Considering there are no success story section and I think it would be of great support to have one, I will start compiling links to any success stories I can find. Anyone who wish to join in is welcome to do so.
I’ll try to post only stories that are as confirmed as possible. Many people claim success after 2 days, only to crash on the fourth. That doesn’t count.
I’ll also try to find commonalities among those stories.
so here we go:
In this story, what the user claims cured him is training, circuit style/high intensity intervals on cross trainer, high protein low carb diet and no smoking or drinking. He also mention abstaining from sex and is using testosterone replacement therapy. The pictures are 8 years after he crashed. 3 years later (2018) he’s still doing good so it seems to hold. Time may have been a contributor to his recovery.
Controversial, I know, but the user did paleo diet, juicing, fasting, resistance training and rotating herbs that helps with sexual symptoms. Those therapeutic attempts are common in recoveries so the thread earns its place here. From memory, it took him 4 years to recover after crashing. Time may have been a contributor to his recovery. I believe to this time this user is still recovered although I have no way to know for sure.
In this story the user claims he was exercising and fit, had low body fat, maintained a healthy diet (he later talks about a paleo diet), he then attribute his recovery to: stopping drinking alcohol, Adding starches back into his diet, cut out all supplements, do more aerobic exercise, forcing himself to masturbate 3-5 times a day which he believe is what mostly led to his recovery. That was 4 years after his crash so time may also be a contributor. There is no indication if the recovery persisted or not.
This story is not so well documented. But what he claims seems to have cured him is a diet that avoids 5a reductase inhibitors, as well as various supplement and a tailor made diet. What he claims has helped the most and really made a difference was a 14 days intermittent fasting, eating from 8pm to midnight and fasting the rest of the time. He seemed to have been sick for around 2 years and has recovered for at least an additional 10 months.
In this story the user claims he’s done nothing to regain his health. He stopped taking supplements, stopped his diet. He’s been sick for 2 1/2 year and had side effects for 4 years (probably 1 1/2 year before stopping fin). He claims he had adrenal fatigue, which I believe is part of the problem for many of us, and seems to have been helped on this issue by reading a book by Dr. Wilsons, I suppose on the subject of adrenal fatigue. He also claims that obsessing about the disease makes it worst and that he stopped thinking about it and just let time do its work. So again, time seems to be a contributor to his recovery.
In this story the user claims he first decided not to freak out about this disease and choose not to visit this site or others like it. He stopped having more than one drink (of alcohol), did cardio-vascular and resistance training (that’s weight lifting by the way), took multivitamin, went to bed early (let’s count that as getting as much good quality sleep as possible), added more veggies and fruits to his diet and cut on red meat and dairy products, took 500 mg of MACA extract twice per day and 1200 mg of TRIBULUS TERRESTRIS extract which are herbs that help for sex and boost testosterone. Looks like he’s been sick for a short time, less than a year, and has been recovered for at least 6 months. The commonality here with other stories is the exercise (weight lifting) and sex helping herbs that boosts testosterone.
In the thread of that story I found this:
I know this topic is a bit old and I apologize in advance, but I too recovered 100%. I was one of the lucky ones that made a full recovery two weeks after stopping the medication.
Some of the things I did include: going to the gym regularly and doing cardio and weight-lifting, taking multivtamin every day, taking horny goat weed twice a day, taking maca, and getting lots of rest. I don’t know if any of those contributed to my recovery but they couldn’t hurt to try.
Story-7 My Long PFS Journey by @doomed80
In this story the user has been sick for around 10 years, tried a multitude of things during that time, making him well and then crashing again, and ended up 6 months ago writing a diary in which he could note the changes and results about what he was doing. He did a lot of blood test and has a very scientific approach. This led him to create a tailor made protocol which includes but is not limited to: taking care of the guts, taking various herbs, vitamins, minerals and amino acids, doing meditation, exercise (both resistance training and cardio), eat saturated fat, remove artificial sweeteners, do intermittent fasting, have enough sleep, drink coffee (I also believe caffeine in the morning is a beneficial supplement). He’s been recovered and stable for 3 months.
I like this story. First because it seems without his efforts he would have been sick for the next 20 years. Second, he seemed to have been severely affected and not getting better until he took an overall approach on multiple levels. The story also contains elements I suspect are helpful in recovering:
First taking care of the digestive track (I believe many pfs symptoms are actually food allergies and inflammation made worst by pfs) , taking vitamins, minerals and amino acids, eating saturated fat, doing exercise like weight lifting and cardio, and fasting (this is a common one in many stories)
In this story, the user uses different drugs to prevent testosterone aromatase to estrogen and to keep a healthy estrogen / testosterone ratio. He uses drugs used by body builders.
Although I personally am not a fan of using drugs, I think there may be some truth about about excessive estrogen being part of the problem. I use DHEA, Pine pollen and body building to increase testesterone and Choline and Betaine to methylate estrogen.
Here’s a link to different Success stories using exercise: Success stories from people who used exercise as a recovery protocol
I’ll try and post more later. If you have stories you know about, please let me know and I will update this post so that all the stories are on the first post of this thread for easy reference. You may want to check this first post as stories are being added.