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by Ralph
Fri Feb 25, 2005 3:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Seductive World of CPPS
Replies: 26
Views: 1537

Here's another interesting point I read in the book A HEADACHE IN THE PELVIS. That is, the concept of pleasure anxiety. Some people may actually become more anxious when feeling good for fear that it is only temporary. They link that good feeling with something that happened sometime in their life w...
by Ralph
Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Seductive World of CPPS
Replies: 26
Views: 1537

Re: The Seductive World of CPPS

Is there any way, in any recess of your mind in which you want to stay in pain? - ON AN UNCONSCIOUS LEVEL - be seductive to some. Personally, I think this is very insightful and brilliant. Our subconscious thoughts affect our bodies in many ways. Some people, when under great stress, develope back ...
by Ralph
Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So who else ordered the enzymes and now regretting it??!!
Replies: 10
Views: 637

I think we should question ALL treatments, including the Stanford/Wise-Anderson Protocol, Prosta-Q, and the rest. Personally, I am not convinced there is any magic bullet, . Right. I'm not sure we all suffer from the same disease or even if we have the same disease caused by different things. A "cu...
by Ralph
Thu Jan 06, 2005 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IC Symptoms ?
Replies: 7
Views: 776

As far as complications to Neurontin goes, all meds have complications. Neurontin I'm an antiseizure med that has been found to treat neuropathic pain. It's commonly used for diabethic neuropathy. A new SSRI antidepressive has been found to do the same thing, but I can't remember the name. Neurontin...
by Ralph
Thu Jan 06, 2005 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IC Symptoms ?
Replies: 7
Views: 776

I did have cystoscopy and it was normal. To diagnose IC, cystoscopy should be done under general anesthesia with hydrodistension of the bladder. Otherwise ulcerations can be missed. There is a theory out there that CP is really a dysfunctional uroepithelium of the prostatic urethra. If this really e...
by Ralph
Thu Jan 06, 2005 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another way antibiotics could be helping
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: Another way antibiotics could be helping

webslave wrote: scientists said the results are encouraging despite the fact that the mice treated with the antibiotic were eventually paralyzed.

:shock:
by Ralph
Wed Jan 05, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IC Symptoms ?
Replies: 7
Views: 776

I know exactly what you'er asking. You're wondering if you have IC instead of CPPS. I've gone throught the same thing and decided to take Elmiron emperically. It probably helps a little, but the biggest help has been Neurontin. That makes me think my problems are primarily neurogenic. Not a pleasent...
by Ralph
Tue Jan 04, 2005 5:21 pm
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: prostatic stones removal - surgery, nanobacteria?
Replies: 33
Views: 2533

A medical treatment for calcifications would be far preferable to surgery.

The study you refer to should be published in February's Urology journal.
by Ralph
Mon Jan 03, 2005 11:38 pm
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: prostatic stones removal - surgery, nanobacteria?
Replies: 33
Views: 2533

I also have calcifications in my prostate, but I'm not sure I want any invasive procedure to remove them. There are days when I flare that I feel very differently. I wish I could give my prostate away, but nobody would want it. I don't know what minimally invasive proceedure if available to remove c...
by Ralph
Thu Dec 30, 2004 8:34 pm
Forum: Surgery, Injections, WIT, TURP, TUIP etc
Topic: Guercini / prostatitis2000.org / intraprostatic injections
Replies: 10
Views: 1769

webslave wrote:No, quite different. Dr Shoskes uses non-invasive means of attacking calcifications (an antibiotic plus de-calcifying agents).

I think he uses EDTA rectal suppositories.


Have you seen any published results from this approach?
by Ralph
Thu Dec 30, 2004 6:07 pm
Forum: Surgery, Injections, WIT, TURP, TUIP etc
Topic: Guercini / prostatitis2000.org / intraprostatic injections
Replies: 10
Views: 1769

I have to admit, this therapy of injecting the prostate just doesn't sound right to me. I'm unclear as to what he's treating. It sounds as thought the injection is producing a long term nerve block with a long acting "Lidocaine" and possibly even chronic nerve damage/ablation. I'm not sure I would t...
by Ralph
Wed Dec 29, 2004 3:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Radon-containing rectal suppositories?
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Radon is a radioactive material which is a cause of lung cancer in areas where it is highly concentrated. There's a cheap test you can run in your basement to check for radon gas. I would never put that stuff in my body, let alone my rectum, unless I was being treated for prostate cancer by a radiat...
by Ralph
Wed Dec 29, 2004 3:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MRI results: no congestion, but disc bulge found
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Disc herniations and buldges are two different things. Above are very good examples of herniations which could cause many problems including pelvic and bladder problems (depending on the level of the herniation. T12/L1 and L1/L2 levels affect the bladder and pelvis). A buldge still has an intact ann...
by Ralph
Tue Dec 28, 2004 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MRI results: no congestion, but disc bulge found
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Re: MRI results: no congestion, but disc bulge found

"Incidental note is made of degenerative signal at the lower two disc space levels of the lumbar spine. A small L3-4 broad-based disc bulge is identified also. This examination was not tailored to examine the lumbar spine, however." Could the bulge be it? And what on earth is a "degenerative signal...
by Ralph
Fri Dec 24, 2004 6:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vas Deferens Calcifications
Replies: 15
Views: 798

On a related note, my abstract "ANTI-NANOBACTERIAL THERAPY IN MEN WITH CHRONIC PROSTATITIS/CHRONIC PELVIC PAIN SYNDROME AND PROSTATIC STONES " was accepted to be presented at the 2005 American Urological Association meeting, so perhaps more debate will be raised on this issue. (I don't think you wi...