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by Ralph
Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:20 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Magnesium stops spasms...no kidding
Replies: 49
Views: 4672

I take Magnesium citrate from GNC. It's cheap and it works. I can't comment on magnesium oxide, but it may work as well. This continues to work for me and I know it's not the placebo affect. If I drink too much diet Pepsi I'll start hurting. The magnesium works within 20 minutes, but I still try to ...
by Ralph
Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:14 am
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Magnesium stops spasms...no kidding
Replies: 49
Views: 4672

I am still completely impressed by this treatment. It has done wonders for me. I take 500 mg of Mg in the AM and I and basically normal all day. This continues to be the case since I started it in October. I also strated talking one before bed and now have no need to go to the bathroom not even once...
by Ralph
Sat Oct 14, 2006 8:29 pm
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: Chinese medicine
Replies: 0
Views: 476

Chinese medicine

Someone asked me about doctors in the Philadelphia area, and specifically about chinese remedies. There is a doctor named Christine Whitmore who specializes in Interstitial Cystitis. I understand she sends patients to a Chinese group in Philly for herbal treatment. Here is their website. Some people...
by Ralph
Sat Oct 14, 2006 1:41 am
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Magnesium stops spasms...no kidding
Replies: 49
Views: 4672

I've been taking magnesium oxide (500 mg per day) since this thread started. So far I feel a great improvement; normal in fact. That's a word I haven't dare used in a long time. I'm 7 years with CPPS and I think I've burned out the placebo effect. I'm sticking with this.
by Ralph
Sat Oct 14, 2006 1:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CPPS Expert in Delaware area?
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Pontari is the best "expert" in the area. Even so, there really isn't much he can offer that my local urologist already hasn't. My doc has been very understanding and honest about the lack of proven remedies for CPPS. He has been supportive and willing to give whatever medication helps me. Aside fro...
by Ralph
Sat Oct 07, 2006 1:57 am
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Magnesium stops spasms...no kidding
Replies: 49
Views: 4672

Isn't magnesium citrate (the main ingredient of natural calm) a laxative? Wouldn't we be harming our bowels if we consume magnesium citrate for an extended period of time? It sure is. Magnesium Citrate is a powerful laxative, but I think the affects are dose related. http://www.herbmark.com/product...
by Ralph
Wed Jun 28, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OTC Sleep Aids
Replies: 11
Views: 437

Yes, I have used Lunesta and it's fairly effective. Ambien is much better, but I get rebound insomnia when I've gone off Ambien. I'm sure Lunesta has a dependency factor. Virtually all medications do, but the important issue is, it's approved for long term use so a physician is more willing to write...
by Ralph
Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OTC Sleep Aids
Replies: 11
Views: 437

There's a new sleeping pill called Lunesta that's approved for long term use, unlike Ambien. http://www.lunesta.com/ It does require a perscription and is expensive, but it works well and you can use it several days, or longer, in a row. As far as herbal medications go, I've never found them too hel...
by Ralph
Mon Jun 19, 2006 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piriformis stretch
Replies: 0
Views: 149

Piriformis stretch

I haven't posted in a while, but I can across this discription by accident. This is the stretching excersie that I found helps me the most. Maybe it will be useful to someone else too.

http://www.rice.edu/~jenky/sports/piri.html
by Ralph
Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:56 pm
Forum: Best Posts
Topic: Benzodiazepines and CPPS
Replies: 22
Views: 1917

I take 10 mg of valium every other day. This works very well and prevents addiction. and Originally I was on 4 mg daily. I am a doctor myself and need to have my brain working at a high level on a constant basis and I have not seen any problems with the valium at this dose. In fact the labeled dose...
by Ralph
Sat Jul 09, 2005 8:45 pm
Forum: Best Posts
Topic: Benzodiazepines and CPPS
Replies: 22
Views: 1917

Mastcells, I feel your pain (no joke really intended). I understand your frustration as does amother MD on this board who has become my friend. You're right, uros don't like to "treat" CPPS. I had this very discussion with my uro who is also my personal friend. He admitted that he hates this problem...
by Ralph
Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:55 pm
Forum: Best Posts
Topic: Benzodiazepines and CPPS
Replies: 22
Views: 1917

These meds can be very helpful, but they are controlled for a reason. Many doctors write for them because patients can be very manipulative. From the article: "The substances most likely to be abused were opioids, or pain relievers like OxyContin or Vicodin; central nervous system depressants such a...
by Ralph
Wed Jul 06, 2005 6:01 pm
Forum: Best Posts
Topic: Benzodiazepines and CPPS
Replies: 22
Views: 1917

GS wrote:I take 10 mg of valium every other day. This works very well and prevents addiction.

Are you sure about that? Try stopping valium altogether for a few days and see if you have any problems.
by Ralph
Sat May 14, 2005 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flomax and Viagra
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Yes, there can be. The combination of these drugs can cause a significant drop in blood pressure. It can happen with any alpha blocker and viagra.
Not good if you have pre-existsing heart disaese or carotid artery disease.
by Ralph
Tue Mar 08, 2005 3:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tools for Internal Work?
Replies: 9
Views: 681

The crystal wand actually does a fair job.

Lube it up with Anusol or any other hemorrhoid cream. It numbs the area up and gives pretty quick relief.