Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (P.O.I.S.)

General Category => Poll Center => Topic started by: Daveman on April 21, 2011, 11:03:06 AM

Title: POIS by Profession
Post by: Daveman on April 21, 2011, 11:03:06 AM
I have a feeling that most of us are in a similar career area. Not sure what influence this could have over the cause of our POIS, but interesting anyways to see how we are divided.

Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: b_jim on May 25, 2011, 03:37:37 PM
No easy to work with Pois. I think for a lot of us there is only one chance to keep his job : ejaculation on friday night, saving energy during week-end and try to feel good to start the next week. Isn't it ?
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: Ccconfucius on May 25, 2011, 09:38:18 PM
i put engineering because i am going to school for it, is that okay.
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: Daveman on May 26, 2011, 06:05:23 PM
i put engineering because i am going to school for it, is that okay.

Sure! Perfect.
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: Observer on May 26, 2011, 07:49:40 PM
i put engineering

Another one here!! 60% voted engineering... interesting, isn´t it?
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: b_jim on May 27, 2011, 07:35:54 AM
I have voted engineering too because that's what I want to do :)
Is Pois a Engineers' disease  ;D ?
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: Daveman on May 28, 2011, 11:26:55 AM
I have voted engineering too because that's what I want to do :)
Is Pois a Engineers' disease  ;D ?

Maybe it's becasue we're seated on our butts most of the time, in front of a computer!! LOL  ;D
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: Green on June 08, 2011, 06:07:12 PM
Electronic engineer, here.
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: Bream on June 09, 2011, 02:59:05 AM
The jury is still out wether i have pois or not, but i'm a chemical engineer. Could be a sign then  ;)
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: UnderstandingPois on June 09, 2011, 02:08:01 PM
  i put sports, haha lazy engeneers =)
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: B_Daniel on June 15, 2011, 09:23:10 PM
I think I would rather see this poll organized by "customer facing or sales" and "desk job w little interaction w people other than internally".  I have a feeling we'd be heavily weighted towards the latter.  It's scary to think, but POIS has guided many of our major life decisions.
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: Vincent M on June 15, 2011, 10:07:06 PM
I think I would rather see this poll organized by "customer facing or sales" and "desk job w little interaction w people other than internally".  I have a feeling we'd be heavily weighted towards the latter.  It's scary to think, but POIS has guided many of our major life decisions.

This is a very good point, especially considering that I know with me and others here POIS worsens social anxiety.
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: traderwithpois on September 17, 2011, 06:46:12 PM
Business.  Finance/trading
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: Daveman on September 18, 2011, 06:46:50 AM
Business.  Finance/trading

My Ex was a trader in Vancouver can. Like 20 yrs ago though!! Sheesh time flies!
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: Samir on October 03, 2011, 02:13:41 PM
I think I would rather see this poll organized by "customer facing or sales" and "desk job w little interaction w people other than internally".  I have a feeling we'd be heavily weighted towards the latter.  It's scary to think, but POIS has guided many of our major life decisions.
I told my fiancée that many people here were engineers, and she responded with a pretty insightful comment:
that it might just be that engineers are likely to be smart enough to figure out that there is something wrong with them, link it to sex/orgasm/ejaculation, and look online for others like them.

... so we should take the engineering/programming link with a grain of salt.
I think there's some similarities here, but we have to also somehow negate the facts about Internet usage in general.  Most 'techy'-type men are intelligent and somewhat introverted and end up in engineering fields (I studied computer engineering), and the Internet is dominated by techies.  :D
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: pep on June 24, 2012, 05:21:40 AM
Research in health.
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: tantalus on June 24, 2012, 08:02:22 AM
Hi Daveman, Not being able til now how  to post my own 'thing on the naked scientist pois forum. (Stil waiting on your reply there by the forwarded mail of demografx.  I am glad i did find this forum as alternative.

I start to give a comment to your subject as a start. Later on I try to post my own pois hystory profile info here. Maybye you can give advice in which 'category' a general pois biography, annex therapy history would fit in too. Could not find out yet, and stil whaiting on the administrators awnser too.

