. He did a thorough test of my muscles/tendons etc. in perineum area and said my burning sensation was a result of tight knots in tissue. He actually felt them. I have never tried to break these knots as it freaks me out to make a mistake and irritate this condition. This is a condition that I seldom discuss here. It goes generally by Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (It often gets confused with prostatitis). This flares up for me with POIS. In fact, now that I think about it, this is one of the earliest symptoms of POIS for me.

Aaron---
Interested in your comment re inflammation lower back. It's one of my main symptoms, along with other pelvic irritation. I can get this with arousal without orgasm. I think there is some neuromuscular tension associated with orgasm/arousal causing an inflammatory response. I think it may have origin in signals between genitals and lower spine, a loop that feeds back upon itself over and over. As far as the inflammatory thesis goes, it may be a culprit, just as histamine may be a culprit.
I recall in the early 90's going to a urologist about this. He did a thorough test of my muscles/tendons etc. in perineum area and said my burning sensation was a result of tight knots in tissue. He actually felt them. I have never tried to break these knots as it freaks me out to make a mistake and irritate this condition. This is a condition that I seldom discuss here. It goes generally by Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (It often gets confused with prostatitis). This flares up for me with POIS. In fact, now that I think about it, this is one of the earliest symptoms of POIS for me.

Back when pois was worse for me i used to get burning sensation in my loower back and i also noticed i was able to tighten my muscle around that region. It lasted about a day or two right after pois.

Out of pois i tried tighntne my muscle an i couldnt.
What could cause an inflamattion of that region.

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« Reply #3773 on: 09/03/2009 01:42:19 »
OK, I've thought about this more, and I'm going to revise my post. 

I agree with many of B_Jim's points.  However, I don't think an encyclopediac article needs to be about well-established facts -- in fact, many articles are not.  It just needs to contain useful reference information.  For instance, I'm sure there are long articles about astrology.  (And what we have to present has a lot more credibility in my opinion!).

I think it's fine, as long as we are truthful, and provide plausibly useful information.  BUT, the present article will need SIGNIFICANT additions and edits.  This won't be a one or two man job either.  It will take weeks, or more likely, months, to put together a high quality encyclopediac article.  Now, I think wikipedia is a great idea, and there won't be many arguments against it that wouldn't also apply to further publicizing our condition (and that's one of our main objectives, it seems!).  But perhaps it would be best to first start a site using "wiki" code (this is fairly common), put together a great article, and THEN post it on wikipedia, instead of starting on wikipedia, and getting in debates over deletion, and so on, before we have a good article.

We could still go the current route, but it will require a lot of pressure to make the article more presentable and complete, and potentially a lot of debate to keep the article from deletion, in the process.
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« Reply #3774 on: 09/03/2009 01:56:07 »
Cortisol Test Update:

I received results from the 24 hr urine cortisol test.  My cortisol levels are normal :(  My result was 30 and fell in the normal range of 3 - 45 (I don't know what the unit of measurement is).

This is extremely disappointing after building high expectations that cortisol was the colprit.  However, PS still works like a charm and I see no reason to stop taking it.

Just adding this to our library data.

 

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« Reply #3775 on: 09/03/2009 02:04:34 »
Limejuice,
It would feel weird to say "sorry you don't have high cortisol". :P
I'm very glad that PS is still helping you.  And thanks for the update.

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« Reply #3776 on: 09/03/2009 02:06:27 »
Hey guys.

Just to say that tonight im going to begin my Tyrosine experiment. Im going to "O" tonight, and in the morning i am going to take two capsules of Tyrosine and see how it affects me. I will also update you with symptoms over the next few days and whether or not they are improving with the Tyrosine supplementation.

At the moment, my POIS occurs thus:

Day 0 (day of release): Fine
Day 1: Light POIS symptoms, but still basically fine.
Day 2: This is when POIS really begins to kick in, symptoms peak on day 2
Day 3: Symptoms remain.
Day 4: Symptoms begin to alleviate.
Day 5: Symptoms are further improved
Day 6: ....

