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IronFeather

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Re: IronFeather's case (female, 25 years old)
« Reply #60 on: August 07, 2021, 08:23:15 AM »
ps - IronFeather, I wrote you a message about the vagus nerve, it’s in your PM inbox

Thank you, demo! That theory about a radiculopathy being the cause of POIS seems very interesting to me. I know that I do have at least one pinched nerve, as I can't lie on my left side without feeling a sudden searing pain after a while, and it's much worse during POIS. And in that region, which is a small area on the left side of my chest, I have a permanent feeling of partial numbness.

But if this was indeed a radiculopathy, couldn't it be easily cured? Wouldn't it show on MRI scans?
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My case thread, with medical tests results.

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Re: IronFeather's case (female, 25 years old)
« Reply #61 on: August 07, 2021, 08:34:27 AM »
Factors contributing to symptom reduction

POTS
  • Intens (heavy weights) body building exercises (most of them in flat or inclined position). Short powerful movements, almost explosive with Reps between 3-5. The trick is you need to induce a pump. Need to add more details
Mother:
July 2020: She had to push against a mobile caravan for a short time window with alot of force and felt immediately better afterwards.

The same thing happens to me, inducing a pump makes me feel immensely better. Example: a couple of weeks ago I was in the middle of a POIS episode, feeling weak and feverish, about to have dinner but with zero appetite. A person I know called me on the phone, said something offensive, and I completely lost it. I felt an immense surge of adrenaline, saw red and started screaming at them at the top of my lungs. After that I could eat my dinner and felt quite good, even though the fever didn't go away until two days later. But the feeling of sickness certainly did.

Something seems to be working at a minimum level during POIS, and things like these can reactivate it. Same with eating spicy foods: eating an entire onion, and rice with pepper (on separate occasions!) had the same effect on me.
25-year-old Spanish woman with POIS symptoms for the last 12 years.
Suffering from exercise intolerance since April 2020.
My case thread, with medical tests results.

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Re: IronFeather's case (female, 25 years old)
« Reply #62 on: August 07, 2021, 02:19:07 PM »
ps - IronFeather, I wrote you a message about the vagus nerve, it’s in your PM inbox

Thank you, demo! That theory about a radiculopathy being the cause of POIS seems very interesting to me. I know that I do have at least one pinched nerve, as I can't lie on my left side without feeling a sudden searing pain after a while, and it's much worse during POIS. And in that region, which is a small area on the left side of my chest, I have a permanent feeling of partial numbness.

But if this was indeed a radiculopathy, couldn't it be easily cured? Wouldn't it show on MRI scans?

No idea, IronFeather. You clearly know much more about this than I do!
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

IronFeather

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Re: IronFeather's case (female, 25 years old)
« Reply #63 on: August 07, 2021, 06:12:05 PM »
No idea, IronFeather. You clearly know much more about this than I do!

Oh, thank you but I doubt it, I wish I knew more, but I'm sure that working all together we can figure out important things! :)
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Suffering from exercise intolerance since April 2020.
My case thread, with medical tests results.

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Re: IronFeather's case (female, 25 years old)
« Reply #64 on: August 07, 2021, 07:55:26 PM »
No idea, IronFeather. You clearly know much more about this than I do!

Oh, thank you but I doubt it, I wish I knew more, but I'm sure that working all together we can figure out important things! :)

That’s the spirit of this forum I hope we can all achieve.
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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: IronFeather's case (female, 25 years old)
« Reply #65 on: August 08, 2021, 04:17:10 PM »
A person I know called me on the phone, said something offensive, and I completely lost it. I felt an immense surge of adrenaline, saw red and started screaming at them at the top of my lungs. After that I could eat my dinner and felt quite good, even though the fever didn't go away until two days later. But the feeling of sickness certainly did.

This happened to my mother at multiple occasions, same scenario. Overlap of mechanism seems to be involved here. It would interesting to compare genetic profiles.

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Re: IronFeather's case (female, 25 years old)
« Reply #66 on: August 08, 2021, 11:16:09 PM »
Factors contributing to symptom reduction

POTS
  • Intens (heavy weights) body building exercises (most of them in flat or inclined position). Short powerful movements, almost explosive with Reps between 3-5. The trick is you need to induce a pump. Need to add more details
Mother:
July 2020: She had to push against a mobile caravan for a short time window with alot of force and felt immediately better afterwards.

The same thing happens to me, inducing a pump makes me feel immensely better. Example: a couple of weeks ago I was in the middle of a POIS episode, feeling weak and feverish, about to have dinner but with zero appetite. A person I know called me on the phone, said something offensive, and I completely lost it. I felt an immense surge of adrenaline, saw red and started screaming at them at the top of my lungs. After that I could eat my dinner and felt quite good, even though the fever didn't go away until two days later. But the feeling of sickness certainly did.

Something seems to be working at a minimum level during POIS, and things like these can reactivate it. Same with eating spicy foods: eating an entire onion, and rice with pepper (on separate occasions!) had the same effect on me.

I have experienced the same thing with adrenaline rushes and feeling better after.  Weirdly another thing that will override a horrible POIS episode is crying, but it has to be substantial crying… I’ve noticed that if something causes me to heave-cry, it almost clears up all of my symptoms instantaneously afterwards.  No clue why, but my guess is it resets something in the parasympathetic nervous system.

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Re: IronFeather's case (female, 25 years old)
« Reply #67 on: August 09, 2021, 06:44:59 AM »

…Weirdly another thing that will override a horrible POIS episode is crying, but it has to be substantial crying… I’ve noticed that if something causes me to heave-cry, it almost clears up all of my symptoms instantaneously afterwards.  No clue why, but my guess is it resets something in the parasympathetic nervous system.


Interesting! The same thing happens to me in prolonged, ultra-anxious situations
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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: IronFeather's case (female, 25 years old)
« Reply #68 on: August 09, 2021, 10:48:59 AM »
If something makes me extremely angry or anxious or frustrated to the point where I wanna scream out of my lungs and hit everything and even more so if I actually do it I too feel improvement in brain fog, fatigue, etc. everything, in POIS it is like my body is extremely overrelaxed