The post orgasmic disease syndrome is a rare disorder, recently discovered, that affects men exclusively. Those who suffer have symptoms similar to those of a flu after ejaculation, According to the International Society for Sexual Medicine, there is no report that reports how widespread it is the post orgasmic disease syndrome (POIS for its acronym in English), since only a few years ago have begun to report the first cases.However, it is estimated that Many can suffer without knowing, since there is not much knowledge about their existence. It was Marcel Wandinger, Director of the Department of Neurosexology at Leyenburg Hospital, The Netherlands, who discovered this disease in 2002.
What are the symptoms?
The stress associated with POIS can cause problems to have sex.
Although this disease does not represent a major health risk, it is very problematic for the emotional stability of the man and his partner, because it reduces the sexual desire of those who suffer it, who see in the orgasm the prolegomena of a malaise, and not as a pleasant activity.
The manifestations of the POIS can be begin to feel immediately after ejaculation or may appear hours later. Symptoms can last between 3 and 7 days.
They have been detected two types of symptoms that coexist but, depending on the case, they prevail over each other:
- Nasal congestion or runny nose
- Sore throat and cough
- Itchy eyes and blurred vision
- Muscle pain
- Diarrhea, sometimes
- Mental fatigue
- Difficult to focus
- Difficulty remembering things
- Problems to talk
What causes Post-orgasmic Disease Syndrome?
It is not known what causes the Post Orgasmic Disease Syndrome, although there are several theories that are being tested. On the one hand, nor there is an indication that it is a genetic or contagious disease. The studies point to hormonal, neuropsychological problems due to chemical imbalances or immunological problems.
We searched if there is a relationship between this disease and premature ejaculation, but only 25% of the cases analyzed reported ejaculations in less than one minute after the initiation of intercourse or masturbation.
This theory points to an abnormal response to the release of oxytocin after orgasm. Other studies seek a relationship between low testosterone levels and the POIS, because some symptoms, such as fatigue and difficulty concentrating, are common.
Immediately after orgasm, prolactin levels increase, which remain elevated for a long period of time. A new theory considers that prolactin can alter dopaminergic neurons, which would cause an insufficient production of dopamine.
This theory is based on lack of dopamine produces psychological symptoms similar to those of Post Orgasmic Disease Syndrome.
A more recent theory considers that there may be an autoimmune reaction to the production of the semen itself. The studies conducted by Dr. Marcel Wendinger in 45 men present some evidence of this possibility.
POIS: post orgasmic disease Treatment
As an escape method and a kind of support group, the POIS Center forum allows users to share their experiences and talk about their tricks to “run away” from the syndrome.
But the disparity in symptoms makes treatment more difficult.
Those affected have tried vitamin-based treatments and testosterone patches, as well as eliminating all dairy from their diet.
Desperate, some have also taken sedatives and antibiotics of all kinds in search of one that can serve them.
The bad news is that so far the only thing that really seems to work is abstinence.
Because the causes that cause it are not known exactly, developing an effective remedy is very difficult.
To help you find a solution, the main thing is to recognize it.
As several forum users stand out, the more people know about the syndrome, the more people talk about it, the closer they will be to finding their cure.
Until now antihistamines, SSRI antidepressants, and anxiolytics are used to relieve symptoms, but not as a definitive solution.
Dr. Waldinger has experimented with hyposensitization therapy. This consists of Inoculate patients with their own semen. The therapy works as a kind of vaccine that seeks to provoke an immune reaction to the allergy to the semen itself.
Hyposensitization has reported a gradual improvement of symptoms, but the tests are small and do not present sufficient evidence for a conclusion.
Other treatments have been tried with relative success in alleviating some symptoms. There are natural therapies as treatments based on Saw palmetto and vitamin B3. More severe methods have also been used, such as prostate reduction or the application of techniques to prevent ejaculation.
There is support groups that facilitate the exchange of experiences and connection with professionals who are studying this condition. There is a forum in which interested parties can register and a Facebook page that can be followed.
In any case, it is best to consult with our doctor or a specialist, who can refer us to find the most appropriate help.