And so on.

Will keep you all posted

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« Reply #3777 on: 09/03/2009 02:42:10 »
Any link or way to view the results of the survey?

Defsync,
Once you complete the survey, you are given a link to all the responses.

It is possible that we could make this link totally public, but it's not something I would feel comfortable "just doing". (Actually, I'd rather it not be my decision!... And I now declare it not my decision. [:)] )  We'd have to see how people feel about that.

The main reason I wanted the link given after not before completion, is because I didn't want the completed responses to bias subsequent responses.  (e.g. I didn't want to see artificial convergence).

There is no pretense of keeping the responses super-private, and there never has been.  (In fact, the form explicitly states that responses are to be used for research). 

Feedback welcome.
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« Reply #3778 on: 09/03/2009 04:40:09 »
 CP, I decided to take my bloodtests nonsymptomatic and strangely enough, it's working out very well. I simply wanted to get moving after 2 years' deliberating uselessly
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« Reply #3779 on: 09/03/2009 06:16:17 »
By the way, if there is a "web site" (which would be more a list of links without content), why not use it?

...

However I strongly wish to keep this forum we are using now, I don't need to have other new forum(s)/blogs on this new web site like it has been suggested. 

I really like martin88's idea of a website that would be a "list of links without content," which would simply help for easier top-level navigation of our data, while this forum thread would continue to serve as the location for the continued discussion and new content. 

We could even combine this with demografx's method of searching the thread using google--i.e. we could have a section on the website called "Attempted Treatments," and then we could list relora, levitra, etc., and for each of them, you could click on a link (which employs using the google-method) that takes you to the places that that treatment is mentioned in our thread.  So, you click on 'relora' on the webpage, and it pulls up all the posts that mention relora. 

It seems like this would be pretty easy to do, and it wouldn't have to affect the way we currently do things in the thread--it would just add an extra level of accessability.

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« Reply #3780 on: 09/03/2009 14:05:16 »
TYROSINE EXPERIMENT

Hey guys, Just to update you on my L-Tyrosine experiment.

It is Day 1 (Day after "O"), and having taken 1g of Tyrosine this morning, there is a difference in my POIS symptoms, which are ususally light but present. Today, however, i am not really feeling any POIS symptoms at the moment.

So far so good.

The real test will be tomorrow, when my POIS symptoms usually kick in properly.

I intend to repeat the course of 1g of Tyrosine in the morning before food.

To summarise: no POIS symptoms present yet; only a light, pleasant tiredness, which i already attribute as a normal symptoms of orgasm.

Will keep you posted if anything should change.

Thanks

Ambient
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« Reply #3781 on: 09/03/2009 15:27:54 »
Underwater...

In regard to lower back pain/inflammation, this is how the POIS started for me.

There was a period in my life about two years ago when I was going through a difficult time with my girlfriend and started masturbating a lot (4-5x per week). I started to get inflammation/pain in my lower back area around my kidneys. This would start an hour or so after masturbation but could last for days.

It got bad up to the point that it was difficult to bend over or stretch forward without getting pain in that area. I could also feel pain 'deep' in my lower back/kidney area if I did intense physical exercise. This pain/inflammation was related to the rest of the symptoms for me (tiredness, weakness, depression, problems with mental focus, etc).

From my knowledge of Chinese medicine, this all seemed related to kidney deficiency and I thought it might have something to do with a kidney infection that I had several years before. I ended up going to see a doctor to test for infection. They didn't find anything but I took antibiotics for it anyway.

Now the pain/inflammation in that area is much better that it was initially but there is always a dull ache or light burning sensation in the lower back area that gets worse after ejaculation. I saw a urologist recently and they couldn't figure out what it was. They recommended physical therapy but I do a lot of yoga and I didn't think that it would really help.

It might make sense that ejaculation is the trigger for some kind of histamine release that is causing the inflammation and tightness. I think the doctors were thinking the other way around and that's why it didn't make sense to me.

