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Are all of these symptoms of POIS?
« on: May 07, 2014, 08:11:51 PM »
Little back story of myself, but you can feel free to skip down to the symptoms.

27 year old male here... been masturbating almost every single day since I was in middle school. It all started with calendar models and lingerie magazines. I dont know but I just found a way to pleasure myself. Anyway, I used to be doing very well in school... 4.0GPA student up until first two years in college. I had ZERO problems grasping new information and I learned new materials very quickly. I did have some kind of memory/brain fog problem and eczema problem at the time but it wasn't severe so I just shrugged it off as nothing. But in 2010, everything just went downhill.... I had even more trouble concentrating, had problems working out what should be simple math problems (at the geometry level), eczema or skin rash got even worse, developed tinnitus, eye problems, etc. So now here I am doing a research on POIS after a week and now I'm at a lost of what to do next. The opthamologist said my eyes were fine... the few doctors said my health was good... the blood tests showed my thyroid levels were normal. But the allergy results said that I was allergic to dairy, nuts, seafood, mold, and pet dander.... which doesn't make any sense because I used to eat all of the food allergies listed since I was born up until high school. But I noticed if I drank milk, I would actually develop some rash on my arms... though I used to drink milk a lot without any reactions back in high school. Plus some people have said that allery tests can sometimes be false. So far I've tried not to masturbate and have only lasted a week... so I'm still getting used to it. I also have been trying to avoid dairy and all those food allergies but its been very difficult. I'm sorting through the memories as a kid and to be honest right around the time I started masturbating is when I started noticing these symptoms of eczema and brain fog. They weren't big problems but they gradually just got worse each year.


- Heavy memory problems (brain fog, difficulty in concentrating, difficulty in solving problems that should be easy, difficulty reading, confusion, difficulty recalling some vocabulary words and their meaning)

- Social anxiety

- Feeling disoriented

- Heavy visual problems (ghosting, visual snow, blurry vision, double vision, light sensitivity)

- Eczema (skin rash all over, dry too)*

- Hair loss (head, eyebrows, mustache, belly area, legs)*

- Tinnitus

- Depression

- Feeling extremely tired all day all the time even after 7-8 hours of a good nights sleep

- Swollen lymph nodes

- Derealization (everything literally feels like a dream since 2010)

- Difficulty sleeping

The * indicates that I've researched about the relation between this and POIS but have found nothing on Google. The only medication I'm taking right now is an ointment for my eczema.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2014, 08:27:26 PM by poisornot »


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Re: Are all of these symptoms of POIS?
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2014, 08:23:12 PM »
With the exception of the eczema (and the addition of about 4 years), this is virtually identical to my story: frequent masturbation; eventual worsening of the disorder; cognitive and eye issues, etc.

Yes, unfortunately, you seem to have POIS. There are quite a few folks on this forum with symptoms (and stories) very similar to yours.

POIS since I was about 15. 1.75 years of desens and I'm now about 80% POIS free. Still working through best practices for maintaining my immunity and administering my injections with my doctor. Email me if you have tips or questions!


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Re: Are all of these symptoms of POIS?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2014, 02:19:41 AM »
Definitely sounds a lot like most of my symptoms too. I can totally relate with what you are saying. Hope you find some relief, Lamictal(lamotragine) helped me a lot with the derealization.


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Re: Are all of these symptoms of POIS?
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2014, 06:07:56 AM »
I have all the symptoms that you've listed. Without doubts, they should be of POIS. In regard to sleeping difficulty, I've been taking 1/4 tablet of Loratadine (Brand: Claratyne 10mg) approximately one hour before I go to bed, and it works wonder so far.
It started ever since my first orgasm. It lasts exactly for 7 days. Symptoms mainly in the brain: extreme mental  fatigue, difficulty concentrating, inability to comprehend/retain what is read,shortened attention span, loss of speech fluency, cloudy mindedness, mild headache, and anxiousness


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Re: Are all of these symptoms of POIS?
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2014, 07:16:53 AM »
SAME symptoms are mine , TINNITUS is also there with me all the time ......... i have been struggling with it since the age of 17 and now i am 46 , lost everything ...... i could make a fortune ......but still fighting ...... one extra symptoms i have is head stiffness .....
pls don't expose me.