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by twerges
Sun Jun 01, 2003 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cured of Prostatitis
Replies: 11
Views: 897

Re: practitioners

Understood and respected. We all face this dilemma. If you have looked into the muscle spasm section of the forum, you may have seen discussion about the fact that a broad approach to muscle tension disorder seems to help many, but treatment remains unavailaable because people do not know where to ...
by twerges
Sat May 31, 2003 11:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cured of Prostatitis
Replies: 11
Views: 897

Re: practitioners

Would it be possible (With permission, of course) to post the names of your physical therapists and/or any physicians that you found who are knowledgeable in treating pelvic floor muscles? TK, I'd rather not post anything recommending a particular clinician, since I've posted to the internet newsgr...
by twerges
Fri May 30, 2003 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cured of Prostatitis
Replies: 11
Views: 897

Cured of Prostatitis

Perhaps some of you remember me. I was a regular poster to this newsgroup several years back. I haven't posted here in a long time, because I no longer suffer from prostatitis at all. Yes, you read that correctly, I have recovered completely from chronic prostatitis. I wanted to make a point of occa...
by twerges
Thu Mar 20, 2003 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stress, worry, pain, mast cells and placebo
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: Stress, worry, pain, mast cells and placebo

Could this be why the placebo effect is so effective in many studies? Taking a placebo decreases stress, because the patient thinks something positive is happening. The "placebo effect" is not necessarily caused by the patient's belief in the efficacy of a cure. Most conditions have a natural histo...
by twerges
Thu Mar 20, 2003 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rectal discomfort
Replies: 5
Views: 726

Re: Rectal discomfort

Can anybody tell me if they have experienced any rectal discomfort with their condition,because although the pain in my penis and bladder discomfort is abating,I have a constant discomfort in my rectum which times can be quite severe like a sort of burning.I don't mean perineum pain either.Its quit...
by twerges
Sun Mar 02, 2003 7:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Statistics
Replies: 21
Views: 1430

duration

You will forgive me, Tom, if I disagree with your stats. I really don't think the 60% in 6 months is accurate. For starters, you must have pain and symptoms for >6 months even to be categorized as having CPPS, by definition (remember the word "chronic" ?). On the other hand, I have met (just social...
by twerges
Sun Mar 02, 2003 4:05 am
Forum: Nerve Tx
Topic: Botox article in NY Times
Replies: 7
Views: 963

Botox article in NY Times

I read an interesting article about Botox, on the front page of the NY Times. It talked about how Botox injections are being studied and found effective for a wide range of painful neurological and muscular conditions: In studies around the world, botulinum toxin is being tested -- often with encour...
by twerges
Sun Mar 02, 2003 3:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Statistics
Replies: 21
Views: 1430

Educated guess

There are no scientific studies on the typical duration of CP. However, a reasonable guess can be made. It seems that CP sufferers can be divided in to three groups: 1. CP resolves on its own within 6 months. This group constitutes 60% of sufferers. 2. CP starts with a severe initial outbreak, and l...
by twerges
Wed Feb 26, 2003 5:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The disease of priests and popes?
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: The disease of priests and popes?

I have come across several places a statement that goes something like this: "prostatitis is the disease of priests and popes" (or was it monks?). I assume that this statement indicates that these people lived in celibacy and therefore seldom had ejaculation. Does the prostate get congested and inf...
by twerges
Wed Feb 26, 2003 4:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The disease of priests and popes?
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: The disease of priests and popes?

Furthermore, of the people who post, few of them indicate that they're celibate; most are married or have partners. Well, I will slightly disagree on this one because I have seen many young men who are celibate, have not had sexual intercourse, but have CPPS. Certainly there are some people who hav...
by twerges
Tue Feb 25, 2003 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The disease of priests and popes?
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: The disease of priests and popes?

I have come across several places a statement that goes something like this: "prostatitis is the disease of priests and popes" (or was it monks?). I assume that this statement indicates that these people lived in celibacy and therefore seldom had ejaculation. Does the prostate get congested and inf...
by twerges
Mon Feb 24, 2003 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another theory of CPPS
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Re: Another theory of CPPS

The thing is, that most people, incl. physicians, see CPPS as a a "one-way street" - you either cure it (in which case they claim they have found what's causing it) or you don't cure it - which, IMHO, is simplistic. I believe it is a condition which does have a significant neurogenic component in t...
by twerges
Sun Feb 23, 2003 10:22 am
Forum: Surgery, Injections, WIT, TURP, TUIP etc
Topic: The Use of Cortisone
Replies: 4
Views: 1474

Re: The Use of Cortisone

Any thoughts on the use of antibiotic injections and the use of cortisone to eliminate infected and inflamed acini of the prostate. :idea: This was not my idea I read about the treatment from Prof. Dott. Federico Guercini M.D. at his web site: http://www.prostatitis2000.org/index.htm Someone that u...
by twerges
Sat Feb 22, 2003 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another theory of CPPS
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Re: Another theory of CPPS

The neuromuscular theory has been suggested since the late 80's. I'm certainly not insinuating that I came up with the neuromuscular theory! I was presenting a summary and a few additional thoughts. I am 100% convinced that 1) it explains the symptoms of some patients and 2) it does NOT explain the...
by twerges
Sat Feb 22, 2003 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another theory of CPPS
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Another theory of CPPS

Here is a summary of the muscle/nerve damage theory that I believe explains CPPS. I've added a few speculations and reasoned from supporting evidence. Bear in mind that I am not a medical professional. I have diminishingly little knowledge about these matters. This is just rational speculation based...