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« Reply #3782 on: 09/03/2009 15:33:47 »

There is no pretense of keeping the responses super-private, and there never has been.  (In fact, the form explicitly states that responses are to be used for research). 

Feedback welcome.


If it's possible to do, I would support keeping the data private until the researcher's motives are known. I wouldn't like to see comments appear on Comedy Central!
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« Reply #3783 on: 09/03/2009 15:37:40 »

TYROSINE EXPERIMENT

So far so good.


Ambient, as is necessary with all scientific experiments, I'm keeping my fingers crossed [:)]

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« Reply #3784 on: 09/03/2009 15:43:47 »

By the way, if there is a "web site" (which would be more a list of links without content), why not use it?


I really like martin88's idea of a website that would be a "list of links without content," which would simply help for easier top-level navigation of our data, while this forum thread would continue to serve as the location for the continued discussion and new content.


Martin, Guthrie, that sounds great!

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« Reply #3785 on: 09/03/2009 15:58:38 »

I'm opposed to "Successful Treatments" part on wiki article. Because it's often an improvement and not a real cure. And because some of us are not close to the original form.


B_Jim, this makes a lot of sense to me. Also, you bring up a good point: we don't really have consensus on "the definition of POIS"!

I think the "original form" of POIS, as suggested by Dr Marcel Waldinger's paper, based on only 2 cases, is far too restrictive.

Thanks to B_Jim's efforts, we now have over 200 cases of POIS! And no one so far has objected to their inclusion, so maybe that can be the basis for the way we define POIS.

Any suggestions for how we can now define POIS more formally?

From this forum, it appears to me simply that POIS is "any disturbance caused by orgasm, lasting for days".

As a start, does anyone disagree with that definition?

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« Reply #3786 on: 09/03/2009 16:18:45 »
B_Jim,
for "successful treatments", I did not mean 100% successful.  Successful as in "some success".  I was hoping to elaborate on that in the section, and then build on each "helpful remedy" to develop a different theory for POIS.  Rather than having one treatment that will help everyone, I think we may eventually have several different treatments, each helping a different group of people: I think there are multiple causes of POIS.  This would have been more clear had I had time to write a lot more. 

But I don't.  I don't really have much time.  I don't think one or two of us can quickly write a good article -- e.g. comprehensive but also with little ambiguity. It will take weeks or months.  I encourage everyone to edit the wiki page as they see fit.  That is the point of wikipedia. 

If we are going to make a separate website (as per Martin's good suggestion), I definitely encourage one page to be a "wiki" page.  e.g. a page that uses "wiki" code, but is not hosted on wikipedia.  This is relatively common now, and can be easily implemented.  This way we can relax and write a good article at our leisure, and once it is pretty good, post it on wikipedia.

Now that it is already on wikipedia, I feel there is this huge pressure to make it good quickly.

Anyways, someone edited "successful treatments" to "helpful remedies" so that's good :).  I hope everyone feels free to edit the wikipedia page.  Any edit can be undone, so don't worry about "messing things up", etc.

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« Reply #3787 on: 09/03/2009 16:22:37 »
Any suggestions for how we can now define POIS more formally?

From this forum, it appears to me simply that POIS is "any disturbance caused by orgasm, lasting for days".

As a start, does anyone disagree with that definition?

I think the definition in the wikipedia article is good:

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Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS) is a condition characterized by severe debilitating long-lasting symptoms following orgasm. The term was first coined in 2002, by Dr. Marcel Waldinger (MD PhD) [1]. Since this paper, at least 300 cases have been reported, and recently, the number of reported cases has been rapidly increasing. Of the known cases:

    * Over 97% are men
    * A majority report only cognitive symptoms, although physical symptoms (esp. flu-like) are commonly reported
    * Symptoms are independent of how orgasm is achieved
    * Symptoms are usually present within minutes of orgasm
    * On average, symptoms last 1-3 days
    * Symptoms commonly affect sufferers between 20-70% of the time during a given month, depending on a number of variables

