Author Topic: Male 22 years Old, I think I may have POIS. Could it be due to past drug use?  (Read 5032 times)

Iamnobodi

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Greetings everyone,

After lurking for a while I decided to create an account. I think I have had POIS for the past year now. So my POIS symptoms have only emerged after adolescence. My symptoms after ejaculation include: extreme fatigue, anxiety and depression. I basically feel like a shadow of my former self. I experienced symptoms yesterday after I blew it. I just felt really unhappy after.

 Before that I had not ejaculated for a very long time, 3-4 months I think. And I felt great. I enjoyed socialising, felt confident. All the good stuff. But after yesterday I felt like I just crashed.

Could I be experiencing POIS due to past MDMA and weed use? MDMA could have messed up my serotonin/neuro-transmitters. I'm not sure about that - if anyone could chime in on this that would be great. I am also I pretty sure I experienced serotonin syndrome as a result of MDMA about a year and half ago. Could that be a lasting effect of the serotonin syndrome?

I also have pretty much no libido and ED - not sure if related to POIS.

I guess I'm pretty messed up, ha ha.
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Heylo,

Great that you found the POIS forum. I'm not really sure about MDMA's relation. That's interesting that you have no libido. Many of us have very high libido (like me). Hopefully, you'll be able to learn more about your symptoms here and talk to other POISers about how you're feeling.

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Greetings everyone,

After lurking for a while I decided to create an account. I think I have had POIS for the past year now. So my POIS symptoms have only emerged after adolescence. My symptoms after ejaculation include: extreme fatigue, anxiety and depression. I basically feel like a shadow of my former self. I experienced symptoms yesterday after I blew it. I just felt really unhappy after.

 Before that I had not ejaculated for a very long time, 3-4 months I think. And I felt great. I enjoyed socialising, felt confident. All the good stuff. But after yesterday I felt like I just crashed.

Could I be experiencing POIS due to past MDMA and weed use? MDMA could have messed up my serotonin/neuro-transmitters. I'm not sure about that - if anyone could chime in on this that would be great. I am also I pretty sure I experienced serotonin syndrome as a result of MDMA about a year and half ago. Could that be a lasting effect of the serotonin syndrome?

I also have pretty much no libido and ED - not sure if related to POIS.

I guess I'm pretty much fucked haha

low libido and ed is bad for a normal guys but for a poiser that is a god send in way.
You are 21 with no libido and ed you should probably check that with a doctor.

Iamnobodi

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I went to see a doc got my testosterone and some hormone levels checked, and a thyroid panel. All normal. So this is something else I can't cure. I guess I am destined to live a life of celibacy and to be alone.

Life is suffering

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Greetings everyone,

After lurking for a while I decided to create an account. I think I have had POIS for the past year now. So my POIS symptoms have only emerged after adolescence. My symptoms after ejaculation include: extreme fatigue, anxiety and depression. I basically feel like a shadow of my former self. I experienced symptoms yesterday after I blew it. I just felt really unhappy after.

 Before that I had not ejaculated for a very long time, 3-4 months I think. And I felt great. I enjoyed socialising, felt confident. All the good stuff. But after yesterday I felt like I just crashed.

Could I be experiencing POIS due to past MDMA and weed use? MDMA could have messed up my serotonin/neuro-transmitters. I'm not sure about that - if anyone could chime in on this that would be great. I am also I pretty sure I experienced serotonin syndrome as a result of MDMA about a year and half ago. Could that be a lasting effect of the serotonin syndrome?

I also have pretty much no libido and ED - not sure if related to POIS.

I guess I'm pretty much fucked haha


Welcome to the forum, Iamnobody,

The cause of POIS is not known yet, and it is not known if there is one single cause for every POIS sufferers, or different ones.  Drug usage is certainly not one of the main cause, as many members has never used drugs and have POIS.  the opposite is also true - most men who have used MDMA and weed have not ended with POIS.  So, even if it is not impossible that drugs may have contribute as a trigger in your case, you were probably already prone to develop POIS, and it is quite possible that it would have develop even if you would have never used those drugs.

Libido problems and ED are not directly associated with POIS.  Has Prancer have noted, many POIS sufferers have high libido, which is a problem when you have POIS, since it can cause you to stay in a constant POIS state, not having time between releases to recover from the previous POIS episode.

I had on and off ED problems when I was in my 20s and early 30s, and I can confirm to you that it was an entirely different problem than POIS. I am healed from ED, knowing why it happened or would happen.  However, even if I now prevent and control my POIS symptoms, I am not healed from POIS. ED is quite often from psychological origins, and it was in my case.  It was link to a less than optimal childhood regarding parental good care, on an emotional basis, and also a deficient and restrictive sexual education.  Anxiety problems, self-esteem problems, depression, are all possible causes of ED, and also of lack of libido.  Psychotherapy is an excellent way to heal from these, as antidepressants are only temporary fix, and most of them have ED and lack of libido as side effects.  If you have very negative thoughts, or you are not functional on a daily basis, you may need antidepressants for a certain time, however - consult your physician about this, and also to rule out that your sexual problems are not from another origin.

