Author Topic: How to get out of the POIS state?  (Read 1799 times)


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How to get out of the POIS state?
« on: April 26, 2021, 12:48:19 AM »

I'm a naive 22 old, and naive as I am, I found out above this thing called masturbation last August. It completely changed my life. Days after, I would start feeling weak, cancelling trips with friends and basically isolating myself from society. (I'm sure you guys know the drill...)

My problem is that I've not yet managed to get out of the POIS state all these months, and so I'm seeking some advice.

- Some chest pain
- Coughing
- Feels like there is often a lot of mucus in my throat
- Heavy brainfog (My major at university requires a lot of brain power, so this is quite problematic for me)
- Often heavy fatigue
- Hot skin, especially hands - so I feel feverish but I have no fever
- Sometimes I also feel some feverish pain around my body
- Possibly worse sleep(?) (I'm not sure how much correlation there is with POIS since I have never been a great sleeper)

- Even in periods of abstaining for a month, these symptoms do not go away.
- It would often be quite random, so e.g. I would feel OK for some days (but never great) and just a few hours later I would start feeling awful again.
- What's not so random is that I will always feel weak after e.g. video chatting with my friends for an hour or simply meeting some friend.

Problems: This is in particular according to
- I can't quite identify my POIS type, coughing is never mentioned and only seldom chest pain.
- Most relief methods are suggested just before or just after orgasm to reduce the incoming effects of an orgasm. I'm still looking for an idea to get out of POIS symptoms at all, though. I wouldn't mind not orgasm'ing at all (at least until some parts in my life change) but I would really wish to regain some of my strength...

Tried: I tried different kinds of vitamins, zinc, magnesium, fish oil, iron and different kinds of tea but haven't yet found anything that helps.

- Do you have any general advice for my situation?
- What kind of relief methods could I look for - given my mentioned problems?
- What kind of doctors should I look for (if any)?

I hope you are all hanging in there. Thank you for reading.


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Re: How to get out of the POIS state?
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2021, 02:37:33 PM »
Can you please clarify if you think you really got this from masturbating once and it since then persists all the time?
Or how often do you masturbate?

Not trying to dismiss your situation, but are you sure it's not something like Long Covid or any other standard disease that could be diagnosed by a doctor?
Which doctors / checks did you try yet?
First step would be to try doctors before you try methods from us random internet strangers.


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Re: How to get out of the POIS state?
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2021, 07:54:38 AM »
Thanks for your answer, berlin1984!

I'll admit that I got addicted a little in the beginning and oftentimes masturbated daily or every two days (so I myself am a bit to blame). I also didn't think that it might affect my health, as it is usually said to be healthy.
Recently, I got better hang of it, so like the last few times I masturbated was end of February, end of March and a few days ago but I've been a bit discouraged since some symptoms just seemingly randomly vary in strength even while abstaining.

I agree fully with you (though you guys seem to be competent internet strangers :p). I've mostly been to my GP several times, the cardiologist and to X-ray my chest area but they were never able to find anything abnormal. I've considered long covid but believe that it's really unlikely, as I've met almost nobody in-person during Covid and nobody I ever met was sick (neither was I).

Granted, it's been two months since I've been to the doctor since I thought probably I had POIS and possibly the symptoms would at least just disappear after a while (but to no avail...).  So that's also why I was asking what kind of doctors you guys would possibly recommend.