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That Familiar Feel / Re: Hi all - decided to jump in on this
« Last post by Going less Crazy on Today at 02:32:33 AM »
I'm pretty sure many of us had a similar story.  I didn't have any medical problem until I was 16-17, correlated the brain fog/anxiety/extreme irritability to orgasm when I was 19, correlated the whole thing to food when I was 25.  I am 27 now.

I don't think low dopamine is a cause, but maybe a symptom, believe POIS has to do with high levels of inflammation which may interact negatively with neurotransmitters by either blocking them, or taking their space.  Low dopamine would mean just low motivation.  POIS in my case is wayyy too extreme to just be low dopamine.

I'm an advocate of diet because it basically manages all my symptoms.  Have you tried going all grain and dairy free?  It wasn't until I did this in which I felt normal again.  Your story of feeling POIS come up even 3 or 4 days later relates to me.  This is when I knew something else must be REALLY causing it.  Just gluten free wasn't enough for me.

NSAIDS would be logical to work because of it lowering levels of inflammation.  Same with a good diet that works for you.  Food is extremely important when it comes to inflammation levels.  Of course your POIS can be entirely different.
Investigation Areas / Re: White tongue
« Last post by Going less Crazy on Today at 02:12:18 AM »
My tongue only gets white when I eat food that I am sensitive to.  It clears up when I don't.
That Familiar Feel / Re: Hi all - decided to jump in on this
« Last post by Quantum on October 19, 2017, 10:51:32 PM »
Hi Twotrees,

Thanks for jumping in, the more we gather information about POIS ans its different aspects, the better it is.

From what you describe, some of your symptoms apprears only following orgasm, like your allergy-like symptoms, and some are chronic, like your anxiety.

The part that shows only after release, and subside after a few days, sure sounds line POIS.  But the 5 criteria of Waldinger are the only thing to "diagnose" POIS for now, there is no blood test or other objective test - yet.   Your description of these symptoms appearing after O and disappearing spontaneously after some days fits with POIS description ( allergy-like symptoms is present in many POIS sufferers).

Does your anxiety get worse after O?   It is possible that you have developed chronic anxiety,, but if the case, ti usually get worse after ejaculation, and that's also what POIS can do.   I had chronic anxiety, and it was getting even worse for the duration of my POIS acute phase ( 2 to 3 days), and then I would go back to my "baseline" anxiety level, which was more manageable, even if still not comfortable to live with.  But I had much more emotional symptoms in POIS, like irritability, significant mood swings, and the like, and there was a clear "personality change" during POIS.  Do you go through something similar, or does your anxiety level gets higher during POIS days?

Taking ibuprofen or other NSAIDS/anti-inflammatory drugs has already been mentioned as effective to lower POIS symptoms.  See in my POIS Type Chart, at - toward the end, you will see the NSAID type.   

It seems that it is usually best to take whatever is efficient at blocking POIS some time before O, like 1 hour to 30 minutes before.  Did you ever try to take ibuprofen like 20 to 30 minutes before release, when you plan a release, with your spouse?  If so, do you get a better level of relief ?

It is not clear yet what role dopamine plays in POIS, and it seems also that there are more than one type on POIS, so no clear answer can be given on this matter.

Take your time to ask your questions and slowly integrate all the information that can be found here,  And you may find good ideas that will help you manage your POIS and get a better quality of life.

General Alternative Causes and Treatments of POIS / Re: PSOAS Muscle !
« Last post by Quantum on October 19, 2017, 10:25:17 PM »
Hi G-Man,

See at

I have bookmarked this some time ago, but never really used it, maybe once or twice, but this instruction video is well done.

Let us know your experience, if you choose to give it a try.
General Alternative Causes and Treatments of POIS / Re: PSOAS Muscle !
« Last post by G-man on October 19, 2017, 09:45:50 PM »
Related to the psoas muscle I also found some videos about tension and trauma releasing excercises (TRE) which is fascinating. I tried it a few times now, same result every time: Its a nice experience (the involuntary shaking during this practice feels almost orgasm-like) and afterwards I'm super relaxed and the way I walk seems more natural than it usually does. Anyone else tried this?

Are you able to provide instructions on how to do this?
Investigation Areas / Re: White tongue
« Last post by Vandemolen on October 19, 2017, 04:03:46 PM »
Yes my tongue also gets white when in POIS. Also my gums. But my symptons in that area get less after my tonsils operation. When you have a white tongue and throat problems check if your tonsils are infected too. When it is you should consider to let your tonsil remove. It's painfull when you are an adult but totally worth the pain. I went from 15 throat infections to 2 infections in a year.
The Down Side / Re: Sweat! Are you allergic for your own sweat?
« Last post by Vandemolen on October 19, 2017, 03:59:39 PM »
I don't think sweat is a cause of POIS. But I think that sweat will make POIS worse. I've read on the forum that a lot of guys find relief when they shower directly after sex/masturbation. A few years ago I already had POIS but I didn't sweat that much. In my case I think it's because of medication and because I gained some weight.
That Familiar Feel / Re: Hi all - decided to jump in on this
« Last post by demografx on October 19, 2017, 03:39:46 PM »
twootrees89, welcome to POISCenter!
Investigation Areas / Re: Could Depression be an Allergic Reaction?
« Last post by b_jim on October 19, 2017, 01:02:34 PM »
Inflammation blocks tryptophan to serotonine pathway.
Investigation Areas / Re: White tongue
« Last post by b_jim on October 19, 2017, 12:53:23 PM »
I have white spots but I don't think it has something to do with Pois. But why not.
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