heightened dopamine levels – numbness in penis

Sexual Reboot Forum heightened dopamine levels – numbness in penis

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  • #13247

    Monte

    I don’t if you guys can relate, but I sometimes get this numbness in my dick. It’s a strange sensation. I don’t feel like numbness is the right way to describe it b/c I can actually feel/sense it in my cock, particularly towards the end, but that’s the best way I can describe it. I also have trouble getting up in this condition. Anyways, I’ve noticed that it tends to happen when I have higher dopamine levels. It happens when I smoked weed, happened yesterday when I took aderol (for studying purposes), and just began as I was playing guitar. Music, amphetamines, and marijuana all supposedly increase dopamine levels, which would normally be nice and comfortable, but now it has a strange effect on my dick. This leads me to believe that I am either low in other neurotransmitters that are supposed to work with dopamine or I have some sort of problem with my dopamine receptors. Does anyone else experience this? What do you guys think could be causing this and how can I deal with it?

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    #13248

    Whitney

    I’m not sure about the dopamine connection, but I know numbness is mainly caused by an acetylcholine deficiency. Numbness/coldness is probably due to low ach, at least thats what i’ve discovered from my experience/reading. When is Ach is low its like the connection between the brain and penis is severed. Likewise when you have a lot, spontaneous erections happen all the time.

    #13249

    Monroe

    so eating raw eggs is the only way to raise it ???

    #13250

    Huey

    Raw eggs work if you want to take a chance you won’t get really sick. I used to egg load (about 10 a day, back a couple years ago) cage free organic too, and finally got sick from it. It could have been salmenalla poisoning, because what wound up happening was 1 night after loading I started to get super dizzy minutes after loading and then was vomiting intensely. When I fell asleep that night, I woke with hardcore stomach cramping and nauseua and a very warm feeling(fever probably) then the shakes started and vomiting ensued again. I had a fever and diareha all the next day and knew never again to consume raw eggs or rare cooked meat again, as the chances of getting very sick are too high.

    #13251

    Allen

    exactly the few times I did it , I felt liek that minus vomiting. I thought maybe I had candida so I started taking probiotics and yogurt and my stomach isnt cramping or having crazy feelings before so maybe it was the eggs or their any alternatives besides raw eggs.

    #13252

    Chi

    It’s possible it was the eggs but unlikely, unless your getting eggs from unhealthy chickens… Healthy chickens = healthy eggs = healthy people.

    I have been consuming anywhere from 2-36 raw eggs almost everyday for 5 years now.. Have’t been sick once.

    So this really means that only 0.003 % of eggs are infected. Viewed another way, only 1 in every 30,000 eggs is contaminated with salmonella, which shows how uncommon this problem actually is.

    Based on those numbers, the average person would come across a contaminated egg only once in 42 years.

    #13253

    Rolland

    Hey max. Do you consume the egg white as well, or just the yolk?

    And if you do consume the egg white. Has your body adjusted so you don’t get constipated or have eggy farts?

    #13254

    Arron

    I eat eggs in all forms, i eat the whole egg cooked, or just the whites..

    I eat just the yolks raw and i eat the whole egg raw…. Digest perfectly in any form, never problems.

    #13255

    Charlie

    yea max the eggs werent best quality just the cheap dozen eggs not the organic omega 3 ones

    #13256

    Todd

    Alex I know what you’re talking about with the dopamine. I can just focus on the sesations in my dick, if its warm and relaxed thn everything is fine and I’m horny, if it feels a bit numb, which is usual, then things are wack. Weed sometime enhaces the numbness for me, sometimes it makes eveything down there feel more relaxed. Haven’t found a pattern. Sports, stimulants, and adrenaline rushes ehance it.

    It’s possible that I got a problem with dopamine receptors cuz that’s what e does to you aparently. But more likely this is due cuz our bodies are converting extra dopamine to norepinephrine on a regular basis, and probably even more so when dopmine is heigheted.

    My goal for recovery is to stop this extra conversion by strengthening the prasympathetic system and abstaining. I think this conversion takes place in the adrenals. My tests reslt will show if this is right.

    #13257

    Ernie

    as long as there labeled organic and free range the egg should be very safe..

    you take a risk no matter what food you put into your mouth.

    #13258

    Harley

    frenciman……I remeber you posted about how your symptoms would often get better when you were high. i had no idea how this could be possible but a couple days ago i found some info on Dr. marianos forum where hes talking to someone about stoping excess nopinephrine in the body. he mentions all the signals in the body that stop it and dopamine itself is actually one of them. So it is possible that weed is in fact stopping it in a certain sense. this ofcourse is just theory i have no idea.

    Also i think the adrenals play a big part as well. From what i understand the adrenals promote the healthy stress response AKA cortisol. aparently our body is alot better at dealing with cortisol as a stressor then nopinephrine. However when our adrenals are insufficient and coritsol is low our body starts to switch over to excess nopinephrine as the default stressor. This is what i got from Dr. mariano.

    I think dealing with adrenals, dealing with neurotransmitters, and dealing with hormones (testosterone, DHEA) is the key to this.

    #13259

    Booker

    [quote=””]frenciman……I remeber you posted about how your symptoms would often get better when you were high. i had no idea how this could be possible but a couple days ago i found some info on Dr. marianos forum where hes talking to someone about stoping excess nopinephrine in the body. he mentions all the signals in the body that stop it and dopamine itself is actually one of them. So it is possible that weed is in fact stopping it in a certain sense. this ofcourse is just theory i have no idea.

    Also i think the adrenals play a big part as well. From what i understand the adrenals promote the healthy stress response AKA cortisol. aparently our body is alot better at dealing with cortisol as a stressor then nopinephrine. However when our adrenals are insufficient and coritsol is low our body starts to switch over to excess nopinephrine as the default stressor. This is what i got from Dr. mariano.

