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Deranged Nasat December 8 2012 12:41 AM

POIS. Perhaps.
 
So, the ongoing medical drama "What's Wrong With Deranged Nasat" has provided another fascinating twist for its no doubt extensive audience of devoted fans. Fibromyalgia may not be the cause of the physical ailments at all. The true culprit may very well be...POIS. Post-Orgasmic Illness Syndrome. It was described in 2002, and there's very little literature on it at present, but what's been described both in terms of the symptoms and the personal experiences fits my own experience perfectly. Naturally I'm proceeding with caution, but this is an exciting and worrying development. Exciting because I might finally be getting answers. Worrying because, as with any rare or relatively newly-described illness, research isn't very far along (apparently the first campaign for funding just ended).

RoJoHen December 8 2012 01:13 AM

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So...you get sick after you jerk off?

Aeronef December 8 2012 01:23 AM

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Deranged Nasat wrote: (Post 7364257)
The true culprit may very well be...POIS. Post-Orgasmic Illness Syndrome.

Seriously?

(Googles)

Wow. That sucks.

Deranged Nasat December 8 2012 02:08 AM

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RoJoHen wrote: (Post 7364470)
So...you get sick after you jerk off?

Any ejaculation, yes. I've long noticed that the physical and mental problems are related to sexual activity, but until very recently I didn't know that such a direct causal relationship was possible. I assumed I had some problem or disorder that was agitated by sexual activity, but now I'm hearing that it might well be the sexual act itself. We were exploring fibromyalgia as a possibility for the pains, fatigue and strange sensations, but this seems a better fit.

Aeronef December 8 2012 03:34 AM

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Well, at least you have an excuse for rolling over and falling asleep.

Gul Re'jal December 8 2012 05:35 AM

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Wiki says there are some ways of treatment, so hopefully there's going to be a happy end to this series :)

Nerys Ghemor December 8 2012 06:34 AM

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RoJoHen wrote: (Post 7364470)
So...you get sick after you jerk off?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postorg...lness_syndrome

It's always good to do your research first before assuming someone's pranking you, or making a comment that appears not to be taking the post seriously.

RoJoHen December 8 2012 10:28 AM

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Gee, thanks, mom.

teacake December 8 2012 11:00 AM

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Well this sounds terrible and I'm wondering if it could be the cause of some people's aversion to sexual activity. At least it seems there is some treatment to explore and some people apparently have had great recovery.

Tora Ziyal December 8 2012 04:55 PM

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Yikes, who would've thought?!

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Deranged Nasat wrote: (Post 7364257)
...this is an exciting and worrying development. Exciting because I might finally be getting answers. Worrying because, as with any rare or relatively newly-described illness, research isn't very far along (apparently the first campaign for funding just ended).

Yes, getting answers is always good, even when we don't like the specific answers.

Best wishes.

Rhubarbodendron December 8 2012 05:36 PM

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Aeronef wrote: (Post 7364530)
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Deranged Nasat wrote: (Post 7364257)
The true culprit may very well be...POIS. Post-Orgasmic Illness Syndrome.

Seriously?

(Googles)

Wow. That sucks.

The therapy would be an extremely cheap and simple one, though: just picture your parents making you... Should be sufficient to get really everything go limp ;)


No, seriousely. You can test pretty easily if this syndrome really applies to you. If it does it should appear after every single orgasm you experience. (However, you expecting it to happen might *make* it happen).

If it's a hormonal thing (which it appears to at least be partially), it can comperatively easily be treated by supplying you with the missing hormone or the enzyme that processes it. And until then you'd simply have to avoid having an orgasm. That might be frustrating but would still be a good deal more comfortable than the alternative.
If the theory is correct that it's an allergy to one's own semen, it could easily be treated by sterilisation or by hormonally suppressing the semen production (the latter is imho not recommendable, however, as it'd have serious side effects). Personally, I consider the allergy theory rather unlikely, though not completely impossible.

I recommend you keep a precise diary of what you eat, drink, wear, do (including sex/masturbation) - any substance, object or person you come into contact with.
This way you can see if there is a connection to one or several factors.
Your problems might just as well be triggered by contact to a chemical substance, hence it'd be good to really note down everything that touches you (literally). Weather, too, in case it's air-pressure or temperature triggered. And your respective mood to find out if there's a hormonal connection.
The date is important too. It's widely unknown but men have a monthly hormonal cycle as well. And that might well trigger problems at regular intervals.

Without sufficient data there will propably be a number of possible illnesses that might apply. So the first thing your medicine men need is rock-solid (pun definitely not intended!) facts

teacake December 8 2012 10:51 PM

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Sterilization does not get rid of semen.

Deranged Nasat December 8 2012 10:55 PM

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Rhubarbodendron wrote: (Post 7367083)
You can test pretty easily if this syndrome really applies to you. If it does it should appear after every single orgasm you experience.

It does. It's pretty clear-cut: I ejaculate, the symptoms flood in immediately.

propita December 8 2012 11:26 PM

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Is this like the opposite of an "afterglow"?

I usually feel an endorphin rush from sex, and end up in a pretty good mood. Hubby often, but not always, ends up in a bad mood within an hour. It that this?

Deranged Nasat December 8 2012 11:44 PM

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propita wrote: (Post 7368769)
Is this like the opposite of an "afterglow"?

I usually feel an endorphin rush from sex, and end up in a pretty good mood. Hubby often, but not always, ends up in a bad mood within an hour. It that this?

Apparently it's not that uncommon for a negative mood to characterize the aftermath of orgasm; I've read speculation that maybe POIS is in some way an exaggerated example of a more common reaction, or at least related in some sense. Obviously I don't know how severe this bad mood is, but unless your husband is truly ill, and takes at least a couple of days to recover, he likely doesn't have POIS. :)

Not everyone who does have it has the same symptoms - some people get the physical symptoms more than the mental, or vice versa, some have both equally (myself among that group), but basically I'd describe it as having the flu while also being depressed, irritable, anxious and prone to mood swings.


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