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No "PMO" seems to have a huge impact on hpa-axis

Discussion in 'Adrenal Dysfunction' started by drob31, May 17, 2017.

  1. drob31

    drob31 Senior Member

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    First of all, this post is geared toward "adrenal fatigue," but it may have an impact on the hpa-axis even if there are more issues.

    All of the reports, and there's 10's of thousands of them online ( https://www.reddit.com/r/NoFap/comments/2r024e/18_weeks_of_no_pmo_what_its_like/ ) if you search, are anecdotal. Infact, "science" disagrees with this phenomena. I however have experienced it first hand. It's not a cure for anything, but it seems to help allot with allowing the HPA-axis to work better.

    There are many theories for this:

    • Zinc deficiency corrected
    • Cortisol levels normalized
    • Dopamine issues in brain corrected
    • Testosterone levels normalized

    I'm not sure what the correct answer is, but the behavior itself is ubiquitous, and at the same time taboo. Also, I think the no-PMO is mainly focused on males. I'm not sure how it related to females. With that being said, I think it's the single most important thing to make my brain work better, and reduce symptoms than anything else.


    @Hip
     
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    Lolo Senior Member

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    Mmmm I didn't know what PMO was until now.:D Sorry can't add anything to the discussion.
     
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    Cheesus Senior Member

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    First hand, you say? :lol:

    Sorry - schoolboy humour.
     
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  4. drob31

    drob31 Senior Member

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    I know it seems like a joke but honestly there is something to it.
     
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    NotThisGuy Senior Member

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    @drob31

    Can u explain what symptoms improved?

    I also read that sperm contains glutathion and carnitine... so maybe its not just hormone levels and HPA axis.
     
  6. The Chronicals

    The Chronicals The '59 Sound

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    Copper Toxicity is also one to include - copper has the biggest effect on the HPA.
     
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    drob31 Senior Member

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    Basically mood and energy improve the most. I know it seems like a joke but the PMO thing is a huge movement. It's not the cause of ME, but it could cause CFS like symptoms due to either mineral difficiencies or a complex reaction from nuerotransmitters like dopamine. Some people also have an allergy to their own...
     
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    NotThisGuy Senior Member

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    ...sperm?


    yeah I read about it. They call it chronic fap syndrome (cfs)...:D
     
  9. drob31

    drob31 Senior Member

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    Here's the thing though. A very famous doctor in the nutrition world, Dr. Mariano claims that the reason no PMO helps is because when you PMO, it's pealing back a layer and exposing your symptoms, but PMO shouldn't cause these issues by itself.
     
  10. The Chronicals

    The Chronicals The '59 Sound

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    Yet same doctor uses SSRI's , which basically farm the adrenals into exhaustion (been there, done that, done the five years withdrawal recovery)
     
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    drob31 Senior Member

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    Yeah, I don't agree with SSRI's either, or with everything he says, but he does have a good point about how PMO shouldn't give you CFS.
     
  12. iwillwin1day

    iwillwin1day Senior Member

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    I did 1000 day of nofap in the past and got CES(chronic energy syndrome). I was having so much energy that I was working 18 hours a day without any tiredness!!! I miss those past days ........
     
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