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« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2020, 12:28:12 PM »
Keep in mind that when you get that sick from salmonella your system "flushes" itself out to rid itself of the pathogen. So there were maybe two things at work: a "cleaning out" and also the antibiotics. I think that perhaps these combined allowed me to start over with a "blank slate". 

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« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2020, 01:13:47 PM »
What symptoms you had and for how long? Did you have autism and a cognitive type of symptoms? Now you can orgasm as many times as you want and feel the same or even better than you did before on an abstinence streak? Is your cognition the same as it was in your life before you ever developed POIS or you notice some long-term permanent damage/changes left or you feel practically the same now in terms of focus, memory, mental processing speed, energy, strength, social cues reading ability as you did before you ever had POIS?

And do you experience differences in the sensation of orgasm and the sexual activities themselves? Like for example increased pleasure in some part of the penis and the genitals or the orgasm being of different strength and are there any changes in libido, erection obtainment speed and quality and ability to keep and maintain an erection and the time till orgasming/ejaculation? Compared to what it felt like back then when you still had the POIS?

Do you experience any mood changes after orgasming or change in perspective of the world e.g. everything just feeling and looking worse and such or your mood remains happy and stable even if you orgasm?

Please tell more in the details about all the changes that you have noticed.

Since I was in my teens I suffered from mental distress post-orgasm. I am now in my 50s. My symptoms would last for approx 5 to 7 days and consist of an unwell feeling and cognitive impairment including degraded short term memory.  Once I recovered I was always back to normal, but still under high stress from trying to understand the POIS that was secretly going on in my life. Currently there is no symptoms post-o. There has been no change in any sensation or performance.
Are you back to full cognitive potential you were before developing POIS and did you have any physical symptoms like strength decrease or harder to gain muscles or slower beard growth or only your mental and cognitive state seemed to be linked to whether you had POIS or not and to abstinence streaks lengths and such?

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« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2020, 01:13:20 AM »
Congratulations!  What was the dosage and duration of the Azithromycin?  I have a functional doc that is not afraid of prescribing antibiotics, so I may request that (I have other stomach troubles the doc has mentioned we could try antibiotics for).


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« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2020, 06:45:12 AM »
Congratulations!  What was the dosage and duration of the Azithromycin?  I have a functional doc that is not afraid of prescribing antibiotics, so I may request that (I have other stomach troubles the doc has mentioned we could try antibiotics for).
It was a 5 day course, 2 the first day and one the next 4 days. I don't have the bottle to know the dose, should be a standard I would think. But I'm wondering if this alone will make any change to your system. Heck, it is even possible that the salmonella killed whatever pathogen was causing POIS.

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« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2020, 06:51:03 AM »
Are you back to full cognitive potential you were before developing POIS and did you have any physical symptoms like strength decrease or harder to gain muscles or slower beard growth or only your mental and cognitive state seemed to be linked to whether you had POIS or not and to abstinence streaks lengths and such?

I don't think that the years of POIS have damaged my mental abilities. The only persisting negative aspect is the damage caused by the stress of living with it - this resulted in insomnia which currently persists. I have not noticed any muscular or hair growth associations.

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« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2020, 07:14:59 AM »
Are you back to full cognitive potential you were before developing POIS and did you have any physical symptoms like strength decrease or harder to gain muscles or slower beard growth or only your mental and cognitive state seemed to be linked to whether you had POIS or not and to abstinence streaks lengths and such?

I don't think that the years of POIS have damaged my mental abilities. The only persisting negative aspect is the damage caused by the stress of living with it - this resulted in insomnia which currently persists. I have not noticed any muscular or hair growth associations.
So you can now fully learn and comprehend and understand everything fully now that you have fully cured the POIS induced brain fog?
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« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2020, 02:26:12 PM »
Azithromycin is often prescribed for covid patients as well. 

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« Reply #22 on: December 28, 2020, 02:29:01 PM »
It would be interesting to know the dosage you took John21, if possible.

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« Reply #23 on: December 28, 2020, 03:53:00 PM »
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So you can now fully learn and comprehend and understand everything fully now that you have fully cured the POIS induced brain fog?

Yes

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« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2020, 04:26:06 PM »
To those that say "it was SIBO" i want to make two additional points:

1) We can't know if it's (only) small intestine bacterial overgrowth. Wikipedia mentions that it is used as antibiotic for a number of infections, maybe the POIS triggering bacteria are somewhere else too.

2) Since there was also the "flushing" of the whole gut thanks to the diarrhea, would it be possible that you also influenced the gut virome? The gut virome is more persistent than the microbiome..
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« Reply #25 on: December 28, 2020, 04:36:07 PM »
Gut-brain axis. Those two communicate via the vagus nerve. He may have modulated some signaling.

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« Reply #26 on: December 28, 2020, 04:39:51 PM »
It would be interesting to know the dosage you took John21, if possible.
When I get the chance I'll drop by the pharmacy and ask for a printout.

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« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2020, 04:47:28 PM »
2) Since there was also the "flushing" of the whole gut thanks to the diarrhea, would it be possible that you also influenced the gut virome? The gut virome is more persistent than the microbiome..

I don't know. We have two pieces puzzle pieces that must somehow fit together: Pepto Bismol prevented POIS, and the illness seems to have permanently removed it. My guess would be bacterial.

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« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2020, 05:00:09 PM »
It goes way beyond killing of pathogens. It adresses so many parameters that are being discussed on the forum. It also affects phospholipids/AA like peptobismol.

Azithromycin: Mechanisms of action and their relevance for clinical applications

Edit: It would have been interesting to know what kind of result a SIBO + cytokine panel test would have given for John's case, before and after application of the antibiotic.
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« Reply #29 on: December 29, 2020, 11:28:28 AM »
your message brings me much hope

i hope you stay pois free

promise to keep us posted