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by Howden
Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: Clinics, Therapists & Doctors
Topic: Anyone near Toronto ever seen Nelly Faghani?
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Re: Anyone near Toronto ever seen Nelly Faghani?

Yes, I have been to see Nelly. I have seen her five times and I would say she was having an effect; it is too soon to say I have had pain relief, but I have felt an 'opening up'. Early indications are that she will be able to help.The internal work was causing an escalation in my anxieties, and Nell...
by Howden
Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: Phytotherapy & Supplements
Topic: Vitamin D deficiency
Replies: 22
Views: 885

Re: Vitamin D deficiency

I was told I was calcium and vitamin D deficient about six months ago; supplementation got the calcium up to normal range, but even though I was taking vit D at 2000iu daily, it remained deficient. I have boosted the D to 3000 iu. Don't take my word for it but I believe the FDA last week suggested M...
by Howden
Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: Clinics, Therapists & Doctors
Topic: Pelvic Floor Specialist in Toronto
Replies: 15
Views: 542

Re: Pelvic Floor Specialist in Toronto

ajama; This one could be a breakthrough for Toronto guys. Please let us know how you get along and keep us up to date.
by Howden
Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sensation Loss and perineal congestion
Replies: 27
Views: 1277

Re: Sensation Loss and perineal congestion

The Wasser Pain clinic is well worth a try. They offer most of the 'clinical' therapies mentioned on this board. In fact it was at the Wasser that I learned of a HITP. Lyrica, prescribed for me at the Wasser, together with the antidepressent I was already using, gave me reasonable pain relief for 4 ...
by Howden
Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canadians
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: Canadians

Billybob: I'm Canadian but in Toronto. I know that doesn't sound helpful, but you and I have the same problem when it comes to PT's: in this country PT's cannot do internal work. Why not look for someone in Seattle?
by Howden
Wed Dec 26, 2007 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The managing protocol (what do you do)
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: The managing protocol (what do you do)

Graeme: I haven't an answer for you, but I hope others have. It's a very good question. I am able to live with my pain because it ranges from 1 to a 4 or 5. When this thing started eight years ago I was living with a constant 8. For a long time I have thought how great it would be to have a way of m...
by Howden
Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cystoscope?
Replies: 10
Views: 396

Yeah: I had one, but with an anaesthetic it was painless. I even watched the screen. It showed no abnormality, but that is a useful finding in itself.
by Howden
Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Ultimate anti-CPPS Strategy
Replies: 23
Views: 1587

Sunny: I was on Neurontin for 4 years and it helped reduce the pain. The only side effect was weight gain. Like you I was skinny and unfortunately the gain was all around the stomach. I didn't like that much, but the benefit outweighed the downside.
by Howden
Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Continued pain in testicles - Elavil + Lyrica+cymbalta
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Hi ramana. I haven't got anything to offer you except encouragement. I'm very sorry to hear you are having such a bad episode, but a lot of guys on this website will be thinking of you. Certainly I will. I remember too well my early days of suffering what one uro called my 'moderate' pain. I cannot ...
by Howden
Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: has anyone been to a pain management center
Replies: 2
Views: 186

ramana: I have been to a pain clinic; I am just leaving for a short trip out of town, but I will be back on Thursday. The clinic I went to was a multidisciplinary center, so I had uros interacting with neuros, physios and the rest and tried a variety of different therapies. After a lot of tests I wa...
by Howden
Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Pubococcygeus or PC muscle
Replies: 6
Views: 527

I'm sure you've tried the squat: doesn't that help?
by Howden
Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: remember the coccyx
Replies: 13
Views: 842

Interesting. I have a therapist who has recently started work on the coccyx and it also hurts like hell. Results vary between flare up to practically no pain. From all I read here, flare ups could mean she's hitting the right spot so I guess the right thing to do is to keep her at it.
by Howden
Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Help With Pain - Gonna Be in Car 3 Days
Replies: 7
Views: 298

For the remainder of your trip, you will probably do well to buy an inflateable rubber donut, sometimes available from pharmacies (you might have to ask if they have one), and always available from medical appliance stores. You can adjust the inflation of the cushion to get the best balance between ...
by Howden
Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accessing David Wise via Skype
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Now that I know what skype is it sounds great.
by Howden
Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bad experiences with Shrinks
Replies: 14
Views: 511

I guess I have a good psychiatrist; maybe even an exceptional one. With his help I came to understand why I was a diehard perfectionist, how to let go a little bit, and overcame my OCD and depression. But I would not expect him to diagnose the cause of my pain. At the onset of my pain (I was seeing ...