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Nocturnal Emission without POIS
« on: April 18, 2012, 07:22:47 PM »
Hi all,

So I've realized that when I have nocturnal emissions, I don't have POIS. In fact, I feel great the next day. I'm wondering if this means that my POIS is just psychological. Thoughts?

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Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2012, 11:19:54 AM »
I never have nocturnal emissions anymore, but when I did, they gave me just as bad POIS.

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Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2012, 12:49:00 PM »
My doctor says my P.O.I.S. problems are psychological, and that if I want to treat it will be a long process. I do have to agree with you though, in times past when I did have nocturnal emissions I had no POIS symptoms
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Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2012, 12:54:38 PM »
Most POIS sufferers still get symptoms from nocturnal emissions.
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Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2012, 06:43:36 PM »
Most POIS sufferers still get symptoms from nocturnal emissions.

Yeah, I was worried about that. That means that my problems may just be psychological, in which case, I have no idea how to fix it.

Firmspear - Did your doctor give you any ideas of what that psychological process would be like?

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Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2012, 02:23:52 AM »
I have no POIS after noctural emissons, that happens pretty rare for me, yet I think my pois is not psychological but physical. Let me elaborate .

I was on the treatment for quite a while of my stomach problems. I had droppers every day, for several weeks. When I've got POIS during this time, the doctor had a hard time to make me a dropper, because my pressure jumped high and low and she had to stop droppers because of this and wait for couple of days. Also my heart started to go crazy during this time and she had to stimulate it. Nothing like this happened when I was out of POIS, I was rock-stable. So my POIS symptoms are quite physical.

I have more various other facts that confirm that my POIS is physical, but I think the facts above are just enough to be sure of this.

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Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2012, 01:27:27 PM »
Interesting. So if your POIS is definitely physical, and POIS does not occur after nocturnal emissions, maybe we can pin POIS to one of the physical differences between nocturnal emissions and regular ejactulation. So, do you know what's physiologically different about NE? My googling hasn't found much.

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Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2012, 01:55:05 PM »
Interesting. So if your POIS is definitely physical, and POIS does not occur after nocturnal emissions, maybe we can pin POIS to one of the physical differences between nocturnal emissions and regular ejactulation. So, do you know what's physiologically different about NE? My googling hasn't found much.
Release of dopamine might be different. I don't feel pleasure after NE. If you do feel sweet pleasure after NE, then you have a dopamine release and hence POIS is triggered

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Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2012, 02:01:43 PM »
The similair question is whether some POISer have POIS symptoms after arousal or not. Some POIS sufferers have POIS symptoms after arousal, some others do not have. And some POIS sufferers had symptoms after arousal when they were young, but after becoming older stopped to have POIS after arousal. I think the explanation is the release of dopamine. When you are young you have that sweet pleasure feeling after arousal, e.g. it is the feeling of the body releasing the dopamine. But when you become older you stop having that feeling after arousal and stop having POIS symptoms after just arousal too.

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Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2012, 03:36:54 PM »
The obvious difference between an NE and an ejaculation during the day is that it occurs when you are asleep. During sleep your body is in a healing state, re-balancing neurotransmitters and hormones as it also eliminates inflammation, ect.

This is why I always try to have my ejacs just before a full night's sleep. The reason some don't experience POIS with an NE may be because their POIS symptoms are more easily healed by sleep especially if the orgasm occurs when the body is asleep rather than the sleep healing the body after an orgasm has already taken place.
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Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2012, 03:25:30 PM »
The similair question is whether some POISer have POIS symptoms after arousal or not. Some POIS sufferers have POIS symptoms after arousal, some others do not have. And some POIS sufferers had symptoms after arousal when they were young, but after becoming older stopped to have POIS after arousal. I think the explanation is the release of dopamine. When you are young you have that sweet pleasure feeling after arousal, e.g. it is the feeling of the body releasing the dopamine. But when you become older you stop having that feeling after arousal and stop having POIS symptoms after just arousal too.

Victor

Slight change of topic, but I wanted to connect to this dopamine theme.

I've noticed recently that the "sweet pleasure feeling" that comes after sex (with niacin) is like the same warm POIS rush, but as though it were "looked at" with "rose colored glasses". Don't know if you know what I mean, but it seems that the after sex rush that we have with POIS which is pure YUCK, is very similar to the good after sex glow except the dopamine has been stripped out and we are left with only the YUCK part.

The system does that a lot. During exersize, the body starts repairing and taking out the garbage produced by the exercise, which involves histamines and other cruddy feeling stuff, so it counters with "feel good" chemicals to balance of the effect.

The other day I could feel the POIS under there, yet it was warm and cozy and didn't feel bad. I noticed that it felt almost exactly like the usual warm sex rush that I used to have when I was normal.

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Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2012, 11:25:43 AM »
I just wanted to add that i also dont have POIS symptoms after a nocturnal emission..And that made me thought if this is a psychological problem and then i think again that if it was a psychological problem then it wouldnt last 2 weeks as it lasts for me..But then again i want to share with you an experience,one year ago when i had a nocturnal emission my mind was so believing the idea that the POIS symptoms will show and i was so afraid that the POIS symptoms indeed show up but it lasted only a day..The next nocturnal emission i had, there were no symptoms because i played it very cool and calm and that lead me to the conclusion that sometimes your brain can trigger the symptoms if you worry too much..but again not for 2 weeks as it happens in an O..very weird stuff..

