I haven’t updated my member story in quite a while.
I have two general themes to report about.Phase 1: Fasting
I embarked on a 30 day fast consisting of abstaining from food and drink completely during the daylight hours. Here’s what I observed:
• no noticeable improvement or drop off in my erection quality (note: it was still weak)
• the amount of ejaculate remained low (note: dehydration didn’t help)
• since there were long periods of no food or drink, I found that my body retained as much food/water/energy as possible, resulting in some abdominal swelling. After the 30 days were up and I was able to eat/drink freely, I was able to rid myself of constipation, which also seemed to increase blood flow to my genitals (more on this below);
• clearer thinking (though this decreased alot already compared to immediately post crash)
So just to document this, the fasting in and of itself, did not help my condition, and may have in fact, worsened my erection due to constipation arising from dehydration.Phase 2: Discoveries
I don’t subscribe to any particular theory re PFS. Frankly, I measure myself based on my own subjective appraisal of my erection. I should point out that my erstwhile brainfog has diminished considerably, as have my hot flashes. As far as I recall, it took about 10 months for the mental sides (forgetfulness, searching for words, confusion) to diminish.
My general flaccid size has
improved. I say “general” because even pre-fin my size would fluctuate based on temperature, etc. I must say, the return of my general flaccid size has unburdened my mind considerably. Though my fiancée lives abroad (i.e. no regular boinking) and it’s not like I was showing my cock off, the tiny shrivelled chess bishop of a penis I sported around for almost a year had grown. Just knowing I had some semblance of my size back was a conscious and subsconscious relief.
What brought it back? I can’t say. Time? Supplements? Who knows. Since I know you’ll ask, it did coincide with me taking the following supplements:1. Magnesium Citrate combo
– this mineral, in my opinion, cleared out all the gunk in my gutt/intestines. I don’t believe I fall into the textbook definition of a constipated person because I have a BM without fail each morning. However, I can’t help but believe that there may have been some blockage or failure to remove all excrement that should have been removed from my body. I would suggest that those who feel like your body is attacking itself, resulting in inflammation (in my case, my feet and hands would often be swollen, prickly, and warm) should do some sort of cleanse. For me, I used this magnesium citrate
(which came with 2 other forms of magnesium) which doesn’t induce diarrhea. [Note: if you have any muscle spasms anywhere in your body, the magnesium helps this as well. Magnesium + malic acid is a staple among those suffering from fibromyalgia and chronic pain].
Is there a link between Magnesium to the prostate? Yes.Study 1: Magnesium is postulated as a marker of Prostatis.
Magnesium and zinc are both involved in a high number of enzymic activities vital for mammals. They are found in prostate in remarkably high concentrations and released into seminal fluid. Furthermore, drastic reduction of Zn and Mg concentrations in the semen fluid may lead to disorders in male fertility. We aimed to analyse the differences in Mg and Zn levels in the seminal plasma of 213 males including 48 normozoospermic, 30 azoospermic, 28 oligoasthenozoospermic, 22 asthenozoospermic and 85 chronic prostatitis. Mg and Zn concentrations were measured using an atomic absorption spectrophotometer. While zinc levels did not show correlation either with the volume of the sperm or the percentage of pathological forms, magnesium concentrations in seminal plasma were significantly decreased in chronic prostatitis patients as compared to other groups or normozoospermic patients (p<0.001). We propose therefore magnesium as a marker of prostatitis.
This researchers believed this "was probably due to the inflammatory state of the prostate as
suggested previously by Eliasson and Lindholmer".
Read full study: Link
For what it's worth, there's a doctor from the 1960s who wrote about magnesium's positive effect on prostate issues
. Interesting sidebar
In his book, Dr Sircus plays a special attention to the role of magnesium in the production of DHEA – dehydroepiandrosterone which “appears to protect every part of the body against the ravages of ageing” and is “flaunted as a “fountain of youth” (Mark Sircus, Transdermal Magnesium Therapy, 2007p.237, 241).
Dr Sircus points out that deficiency in DHEA leads not simply to ageing on all levels, but also to “chronic inflammation, immune dysfunction, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, type 2 diabetes, greater risk of certain cancers, excess body fat, cognitive decline, heart disease in men, osteoporosis”.
So in closing, I feel like the magnesium citrate at least cleansed my lower digestive system, perhaps toxins that were not escaping normally. I felt an immediate increase in blood flow to my genitals.
I felt also that pressure against the prostate was relieved. I was told that another important cause of prostate disorders is constipation, when the feces become hardened and the rectum or lower bowel is overloaded, this causes undue pressure on the prostate gland. Furthermore, constipation can also put pressure on the bladder. Use whatever source you can to cleanse yourself even if you feel you do not suffer from the textbook definition of “constipation”.2. Omega 3-6-9 (Fish, Flax, Borage, Vit E)
I have had benefits from vit E. This is a staple among peyronies disease sufferers. I have had a slight bend in my penis which is not pronounced but has come on slowly and insidiously. I would suggest one take vitamin E if for no other reason than as a prevention against penile fibrosis or the development of penile curvature/plaque.
Be sure to take a natural vitamin E; i.e. D-alpha
and not Dl-alpha
. I was taking a Now E-1000 but this was too heavy for me to take regularly, so I’ve shifted to Nature’s Bounty Omega 3 6 9. Here are the ingredients.
This is good for immune system, reducing inflammation, hair, skin, and of course, your heart. The vitamin E alone is a natural Estrogen antagonist and anti-inflammatory.
The addition of B6 can also help. Interestingly, I have not been supplementing with Zinc, aside from what small quantities may enter my body through a multivitamin. 3. Garlic (Capsules)
The inflammation and tingling I felt in my extremities subsided substantially after introducing garlic to my diet. The only other time I would have this effect is after taking antibiotics, which I’ve noted on this forum elsewhere, had a positive effect on my libido and inflammation. This is all anecdotal of course, n=1, but if something is helping me, I will not discontinue its use simply because I do not understand its mechanism of action.
Upon closer examination, I note that Joetz’s heavy metal detox (part 2) contains, among other things, garlic. I just noticed this.
Other than the foregoing, I’ve read that garlic can thin the blood and lower blood pressure. Also, the so-called “erection tea” espoused by some on the internet contains garlic as well. Finally, and for discussion purposes only, garlic is listed on wikipedia as helping to attack fungal infections and raising testosterone in rats.
In my opinion, the garlic is doing something significant for me.4. Potassium Citrate
For the sake of completeness, I am mentioning that I took this only after reading that it can reduce prostate calcifications. I cannot find the original source for this suggestion, but this stuff is widely used in connection with kidney/renal calcifications. I have also learned that potassium citrate helps to dissolve calcium, which is interesting, as calcium and magnesium
ratios are important.
I do not believe the potassium citrate had a large role in my improved health, however, unlike 1-3. I point it out for the sake of completeness.
In closing, my recent improvements have been larger flaccid size, feeling of greater penis response to visual
stimulation, and reduced feeling of inflammation in my body/extremities. In two words, for the moment, "I’m happy”.Since these effects have been very short term, please note that I am not proclaiming recovery, nor am I suggesting that any of the above address the root cause (whatever that is) of PFS. It is simply a “soft” solution to my managing my symptoms.
Oh, I stopped this regimen for 3 weeks preceding my most recent blood test. I did felt a drop off in my health during this time, but I wanted to see my blood results baseline. I have since returned to this regime and regained the benefits.
p.s. i was prescribed wellbutrin but discontinued very early on due to insomnia. i do not believe this helped me though i did feel less anxious for those few days.