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Re: My most unusual POIS symptom
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2011, 05:06:20 PM »
one more unusual.............................restless legs!

I was wondering about this type of thing.  Within 24 hours of O, it's common for me to get muscle twitches.  Much more common in my arms or chest, but sometimes in my legs as well. 


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Re: My most unusual POIS symptom
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2012, 08:16:03 AM »
I also get the symptoms of brain fog, dizziness, palpitations, speech, skin, eyes, hypersensitivity etc, just like 'Devastated' and 'JRD' describe in their detailed posts.

I also experienced the restless leg syndrome that 'rock27' describes when my POIS was at it's most intense.

But one thing i haven't seen mentioned yet is that my metabolism seems to go into overdrive during my POIS. I also loose muscle tone very quickly (could be fluid loss). My brain fog also has some kind of weird race condition to it that makes it very hard to focus.

Another unusual symptom is the amount of moisture in my breath during POIS. I often fog up a window or mirror intentionally. I always assumed this has sometime to do with the racey metabolism.

(note: my POIS symptoms are 80% gone these days. I haven't tried any of the treatment methods on the forum yet, although i plan too. The symptoms just gradually elevated over 15 years of managing my diet, lifestyle and symptoms)


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Re: My most unusual POIS symptom
« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2018, 09:04:30 AM »
Maybe this doesn't belong in the Polling Section?

My oddest POIS symptom is "burning fingertips".

All 10 fingers, the tips feel "dried up", "hot", "numb", often with "dermatitis". Hard to describe even after 30+ years. I NEVER feel that anytime outside of POIS.

But this symptom also drives me CRAZY. And I don't understand why, in spite of attempt in psychotherapy to determine why I feel so tortured by it.

Perhaps because the burning is an indication, a barometer of what is going on with POIS in the rest of my body and mind and spirit. (Mostly dead at POIS peak). Somehow this may be related to the nervous system because of nerve endings at our fingertips?

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“Peeling skin is unintended damage to and loss of the upper layer of your skin (epidermis). Peeling skin may occur because of direct damage to the skin, such as from sunburn or infection. It may also be a sign of an immune system disorder or other disease.”
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10 years of significant POIS-reduction, treatment consisting of daily (365 days/year) testosterone patches.

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