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by benzo
Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello, Strobers here
Replies: 117
Views: 1851

Re: Giving Up Exercising

See what works for you. It's trial and error. I started hitting the gym hard again and I feel it lowers my stress level which in turn has a beneficial effect on my symptoms. Overall, I'd say that it improves blood flow and muscle relaxation too. However, make sure to release trigger points and stret...
by benzo
Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Supplements to try
Replies: 19
Views: 863

Re: Supplements to try

Try Zyflamend:

http://www.immunesupport.com/zyflamend.htm

It beats taking NSAIDs for weeks on end.

I combine it with a compound of Quercetin, Saw Palmetto and Vitamin C together with a Zinc supplement
by benzo
Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: exercise, are running and ab work ok
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Re: exercise, are running and ab work ok

Why don't you try doing ab work without the weights. IMO it's not really necessary to have a good workout. You could do incline ab crunches or other stuff without adding extra weights.
by benzo
Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CPPS Dos and Don'ts
Replies: 12
Views: 564

Re: CPPS Dos and Don'ts

superuse wrote:Or weightlifting... (you missed that one)
And again, some would disagree :-)
by benzo
Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Zyflamend + Quercetin/Saw Palmetto - what to expect?
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Zyflamend + Quercetin/Saw Palmetto - what to expect?

I scored some free samples off my uro: since the Quercetin complex I took is no longer available, he provided me with a Quercetin complex and Zyflamend, a natural anti-inflammatory mix. I did a search on this forum and it is mentioned a couple of times. I took NSAIDs for nearly 3 weeks to break a ve...
by benzo
Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Competition photos
Replies: 33
Views: 1720

Congrats scooby, very impressive!
by benzo
Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Extensive description of CPPS
Replies: 3
Views: 231

I find following passages questionable: "This process can sometimes turn on itself and lead to rejection of the body's own healthy tissues. In CPPS, the body may be attempting to reject its own prostate." "These preliminary findings suggest that chronic abacterial prostatitis may, in certain cases, ...
by benzo
Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Extensive description of CPPS
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Extensive description of CPPS

http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic1922.htm

Not sure what to think of it though...
by benzo
Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: under the weather right now
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Elavil 10 mg is really too low to have any psychological effect. Doses for depression range from 75-150 mg. As for withdrawal symptons: I had those big time when coming off Elavil 50 mg. I finally managed to withdraw by tapering off very, very gradually. So it might be your body is acting up because...
by benzo
Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Living with pain that won't go away
Replies: 27
Views: 746

Re: Living with pain that won't go away

Not very encouraging :(
Strange that they classify CPPS as nociceptive pain.
by benzo
Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lyrica (Pregabalin)
Replies: 13
Views: 841

I think this all depends on your main pain type and cause I beleive we suffer from both some of us have more nerve damage and others more tissue damage. For those with neuropathic nerve pain then Lyrica would be better, but for others who have a tender tissue inflamed pain noncepetive pain then Ult...
by benzo
Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lyrica (Pregabalin)
Replies: 13
Views: 841

I was doing a search on Lyrica and came across this old post, so I decided to drop this gentleman an e-mail to see how he's doing these days and if it's still working for him. This is what he replied: "I am very pleased to say that it still works fine with some minor lapses when I have any kind of i...
by benzo
Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member - question on symptoms
Replies: 27
Views: 489

It's an up and down thing. How long do your flares usually last? I would try to manage the pain with analgesics just now. Can be from one to several weeks. This one is bad though. That's why I decided to try and rule out any underlying infection. The result is still not clear. Anyway, I see a clear...
by benzo
Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member - question on symptoms
Replies: 27
Views: 489

It's an up and down thing. How long do your flares usually last? I would try to manage the pain with analgesics just now. Can be from one to several weeks. This one is bad though. That's why I decided to try and rule out any underlying infection. The result is still not clear. Anyway, I see a clear...
by benzo
Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member - question on symptoms
Replies: 27
Views: 489

I would make the investment and go to the clinic. I have not gone and I do live in southern CA. Like you I have followed this protocol as much as I can with out going and over time I seem to be doing well with my at home treatment. I think in your case, it just takes more time and the 4 steps back ...