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by HuckFinn
Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Panic Attacks during Paradoxical Relaxation
Replies: 14
Views: 707

Panic Attacks during Paradoxical Relaxation

I attended the Stanford program 3 1/2 years ago and credit its regimen with helping me reduce my CPPS from total torture to intermittent nuisance. Nonetheless, I suspect that I might have made even greater progress were it not for the fact that I've been hit with occasional panic attacks that only o...
by HuckFinn
Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amitriptyline Update
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Amitriptyline Update

Last summer I posted a question on this website about whether anybody had benefited from trying amitriptyline, and I got some positive responses from guys who had taken the medication at low doses. So last July I went on it. Since then (for more than four months now), I've taken 10 MG per day. In ca...
by HuckFinn
Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's with this evening discomfort?
Replies: 5
Views: 321

What's with this evening discomfort?

I've had CPPS for about three years. For the first 1 1/2 years, it was debilitatingly bad. Then starting about 1 1/2 years ago, it throttled down to the "nuisance" level where it's been ever since (flaring up a couple of notches higher only when I'm under stress). Nowadays, it's hardly an issue at a...
by HuckFinn
Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elavil pros and cons?
Replies: 17
Views: 379

Rider, what was your dosage?

Rider, at what dosage did you take Elavil in order to achieve the improvement you've described?
by HuckFinn
Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elavil pros and cons?
Replies: 17
Views: 379

Withdrawal symptoms from Elavil

Benzo, what do you mean you went through "rough times" when going off Elavil? Are there withdrawal symptoms? Such as what?
by HuckFinn
Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elavil pros and cons?
Replies: 17
Views: 379

Elavil pros and cons?

Could those of you who've tried Elavil please tell me how you rate its long-term effectiveness? Also, any side effects? In particularly, does the drowsiness persist through the day, or does it only last for a little while after you take the pill? Also, I've heard Elavil may cause constipation. How b...
by HuckFinn
Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:00 am
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: Has anyone tried marijuana?
Replies: 14
Views: 979

Has anyone tried marijuana?

In various studies (non-prostatitis-related), marijuana is associated with short-term muscle relaxation and pain relief. Curious whether anybody out there has tried it for CPPS.
by HuckFinn
Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:16 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Another Stanford/Wise-Anderson Protocol Success Story
Replies: 11
Views: 33336

What type of exercises with Theracane?

WHen I attended the Stanford Clinic, PT Tim Sawyer helped me locate various external trigger points lurking in my lower abdomen. I had quite a few, particularly on and around an appendectomy scar that I got when I was about seven. Others were located elsewhere in my lower abdomen and as far north as...
by HuckFinn
Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local CPPS Support Groups
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Local CPPS Support Groups

One of the many benefits I got from attending the Stanford clinic was meeting other guys with this condition and realizing, hey, they're pretty normal guys except for their CPPS. We got to swap stories, share concerns, etc. It was very helpful. Until meeting those other guys with this condition, I w...
by HuckFinn
Sat Feb 04, 2006 8:50 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Another Stanford/Wise-Anderson Protocol Success Story
Replies: 11
Views: 33336

Post-sexual side effects

For whatever reason, post-ejaculatory symptoms have not really been a problem for me, except during the initial, horrifically painful month or two when my CPPS was at its worst. During that phase, ejaculating produced significant perinneal pain, and my pelvic area was so constricted that no ejaculat...
by HuckFinn
Sat Feb 04, 2006 8:23 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Another Stanford/Wise-Anderson Protocol Success Story
Replies: 11
Views: 33336

What's EMDR? Answer

You asked about EMDR. Given that I've undergone it for a year and half, you'd think I could give a nice, succinct explanation of what it is. Actually, it's very hard to explain. Even in offering a description, the whole thing sounds so "alternative" that I wouldn't have ever dreamed of trying it wer...
by HuckFinn
Sat Feb 04, 2006 9:39 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Another Stanford/Wise-Anderson Protocol Success Story
Replies: 11
Views: 33336

Another Stanford/Wise-Anderson Protocol Success Story

I'd like to relate my story to encourage others that there is indeed plenty to be hopeful about. After experiencing extremely debilitating CPPS in 2004, I've spent the last year and a half focusing all my energies on getting better. And I've now reached the point in my recovery where I can say, yes,...
by HuckFinn
Tue Sep 27, 2005 3:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CppsDad's success story
Replies: 11
Views: 344

More good news

CPPSDad I'm heartened to hear about your progress, and I've actually got more good news for you: I predict further significant improvements for you in the coming months. I say that because your story very closely parallels mine, except that I've been doing SP for 15 months. Like you, I was in debili...
by HuckFinn
Tue Aug 30, 2005 3:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stanford/Wise-Anderson Protocol PARTICIPANTS PLEASE READ....
Replies: 17
Views: 863

Stanford/Wise-Anderson Protocol Cost

RobertPagen writes: If I had two weeks and a couple of thousand I would go to San Francisco. In fact, the total cost is about $5,000. That includes the cost of the program itself, plus airline tickets for two (assuming your significant other accompanies you--which is very important to do if possible...
by HuckFinn
Mon Aug 29, 2005 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colonoscopy Aftermath
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Colonoscopy Aftermath

My doctor wants me to undergo a colonoscopy for unexplained anemia. I'm concerned that the exam will worsen my pelvic pain symptoms afterward. Has anyone had a colonoscopy? If so: Did it have any effect on your pelvic pain symptoms? Has anyone tried a "virtual colonoscopy," where they use a CT scan ...