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by pvdiamon
Sun Jun 05, 2005 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why is it that certin foods can trigger our pain?
Replies: 12
Views: 544

Paradoxical caffeine effect

There are times I drink coffee and the pelvic discomfort is worse. Other times, it actually seems to help. My impression is that the effect on mood is quite dramatic, and may be more significant than any direct physiological effect of the caffeine on the pelvic region.
by pvdiamon
Sun Sep 19, 2004 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My shotgun approach
Replies: 0
Views: 291

My shotgun approach

My symptoms are probably 75% improved since 4/04 (mostly pelvic pain symptoms) and I have been taking: Cernilton 2 tabs bid; either Prosta-Q (or Quercetin 500 mg w/Bromelain 500 mg) bid; Chondroitin/glucosamine triple strength bid; and Uroxatral daily, and I do muscle stretches daily. I somehow doub...
by pvdiamon
Thu Apr 08, 2004 11:05 pm
Forum: Phytotherapy & Supplements
Topic: Quercetin
Replies: 9
Views: 1336

Quercetin--missed doses

I think Quercetin has improved my symptoms, but not cured them. I have been on it about 2 months at the tid dose (Prosta-Q). I am curious to hear from others about their experience. How soon do you find recurrences after missing doses? Is there an immediate effect, or does it take days to weeks? Tha...
by pvdiamon
Fri Mar 12, 2004 5:55 pm
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: Cipro Helps
Replies: 6
Views: 931

Cipro helps

I am puzzled by the rapid response to Cipro. Within two doses, remarkable change in the urinary urgency (the one symptom I have that seems more acute in nature, rather than the chronic pain syndrome). It seems unlikely for Cipro to be hitting bacteria so quickly, but if it is the anti-inflammatory e...
by pvdiamon
Fri Mar 12, 2004 3:27 am
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: Cipro Helps
Replies: 6
Views: 931

Cipro Helps

I seem to have prostatodynia (or some variant of CPPS) but developed acute prostatitis on top of it. There was a remarkable response to Cipro, but the CPPS remained and seemed to be getting better on Quercetin, until the acute symptoms reappeared. They involve urinary urgency, a clearly different pa...
by pvdiamon
Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:35 pm
Forum: Phytotherapy & Supplements
Topic: Newby to Group 9-year Sufferer - Treatment Options-My Story
Replies: 8
Views: 1120

Quercetin and Cernilton

I think the risk would be if Cernilton, like so many phytotherapies, results in an anti-clotting effect. It might be additive with anything else taken, including chondroitin. So far, I haven't seen much on the effect of bee pollen and clotting, but I"m not sure. The other risk would seem to be exces...
by pvdiamon
Thu Mar 04, 2004 7:15 pm
Forum: Phytotherapy & Supplements
Topic: Quercetin
Replies: 9
Views: 1336

Quercetin protocol

If Quercetin becomes effective at three times per day dosing, how long is it recommended one stay at tid dosing before moving back to twice per day? I didn't see that in Dr. Shoskes FAQ on Quercetin.
by pvdiamon
Wed Feb 25, 2004 2:59 am
Forum: Diet & Allergies
Topic: Benefit of Coffee?
Replies: 1
Views: 805

Benefit of Coffee?

My history has been prostatodynia type symptoms (primarily pelvic pain, no urinary symptoms) since 1989, acute onset, thought it was epididymitis. Moderate relief with Cernilton. Until November 03, got acute prostatitis. Relapse after Sulfa, good response to Cipro. But left with residual urinary sym...
by pvdiamon
Sun Feb 22, 2004 4:38 pm
Forum: Phytotherapy & Supplements
Topic: Quercetin Toxicity?
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Quercetin Toxicity?

I have been trying to read more on Quercetin, and found the following on acu-cell.com's web site: "Quercetin (quercitin, quercetrin) is chemically related to a class of flavonoids called (pro)anthocyanins. Early research on quercetin suggested that ingesting higher amounts may induce cancer, after i...
by pvdiamon
Sat Feb 21, 2004 3:42 pm
Forum: Phytotherapy & Supplements
Topic: Quercetin
Replies: 9
Views: 1336

Dr. Shoskes stated there is no information on the safety of combining phytotherapies. I have not heard specifically it is dangerous at all. What I am trying to find out is either experiences, or more theory to make a decision with. One risk of combining herbals is they often "thin" the blood by decr...
by pvdiamon
Fri Feb 20, 2004 9:44 pm
Forum: Phytotherapy & Supplements
Topic: Quercetin
Replies: 9
Views: 1336

Quercetin

I appreciate the post by Dr. Shoskes which was very helpful. I have used Cernilton with moderate success until recently. Does anyone have data on using it? I understand the advisability of perhaps not combining it with Quercetin but I've been hesitant to stop it for fear of it making things worse.
by pvdiamon
Fri Feb 20, 2004 1:05 am
Forum: Phytotherapy & Supplements
Topic: Quercetin
Replies: 9
Views: 1336

Quercetin

Does anyone have suggestions on how to rationally approach Quercetin therapy? The studies say 500 mg bid. Is there ever a reason to go higher? How long does one wait? It would seem that with all the data collected by Farr and Prosta Q, that there would be some indication on how to do this. But I can...
by pvdiamon
Mon Feb 16, 2004 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting article
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Funding studies

My reply wasn't meant to mean that I see myopathy as a "fringe" concept, only that until treatments are shown effective by evidence based criteria, the world of Urology and PT will see it as fringe, and we will never have sufficient experienced clinicians to provide the treatment. Dr. Wise was unabl...
by pvdiamon
Mon Feb 16, 2004 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting article
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Interesting Article

This concept of pelvic floor muscle tension is interesting, and in many ways compelling. But there are so few willing to treat it. It would be great to have some controlled studies demonstrating efficacy of any treatments. Otherwise, it continues to be seen as fringe.
by pvdiamon
Sun Feb 15, 2004 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cold medicine
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Cold Medicine

If you have a cold, the typical medications are either antihistamines for drying, or decongestants. The antihistamines (like Benadryl, Chlor-Trimeton) are very anti-cholinergic, that is why they dry you out, and may cause some constipation. The anti-cholinergic effect is known to cause problems for ...