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Therefore the general definition would be:
"Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS) is a condition characterized by severe debilitating long-lasting symptoms following orgasm"

and the general defining statistics are listed below that.  The statistics do not say whether or not someone has "POIS", they are just a summary of the present data.  As far as this definition goes, anyone who has severe debilitating long-lasting (there are vague terms, so are open to interpretation) symptoms following orgasm, would have "POIS".
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« Reply #3788 on: 09/03/2009 17:58:11 »
For the past couple months I have been doing extensive reading on adrenal and thyroid related health issues.
I am in the process of treating my own adrenal and thyroid deficiencies and have been given a lot of good info
from people on other forums, which concurs with what I learned from Michael8028.  Here are  some of the more
informed articles I've read. I hope you find some of them as useful as I did. I will post this info on Steve's forum
as well.


ABOUT ADRENAL FATIGUE
http://www.adrenalfatigue.org/whatis.php

ADRENAL SUPPORT (Copied from THE GREAT THYROID SCANDAL and HOW TO SURVIVE IT
by Dr. Barry Durrant-Peatfield)
http://featherstone.bravehost.com/thyroid/peatfieldadrenal.html

METABOLIC THERAPY: Adrenal Thyroid Correction
http://www.drrind.com/metabolic.asp

Pathways of adrenal steroid biosynthesis in adrenal cortex
http://www.umanitoba.ca/dnalab/med/adr3.htm

UNDERSTANDING ADRENAL FUNCTION
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2000/08/27/adrenals.aspx

TESTS FOR ADRENALS
http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/adrenal-info/

The Adrenal Stress Index Test
http://www.chronicfatigue.org/ASI.html

ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY UNDERDIAGNOSED INTHE CRITICALLY ILL
http://www.pulmonaryreviews.com/jan03/pr_jan03_adrenal.html

Pathways of adrenal steroid biosynthesis in adrenal cortex
http://www.umanitoba.ca/dnalab/med/adr3.htm


David Derry, MD, Ph.D on RETHINKING THE TSH TEST
http://www.thyroid-info.com/articles/david-derry.htm

Stop the Thyroid Madness.com
http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/

Thyroid hormones as neurotransmitters.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9001201

Molecule Derived from Thyroid Hormone May Be New Neurotransmitter
http://pub.ucsf.edu/today/news.php?news_id=200405175

Thyroid hormones, serotonin and mood: of synergy and significance in the adult brain
http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/v7/n2/abs/4000963a.html

The Depression Thyroid Disease Connection Explored
http://www.thyroid-info.com/articles/cohendepression.htm




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« Reply #3789 on: 09/03/2009 18:07:58 »
Thanks for the info girlwind.

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« Reply #3790 on: 09/03/2009 18:20:45 »
Thanks for the info girlwind.

You're welcome.
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« Reply #3791 on: 09/03/2009 20:13:28 »
B_Jim, Counterpoints, Girlwind...everyone, I know I repeat this, but aren't exhaustion and fatigue predominant in defining POIS, not "also rans"?

I thought cognitive symptoms were secondary.
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« Reply #3792 on: 09/03/2009 20:18:39 »
Would "lasting for days" be good for wikipedia? It differentiates us from the short term post climax symptom population.

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« Reply #3793 on: 09/03/2009 20:25:58 »
POIS DIARY

Two hours into post-O. It feels like 90% symptom-free, based on past experience. 3rd try, 2nd revalidation!

Testosterone/Levitra/Stimulants/Caffeine.

This is not medical advice. Ask your doctor if any treatment mentioned on this forum is right for you.
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« Reply #3794 on: 09/03/2009 22:20:57 »
what else helps a lot for pois, anxiety and all these other conditions is  Rhodiola Rosea... Try It.

