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POIS Research / Re: Google POIS Alerts
« Last post by demografx on December 07, 2022, 04:47:00 PM »
NOTE: Google Alerts are not necessarily scientific. They are more indicative of popular opinion/mass media interest


…Google POIS Alerts have
continued to come in - - D A I L Y - - from October 11 to 21!
In recent years, I have never seen this level of POIS publicity.
And again today, October 25.
And again today, October 26.
=13 almost-consecutive days’ POIS publicity
And again yesterday, November 2:
[Scroll down to 3rd article:]
And again today, November 4:

Postorgasmic Illness Syndrome
As-it-happens update
November 4, 2022
Postorgasmic illness syndrome that resembles the flu. Although some reactions after an orgasm are common, other, stranger ones have also been ...
EL PAÍS in English

Continuing to come in…

Postorgasmic Illness Syndrome
As-it-happens update
December 7, 2022
Postorgasmic illness syndrome

This 27-year-old Man Gets The 'flu' Every Time He Has Sex: He's Allergic To His Semen ...

Nation World News

What are the causes of post orgasmic illness syndrome or POIS? “There are special cells called Sertoli cells that nourish and surround the sperm ...
The Down Side / Re: Zoloft/Sertraline and POIS
« Last post by POISed2cure on December 07, 2022, 09:49:58 AM »
Yep, still successful. My protocol is to take 50 mg daily, and 100 mg on the day of O. This is what has worked for me so far. I have not tried to have multiple O's.
This drug peaks 4-6 hours after you take it and I have tested the timing of it for POIS... The results are when I take it 3.5 to 4 hours, it works perfectly, but once I took it about 6 to 6.5 hours before O and it did not prevent POIS. So timing seems to be essential. I have not tried taking it earlier than 3.5 hours before, and I don't know how long the window of opportunity lasts after that time, I just know that 6 to 6.5 hours was too long to wait for me.
Taking 50 mg daily did absolutely nothing for my POIS, so I was very surprised that 100 mg worked. For those who test it with a Dr, I would take it daily for a few weeks before you test it as body needs time for Sertraline levels to rise.
Poll Center / Re: Male Siblings
« Last post by Muon on December 07, 2022, 09:11:02 AM »

I just found out that a cousin of mine also has POIS, he's 19 and has been dealing with POIS since he was 13... It's unbelievable, I mean POIS is such a rare syndrome and now we are two in the family with this disease... I'm 29 and my POIS began at 19
Lifestyle Diary and POIS Summaries / Re: my solution after 1,5 years of search
« Last post by Hannover on December 07, 2022, 06:15:17 AM »
Hello and thanks for your replies.

Yeah indeed. Cutting out all grains really brought huge improvements. There was a time when fastening was my main method because I thought
regular hungerphases could boost my energy levels(of couse with enough caloires in between) and this kind of worked and then i ate
pasta and was absolutly knocked out . So fastening ensured no grain intake as a side effect. After that I relied on oat as the
"mildest" ans easy to obtain grain, but I grew suspicious and ended also oat.
This then brought a new success namely before it has been the case that merely physical closeness
to my gf triggered mild pois. This is now gone, with only NE and intentionla release left.

Hello warrioronthetrot, I suspect that there is a connection to quercetin which is contained in both onions and green tea in fairly high amounts
I also have tried some capers but they are to expensive for daily consumption.
I've got a feeling that onions especially help me with social anxiety and remove the fog from the personal part.
My whole nutrition is focused on anti inflammatory substances, actually I took a list of such foods and crossed out everthing outside except for diary.

Hello berlin 1984, yeah i really wasnt that creative coming up with a name.
Lifestyle Diary and POIS Summaries / Re: my solution after 1,5 years of search
« Last post by berlin1984 on December 07, 2022, 04:24:49 AM »
Welcome to the forum, person who is also named after a city in Germany :-)
Thanks for sharing and welcome to the forum, your post is much appreciated. Our solutions are similar in avoiding all grains, especially gluten.

Gluten is the absolute worst for my POIS. Makes my gut incredibly leaky.

Interesting that you feel like raw onion helped you but garlic not so much. They both contain allicin, but garlic has much higher amounts. Perhaps some other nutrient is helping you. I have heard of others ingesting raw onions to boost testosterone.

You may want to consider the autoimmune protocol diet for 30 days and see if it improves your symptoms even more. It restricts a lot of common inflammatory foods for people with AI conditions. It can be restricting though, and typically gluten is the worst one of them all, so its good youve identified and removed it.
General POIS Discussions / Alkaline Powder and Alkaline Forming Foods
« Last post by Miyagi on December 07, 2022, 12:18:59 AM »
So i started taking alkaline powder in water on an empty stomach.

After 10 mins of drinking the mix i can feel a coolness radiating from my stomach, and then my stiff joints (crackling sounds) and aggression melts away, and in left with a dull ache all over my body - i suspect the acidic state of my stomach causes general muscle contractions and emotional when i drink that at night...i feel i get better sleep overall.

I also drink lemon juice in water with some honey on an empty stomach, that also seems to have a similar effect. I tried this after reading that dilute lemon juice is a alkaline causing food, and honey sweetener that produces little acid compares to other sweeteners.

