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Hypofunction of Thyroid Gland causes POIS
« on: March 13, 2013, 02:09:57 PM »
Hey Guys,

I suffered from POIS for several years. After an ejaculation I had physical and psychological symptoms for about four or five days. I got red, watery eyes, flu-like-symptoms, pimples on the back and problems in articulation, brain fog, couldn?t concentrate, bad memory, no motivation/depression. The symptoms got stronger from first hour on, a climax on the second day, till the symptoms ran out after four days.

Ten years ago my doc diagnosed a hypothyreose, this is a hypofunction of the thyroid gland. I took T4 (thyroxine) pills for the several years but not really consequentally?

Last year, I thought that there would be a connection between POIS and the hypothyreose, that?s why I did some experiments with the thyroxine dose after ejaculations, but I could not find a coherence.

Two weeks ago, my doc recomment me after a bloodtest to take some thyroxine again. This time I took the thyroxine pills consequentally. At first I didn?t feel good with the pills, I had an increased pulse but I decided to continue taking the pills. I only take a low dosage of 30?g, I take it before going to sleep.

My POIS symptoms are getting weaker and weaker. I think it was the hypofunction of the thyroid gland that caused the POIS symptoms. Now my thyroid values are not on the optimal level but are on the on the best way to get there.

I bought a book about the thyroid gland and I think that I can bring everything into a context, I don?t want to go into detail.
The thyroid gland produces continiuously the hormones T4 and T3 and injects them into the bloodstream. If the concentration of T4 and T3 is high enough, the thyroid gland has the possibility to store the overage into some follicles that are within the gland for times of big demand.

After an ejaculation there is a big demand of T4 and T3, maybe to produce sperm and to regenerate the brain (orgasm is a firework of feelings!). If you have now a dysfunction of your thyroid gland, the T4 and T3 concentration cannot be hold on normal level, maybe your thyroid gland or the T4 storage  is too small, this lead into an undersupply of some organs of T3 that causes the symptoms. This is the reason why the climax of symptoms is on the second day after ejaculation. Just compare your POIS symptoms with them of a hypothyreose.

Now I will go to an endocrinologist. I suggest that my hypofunction of the thyroid gland is caused by an autoimmune disease that fights against the thyroid gland, this is called Hashimoto Thyreoditis. The doctor can look for some antibodies that attack some hormones that control the thyroid. If it is ensured that you suffer from Hashimoto Thyreoditis, it is recommend to take selenium that reduces the autoimmune-reaction and of course to take thyroxine (T4) to support the thyroid gland.

At the moment, I take 30?g thyroxine before sleeping, and I take 50?g selenium in the morning. And I feel great, after an ejaculation as well.

As I already said it, I?m sure that I suffered from a hypofunction of the thyroid gland that caused the so called POIS symptoms.

I hope I can help you with that post. Sorry for my English. You can also ask me some questions in German.

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Re: Hypofunction of Thyroid Gland causes POIS
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2013, 03:14:56 PM »


Have you ever tested the T4 T3 amount after ejaculation?
« Last Edit: March 13, 2013, 03:22:03 PM by FornicationDENIED »

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Re: Hypofunction of Thyroid Gland causes POIS
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2013, 05:59:25 AM »
Yes, you're right. I should have tested the T4 and T3 amount after ejaculation when the symptoms are present and do a comparison with the amount of T3, T4 when I'm free of symptoms. But I haven't done that yet.

The only thing I observed is that the symptoms stay away while taking thyroxine consequently.

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Re: Hypofunction of Thyroid Gland causes POIS
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2013, 12:10:09 PM »
I took levothyroxine at I believe the lowest dose for about a month, but only had minor improvement in my eye burning. I think otherwise it made my POIS worse. When I began taking the tablets my throat swelled a bit for the first few days.

Perhaps I would've done better with the natural version which I think is basically dried pig thyroid gland made into a powder.
« Last Edit: March 14, 2013, 12:14:16 PM by Vincent M »
Taking ginger tea, no wheat, fenugreek+green tea/garlic, saw palmetto, niacin, boswellia, huperzine, B complex and nutmeg. See my treatment summary post for more info: http://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=81.msg3513#msg3513

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Re: Hypofunction of Thyroid Gland causes POIS
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2013, 01:31:04 PM »
At first I took the thyroxine pills in a dose of 30ug (30 micrograms, synthetic) in the morning. It is recomment that you take the pills on a empty stomach, one hour before breakfast. At first, I did not feel good, I had the feeling that it would strengthen the symptoms. If you take the pills, your body is heating a bit up and your heartbeat is getting a bit stronger. You go into an acute hyperfunction. After some hours the concentration of T3, T4 getting normalized.

Then I decided to take the pills just before going to sleep to avoid having the side effects at work. The side effects don't disturb my sleep, it's fine.

Yes, the natural version should be better digestible and shouldn't lead to an acute hyperfunction/overdose of T4,T3.

My post shouldn't be seen as an invitation to take thyroxine, but to check your thyroid values, and in case of deviation to countermeasure.