Alright....your poll.........  I think the  'workgroup area' is far to limited. Therefore the results become itself a self fulfilling prophecy.
for me , i was already afraid most people would come  from engineering. No wonder I see no posts of people like me who  are hopelessly  entangled in
the forum layout and ergonomics.  ;D Tey are a costumed (used too) on the desighn of this kind of multi media features.  Only pois brings people like me this  labyrinth.therfore  don't aspect complaints from  them finding there way here. My occupation?  Healthcare [stroke]. iBy the way.....is  it alowed for me to giggle, Daveman? I find an aspect of irony in the fact that in  a medical subject like pois, you forgot the caretakers of the sick in general themselves as profession? we also have  the musicians, the cooks the male house'wives', and the artists in general. shall we allow them to have pois too? :) Could just happen the N/A section would be 3 times bigger as the named professions.  Besides,  dear Daveman.....as I having such a hard time to get accustomed in the forum phenomenon itself [here and at naked sc.]....can you help me please!,please  to come in contact with those who try progesterone as medication? I  just started and feel  worried if i might get worsener as before.  feel realy sick now, more as ever
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: Daveman on June 24, 2012, 09:29:07 AM
Hi Daveman, Not being able til now how  to post my own 'thing on the naked scientist pois forum. (Stil waiting on your reply there by the forwarded mail of demografx.  I am glad i did find this forum as alternative.

I start to give a comment to your subject as a start. Later on I try to post my own pois hystory profile info here. Maybye you can give advice in which 'category' a general pois biography, annex therapy history would fit in too. Could not find out yet, and stil whaiting on the administrators awnser too.

Alright....your poll.........  I think the  'workgroup area' is far to limited. Therefore the results become itself a self fulfilling prophecy.
for me , i was already afraid most people would come  from engineering. No wonder I see no posts of people like me who  are hopelessly  entangled in
the forum layout and ergonomics.  ;D Tey are a costumed (used too) on the desighn of this kind of multi media features.  Only pois brings people like me this  labyrinth.therfore  don't aspect complaints from  them finding there way here. My occupation?  Healthcare [stroke]. iBy the way.....is  it alowed for me to giggle, Daveman? I find an aspect of irony in the fact that in  a medical subject like pois, you forgot the caretakers of the sick in general themselves as profession? we also have  the musicians, the cooks the male house'wives', and the artists in general. shall we allow them to have pois too? :) Could just happen the N/A section would be 3 times bigger as the named professions.  Besides,  dear Daveman.....as I having such a hard time to get accustomed in the forum phenomenon itself [here and at naked sc.]....can you help me please!,please  to come in contact with those who try progesterone as medication? I  just started and feel  worried if i might get worsener as before.  feel realy sick now, more as ever

Hi Tantalus.

The best place to write a personal history is here:
http://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=81.0

Just click the link and press the "reply button" at the top or bottom. You can enter your information there.

If you have it already prepared in some other file, you could just copy it and paste it into the edit window.

I am writing you a Personal Message right now.

Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: Bulls eye on June 24, 2012, 06:08:13 PM
Medical
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: Nightingale on June 24, 2012, 07:38:08 PM
I currently don't work.  I'm a student, but I can only manage to be part time with the combined effects of POIS and side effects from medications for my mental illness
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: kurtosis on July 31, 2012, 02:52:22 AM
I have 2 jobs. One is engineering and the other is "people-facing" and part-time.
I think the engineering link is only there because
1) we're smart enough to realise there's a problem & studied science in college
2) engineering requires abstract thought and concentration, meaning we'd notice cognitive affects more immediately
3) this is an internet forum and most of us did a lot of googling & research before we ever got here. 
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: 0002ppdnuos on July 31, 2012, 06:31:08 AM
...
3) this is an internet forum and most of us did a lot of googling & research before we ever got here. 
Honestly, I've been searching for 20 years before I got here.
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: Daveman on July 31, 2012, 08:03:41 AM
I have 2 jobs. One is engineering and the other is "people-facing" and part-time.
I think the engineering link is only there because
1) we're smart enough to realise there's a problem & studied science in college
2) engineering requires abstract thought and concentration, meaning we'd notice cognitive affects more immediately
3) this is an internet forum and most of us did a lot of googling & research before we ever got here. 

Yes, polls can be very misleading and are even used to sway opinion using the right “slant”. Valid polls need a ton of “qualification”…. Surveys, which are a collection of poll questions, are much better at cross referencing and filtering “the truth”. Again, depending on the results desired.  ;D
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: Ccconfucius on July 31, 2012, 11:32:42 AM
I have 2 jobs. One is engineering and the other is "people-facing" and part-time.
I think the engineering link is only there because
1) we're smart enough to realise there's a problem & studied science in college
2) engineering requires abstract thought and concentration, meaning we'd notice cognitive affects more immediately
3) this is an internet forum and most of us did a lot of googling & research before we ever got here. 

