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Are your POIS symptoms predominantly:

Cognitive (foggy-head, concentration-loss)
34 (64.2%)
Flu-like (dry throat, running nose)
0 (0%)
Both, equally
19 (35.8%)

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« on: March 31, 2011, 06:21:39 PM »
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Re: Symptoms: Cognitive, Flu-Like or Both?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2011, 07:38:02 PM »
We might need two more categories there,
Mostly cognitive, some flu-like
Mostly flu-like, some cognitive.
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Sessions 5 to 9 days, mostly Flu-like, joints, digestion problems, light cognitive.
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Re: Symptoms: Cognitive, Flu-Like or Both?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011, 07:33:19 PM »
I think I get at least 90% of the symptoms that have been mentioned at the naked scientist POIS forum so far. So definitely both.
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Re: Symptoms: Cognitive, Flu-Like or Both?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2011, 02:21:41 AM »
I remember myself 15 years ago [I am now 32] with more Flu like symptoms [strange feeling in my throat, totally exhausted, strange weakness, tired and an internal heat in my whole body]
However, i must say that with time symptoms has been changing, now there are strong head aches at both side of the head/migranes, painful neck muscles, anxiety, cognitive issues, memory issues, brain fog, concentration problems, heartbeats, sometimes I wake up with no breath....
bad moods, anger and many others.

We are humans, we are different from one to each other and there are millions of processes that are happening in our body in every second, so for sure in the long term symptoms are changing - what I am now - is not what I was 10 years ago.
what I am trying to say is that there is a sense in that potentially one who have pois will suffer from different symptoms in different times of his life.
 

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Re: Symptoms: Cognitive, Flu-Like or Both?
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2011, 07:50:28 AM »
I think I get at least 90% of the symptoms that have been mentioned at the naked scientist POIS forum so far. So definitely both.

Go ahead, put your vote on the poll above.
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Sessions 5 to 9 days, mostly Flu-like, joints, digestion problems, light cognitive.
Niacin has changed my lif though, now 1 day MAX.
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Re: Symptoms: Cognitive, Flu-Like or Both?
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2011, 07:52:09 AM »
Simple poll to get this forum started -- are your POIS symptoms mainly cognitive, flu-like or a combination of both?

Mind if I add those two other options on your poll cornelius, or do you want to do it? Or do you prefer to leave it as it is? Up to you.
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Sessions 5 to 9 days, mostly Flu-like, joints, digestion problems, light cognitive.
Niacin has changed my lif though, now 1 day MAX.
Somewhere in this interaction with Niacin is the answer!

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Re: Symptoms: Cognitive, Flu-Like or Both?
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2011, 08:16:15 AM »
Mostly cognitive, some flu-like.

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Re: Symptoms: Cognitive, Flu-Like or Both?
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2011, 09:25:26 AM »
Go ahead poised, take your vote on the poll above too. "Cognitive"
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Niacin has changed my lif though, now 1 day MAX.
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Re: Symptoms: Cognitive, Flu-Like or Both?
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2011, 02:36:55 PM »
Strangely, during the first years my Pois was only cognitive. It was a severe symptoms of mental confusion. And later come the flu-like symptoms.
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Re: Symptoms: Cognitive, Flu-Like or Both?
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2011, 10:05:45 PM »
Simple poll to get this forum started -- are your POIS symptoms mainly cognitive, flu-like or a combination of both?

Mind if I add those two other options on your poll cornelius, or do you want to do it? Or do you prefer to leave it as it is? Up to you.

can you add fatigue

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Re: Symptoms: Cognitive, Flu-Like or Both?
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2011, 06:09:42 PM »
Thanks for the input -- since I've been taking the SSRI's, I haven't had to deal with the fatigue, and didn't even think to include it on the poll. God, that was awful.

I don't want to edit the poll - Waldinger divides sufferers between the same two catagories, so that's what I wanted to ask about. Changing it now would invalidate the previous results. Feel free to start your own though!

OK, that's fine.

That's why I started the other one with the 20% divisions :)
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Sessions 5 to 9 days, mostly Flu-like, joints, digestion problems, light cognitive.
Niacin has changed my lif though, now 1 day MAX.
Somewhere in this interaction with Niacin is the answer!

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Re: Symptoms: Cognitive, Flu-Like or Both?
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2011, 10:58:56 AM »
Mostly cognitive- severe depression and anxiety.  I do get acne and my nose stuffs up and my face gets puffy maybe from a lot of cortisol. I also get intense warmth.
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Re: Symptoms: Cognitive, Flu-Like or Both?
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2011, 06:19:56 PM »
Brain fog.  I can't sing anymore due to my voice getting deeper.  Short-term memory reduced.  Logical reasoning reduced.  More emotional.  Depression.  Not as coordinated or graceful.  Loss of muscle strength/tone.  And as I've gotten older (35+), headaches and nausea.

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Re: Symptoms: Cognitive, Flu-Like or Both?
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2012, 09:09:10 PM »
I'd say 100% cognitive.  Mostly migraine-like depression, feel imbalanced, just a terrible feeling.  Then establishes itself as brain fog that slowly lifts.  Lasts about a day now so that is good.
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Re: Symptoms: Cognitive, Flu-Like or Both?
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2012, 06:02:07 PM »
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Re: Symptoms: Cognitive, Flu-Like or Both?
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2012, 04:25:58 PM »
I experience a huge confluence of both groups of symptoms upon an orgasm. They are so intense, they happen simultaneously upon orgasm, yet i experience them to a lesser extent leading up to the crescendo of sexual activity. The symptoms become more and more intense as I approach orgasm, as well as some pleasurable feelings which are supposed to increase, but only do to a minimal extent. Most any pleasure I do derive from sexual experiences are is muddled because of all of the symptoms. I then need to be combine sex with more stimulus to get minimal pleasure despite hypersensitivities. Sex is a double edged sword we are all too familiar with. 

In terms of actually symptoms:

I. Cognitive
1) Migraines
2) Confusion
3) Word finding issues and stuttering, stammering and spelling problems
4) Memory (short term in particular)
5) Orientation and balance
6) Physiological (deep depression and mood swings, )
7) Focus problems
8) Hypersensitivities to sound, light and cold
9) Phantom pains (sharp and dull ache)
10) Spots and floaters in eyes
11) Tinnitus

II. Flue-Like
1) Chills and hot sensations
2) Burning and tingling sensations deep in muscles
3) Burning and tingling on skin and brutal rashes (acute- on genitals as well as neck, forearms) (raised and red bleeds when bad) (dandruff/ hair loss/ itchy scalp)
4) Asthma and scratchy tight throat
5) Fluid retention and swelling of the face hands and joints (dark circles under eyes and pale face)
6) Deep muscle and joint aching
7) Exhaustion (Sleep for 12-14 hours the day of orgasm)
8) Tooth pain
9) Irritable Bowel and indigestion

If you experience a similar array of symptoms I'm very curious. I hope my information is helpful.
 
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Tried desensitization for 1.5yrs & was unsuccessful (POIS worse at 1/1000)

 Exercising- (running/light weights/situps/yoga) Ice my perineum. Gluten-free. Supplements- limited success.Meds- Oxcarbazepine/Buspar (past-Depakote10yrs)