Post-orgasmic illness syndrome

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What is post-orgasmic illness syndrome?

Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome is the name used to describe flu-like illness experienced by men after they have an ejaculation.

Common symptoms reported by people with post-orgasmic illness syndrome

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with post-orgasmic illness syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Niaspan)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Benadryl)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)
Type
Nutrition/Diet
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Kirkman GABA)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Super Yohimbe)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1

Data from patients with post-orgasmic illness syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with post-orgasmic illness syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Niaspan)
Perceived effectiveness
for post-orgasmic illness syndrome (3 evaluations)
Side effects
flushing
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Benadryl)
Perceived effectiveness
for post-orgasmic illness syndrome (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for post-orgasmic illness syndrome (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Kirkman GABA)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Super Yohimbe)
Perceived effectiveness
for post-orgasmic illness syndrome (1 evaluation)
Side effects
anxious mood
Total evaluations
1
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with post-orgasmic illness syndrome, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has post-orgasmic illness syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 21
30s 14
40s 6
50s 4
60s 1
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 13
20-29 years 4
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

8% Female
92% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2
Not Diagnosed 17

These charts show data from post-orgasmic illness syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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