Yes, polls can be very misleading and are even used to sway opinion using the right “slant”. Valid polls need a ton of “qualification”…. Surveys, which are a collection of poll questions, are much better at cross referencing and filtering “the truth”. Again, depending on the results desired.  ;D


we also need bigger population.
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: demografx on July 31, 2012, 11:32:54 AM
Tantalus, progesterone made me sick so I stopped.
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: demografx on September 03, 2012, 05:58:28 PM
Amazingly high incidence of engineers!

And gmails!! ;D
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: demografx on September 03, 2012, 05:59:31 PM
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Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: poisioq on September 11, 2012, 05:51:26 PM
IT field
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: demografx on September 11, 2012, 11:41:58 PM
I have 2 jobs. One is engineering and the other is "people-facing" and part-time.
I think the engineering link is only there because
1) we're smart enough to realise there's a problem & studied science in college
2) engineering requires abstract thought and concentration, meaning we'd notice cognitive affects more immediately
3) this is an internet forum and most of us did a lot of googling & research before we ever got here. 

Can you imagine all those people who DON'T know they have POIS ??

Wotta nightmare. I know. It took me YEARS AND YEARS before I identified it as "POIS " - there was no name for it back when I got it during the Civil War :)
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: demografx on September 12, 2012, 12:17:21 AM


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Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: demografx on September 12, 2012, 12:27:50 AM

market researcher
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: kurtosis on September 12, 2012, 03:21:13 AM

market researcher


Hence the name and the love of graphs :)
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: demografx on September 12, 2012, 11:13:47 AM
Haha!!!  ;D ;D ;D

kurtosis, you're eerily beyond perceptive! ;D

Alien in our midst???? ;D
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: demografx on September 12, 2012, 11:15:50 AM
kurtosis, my name goes back to the day when AOL had 9-digit-max usernames only :)
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: kurtosis on September 12, 2012, 12:11:28 PM
kurtosis, my name goes back to the day when AOL had 9-digit-max usernames only :)

Cool. Yes, I remember the screen name size limits but I didn't stay with AOL for long.
No, probably not an alien but you never know :)
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: demografx on September 12, 2012, 12:52:34 PM
Sounds like you beat A-O-Hell...I wasn't smart enough.
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: Nightingale on October 11, 2012, 01:32:48 PM
I was unable to finish college because of POIS/depression.  But I was really into biopyschology/neuropsych.  The science of happiness and morality were particularly interesting to me.

Now, I attend community college and I'm pursuing an associates in Information Technologies.  My best bet to becoming independent.  I am on disability welfare because I qualify with my psychiatric history.  I work part time at the front desk of a local gym, and when I'm lucky I'm a Standardized Patient, simulating illnesses at my local medical school!  Such a cool job!

I make just a little money on the side taking photographs for friends.  Photography is a fun hobby :)
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: Andy451 on November 03, 2012, 01:28:52 PM
I have a feeling that most of us are in a similar career area. Not sure what influence this could have over the cause of our POIS, but interesting anyways to see how we are divided.



I was on track for an ecology career, yet had to drop out of school due to the brutal symptoms of POIS (both physical and mental). Full time work and/or school is just not manageable at this stage in my life with POIS. Before dropping out of the ecology program, I had considered multiple science and medical based careers.

We have been smart enough to navigate the world and discover our own illness because there is little to no help in mainstream society, hence we are probably forced to use high levels of deductive and inductive reasoning on regular basis making us more inclined toward math and science based careers. Yet, it is also true that people who are naturally inclined to solve more complex problems than others would work as diligently as humanly possible in finding answers to those problems while perhaps being more effective than most others. In short, we probably do think differently about problems than most people because of our unique experiences with POIS.

Nightingale, from looking at just our two quotes there seems to be a possibility many similarities in experience.
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: Daveman on November 03, 2012, 05:03:07 PM
I like you Alex Grey Avatar. I have enjoyed the insight of  many of his paintings.
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: Andy451 on November 03, 2012, 05:37:04 PM
Thanks Daveman, I'm a huge fan of Tool (band) and find their music very uplifting and transcendent at times of need. Alex Grey has done some work for their albums as you may know, they are very complementary of each other.

