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by HuckFinn
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Painopolis Podcast Explores Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Painopolis Podcast Explores Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Many thanks for the kind words! I most appreciate it. —David
by HuckFinn
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Painopolis Podcast Explores Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Painopolis Podcast Explores Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Many thanks, Webslave. I most appreciate the kind words. But the real thanks go to you. This forum is invaluable. Without it, I might never have made the mental shift from thinking about my condition as "prostatitis" to realizing that it's actually muscle-tension-related. And that's key.
by HuckFinn
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Painopolis Podcast Explores Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Painopolis Podcast Explores Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Hi European,

You're so right. Plus, given the part of the body that's involved, it's a taboo topic in a lot of ways. One thing I like about this forum is that by talking about it, we lessen the taboo aspect of it.

--David
by HuckFinn
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Painopolis Podcast Explores Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Painopolis Podcast Explores Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Hi, I’m David Sharp, an editor at Painopolis, a podcast for people with chronic pain. But on this forum, you know me by the username “HuckFinn.” I first started using this forum in 2003, when my long-simmering pelvic achiness (misdiagnosed as “prostatitis” by several doctors) escalated into a horrif...
by HuckFinn
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: My Pain Story, w/ Relaxation-Related Panic Attacks
Replies: 1
Views: 1278

My Pain Story, w/ Relaxation-Related Panic Attacks

Hi, I first logged onto this forum 13 years ago, after I’d developed a very severe case of chronic pelvic pain syndrome. The pain was so bad that I was nearly bedridden for many months. It was through this forum that I first learned about Dr. David Wise’s treatment approach. I eventually attended hi...
by HuckFinn
Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hemorrhoids-To Treat or Not to Treat
Replies: 14
Views: 569

The Keesey Method for Hemorrhoids

I'm curious about a hemorrhoid procedure called the Keesey Method, which uses some sort of probe to zap the hemorrhoid with electricity. The hemorrhoid then shrivels and disappears, leaving an imperceptible amount of scar tissue. From what I've read, the Keesey method is supposed to be pretty effect...
by HuckFinn
Sun May 31, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hemorrhoids-To Treat or Not to Treat
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: Hemorrhoids-To Treat or Not to Treat

Thanks for sharing your experience, Calguy. I've been wondering about that issue of scar tissue and what the implications of that are, since all treatments--laser, electrical, surgery--in essence replace the hemorrhoid with scar tissue. And I wouldn't think scar tissue would be as elastic as normal ...
by HuckFinn
Sat May 30, 2009 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hemorrhoids-To Treat or Not to Treat
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: Hemorrhoids-To Treat or Not to Treat

Webslave, I've been squatting for four years at Dr. Wise's suggestion, and I also eat a healthy, high-fiber diet. Yet I still get hemrroids. In your post, you describe yourself as a "one-time sufferer" of hemorrhoids. What does that mean exactly? Have your hemorrhoids gone away completely? Or are th...
by HuckFinn
Sat May 30, 2009 3:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hemorrhoids-To Treat or Not to Treat
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Hemorrhoids-To Treat or Not to Treat

Apparently a lot of people with pelvic pain are also susceptible to hemorrhoids. O, the indignities we have to put up with! I got my first hemorrhoid four years ago, about a year after developing pelvic pain. For a while, the hemorrhoid was quite tender, but then it shrank and went dormant, and I ha...
by HuckFinn
Mon May 12, 2008 2:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: William Styron had chronic prostatitis
Replies: 2
Views: 341

William Styron had chronic prostatitis

FYI, along with JFK and Glen Gould, here's one other person to add to the dubious list of celebrities with chronic prostatitis: the late author William Styron (Sophie's Choice, Confessions of Nat Turner, etc.). The May 11, 2008 NY Times Book Review section has a review of a newly published collectio...
by HuckFinn
Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blood Streak on Wand
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Blood Streak on Wand

Starting in 2004, I started undergoing internal trigger-point therapy, initially on a roughly once a week schedule. In the last couple of years, reflecting my overall improvement, I reduced the frequency to once a month or so. Sometimes my wife administered it. Sometimes I self-administered it, usin...
by HuckFinn
Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Panic Attacks during Paradoxical Relaxation
Replies: 14
Views: 634

GP2 Book List

GP2,

Your comments make a lot of sense. Yes, I think that's what's happening with me. I appreciate your insights. If you'd be so kind, could you provide me with the names of the meditation-related books you've found enlightening in this regard? Thanks.

Huck Finn
by HuckFinn
Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Panic Attacks during Paradoxical Relaxation
Replies: 14
Views: 634

Autogenic relaxation?

What's autogenic relaxation? As far as cognitive therapy is concerned, that may be worth checking out at some point in the future. In fact, coincidentally, I just finished reading two books by Aaron Beck. He had some good points, but wow, what a tedious writer. I've done some of the Byron Katie work...
by HuckFinn
Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Panic Attacks during Paradoxical Relaxation
Replies: 14
Views: 634

Specifics about Neurofeedback

Carld, May I ask a quick question about neurofeedback? My understanding is, you sit at a computer screen and learn to control your beta waves by mentally playing a video game of some sort. The process takes about two months of weekly or twice-weekly sessions, and the whole thing can cost $2,000 or $...
by HuckFinn
Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Panic Attacks during Paradoxical Relaxation
Replies: 14
Views: 634

Clarification on panic attacks

Let me clarify that what I have is a full-bore panic attack, not anxiety. Those are two distinct conditions. I know what anxiety feels like, and I've had bouts of that in the past, but anxiety is a whole other animal from a panic attack. Anxiety feels awful and creepy, but I'm still maintaining a de...