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by gmccormack
Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gmccormack's case
Replies: 88
Views: 1813

Re: Gmccormack's case

Thanks C and Web. Good point about the sodium benzoate, it's an experiment I don't want to bother with. You're doing Gods work here.
by gmccormack
Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gmccormack's case
Replies: 88
Views: 1813

Re: Gmccormack's case

I'd like to report that after 6 years I am consistently pain free. It was a 5 year battle where I almost lost everything at one point. I'd like to point out something that helped me really take the final step toward consistent pain relief. I stopped drinking diet sodas, and other diet products. I re...
by gmccormack
Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Tanezumab significantly reduces pain in IC
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Re: Tanezumab significantly reduces pain in IC

This might be old news to some but Tanezumab is back in the pipeline and being expedited by the FDA. Apparently, the people whose arthritis got worse were ones where pain was completely eliminated and the patients thought they could go back to an active lifestyle. I am pretty sure its being expedite...
by gmccormack
Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:43 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: New NIH Study for Interstitial Cystitis
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: New NIH Study for Interstitial Cystitis

Dr. Shoskes, Cyclosporine seems to be a rather strange selection for treatment. I know of a very small study on it by a group in Oklahoma, they all had their symptoms return after use. Surely, a patient couldn't stay on it indefinitely although if you subscribe to the theory that if you can allow yo...
by gmccormack
Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:28 am
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: Has anybody tried PTNS?
Replies: 4
Views: 743

Re: Has anybody tried PTNS?

Coldsteel you continued for 18 sessions! oh man that's wild the uro recommended you go on for so long with no improvement with it.
by gmccormack
Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: Has anybody tried PTNS?
Replies: 4
Views: 743

Re: Has anybody tried PTNS?

I did about 3 years ago. It was the pain centers first time doing this. It was done after my request and research. Interstingly, since then my physican said they have tried it on 3 other patients (women with IC). I don't know the results. They hooked a wire up to my big toe and sent electric shocks ...
by gmccormack
Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fibro link? and progressive? your thoughts...
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: Fibro link? and progressive? your thoughts...

Coldsteel: You misunderstood. Wise told me before he discovered a way to resolve his problem his symptoms were progressive. Webslave: I get what you're saying. My pain is so much lower than it was 4 years ago, sure, but there is very little more I can do other than be patient and continue practicing...
by gmccormack
Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fibro link? and progressive? your thoughts...
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Fibro link? and progressive? your thoughts...

I saw my Pain Management specialist yesterday, I scheduled an hour. What are you thoughts about CPPS being progressive? Seems most on this board have stayed at initial pain or have gotten slightly or significantly better over time. Dr. Wise had told me that his, after 20 years seemed to be getting w...
by gmccormack
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Pain Management Tx
Topic: Kratom
Replies: 0
Views: 617

Kratom

I had never heard of this "natural" remedy before. I did a lot of research and it seems it works on some of mu receptors like opiates but is NOT an opiate per se. It has some analgesic properties. I ordered some from a reputable dealer or at least one that seemed well put together and had reviews fr...
by gmccormack
Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: Uribel
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: Uribel

Yea I researched it a little, guess I was hoping for a more specific review from someone with CPPS. I particularly wonder if Hyoscyamine and Salicylate would alleviate the dysuria most men face with CPPS.
by gmccormack
Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:26 am
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: Uribel
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Uribel

Anyone try Uribel? Only one mention of it when I searched and poster didn't say whether or not it helped.

http://www.uribelinfo.com/

Supposed to help with burning while voiding and spasms.

Obviously just for symptomatic relief....

dosage is 4 times a day
by gmccormack
Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:11 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Interplay of inflammatory mediators
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Interplay of inflammatory mediators

Great find! Frustratingly, they ask a lot of good rhetorical questions It seems likely that the COX pathway and pro-inflammatory mediators play, at least, a fundamental role elevating the pain. I think others have tried Celebrex a COX-2 inhibitor with minimal success prolongation of pain is likely t...
by gmccormack
Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:18 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: AUA 2013, first glimpse
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: AUA 2013, first glimpse

Curtis Nickel is still posting bacterial stuff (microbes)? Wow
How does this guy get all the grant money?
by gmccormack
Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gmccormack's case
Replies: 88
Views: 1813

Re: Gmccormack's case

Thanks Web, just hearing others had this happen too brings some mental relief. I'll let everyone know how it goes.

Sorry for not linking to my old post threads.

After all these years you are still a beast man, I don't envy you but have a ton of respect for what you do.
by gmccormack
Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gmccormack's case
Replies: 88
Views: 1813

flare after a year and a half

I can't believe I am on here posting again, I went through hell with this and finally beat it back 95%. After 1.5 years of having almost no symptoms in late May I got it back and it is full force right now. I have continued to do PT and meditate since very early on about 4 years ago. Please can I he...