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« Reply #3795 on: 09/03/2009 22:42:19 »
TYROSINE EXPERIMENT

UPDATE:

Overall, my well-being remains stable. Currently i feel fatigued. However, i feel that it is more to do with the Tyrosine "wearing off", as it were. Still feel well, no depression etc. Concentration and cognition is still pretty strong, though due to weariness, it is reduced, although only very slightly.

As I mentioned before, the true effectiveness of Tyrosine will be demonstrated tomorrow, when my POIS symptoms (Fatigue, brain fog, poor memory) usually begin to kick in properly.

I will follow the same course (1g of Tyrosine) in the morning, and post the update.

To summarise: Well-being and contentment remain. Cognition still functioning well.

See you all tomorrow.

Ambient

(P.S. Thank you all for your support and kind advice)  [:)]

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« Reply #3796 on: 09/03/2009 23:51:31 »
B_Jim,
for "successful treatments", I did not mean 100% successful.  Successful as in "some success".  I was hoping to elaborate on that in the section, and then build on each "helpful remedy" to develop a different theory for POIS.  Rather than having one treatment that will help everyone, I think we may eventually have several different treatments, each helping a different group of people: I think there are multiple causes of POIS.  This would have been more clear had I had time to write a lot more. 

But I don't.  I don't really have much time.  I don't think one or two of us can quickly write a good article -- e.g. comprehensive but also with little ambiguity. It will take weeks or months.  I encourage everyone to edit the wiki page as they see fit.  That is the point of wikipedia. 

If we are going to make a separate website (as per Martin's good suggestion), I definitely encourage one page to be a "wiki" page.  e.g. a page that uses "wiki" code, but is not hosted on wikipedia.  This is relatively common now, and can be easily implemented.  This way we can relax and write a good article at our leisure, and once it is pretty good, post it on wikipedia.

Now that it is already on wikipedia, I feel there is this huge pressure to make it good quickly.

Anyways, someone edited "successful treatments" to "helpful remedies" so that's good :).  I hope everyone feels free to edit the wikipedia page.  Any edit can be undone, so don't worry about "messing things up", etc.

I like the new wikipedia article very much, but I share your reservations about getting it "up to Wikipedia standard" quickly.

The main problem is that there is a high probability that the article will get deleted quickly. Wikipedia does not embrace new entries as it once did- many editors are proud deletionists:

http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Deletionism

The fact that POIS is an obscure medical condition works in our favor, as many would-be deleters would be put off by their own lack of knowledge.

When a wikipedia article is nominated for deletion, there is a period of debate before a decision is taken, so I half-expect somebody to be posting here shortly urging us to rush to wikipedia to "defend" our entry :)

Enough about deletion - it is an excellent way to raise POIS awareness and I hope the entry stays there full-time!

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« Reply #3797 on: 09/03/2009 23:58:54 »
One other thing - relatively obscure topics tend to be pretty short on wikipedia, so we can't expect wikipedia to be a handy repository for all our latest ideas and theories. The article is probably already as long as most wikipedia editors would tolerate. As Counterpoints suggested, a wiki-like section on a separate site would be very good, although I wouldn't want it to put people off coming on this thread!

Glad to hear your treatment is still working Demo :)
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« Reply #3798 on: 10/03/2009 00:59:13 »
B_Jim, Counterpoints, Girlwind...everyone, I know I repeat this, but aren't exhaustion and fatigue predominant in defining POIS, not "also rans"?

I thought cognitive symptoms were secondary.

No, exhaustion should not be used to define POIS.  I think we should be general... POIS is characterized by severe symptoms following orgasm.

Also, cognitive symptoms are not secondary.  We see some cognitive symptoms reported in almost every case.  Cognitive symptoms may be secondary to your specific case, though.  (Is that so?).

And exhaustion could be considered a cognitive symptom.

(What do you mean by "also rans"?).
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« Reply #3799 on: 10/03/2009 02:29:51 »

what else helps a lot for pois, anxiety and all these other conditions is  Rhodiola Rosea... Try It.


GC, tell us more about your experience with it.