Now that i know what to look for, ive found that i can feel the acid generated when i eat. This is probably affected by sex and not the other way around. Perhaps it is an ulcer, but then ive had one for over 10 years. By the way, i drink, i smoke, i masturbate, I eat Spur, i do all the usual red flags...but i mostly used to sleep off the pain and fatigue. But now i feel like ive arrived at an effective remedy.

Ive now begun to look at the remedies/foods Poisers suggest and am considering the effects it has on stomach acid. Ive heard that fenugreek for example is an alkaline forming food, and garlic is too, and also green tea.

I will continue experimenting with acidic causing and alkaline causing foods and recording the effects it has on my body.

Lifestyle Diary and POIS Summaries / Re: my solution after 1,5 years of search
« Last post by ramore on December 06, 2022, 11:26:32 PM »
In my case, a pomegranate is the best thing that I found for myself at this moment. Eating at least 1 a day, in ripe season.
Lifestyle Diary and POIS Summaries / my solution after 1,5 years of search
« Last post by Hannover on December 06, 2022, 04:24:48 PM »

I am new to this forum and want to give a short introduction into my pois case before I start with my lifestyle that cured me.
I want to share my solution that I now in use since 8 months with minor changes here and there.
I started using this forum as a source 1,5 years ago but became a member now that i am sure about my methods.
This is my first topic and i really want to make my findings available without writng to much about my
symptoms, triggers, history etc

I am 24 years old but developed Pois with onset of puberty at the age of 13.
I managed to finish school with an extra year and it was around that time I first suspected that something aint right in general.
The transition from healthy to pois was so silent that I believed for years that everything was normal, and having
issues with concentration and a dull feeling in regard to emotions in general.
I had all mental aspects of pois in their hard form but no physical ones at all.(nearly)
But i had no idea what was causing my state or even that I was sick in such a way
In my last school year I went to see several doctors and ended up beeing first diagnosed with schizophrenia and then corrected an ordinary depression and after some weeks
of medication I was released and finished school and began studying.
My studies didn't went well to say the least, I was absolutely unable to focus, abstract, plan, organise and also to interact with others, feel attached, enjoy anything and so forth.
3 years later there was the seldom occasion a day where I felt a bit clear and that morning I engaged with my gf and noticed for the first time  a sharp drop in mood.
That was the first time I made the connection to O. I googled words found this forum and some videos and learned that pois existed .
A couple of weeks later I went to an urologist who was convinced that I indeed have POIS.
He told me that there aint a working cure and advised me start developing my own methods.

Then I began with Niacin, cold showers, sport etc.
 Now after 1 and a half year of continuesly testing I got a list what I tried and what worked and what did not.

NOTE: This is my own recipe and I only share my story. You are responsible  for what you do with it.
I do not give any guarantee for safety or success.
It has two parts that I consider essential: Actual "remedies" and Nutrition in general

My Method:

GREEN TEA is my main weapon against pois.
But in raw form of dried leaves and not brewed. My flavour is called "Gunpowder" but any green tea should do.
I take a tea spoon after every meal and a half spoon before bed every day.
 When I have an O I take up to 4 spoons. I dont prepare a tea and i dont chew the tea.
I just flush it down with water.(Attention: improper storing of green tea makes it lose its effect.
I use an airtight container, in a dry place and be aware that green tea sometimes contains little stones so be carefull in case you chew the tea)
Teabags are not so great and make sure to get a decent quality.

Ceterizine, an antihistamine. I take the recommended dose given by the manufacturer only after an O

ONION- I eat half of a small onion.

Niacin/B3- gives some relief and energy but I usually stick to just the 3 above since they are sufficient and
i dont like the flush effect of B3

Things I used with some success but that have become redundant:
ginger tea
turmeric(raw and as a capsule)
fastening for short times


I have two meals a day which are breakfast and lunch.
I dont eat in the evening because i increases my NE risk.

1. Nutrition
-no forms of grain(no wheat,oat,rye... means no flour , no bread, pastries, pasta)

-nothing fat, that has been fried or similar(no fries, no bacon, no steaks made in a pan or on a grill)

-no non natural sugar or very pure sugar(no white sugar, no brown sugar , no honey, no soda, no ice cream, no fruit juices)

-no coffee and the like

-no "sugar fruits" like pine apple or banana

- of course no alcohol, smoking ...

What I eat:

fish- mostly salmon , fruit like apples,grapes, berries , egg- boiled not fried , diary in general(cheese,milk...), very dark chocolate,
nuts mosly walnuts and hazelnuts, vegetables in general, olive oil , avocados

Still experimenting with some sorts of meat and also unsure about such things as beans rice and potatos


I managed my POIS with a handfull of substances and a strict diet. I hope my case provides some interesting information for others.
I apologize if my post is in an suboptimal form but i am new to this and just wanted to share this.
There are many more things I tried, observations I made but i didnt want to make this to long.       
My greatest discovery that I rarely find here in this forum is the consumption of green tea in raw form.         

I thank everyone for reading and hopefully we will all find our way of managing this disease.

best regards
I took nimodipine for 50 days and planned to wait for a period of time for testing. If nimodipine doesn't work, I will take psychotropic drugs. The day before yesterday, I went to the psychiatric department for a comprehensive examination, including questionnaires, brain function tests and eye movement tests. The doctor judged that I had depression and anxiety, and gave me escitalopram oxalate, buspirone hydrochloride and some traditional Chinese medicines. As far as the current situation is concerned, I think nimodipine has little effect in large probability.
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