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by cr2
Sun Mar 27, 2005 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tight scrotum and sphincter
Replies: 14
Views: 766

I have had similar symptoms. I had IBS (very loose stools, diarrhea etc) for a number of years but it never bothered me until I got CPPS. My CPPS mainly caused me to have a tight scrotum and frequent urination which were worsened by tightening of the spinchter. This was further worsened by diarrhea/...
by cr2
Mon Jan 17, 2005 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Muscle-related urinary symptom?
Replies: 3
Views: 225

In my early 20s. Why?
by cr2
Mon Jan 17, 2005 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Muscle-related urinary symptom?
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Muscle-related urinary symptom?

Hi, I have recently started to experience a new symptom with regards to urination. I've probably had some problems before (ie. reduced stream) but not that it has really caught my attention until now. As I urinate my flow does not seem as strong as usual, but rather constricted. Nearing the end, I t...
by cr2
Tue Dec 07, 2004 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Progress
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Progress

It's been a while since I posted here, but I thought I'd say I'm making progress. I have my depression and anxiety under control. Having gone from Prozac 40mg a day to Citalopram 20mg a day due to Prozac's side-effects I feel good and normal now and intend to stick with it now. I have my IBS under c...
by cr2
Mon Oct 18, 2004 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My story and what works really well for me now.
Replies: 22
Views: 1579

With regards to the perineal muscles, are there any other ways to work on them externally apart from massaging? For example, do any of the stretches mentioned in AHIP specifically help the perineal muscles and/or are there any other stretches?
by cr2
Thu Oct 14, 2004 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My story and what works really well for me now.
Replies: 22
Views: 1579

See http://www.chronicprostatitis.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2168 . To slightly elaborate on my description, feeling externally in the perineum, the tight band or cord I describe is about half an inch wide and runs all the way from right behind the testicles to the anus. Would you say this is the sam...
by cr2
Sat Oct 09, 2004 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: visting lot of doctors lately
Replies: 2
Views: 286

I think you should trust the doctor's expertise in assessing the risks of the diagnostic injection; if he says it is fine, then so be it. I don't think he would suggest it if it wasn't safe enough. Furthermore, if your state of mind is such that you need the injection done to determine the quality o...
by cr2
Thu Oct 07, 2004 10:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pubococcygeus muscle
Replies: 1
Views: 257

Pubococcygeus muscle

Might be a stupid question, but can one actually tell the pubococcygeus muscle apart from the rest of the pelvic floor when it is fully relaxed? The reason why I ask this is that I can actually feel this "cord" running from my perineum towards the posterior part of the pelvic floor, and this is inde...
by cr2
Wed Oct 06, 2004 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Antidepressants: Prozac, Mirtazapine
Replies: 22
Views: 1217

I think I did see a Citalopram pen on the doctor's desk.. :-D I'm sure it'll be fine. Let us know how you get on. When are you taking the first dose? I'm switching to Citalopram as of tomorrow morning and stopping Prozac at the same time. Might be a bit hard to tell side effects and withdrawal sympt...
by cr2
Wed Oct 06, 2004 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Antidepressants: Prozac, Mirtazapine
Replies: 22
Views: 1217

After looking around a bit with Google, Celexa doesn't seem all that bad on paper. Seems to be about as effective as Remeron while being as well tolerated, too bad it takes a couple of weeks to kick in to see effects. Then again, I would've still preferred Remeron due to its documented sleep and app...
by cr2
Wed Oct 06, 2004 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Antidepressants: Prozac, Mirtazapine
Replies: 22
Views: 1217

Saw a GP today and he put me on 20mg of citalopram / Celexa. I did challenge him about this and suggested Zispin / Remeron but apparently citalopram is "better" for me, despite my bad sleep and low appetite. Just wondering whether I should seek specialist opinion on this rather than spend another mo...
by cr2
Tue Oct 05, 2004 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Antidepressants: Prozac, Mirtazapine
Replies: 22
Views: 1217

You mean this: http://www.chronicprostatitis.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=505 ? I recall reading that sometime ago and the fact that it helps one sleep better (I have a problem where I don't sleep very deeply or wake up early - not falling asleep) is the reason why I am interested in Remeron. Also the ...
by cr2
Tue Oct 05, 2004 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Antidepressants: Prozac, Mirtazapine
Replies: 22
Views: 1217

Hi again, After doing a bit of research, it seems that Remeron is the best bet considering that it seems to be one of the only antidepressants that also regulate the functioning of the HPA-axis which in turn regulates the levels of cortisol (or stress hormones). If ones prostate problems are influen...
by cr2
Thu Sep 30, 2004 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Antidepressants: Prozac, Mirtazapine
Replies: 22
Views: 1217

Antidepressants: Prozac, Mirtazapine

Hi, I started on 20mg of Prozac two months ago for prostatitis-induced depression. After a month the dosage was upped to 40mg by the shrink apparently because this is "common practice". On the initial 20mg dosage I saw some benefits, slightly elevated mood etc. But after a week on the higher 40mg do...