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by painman
Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My story and a few questions
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: My story and a few questions

Thanks. I looked at quite a few photos and it doesn't look like that really. It looks most like psoriasis or a fungus maybe. I will go to my doctor and try to get it swabbed but I doubt he will. I showed it to him when it was mild and he said it was just irritated and to stop masturbating for a litt...
by painman
Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My story and a few questions
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Glans pain and redness

Hey everyone! It's been a while since I've posted on here but I've been quietly following some of the post. It doesn't look like this topic had come up recently and I was only able to find one post from a while back that even made reference to this issue. As a result of taking up meditation, doing b...
by painman
Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This forum is a godsend! (davyboy)
Replies: 120
Views: 2316

Re: Newbie - This forum is a godsend!

Hey davyboy, glad to see you're recovering! I have to say that you're case sounds remarkably similar to mine with the exception that you addressed the underlying cause of your issue much sooner after it developed than I had. Like you, I had been incredibly physically active before developing CPPS. I...
by painman
Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:48 am
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Costochondritis and trigger points
Replies: 13
Views: 634

Re: Costochondritis and trigger points

Thanks webslave. I'll go for the echo just because it is scheduled and see how that turns out. In the mean time I'm going to tackle this pain with self-myofascial release, meditation, and I've already set up an appointment with a massage therapist who I spoke with. She said it definitely sounds like...
by painman
Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Costochondritis and trigger points
Replies: 13
Views: 634

Re: Costochondritis and trigger points

Also, from wikipedia: referring to angina.... Major risk factors [11] Age (≥ 55 years for men, ≥ 65 for women) Cigarette smoking Diabetes mellitus (DM) Dyslipidemia Family History of premature Cardiovascular Disease (men <55 years, female <65 years old) Hypertension (HTN) Kidney disease (microalbumi...
by painman
Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Costochondritis and trigger points
Replies: 13
Views: 634

Re: Costochondritis and trigger points

Thanks, I'll do that. I also noticed that the pain was associated with my breathing. Naturally, as I exercised more I had to breathe more heavily and my chest would expand more. I noticed that as the pain started the bigger the breath I took the greater the pain, and I got the pain under control by ...
by painman
Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:11 am
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Costochondritis and trigger points
Replies: 13
Views: 634

Re: Costochondritis and trigger points

Not sure if anyone can comment on this but something hapened just today that scared me half to death. I was exercising (running) and when i started going very hard my heart rate kicked up and my heart started to pound (as you'd expect with exercise) but i started getting severe chest pains. It was a...
by painman
Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: Phytotherapy & Supplements
Topic: Anti-Inflammatory Supplements
Replies: 6
Views: 838

Re: Anti-Inflammatory Supplements

True. It was more of a CYA thing. I've seen people attempt dumber things to be honest. Dont want anyone attempting mega doses and i get the blame for the recommendation.
by painman
Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Phytotherapy & Supplements
Topic: Anti-Inflammatory Supplements
Replies: 6
Views: 838

Re: Anti-Inflammatory Supplements

I agree with davyboy. I'd add that turmeric is a good anti-inflammatory spice that I use regularly. I take about 2 teaspoons a day by adding them to my morning and night time tea. It doesn't taste very good, but the health benefits outweigh any palatability issue for me personally and you eventually...
by painman
Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bacterial DNA in CPPS?
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Bacterial DNA in CPPS?

I didn't understand that last part of the quote either. It's completely contradictory. I'd imagine that it was simply translated improperly. I wonder why these researchers seem so set on proving a bacterial cause? It seems, as you've noted, that researchers from Asia seem to find bacteria far more o...
by painman
Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bacterial DNA in CPPS?
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Bacterial DNA in CPPS?

An interesting new study. Characterisation of the bacterial community in expressed prostatic secretions from patients with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome and infertile men: a preliminary investigation. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22635162 From the abstract: "The results show...
by painman
Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Prolotherapy for pelvic floor dysfunction
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: Prolotherapy for pelvic floor dysfunction

Sounds hopeful considering the study. My GP does prolotherapy. He injected my right shoulder several times years ago when i had a sports injury (tendinitis) and it resolved completely. I'm going to see if he can try some pelvic injections, but I'd have to find some TrPs that are superficial enough f...
by painman
Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Costochondritis and trigger points
Replies: 13
Views: 634

Re: Costochondritis and trigger points

Thanks for the link, looking forward to giving it a shot.
by painman
Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Prolotherapy for pelvic floor dysfunction
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Prolotherapy for pelvic floor dysfunction

I came across an interesting video from a doctor who uses prolotherapy to treat chronic pain conditions. Prolotherapy essentially consists of injecting the injured site with a solution that contains either dextrose or, more recently, the patient's own blood platelets that are obtained from drawing t...
by painman
Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Costochondritis and trigger points
Replies: 13
Views: 634

Re: Costochondritis and trigger points

P.S. If you had to choose one or two of the best books/CD/method for dealing with anxiety what would that be? I'm currently using some of Dr. Jeffrey Thompson's mp3 relaxation audio that i downloaded from amazon with moderate results (it tends to really relax me while I'm listening and for a few hou...