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by Ginty
Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bright urine & flares
Replies: 13
Views: 344

I agree with the carld Greg, this is very inspiring stuff, well done. You really do sound similar to me in your symptom profile and you are inspiring me to give the wheat/gluten elimination a real shot. In the past I've only half-heartedly done it and I did have some success. Also I think I get the ...
by Ginty
Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:11 pm
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: Light Therapy
Replies: 19
Views: 1055

About the higher education thing: I presume people with lower education are more likely to have CPPS because of the tendency for anxiety disorders, which are very common in men with CP/CPPS/pelvic myoneuropathy, to disrupt the often stressful endeavour of tertiary education. Any other theories? To ...
by Ginty
Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: Light Therapy
Replies: 19
Views: 1055

Agreed there's probably an influence from both. However I was thinking about this some more and multiple sclerosis also has a very high incedence in Scotland and I believe that studies have been done on this which directly correlate the rate to incedence to the distance from the equator where furthe...
by Ginty
Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:22 pm
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: Light Therapy
Replies: 19
Views: 1055

That's pretty cool, and I buy the lack of sunlight as the causal factor more so than the temperature. I know and agree from experience that colder temperatures do exacerbate symptoms but I'm not sure I believe that this is what caused them - after all in these cold/dark countries people tend to stay...
by Ginty
Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:35 am
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: Light Therapy
Replies: 19
Views: 1055

Bit of a tangent but I've actually been wondering recently whether this board is overly biased with Brits and scots in particular. There seems to be about 6 or more scots guys who post regularly out of a pool of what, maybe 50 guys who write regular updates here. To me that seems a pretty high perce...
by Ginty
Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: Diet & Allergies
Topic: Gluten free snacks
Replies: 20
Views: 856

Interesting stuff, if not exactly good news.

Surely this is an area where the pharma companies could get involved and actually provide something useful - a mastcell destroyer.
by Ginty
Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tingling
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Tingling virtually anywhere is a well documented symptom of anxiety caused by reduced blood flow to the area. It is not harmful. The fact that you have been diagnosed with depression/anxiety, use words like "degenerative" and call yourself "very worried" show that there is a 99 percent certainty tha...
by Ginty
Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: CFS, IBS, Fibro etc
Topic: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Replies: 7
Views: 890

Hi Clay, I've had this for years now and to start with it was prostatitis, but now its CFS and really the pelvic pain is more of a background problem compared to the CFS symptoms. The death spiral you mention sounds very familiar to me, and I go from periods where I am convinced I may not actually w...
by Ginty
Sun Oct 22, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: Mental Health Problems
Topic: Charles Linden Method - Anxiety
Replies: 3
Views: 778

Yeah I've got this, it's not bad but not worth the money, no groundbreaking stuff in it. The jist of it is get a hobby, stop thinking about and researching your condition all the time, breath properly, eat right and do some focused relaxation. Can't argue with any of that but it's nothing you probab...
by Ginty
Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pain and 'heat'
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Yes I've noticed this heat, mainly in the abdomen when in pain. I do get a lot of pain in the legs but have never noticed they were also hot to the touch. A couple of years ago I was so anxiety riddled, the pain and heat used to extend right up to my chest and my whole torso would feel like it was b...
by Ginty
Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Couple of general questions?
Replies: 6
Views: 369

I have had cloudy urine for about 10 years now and sample after sample has repeatedly come back with no sign of infection. For years I simply could not accept this was the case, after all I was handing the doc on occasion a sample that looked like milk. "Is this a urine sample?" I was once asked. I ...
by Ginty
Tue Feb 21, 2006 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TMS Please look into it!!!!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 1071

Hi Kevin, I own this book but have not read it for a while. However I do absolutely support the premise that this all has its origin in the psyche. However while I think I did get some short term benefit from reading the book I was somewhat put off by the fact that the book more than once mentions t...
by Ginty
Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: meds question
Replies: 20
Views: 627

I've found sitting straight, feet flat on the floor and hands on both thighs really helps, rather than getting caught in fidget mode, switching from cheek to cheek. As you sit there imagine your butt cheeks spreading sideways every time you breath out and feel your body sink lower into the chair. He...
by Ginty
Sun Jan 29, 2006 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cautionary Tale
Replies: 14
Views: 591

Unfortunately while I sense the doctor means well, this thread has only served to worry me without offering any realistic solution to the problem. To me this disease has been a constantly changing group of symptoms as pain has moved from my legs, to perineum, to sides, to lower back, to shins, to st...
by Ginty
Sat Nov 26, 2005 2:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anybody offer a solution?
Replies: 17
Views: 818

Hi Glenn, I've replied to you in the past and I just couldn't resist this time either since your story/syptoms sound so similar to mine. In my non-professional opinion I also think you need cognitive therapy, and in addition to the Byron Katie book/tape mentioned above I would also recommend a book ...