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Re: An introduction to Prospero's case
« Reply #60 on: March 06, 2022, 08:30:50 AM »
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Re: An introduction to Prospero's case
« Reply #61 on: April 17, 2022, 09:36:11 AM »
Apart from this, I'm beginning an antibiotic treatment for my streptococcus infection, will post any result.

Just an update on this: no change in POIS, and I have done a new lab test some time after the 3-weeks treatment with beta-lactam antibiotic Cefixime. Infection with Streptococcus Anginosus was not detected in the sperm but abnormal "polymicrobial flora" was still there, so my urologist prescribed me a new 2-weeks treatment with Ofloxacin, a fluoroquinolone.
I'm somewhat reluctant as there are frequent problems with this kind of antibiotic (including with people here) but - well, I also need to get rid of these bacteria.

Another point: I've re-tried zinc supplementation after antibiotic use, this winter. Contrarily to my former trials, I got just a little POIS-fatigue symptoms and glans penis inflammation the first day and then it vanished (usually it would trigger tachycardia & big fatigue, and I could not bear it past the third day). I took it 10 days without problem, however my post-orgasmic symptoms seemed stronger (codeine and paracetamol didn't shut them down this time).

I'm taking zinc anew these days, it didn't trigger anything either, my mood even improved (probably due to the effect on serotonin), I'm also a bit less easily aroused sexually and pre-cum doesn't drop so quickly (arguably for the same reason, or is there a glutamate connection?), and post-sexual arousal symptoms seem to have dramatically weakened (I'm even wondering if I got any of them - maybe some mild pelvic pain). However my tachycardia episodes when falling asleep and/or waking up increased so I discontinued zinc for a few days.
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Re: An introduction to Prospero's case
« Reply #62 on: May 19, 2022, 03:07:17 AM »
Have you tried different forms of zinc?

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Re: An introduction to Prospero's case
« Reply #63 on: May 19, 2022, 01:18:28 PM »
No, only zinc gluconate.

I can update what I've written 2 weeks ago. I've continued taking zinc and all my post-arousal symptoms have been suppressed (minus the one I'll discuss infra). I've tried to remain aroused for a long time, didn't get symptoms either. I've not tried to orgasm, and fortunately zinc also seems to have nuked my nocturnal emissions, although they already seemed to be less frequent since a few months.
Many permanent symptoms have vanished too: my breathing is better, although a little *less* better these days than it has been in the last weeks; I almost never feel my most strange "untimely sexual pleasure feelings in the brain", even if I try to "call them back" by thinking about it (but I still felt this peculiar feeling, at low intensity, hours after being aroused in a sustained manner).
Most impressively, as I have increased the dosage to 30 mg since 2 days, yesterday for the first time since at least a year I didn't get a sudden tachycardia attack when falling asleep. Usually I would really get this absolutely each time I'd fall asleep, even for a few seconds of drowsiness, and I would have to stand up, waiting for my heart to calm down, until I could retry, sometimes with many trials being necessary. I still need to confirm this new improvement in the long run.

Also, my cognitive abilities are better, notably my reflexes. I can measure this by playing a video game, I'm a lot better since I'm taking zinc. I had already noticed I was better when taking tramadol or codeine after an orgasm, and that I was worse after sexual arousal or orgasm without medication.
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Re: An introduction to Prospero's case
« Reply #64 on: June 19, 2022, 10:00:20 AM »
I stopped zinc not long after my former post, as I'm not willing yet to supplement for long periods of time (high zinc supplementation may lead to deficiencies in some parts of the brain, notably).
I've re-tried amino acids supplementation, which did have some of the beneficient effects of zinc, though not all. I had no post-arousal symptoms (but they came back after ceasing amino acids) and breathing was good, however improvements on mood, cognitive abilites, sleep/waking issues were less noticeable. Also, zinc had suppressed my unpleaseant body odour, dating from my teen years but particularly strong after sexual arousal, which reappeared then and wasn't reduced by amino acids.

Another remark: when I fall asleep and wake up quickly (with the problems described earlier), I have been noticing many times that my blood seems to build up around the areas which are pressed on the ground. I have big red zones on my skin, on the knees, the palm, the face... much more than the norm. This ends quickly when I stand up. This afternoon, I had fallen asleep with the edge of a book resting on one finger : I got a kind of small haematoma on this point. I didn't have this issue in the past. I wonder what it can mean. Is there a problem of coagulation? But why only when I fall asleep?