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Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2013, 03:49:39 AM »
sometimes yes sometimes no but yes in general

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Hi everyone,

Interesting, the fact that for some of you, too, POIS acute phase symptoms are milder following a NE compared to a 'waking state' O. I have just found this forum last week, so first time ever i can 'compare notes' with anyboby else, about any aspect of POIS. 

After 36 years of POIS, i had plenty of time to notice that for me, POIS acute phase is shorter and less debilitating following a NE rather than following an ejaculation while having sex with my wife or after masturbation.  I also had plenty of time to figure out why this happens in my case.   I have identified two reasons. The first is that when i wake up after a NE, I already had some sleep to recover. Second, also important but less obvious, being conscious of an upcoming ejaculation will trigger in me some anxiety or fear, even if I am not aware of this anxiety ( the signs may be masked by my arousal state).  This is rather a normal conditioning to have developed a certain fear of an upcoming ejaculation, when each and every ejaculations I had in my life led me to feel ill afterward. On the physiological level, this fear and anxiety is producing acetylcholine (ACh) in my body - that's the main neurotransmitter of the parasympathetic system, which is, for the sake of simplicity,  the braking part of our autonomous nervous system. Too much ACh, and in broader terms an over-reaction of the parasympathetic system, is what causes a vasovagal response ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasovagal_response#Pathophysiology ), As I have a very high vagal tone in general, I easily produce tons of ACh and have strong vasovagal response. The relation with POIS is that  ACh/vasovagal effects in the body overlap with and add up to many of my POIS symptoms, including feeling drained, anxiety, loss of confidence, social phobia, irritability, digestive and abdominal discomfort, etc, and, in particular in my case, hypotension and its related effects - dizziness, intolerance to exercise, orthostatic hypotension (head rush), less concentration, headache, nausea, fatigue, hard to stand for extended period of time, cold sweat,...).  When vasovagal effect creates an additive synergy with POIS effects, my POIS acute phase is longer and symptoms are more severe.

Having had vasovagal response in other situations than upcoming ejaculation ( I have a long history of anxiety),  I know how a vasovagal episode feels like when on its own.  I also noticed that when having sex without 'advanced notice', half-awake, in the middle of the night, it will produce a POIS acute phase less severe than when I am fully awake, but worst than after a NE.

Some POIS sufferers here experiment no difference in their POIS symptoms, be it after a NE or otherwise.  It is maybe because their POIS symptoms are so severe that they completely dwarf the ACh effects. It may also be because their vagal tone is not as high, they may be not as 'control freaks' as those using the break pedal too much in life, like i used to do.  I have learned to let go, now, as one of the many, many little things that helped me reduce my POIS symptoms a bit. 

Those POIS-induced vasovagal episodes are, for me, a psychological complication of POIS.

Maybe this will not ring any bell for you, but hopefully some members will take something out of what i have shared, and that's why this forum is for ! 


i keep the pace and continue to absorb many years of comments and sharing that have been posted here, and I am learning everyday - and experimenting as well too. Thanks again for this forum and to all of you sharing here,

Quantum
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Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2014, 02:18:55 AM »
Very interesting read Quantum,

Do you think that the ACh and Vasavagal element that you mention, and the reaction of our sympathetic nervous system can be positively impacted by the current research project and its neurological focus ?

As I am there with you on the almost lifetime experience with this, am still trying to get more clear on all the science shared here and at the other NSF forum.
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Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2014, 11:06:31 PM »
Hi Colm,

Thanks for your comment.

Among all the threads I have read so far on this forum, I didn't come across anything talking about this research project you mention, so I have no idea for now.  In the meantime, with all the useful information available here, like case reports, products tried with the outcome on different symptoms, interesting observations about specific POIS-related experiences, etc, I am beginning to have a new, more global perspective on POIS I couldn't have had with only my own experience.

Do you have a link related to this research so I can read about it?
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Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2014, 11:17:50 PM »
To see the other site's search results (since 2007), copy and paste the following into your Google search box "as is" (keep spaces/no spaces intact):

nocturnal emission pois site:www.thenakedscientists.com




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TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks.

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Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2014, 11:28:00 PM »
Hi Quantum ,

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Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome "POIS": Case report

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5. British Medical Journal Case Report, 2010

Case study by Dr. Selwyn Dexter of a patient with a headache-featured POIS symptom treated with progesterone/norethisterone.
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10 years of significant POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks.

40+ years of severe 4-days-POIS, married, raised a family, started/ran a business

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Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2014, 11:44:27 AM »
Hi Quantum ,

Welcome to POISCenter!
 




Thanks for the warm welcome Demographx :)

And thanks also for all the useful links, and for the tip on how to search the NSF archives.... I was reluctant to use it because scrolling though hundred of pages is not very efficient.  But now, this will help a lot in getting useful data in order to verify - or not - some of the hypothesis i make about any particular POIS aspect.  This all help in my current work at integrating all the new info I get about any POIS aspect into a comprehensive, global view of POIS.

Thanks again!


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Re: Nocturnal Emission without POIS
« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2014, 03:47:04 PM »
Looking forward to your sharing some global findings along the way!
10 years of significant POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

TRT must be checked out carefully with your doctor due to fertility, cardiac and other risks.

40+ years of severe 4-days-POIS, married, raised a family, started/ran a business