I went to see a doc got my testosterone and some hormone levels checked, and a thyroid panel. All normal. So this is something else I can't cure. I guess I am destined to live a life of celibacy and to be alone.

Life is suffering



I can relate to what you feel, when you say "life is suffering".  that has been my experience for years, up to my mid 30s.  There is a way out of emotional struggle, constant anxiety, and depression. But you may need professional help.  If your doctor confirm to you that your ED and lack of libido are not from any physical problem, you may ask him or another trustable source to suggest you a qualified psychotherapist ( not psychiatrist - they mainly prescribe drugs.  what I refer t is someone who will meet you every week for a therapy session). The nickname you have chosen for this forum tend to show that you will gain from rebuilding your self-confidence.

As for POIS, your physician, like almost any physician, will not know about it, will not have much to offer, and any blood test or other exams, as you have seen, will come out as normal.  Better for now to stay tuned on this forum, dig the years of posts here, where you will find valuable information, and keep an eye on the ongoing Rutgers research on POIS ( take a look at the forum posts about it ).

Do not hesitate to ask questions here.  This forum will be a source of support for you.






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I went to see a doc got my testosterone and some hormone levels checked, and a thyroid panel. All normal. So this is something else I can't cure. I guess I am destined to live a life of celibacy and to be alone.

Life is suffering

Hi Iamnobodi

Believe me you will get through this. I'm almost double your age. And have been through years of agony with this fucked up illness. Having arguments and endless discussions with docs on and off. Usually they dont have a clue how to help you because they understand jack shit about the problem. When I was your age there was no POIS website. Also when your age I started to develop serious anxiety issues which had a huge impact on my unstable working life. I often felt like I was living a nightmare. But I can tell you that knowing that this force of us here on this forum and the few that our doing research for us there is hope and we moving forward. And today with everyting that we have figured out here I can admit that its not easy but possible to find a way to manage this illness. You might have to adapt for finding suitable work, studies etc...even though still difficult. For some of us it can take a year or 2 of understanding our illness to move forward again. It's really benificial to try find peace inside yourself otherwise you will just mess yourself up even further mentally. I never had the opportunity to follow up on a website like this one and the fact that you found this website means you a fighter.
I really really wish that this website existed years back when I was 22 cause I think it would have made a pretty big difference in my life.

If you confused of where to start try starting off with allergy tests and especiallly a healty diet, some say it does not help but many reported that it did. I gave loads of ideas on NSF.

For the newbies.... It's handy to but this address in your favorites:
http://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?action=recent

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Great advice left_fogged,

I too had a bit of drug abuse issues when I was younger but without knowing exactly what was going on, I was trying to somehow reset my brain with serotonergic drugs (MDMA, LSD,..). It didn't and up being beneficial at all and might have made certain symptoms of anxiety and depression worse but I knew at the time that there was something going wrong in me without it having to do with drugs nor other difficult things that were going on in my life at the time. Actually before trying those things I was already trying to get better with multivitamins. My theory at the time was that I was lacking certain vitamins. I also abused of those (taking 6 a day) and ended up getting sick because I was desperately trying to get well quickly.

Looking back at those days I have difficulty believing I had actually taken those strong drugs. I was so glad when I learned about this forum in 2013. Now I don't know of a cure for POIS, but at least I know that certain things won't help and that others will make life that bit easier.
Symptoms since I'm 15 y o, hair loss, muscle twitches, brain fog, anxiety, low confidence, stuffy nose, itchy eyes and skin, sensitive to temperature change, loud heartbeat. I currently use 5-htp and SAM-e.

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Hi Iamnobodi

Believe me you will get through this. I'm almost double your age.....
But I can tell you that knowing that this force of us here on this forum and the few that are doing research for us there is hope and we are moving forward. And today with everyting that we have figured out here I can admit that its not easy but possible to find a way to manage this illness. You might have to adapt for finding suitable work, studies etc...even though still difficult....

For some of us it can take a year or 2 of understanding our illness to move forward again. ....
I really really wish that this website existed years back when I was 22 cause I think it would have made a pretty big difference in my life.

Very true, great comments and supportive words, many of us will resonate with less_fogged.

Keep studying the website, even if some of the content is very medical or technical. When you read it a few times, it starts to make more sense over time, and activities and actions relevant to your version of POIS start to emerge, don't give up or give in !
Colm
Formerly user COLM (previous username accidentally deleted). Few decades with POIS.