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by ddarcher
Mon Aug 02, 2004 11:27 pm
Forum: More Success Stories
Topic: Follow Up
Replies: 2
Views: 3962

Follow Up

I can't believe it's been a year since I've posted, so I wanted to give an update( for those of you that want my complete story, check under success stories). As you can imagine since it's been so long since posting I'm doing great, though I hesitate to say "cured" (afraid I may jinx it). I still ta...
by ddarcher
Sun May 04, 2003 2:11 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Benzodiazepine Misery
Replies: 9
Views: 1618

According to the Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs, .5 mg of clonazepam is equivalent to 10 mg of Valium, 1 mg of Xanax, or 2 mg of Ativan. http://www.dr-bob.org/tips/bzd.html If you read the entire article you will see that the first list indicates .5mg clonopin = 10mg valium, while the seco...
by ddarcher
Sun Apr 20, 2003 12:52 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Benzodiazepine Misery
Replies: 9
Views: 1618

Benzodiazepams

I don't doubt your symptoms but MILLIONS have been treated by benzos without these difficulties especially at low doses. Yes clonazepam is a very potent benzo but .5mg is the lowest dose form( other strengths include 1 and 2mg). There is no exact conversion but this would be about the same as 2.5 to...
by ddarcher
Sun Apr 20, 2003 1:04 am
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Benzodiazepine Misery
Replies: 9
Views: 1618

Unusual

.5mg of clonazepam is an extremely low dose. Though possible to have withdrawal at that dose, that would be exceedingly rare. What other meds were you on? How about alcohol use? The benzodiazepines are very safe drugs and have a variety of therepeutic uses. All drugs have risk benefit profiles in ea...
by ddarcher
Sat Apr 19, 2003 2:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What I learned about CPPS in two years...
Replies: 11
Views: 1024

Great

Excellent Post!!!
by ddarcher
Fri Apr 18, 2003 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toothpaste
Replies: 16
Views: 1023

Agree

Your right Mark, mysterious is the word. For every man that states A + B= remision, there's another that swears A + B = relapse. Thank goodness we're finally seeing controlled studies and are getting some answers. It's to convenient to assume a causal connection based on a temporal relationship. I k...
by ddarcher
Fri Apr 18, 2003 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toothpaste
Replies: 16
Views: 1023

F/U

During a previous remision from this disease abou 2 years ago, I had a mild flare up associated with a sensitive tooth. Dental x-rays were negative. Finally the pain became enough of a distraction that I had a root canal. The dentist was surprised that the tooth was infected since the x-rays were ne...
by ddarcher
Thu Apr 17, 2003 10:31 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Working for me
Replies: 55
Views: 75332

OK

Good luck Bill!
by ddarcher
Thu Apr 17, 2003 11:47 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Working for me
Replies: 55
Views: 75332

OK

Hi Bill Basically the regimen consisted of everything that had worked in some form for me in the past. For 6 weeks this included the following: 1) Pharmeceuticals- Levaquin for possible infection, singulair and either clariten or vistaril for possible allergic component, valium 5mg every other night...
by ddarcher
Sat Apr 12, 2003 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toothpaste
Replies: 16
Views: 1023

Not the toothpaste

It's not the toothpaste, but it could be brushing the teeth. Whenever we brush bacteria are released into the bloodstream. Studies have shown in those with gingivitis that this can be significant and may contribute to heart disease and other medical conditions. Any areas of inflamation can be efffec...
by ddarcher
Mon Apr 07, 2003 1:10 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Working for me
Replies: 55
Views: 75332

9 weeks

Nine weeks since starting regimen, 4 weeks off antibiotics. 98% improved. Main problem now is GI upset secondary to vitamins. Have cut dosages. Hope this doesn't cause a relapse, but I'll monitor very closely.
by ddarcher
Sun Mar 30, 2003 2:37 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Working for me
Replies: 55
Views: 75332

8 weeks

97% improved. Looking for a complete remision. Cycled 45 miles in the last 4 days at near race pace! Feeling great but the vitamins are causing some GI upset. Considering training for another triathlon which I've done before but haven't dreamed of since the CP symptoms. Today marks 8 weeks since the...
by ddarcher
Fri Mar 28, 2003 2:42 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Working for me
Replies: 55
Views: 75332

Seat

I use a racing saddle with a slit in the middle to help avoid perineal pressure. It does have a horn however, but so far so good.
by ddarcher
Fri Mar 28, 2003 2:34 am
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: tequin question
Replies: 16
Views: 1563

Answer

See my post under success stories. You can't stay on antibiotics forever. A combo of treatments has worked wonders for me.
by ddarcher
Thu Mar 27, 2003 12:51 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Working for me
Replies: 55
Views: 75332

Bike

No problem today after bike ride yesterday! I can't believe it. Cycling in the past was always the biggest irritant. I feel myself getting stronger and healthier almost every day. 95%+ improved.