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by HuckFinn
Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stanford/Wise-Anderson Protocol PARTICIPANTS PLEASE READ....
Replies: 17
Views: 830

Stanford Clinic--Just do it!

I attended the clinic in June of last year, and it was the smartest thing I could have done. At the time, my symptoms were excruciating and debilitating. Now, I'm generally either pain free or have only mild discomfort, depending on the day. The only stubborn symptom that persists at a bothersome le...
by HuckFinn
Sat Apr 30, 2005 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wobenzym update
Replies: 6
Views: 647

Muddying the Waters

I agree with your argument that our combo approach to battling CPPS muddies the waters in terms of being able to say definitively whether Wobenzym and serrapeptase deserve any credit for bringing about an initial improvement. I'm also open to the idea that any initial improvement can simply be the r...
by HuckFinn
Sat Apr 30, 2005 2:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 17 year old just diagnosed with prostatitis.
Replies: 15
Views: 1045

TMJ and CPPS

I don't grind my teeth, but I must have been clenching my jaws, because I had transitory left-jaw pain for about three years prior to developing CPPS. Clearly, those of us who tighten our pelvic muscles are also prone to tighten other muscles in our bodies--especially the jaws. In my case as well, I...
by HuckFinn
Thu Apr 28, 2005 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Symptomatology!
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Great book on somatic-psychological connection

For more on this somatic-psychological connection, I have a great book to recommend: Waking the Tiger by Peter A. Levine, an expert on how life experiences can imbed themselves as somatic illnesses. I found the book very eye-opening and helpful.
by HuckFinn
Thu Apr 28, 2005 7:00 pm
Forum: Mental Health Problems
Topic: Anti-anxiety medications and CPPS
Replies: 17
Views: 1831

Anti-anxiety medications and CPPS

I've noticed that taking low-dose Valium brings considerable relief for about four hours. In addition, it helps me achieve deeper levels of relaxation during my Stanford-protocol relaxation sessions. But of course, I only use Valium occasionally (I typically take it once every three days), or it los...
by HuckFinn
Thu Apr 28, 2005 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 17 year old just diagnosed with prostatitis.
Replies: 15
Views: 1045

Read "Headache in the Pelvis"

I don't know what specific malady you have, but I do know that the vast majority of people with prostatitis have abacterial (noninfectious) prostatitis, for which antibiotics do no good. Instead, for most men, the underlying cause is chronic muscle tension that injures the muscles, nerves, and other...
by HuckFinn
Thu Apr 14, 2005 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Physical Fitness and CPPS
Replies: 17
Views: 922

Physical Fitness and CPPS

In the year since my CPPS skyrocketed, I've laid off a number of athletic pursuits that I used to enjoy--notably bicycle riding and weight training. All I do now is walk and stretch. In that time, I've watched my muscle mass melt away from relatively well toned to something akin to Don Knotts. As mu...
by HuckFinn
Thu Apr 14, 2005 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The couch cure
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Psychotherapy helps

I've found that psychotherapy has been a very valuable tool in helping deal with stresses that stoke the muscle tension. In terms of dealing with on-going gnawing stresses and unresolved emotional issues, I've found several books helpful as well. They include: Loving What Is, by Byron Katie (recomme...
by HuckFinn
Thu Apr 14, 2005 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Out-of-Reach Trigger Point
Replies: 0
Views: 170

Out-of-Reach Trigger Point

I've been undergoing internal trigger-point therapy for about nine months, and in that time, I've experienced a reduction in the severity of the internal trigger points (and parallel reduction in CPPS symptoms) from mind-blowingly painful to mildly uncomfortable. So far, in other words, so good. The...
by HuckFinn
Fri Apr 01, 2005 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Symptoms in Month Ten of Stanford/Wise-Anderson Protocol
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Paleo Diet Literature

Check out a book called The Paleo Diet, by Loren Cordain, probably available at your local library. Also a therapist who works with patients primarily suffering from mood disorders and ADD has written a very good unpublished dissertation on the subject. Copies of the dissertation are available direc...
by HuckFinn
Fri Apr 01, 2005 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Symptoms in Month Ten of Stanford/Wise-Anderson Protocol
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Diet and CPPS

Thanks. That's a good point. About two months ago I switched to what's called the Paleo Diet--basically, a menu modeled after what our primitive ancestors probably evolved eating (lean meats, vegetables, some fruit but not a lot and none of the grain-related or sugary foodstuffs that would have ente...
by HuckFinn
Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Symptoms in Month Ten of Stanford/Wise-Anderson Protocol
Replies: 7
Views: 446

New Symptoms in Month Ten of Stanford/Wise-Anderson Protocol

After dutifully following the Stanford/Wise-Anderson Protocol since last summer, I've gradually seen my symptoms go from excruciating to manageable, with the predicted waxing and waning of symptoms (notably, tip-of-penis pain, rectal pain, urinary urgency and urinary pain) and occasional increasingl...
by HuckFinn
Thu Mar 24, 2005 3:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who followed Dr. Wise's clinic? (Benzo's Case)
Replies: 234
Views: 2876

Perineum Trigger Point

A question for MJacobs: Do you mean you do external (not internal) trigger-point therapy on the perineum? I didn't know that was an option. I do external trigger point on the abdominals, and internal trigger point on the rectum and perineum. But you're saying external perineal trigger point is doabl...
by HuckFinn
Wed Mar 23, 2005 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who followed Dr. Wise's clinic? (Benzo's Case)
Replies: 234
Views: 2876

Frequency of PT

I have a question for MJacobs: how frequently do you undergo internal trigger-point therapy? I started out for several months with a once-a-week treatment. Then, for a while, I tried doing it twice a week, and on one occasion, I did it daily for a week. I really couldn't tell that increased frequenc...
by HuckFinn
Mon Mar 21, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who followed Dr. Wise's clinic? (Benzo's Case)
Replies: 234
Views: 2876

How long?

You didn't mention whether you were doing the Stanford protocol-recommended paradoxical relaxation in addition to the trigger point and stretches. Paradoxical relaxation is really the cornerstone of the Stanford approach. In my own case, I find that the trigger point therapy and stretches do help, b...