    I think dealing with adrenals, dealing with neurotransmitters, and dealing with hormones (testosterone, DHEA) is the key to this.[/quote]

    First of all, cortisol isn’t a stressor, it is the hormone that helps us regain homeostasis after a stress response. During the stress response, our adrenals release epinephrine/adrenalin. Afterwards, during the recovery phase, our hypothalamus releases CRH, which causes the release of ACTH from the anterior pituitary, which triggers the release of cortisol, which brings our glucose levels back to normal. It actually makes our blood sugar levels drop for a little while after. The reason they measure cortisol to test our stress levels is b/c its a hormone that stays in the blood for a pretty long time, while the stress response is short lived and cannot actually be traced. Basically the stress response is very powerful and meant to be used sparingly, while the recovery (facilitated by cortisol) takes a while. When we are constantly stressed, which is what happened to many of us (def to me), it messes with the cycle, as epinephrine overpowers cortisol, burning out of body and not giving it a chance to recover.

    This is right out of my bio notes:

    A long-term stress response is initiated when stimuli that produce pain or anxiety cause

    changes in the brain that lead to a sustained high level of cortisol in the blood that

    dampens the circadian rhythm. The regulation of cortisol concentration in the blood is

    subject to negative feedback: cortisol binds to receptors in the anterior pituitary and

    reduces the secretion of ACTH. This negative feedback loop acts to stabilize levels of

    cortisol in the blood. Chronic stress leads to dysregulation (disruption) of the negative

    feedback homeostatic control mechanisms of the stress axis. Chronic stress can lead to

    many negative consequences on health: eating disorders (weight gain and type II

    diabetes or weight loss and anorexia/bulimia), gastrointestinal problems (ulcers, irritable

    bowel syndrome), cardiovascular disease, sleep disturbances, sexual and reproductive

    dysfunction, effects on the immune system (increased susceptibility to infection and

    over-active inflammatory responses and allergies), substance abuse, memory and learning problems.

    At this point, dopamine also begins to be converted to epinephrine and norepinephrine since our adrenals are depleted and can’t do the job normally. Our bodies become conditioned to this response, which is why our dopamine levels are probably lower and we get stressed easily.

    Since we now rely on dopamine for the stress response, we end up with a lot of norepinephrine as well, while the adrenals just release epinephrine for the most part. I this this is what u were saying, js.

    I’m not so sure about all the stuff on dopamine and norepinephrine, but that’s what im inferring and it seems to make sense. all the stuff on the stress response i just learned in class so im sure its on point.

    #13260

    Broderick

    that is basically what i was saying . i def didnt understand the process as in depth as that thanks

    #13261

    Manual

    basically what i was saying was cortisol might not be a true reflection of your stress levels since it discounts the epinephrine and norepinephrine being produce via dopamine and our negative feedback loop is messed up

    #13262

    Chris

    I remember reading somewhere before that weed actually raises serotonin levels. It said that most people mistakingly believe that is raises dopamine, but it only raises dopamine through your own reward system. So if you feel good when you’re high and having a good time, then your dopamine is raised. But it said that THC actually elevated serotonin in some tests. I have the article somewhere saved but too lazy to find it. I read in other articles that it raises GABA as well. Other articles say the complete opposite that it lowers serotonin and gaba. But if it raises either one, that would explain why it helps my condition. Instantly raised serotonin/ gaba -> drives me into parasympathetic mode, and stops the extra epinephrine, which is why my balls feel normal right away.

    I also read that weed raises prostaglandin E2 levels, which might explain why my dick still sometimes stays unaffected/ hard flaccid/ numb.

    This is just theories.. and I don’t know what to make of all this..

    Would be cool to get tested for everything while sober, and while high and then we don;t have to guess what’s elevated and what isn’t.. but I don;t have they $ for such tests right now.

    Js I’m happy you’re getting better man. Where do you buy trytophan other then online???

    #13263

    Rusty

    i bought it from some company named NOW….i cant look it up now cuse im sorta sort on time but i just googled it and looked under shopping results. Im not gona lie my PE results after taking tryptophan are almost to good to be true. And the weird part is the effects are best 2 or 3 days after i stopped taking it (assuming its the tryptophan thats doing it). Its crazy how much better mentaly i feel. And frenciman didnt you recently say that when you were high you could last a long time during sex? it would somewhat prove your theory/articles that say weed in fact raises serotonin and GABA. that would be nuts .

    #13264

    Wilfred

    Frenchimen all those theories make complete sense to me, I’m just really confused about why it affects me differently now. Back in the day when i first started blazing it was a wonderdrug – made me extremely euphoric and relaxed but at the same time on point with stuff, which supports all those theories. the fact that i became way better at music and was really on point with video games and stuff suggests my dopamine was elevated, but being all relaxed and happy (in a peaceful way) suggests my serotonin and gaba was also boosted. Now, even though i’ve still been cheifing almost every day, I kinda just get burnt out, stupid, jittery, and anxious. My dick gets that weird numbing (that you can feel) when it’s flaccid and it’s hard to get up (suggesting e2?). My balls also get way more relaxed, but idk if i like it – its almost like they’re too saggy.

    and js, weed definitely makes you last longer, enless you have ED or something. i think most people can agree on that.

    #13265

    Randall

    it is known quite well that SSRI’s help PE by raising seretonin.

    #24507

    John

    I kinda have the same problem.I can get erections but my penis is numb and sex is not enjoyable. I have had this problem when I stopped smoking weed. I had it along with other severe withdrawal symptoms. It is been a month now and some symptoms still have not gone away. My penis is still numb. Is my penis numbness permanent?

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