"I know the pieces fit cuz I watched them fall away" --Tool  ;)
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: Clycos on February 09, 2013, 01:15:37 PM
I'm in Finance studying in Montreal Canada. I don't believe this introvert thing, I've been a complete extrovert all my life and suddenly I have pois. Anyways I don't think we're disadvantaged we just have an extra part in our life that needs to be dealt with. Don't lose hope gentlemen and please don't let sorry sags post in these forums about their sorry life. We need to stay strong and positive otherwise well accomplish nothing but stay home feel sorry about ourselves.

P.s. I am looking for a pois sufferer in Montreal please contact me:)
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: demografx on February 09, 2013, 03:01:58 PM
Welcome, Clycos! Please see our welcome message:
http://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=1.msg1#msg1
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: bjameshill on March 19, 2013, 11:29:08 AM
Former software engineer turned sales guy.  Direct impact of my disease.  I found I simply couldn't keep up mentally with the demands of managing enterprise software projects.  Everyone expects sales guys to be a little slow and erratic.  I fit in perfectly!  : )
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: Ccconfucius on March 19, 2013, 02:57:55 PM
Lol
Do u have the smooth talking ability needed to be a sales engineer
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: demografx on March 19, 2013, 07:01:46 PM
Former software engineer turned sales guy.  Direct impact of my disease.  I found I simply couldn't keep up mentally with the demands of managing enterprise software projects.  Everyone expects sales guys to be a little slow and erratic.  I fit in perfectly!  : )

Haha! Sounds EXACTLY like my POIS-affected career!! ;D
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: demografx on January 31, 2020, 04:27:24 PM
Is Pois a Engineers' disease  ;D ?
;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: Muon on January 31, 2020, 07:36:06 PM
Physicist here. Skipped almost all colleges and only showed up for experimentation and exams. Couldn't even sit in a chair properly due to POIS.
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: certainlypois2 on January 31, 2020, 10:52:42 PM
Physicist here. Skipped almost all colleges and only showed up for experimentation and exams. Couldn't even sit in a chair properly due to POIS.
Zero ability to pay attention and less ability to follow in class equaled a lot self study.
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: demografx on February 01, 2020, 12:30:42 AM
Physicist here. Skipped almost all colleges and only showed up for experimentation and exams. Couldn't even sit in a chair properly due to POIS.
Impressive!
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: demografx on February 01, 2020, 02:15:58 AM
Zero ability to pay attention
Zero? “Minus” for me ;D
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: demografx on September 24, 2020, 07:03:03 PM
I have voted engineering too because that's what I want to do :)
Is Pois a Engineers' disease  ;D ?
;D ;D
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: dizzy on September 25, 2020, 03:40:33 PM
Electrical engineer and software developer.

I spend my days mostly behind a computer, not talking much to other people.
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: Muon on December 22, 2020, 06:40:36 PM
From the book 'tuning the brain':
"Endothelin, being one of the most vasoconstrictive substances known, could account for the increased global cerebral hypoperfusion seen after fatiguing stimuli, notably exercise but also after mental tasks."

The jury is still out wether i have pois or not, but i'm a chemical engineer. Could be a sign then  ;)

And my educational background, I have a B.S. in chemical engineering...

Exposure to chemicals?

Ukrainian paper (https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=uk&u=http://www.irbis-nbuv.gov.ua/cgi-bin/irbis_nbuv/cgiirbis_64.exe%3FC21COM%3D2%26I21DBN%3DUJRN%26P21DBN%3DUJRN%26IMAGE_FILE_DOWNLOAD%3D1%26Image_file_name%3DPDF/Msps_2013_18_4_21.pdf&prev=search&pto=aue):
"(the patient is higher education, specialty "electrical engineering and works in shifts at the power plant)"

There is also a POISer in the paper from Dr. Stafie with a 'demanding job'...whatever that may be.

Many engineers...hyperactive brains?

I didn't even look these up but remember them. Then you have Kurtosis, nanna1, HOD who are engineers/scientists if I'm not mistaken and the list goes on.
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: Muon on February 27, 2021, 09:43:05 AM
Desk jobs. Lot of reading. Poor posture?

https://youtu.be/r7pv_VY-hFQ?t=1462

Compression of the vagus nerve due to cervical instability in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIUBBCtl6aU)

Edit: Solving math problems: https://youtu.be/r7pv_VY-hFQ?t=4939
Title: Re: POIS by Profession
Post by: Muon on March 27, 2021, 10:06:52 AM
Once I graduated in Mathematics and started studying Physics (two years later, at 21 years old)...