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Re: Alcohol and POIS
« Reply #45 on: June 17, 2017, 11:19:27 AM »
Beer contains a moderate level of betaine. It might be worth checking the discussions on beets (high betaine), eggs (high choline which is a precursor to betaine) and related (I see a few on choline, etc) to see if there are commonalities.
https://www.ars.usda.gov/ARSUserFiles/80400525/Articles/IFT2004_Betaine.pdf

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Re: Alcohol and POIS
« Reply #46 on: July 03, 2017, 03:01:28 AM »
Alcohol is a CNS depressant, if you suffer of depression triggered by POIS I don't think alcohol is a good idea.

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Re: Alcohol and POIS
« Reply #47 on: January 05, 2018, 12:35:31 AM »
For me, sometimes alcohol improves the POIS symptoms. It seems to work (sometimes). Not always, just sometimes.

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Re: Alcohol and POIS
« Reply #48 on: February 12, 2018, 08:34:41 AM »
Alcohol decreases my POIS symptoms both temporarily and long term. Temporarily it decreases physical pains and anxiety. It helps me long term by improving blood circulation and aiding digestion.  It also improves my cognition and memory the next day in a way that feels similar to the way increasing acetylcholine via huperzine affects me.

1-3 beers is what I usually stick to in one day. I suspect wine is the most healthy form of alcohol, but it's too expensive for me and I prefer the taste of beer.
Taking ginger tea, no wheat, fenugreek+green tea/garlic, saw palmetto, niacin, boswellia, huperzine, B complex and nutmeg. See my treatment summary post for more info: http://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=81.msg3513#msg3513

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Re: Alcohol and POIS
« Reply #49 on: February 12, 2018, 01:09:44 PM »

Some studies show that ethanol inhibits the release of oxytocin:

http://www.eje-online.org/content/44/4/593
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1574949

Could it be that oxytocin (or lack of it) has a strong link to our POIS symptoms?

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Re: Alcohol and POIS
« Reply #50 on: February 12, 2018, 01:27:45 PM »
hurray, I posted this a while back, you might have seen more at the nakedscientists.com POIS forum.


...Orgasm culminates in a release of oxytocin (the 'cuddle hormone'). In Europe, they even sell a nasal spray with oxytocin.

But it can be a dangerous drug to take.

We had a lot of discussion @ TNS/POIS about oxytocin (possible POIS treatment?). You can copy and paste this in your Google search box and a number of oxytocin discussions will come up:

oxytocin POIS site:http://thenakedscientists.com

Use spaces and no-spaces as shown directly above this line.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2018, 02:23:35 PM by demografx »
Usually have major POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks associated with it.

40+ years of severe 4-days-POIS, married, raised a family, started/ran a business.

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Re: Alcohol and POIS
« Reply #51 on: February 12, 2018, 02:15:15 PM »
Hi Demo, good to see you :)

Yes, you are correct, oxytocin itself should never be used outside a hospital. Oxytocin as used in medicine is useless for POIS anyway because it doesn't cross the blood-brain barrier. We spent a while discussing oxytocin on the Naked Scientists thread, there are some excellent posts on there.

I find it a curious coincidence that 2 of the main things that affect my POIS symptoms (alcohol and fenugreek) both have a strong link to oxytocin (the kind we make ourselves inside the hypothalamus). Is it a false lead, or could there be something to it?




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Re: Alcohol and POIS
« Reply #52 on: February 12, 2018, 02:29:04 PM »
hurray, great to see you...many years forum-ing together! :)

Like you, I think there’s something to it. That’s why I posted the Naked Science forum link above: check out these old oxytocin/POIS posts.

Perhaps one of our more scientific-minded Members at POISCenter here can chime in? :)

Gentlemen (or lady visitors): any new thoughts about oxytocin and POIS?


« Last Edit: February 13, 2018, 01:07:13 PM by demografx »
Usually have major POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks associated with it.

40+ years of severe 4-days-POIS, married, raised a family, started/ran a business.