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by blacklaw
Thu Apr 28, 2005 7:38 pm
Forum: Mental Health Problems
Topic: Anti-anxiety medications and CPPS
Replies: 17
Views: 1784

Huck, Hydroxyzine is actually used to treat anxiety, but a lot of people can't tolerate the side effects. Drugs like Effexor and Lexapro would also provide more continuous relief from anxiety than benzos like diazepam and lorazepam that need to be taken sparingly. True.....my doc will only write th...
by blacklaw
Thu Apr 28, 2005 7:17 pm
Forum: Mental Health Problems
Topic: Anti-anxiety medications and CPPS
Replies: 17
Views: 1784

Re: 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 lo...
by blacklaw
Thu Apr 28, 2005 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: prostatitis?? Symptoms?
Replies: 12
Views: 803

I was at the hospital today for some more tests. They really never heard of CPPS but the emergency room doc looked it up real quick and told me to take some anti-inflamitories. He said I should really get a Cystoscope done even though all tests show negative. Should I do this? I don't want to make ...
by blacklaw
Thu Apr 28, 2005 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Symptomatology!
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Symptomatology!

Hi everyone! I was wandering about the fact that we treat this situation - problem from a physical-psycological view.But in many cases as I read the main view is from the physical point. Well, my question is about all those people that fight against mental ilnesses and have somatized symptoms. Does...
by blacklaw
Mon Apr 25, 2005 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When should a CPPS sufferer get a cystoscopy?
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: When should a CPPS sufferer get a cystoscopy?

I have had the classic symptoms of CPPS for 8 months including mainly burning after urination, lower back pain and pain in the perineum. The symptom that has been driving me crazy is the stinging pain at the tip of my penis after urinating. My urologist believes that it is refered pain and that a c...
by blacklaw
Thu Apr 21, 2005 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PSYCOLOGICAL FACTOR
Replies: 7
Views: 583

I too think that pyschological factors have played a huge part for me. Early on, I was convinced I was injured or had defective musculature. Since then, however, I have learned more and more how my mind can affect my condition and what role it has played. Mike I cannot agree with you more. In putti...
by blacklaw
Sat Apr 16, 2005 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CPPS??? Itching and burning skin?
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Just remember that burning skin sensations can also be neurological. EG http://neuro-www.mgh.harvard.edu/forum_2/ReflexSymp.DystrophyF/BurningSkinA.html http://www.stoppain.org/pain_medicine/polyneuropathy.html Good point, but it also depends upon the observed phyisical condition. In my case, for e...
by blacklaw
Sat Apr 16, 2005 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CPPS??? Itching and burning skin?
Replies: 8
Views: 517

I had burning/stinging of the skin on the inner upper thighs for several weeks just preceeding the onset of my major symptom: pain while sitting. I went down the pudendal nerve entrapment diagnostic path for many months befor arriving at this site. I suffered from some moderate frequency/urgency ur...
by blacklaw
Tue Apr 12, 2005 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good day, bad day, good day, bad day ...
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: same here

yesterday almost no pain most of day, today moderate pain during end of day... :roll: Unfortunately, welcome to the wonderful world of CPPS. I go through days where I am absolutely fine, and others that I cannot believe what is going on. A lot of times, my condition is affected by my levels of stre...
by blacklaw
Sat Apr 09, 2005 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prostatitis or Back problem
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Carlton Higgins wrote:I'm curious, you say that you had problems with Doxacycline. What happened?

My doc gave me this for spastic colon/rectum, and I've been feeling pretty funky.
For me, doxycycline gave me intense stomach problems. I found that I had to take the doxy, only, with food.
by blacklaw
Sat Apr 09, 2005 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old symptoms get better, now new symptoms arrive!
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Yeah, thats a pretty common symptom. I don't usually get that pain from peeing, I ALWAYS get that exact pain if I use my muscles to hold back ejaculation. Fun for prolonged sex. Very very bad for penile pain afterwards. I don't recommend you try it, but I think it would help convince you that muscl...
by blacklaw
Wed Mar 30, 2005 8:52 pm
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: Elmiron Experiences
Replies: 6
Views: 724

Re: Elmiron Experiences

My urologist just put me on Elmiron two days ago.....has anyone else been on it and what are your experiences with it? Right now, about one hour after taking it I get some very interesting intestinal cramping....hell thought I had an appendicitis. It takes a good two to three hours for the pain to ...
by blacklaw
Mon Mar 28, 2005 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I sleep great but the days are terrible ... WHY???
Replies: 10
Views: 808

LightningTree wrote:Yep, that's how it is for me, too.

Here's an eye-opening little experiment for you. In the evenings, when you are feeling relatively crappy, take a nap. See how you feel when you wake up.
Correct. You would be surprised. I have found that a 20 to 30 minute nap will work wonders.
by blacklaw
Sat Mar 26, 2005 5:28 pm
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: Elmiron Experiences
Replies: 6
Views: 724

Elmiron Experiences

My urologist just put me on Elmiron two days ago.....has anyone else been on it and what are your experiences with it? Right now, about one hour after taking it I get some very interesting intestinal cramping....hell thought I had an appendicitis. It takes a good two to three hours for the pain to s...
by blacklaw
Fri Mar 25, 2005 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: stress \ pain mgmt
Replies: 6
Views: 432

They return years later because people have not taken the steps to prevent their return. That is a distinct possibility, and I certainly try to keep this in my outlook on the condition. I'm glad the original poster has learned to recognize the connection between stress and syndrome induction. My fa...