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by Orion
Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: More Success Stories
Topic: Things have finally improved for me (strictures)
Replies: 0
Views: 830

Things have finally improved for me (strictures)

18 years. 18 years of pain, problems urinating, shame, confusion, fear and anxiety. From the age of 19 until I was 38 I've had so many issues, trips to the emergency room, surgeries, set backs and pain. What started as problems urinating, and what I thought originally (and was originally diagnosed) ...
by Orion
Sun Nov 16, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ehhhf - cystoscopy under general anesthesia
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: Ehhhf - cystoscopy under general anesthesia

If your Uro is skilled, you don't need to be put under for a cysto. I get them every six months or so to keep track of stricture repairs I've had. I hate the procedure, but it's mostly the anticipation. Actually getting the lidocaine (numbing jelly) injected up your wang first hurts more. My doc doe...
by Orion
Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Couple of questions...
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Couple of questions...

Hey all - My symptoms had been pretty good for the last 5 months or so. I had stopped drinking diet coke (I drank a lot of it), got on Gabapentin and Ibuprofen and that all seemed to really help. I am a bit worried about taking Ibuprofen each night (~600mg) but it's helping me sleep well. My main sy...
by Orion
Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Urethral strictures
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: Urethral strictures

I had a couple strictures. One bad one from when I was a kid and feel on a bicycle bar and peed out a lot of blood later that day. the other strictures were from idiot doctors jamming instruments up my yahoo trying to figure out what I have. Had surgery to fix the strictures and thats all good. stil...
by Orion
Wed Jul 09, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inflammation and its relevance to psychiatry
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: Inflammation and its relevance to psychiatry

Interesting article. I have wondered about the link between CP and inflammation. I take a lot of Ibuprofen to manage the pain (or the inflammation) but worry what it's doing to me (the Ibuprofen). also interested in the link between depression/anxiety and inflammation. I've switched jobs and my symp...
by Orion
Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some Improvement...
Replies: 1
Views: 281

Some Improvement...

Hi All - Haven't been here for a while. Life caught up with me, good ways and bad. Just wanted to share where I am at.. I'm dealing with really bad strictures as well as CPP and about two years ago I got my strictures fix by an excellent Uro after two horrific experiences with not good Uros. On top ...
by Orion
Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:00 am
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Lexapro side effects
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: Lexapro side effects

I was on Lexapro for a couple of years for anxiety and it helped some. Course, I got nailed with a major depressive episode in the last six months and have been really messed up due to that - so my doc moved me onto Zoloft. Still seeing how the Zoloft is doing...
by Orion
Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Did anyone get an MRI done
Replies: 10
Views: 473

My Uro wants me to have a pelvic CT done before I start PT. I'll do it, but don't think they'll find anything.
by Orion
Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Career Change ?!?
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Hrmm - I find this interesting as well. I too work in IT (fulltime), and am working on an my graduate degree (MIS) in the evenings (online), and have a computer consulting company that I do after work and on the evenings. All of this leads me towards 14-16 hours a day in front of the computer. I fee...
by Orion
Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So I got a cytoscopy scheduled this Friday
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: So I got a cytoscopy scheduled this Friday

And I'm trying to decide if I should go through with it. I had initially gone to this Urologist because someone in the office had said that they knew about the Stanford/Wise-Anderson Protocol but after having seen him and talked about the book (without naming it) he gave me the impression that he h...
by Orion
Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bad flare up - recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Update on what happened - warning - I am blogging here: My symptoms continued to spiral down. I felt terrible, very shaky, sick and out of it. Dr appt went well - she was a new dr. for me and sympathetic. Checked for a UTI (didn't get results) But she did put me on Cipro (just in case?) Gave me a sc...
by Orion
Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Puzzling Symptom
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Hey - I have similar symptoms to what you are describing. I'll have a "cycle"- whereby, I ejaculate, and my symptoms kick in high gear. Over time (a week or so) they will slowly get better, meaning, I will sleep better, pain will diminish, I can pee better etc. However, wait long enough, and some sy...
by Orion
Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bad flare up - recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 314

So - one last question - I think I've got the flu, or something, really really bad body aches, feeling like I have a tennis ball up my ass, and a LOT of urinary symptoms - pain, slow, not emptying, urgency etc. Can illness set off CPPS? Dr has me on pain meds, stuff to help me sleep etc. No benzos t...
by Orion
Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bad flare up - recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 314

We'll I am getting to see a Dr. today. Maybe I can convince them to actually help me, but I am not getting my hopes up. :-|
by Orion
Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bad flare up - recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Bad flare up - recommendations?

Hi - It's ironic that now that I am scheduled to see a PT in 3 weeks, I am going through a terrible flare up. I was wondering what medicine, techniques you all have used to help alleviate the symptoms of a bad flare up? My main concern right now, is I feel like I have a UTI. I have an uncomfortable ...