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by osu-danuki
Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:27 am
Forum: Phytotherapy & Supplements
Topic: Vitamin D, K2, Inflammation, Sleep...
Replies: 0
Views: 520

Vitamin D, K2, Inflammation, Sleep...

I've been having a rather mysterious and frustrating experience the past several months, maybe tangentially related to CPPS, though my CPPS is much better now thanks to stretches and internal tp massage. About six months ago I was told I had low vitamin D3, which is quite common nowadays, but still,...
by osu-danuki
Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Mental Health Problems
Topic: Fish Oil Makes Anxiety Much Worse?
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Re: Fish Oil Makes Anxiety Much Worse?

My theory is that fish oil is probably helpful for those who suffer from the "can't get out of bed in the morning or muster the will to live" type of depression. I am very much the anxious, panicky, can't sleep type of depression, which may actually result from an excess or dysfunction of the "happy...
by osu-danuki
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Mental Health Problems
Topic: Fish Oil Makes Anxiety Much Worse?
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Fish Oil Makes Anxiety Much Worse?

Recently I came to the conclusion I was taking too many supplements to understand what might be helping and what hurting, so I decided to cease all supplements for a week or so and slowly reintroduce. I felt somewhat better on nothing than I had on a bunch of supplements, so that's something right t...
by osu-danuki
Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Mental Health Problems
Topic: Candida and Anxiety?
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Re: Candida and Anxiety?

I've actually been gluten-free for the past 5 or 6 months. It seemed to help for a while, and may still be helping in terms of the CPPS. I guess I could go full-blown paleo (no grains at all), though it sounds pretty tough, cooking-wise, and I'm also worried about the aforementioned "low-carb depres...
by osu-danuki
Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:43 am
Forum: Mental Health Problems
Topic: Candida and Anxiety?
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Candida and Anxiety?

Lately my CPPS has been much better, though I had an unhappy resurgence of panic attacks, insomnia, and anxiety recently, due to having consumed an herbal supplement I didn't realize had strong stimulant properties. Around the same time, I also had a "yeast infection" of the male variety, all around...
by osu-danuki
Wed May 29, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Non-irritating ways to strengthen pelvic muscles?
Replies: 4
Views: 807

Re: Non-irritating ways to strengthen pelvic muscles?

Thanks for the reading suggestions and the cautionary tale. I have tried tentatively reintroducing a few light kegels daily and it doesn't seem to be a problem so far; I think the key is first getting out of the acute pain phase before attempting to re-strengthen, as I had previously tried kegels ba...
by osu-danuki
Sun May 26, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Non-irritating ways to strengthen pelvic muscles?
Replies: 4
Views: 807

Non-irritating ways to strengthen pelvic muscles?

One of the most interesting, and in my experience, true things I've heard from the mouth of a physical therapist is: "a weak muscle is a tight muscle is a weak muscle." That is, though we may tend to think of exercising a muscle and relaxing it as opposite, there is also a sense in which the degree ...
by osu-danuki
Sun May 26, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CPPS cause of hemorrhoids?
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: CPPS cause of hemorrhoids?

I have mild hemorrhoids on my left side and, it turns out, a mild (only detectable with ultrasound) varicocele on my left side. My pain is also almost exclusively on my left side. I think hemorrhoids don't cause CPPS, but that people who are prone to hemorrhoids are probably also more prone to CPPS,...
by osu-danuki
Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:32 am
Forum: Premature Ejaculation
Topic: Injury to Testicle & Premature Ejaculation
Replies: 7
Views: 866

Re: Injury to Testicle & Premature Ejaculation

If Villager is still around, I wonder if he could give us an update on his condition and maybe, if possible, more details on what the "something stupid" he did to first cause it was. I ask because his symptoms and progression (minus the premature ejaculation and surgery, though I do think I may have...
by osu-danuki
Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:09 am
Forum: Diet & Allergies
Topic: Gluten Avoidance: EXTRA Care Necessary for Effect?
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Re: Gluten Avoidance: EXTRA Care Necessary for Effect?

Hi Webslave, did you also test "negative" for the celiac panel blood test (antibodies)? Do you feel immediately worse if you eat gluten, or only the next day or so? Do you feel worse even if you accidentally eat just a small amount, or do you have to like, eat a bagel? Thanks for the advice. Were it...
by osu-danuki
Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Diet & Allergies
Topic: Gluten Avoidance: EXTRA Care Necessary for Effect?
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Gluten Avoidance: EXTRA Care Necessary for Effect?

Hi guys, I'm trying the gluten-free thing for the past few weeks and I seem to notice a reduction in pain, as well as a chronic tendency to diarrhea (though neither have gone away completely). I did have a coeliac panel blood test done (admittedly about two weeks after I had quit eating gluten, but ...
by osu-danuki
Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Antisperm Antibodies?
Replies: 15
Views: 595

Re: Antisperm Antibodies?

I also was told that my seminal fluid was "viscous," and I noted that there were small jelly-like lumps in it the day I provided the sample, which sometimes happens, sometimes not, but more often since my CPPS started. Jelly-like lumps are called corpora amylacea . Are they more common in CPPS suff...
by osu-danuki
Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Antisperm Antibodies?
Replies: 15
Views: 595

Re: Antisperm Antibodies?

Did you ever try conceiving naturally, and it was successful? I also was told that my seminal fluid was "viscous," and I noted that there were small jelly-like lumps in it the day I provided the sample, which sometimes happens, sometimes not, but more often since my CPPS started. Personally, I think...
by osu-danuki
Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Antisperm Antibodies?
Replies: 15
Views: 595

Re: Antisperm Antibodies?

It turns out I do have some sperm problems. :( I have low motility and a somewhat low number of mature sperm able to bind to an egg (hyaluronic acid binding test). The results were something like: Normal concentration (not sure of the exact numbers) 25% motile sperm (normal is above 40%) 59% binding...
by osu-danuki
Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Antisperm Antibodies?
Replies: 15
Views: 595

Re: Antisperm Antibodies?

I have an appointment for a sperm analysis this week. The first one won't specifically test for antibodies, because they want to first do motility and hyaluron binding (test to see whether sperm can fertilize an egg); I think if the first test comes back normal, the antibody test will not be necessa...