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by Howden
Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Some Advice On OCD
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Yes, like many others I have the obsessive part of OCD and not the compulsive part. I very much hope this is not going to be considered off topic. After a lifetime of trying to deal with my obsessions I finally decided I was no longer going to handle them by myself. I went to see a psychiatrist (for...
by Howden
Thu May 24, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: Mental Health Problems
Topic: Health Anxiety
Replies: 24
Views: 1985

I can't help responding to this one: I dealt with irritable bowel syndrome for about 10 years, got that under comtrol, then went on to OCN for 7years, and then, when I finally learned how to control that, the CP started. CPP/prostatitis has been with me for 8 years. I don't obsess any more though: j...
by Howden
Wed May 09, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Possible Help for CPPS in Toronto
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Hi SickofCP. I believe you're right when you say internal work is the domain of osteos and not of physios in Canada. I can only assume that a hospital based physio has some sort of dispensation if he/she is working under the supervision of a MD. I don't really know. She was helping though; I had abo...
by Howden
Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Possible Help for CPPS in Toronto
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Hi bellow. You're on to a good thing. I have been attending the Koffler Clinic (so different than the usual crowded, too clinical uro's offices). Very thorough, very helpful. Always a warm reception. It is through the Koffler, and the Mt. Sinai Wasser Pain Centre that I got to try most of the therap...
by Howden
Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seemingly Unrelated Activities That Ease Symptoms
Replies: 14
Views: 527

Even on a bad day my symptoms are absent when I am practicing or teaching tai chi. What's unexpected about that is that I am focussed on my body when I am practicing. Of course, I'm also very relaxed. In most of us, I'm sure, cp is anxiety and tension related.
by Howden
Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving pains! - Anyone else had that?
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Hi Gav. For several years my pain seemed to move around during the course of a day. It usually started, in the morning, up around the prostate (the golf ball feeling), and travelled down the rectum, radiating out to the coccyx (up close to the sacrum). Eventually, the pain settled down to one place,...
by Howden
Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: Revisiting TENS
Replies: 8
Views: 684

Good luck with it Scooby. I'll let you know how my own experiments work.
by Howden
Sun Mar 18, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: Revisiting TENS
Replies: 8
Views: 684

If I remember correctly, this subject came up several months ago. I think somebody had some success with a TENS unit, and at that time I thought about trying it again myself. I tried TENS about 2 years ago and I tried it without success for about 2 months. After that I put the unit in a bedside draw...
by Howden
Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: Has anyone tried marijuana?
Replies: 14
Views: 916

I have considered medicinal (prescription) mj. It has been offered to me, but so far I have not taken up the offer. I feel I'm taking enough meds. In tablet form it is not supposed to affect the brain so maybe I should give it a try. I think it is something for the future.
by Howden
Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: pychological issues
Replies: 8
Views: 322

I also suffer depression and it's directly related to the CPPS. On my good days I am almost back to normal and feel I can achieve anything. I say I suffer depression, but the truth is I don't really experience it because I manage it by taking Celexa, an antidepressant. I also have seen a psychiatris...
by Howden
Sun Feb 25, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: muscle weakness
Replies: 3
Views: 107

I tried 2 mattresses and then bought a memory foam mattress, but none of them have helped the leg pain. I sleep well though. It is a relief to know it is not associated with the cpp. Thanks webslave.
by Howden
Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: muscle weakness
Replies: 3
Views: 107

muscle weakness

Has anyone experience these symptoms? Another thread is currently dealing with the topic of muscle weakness and CPP, but it seems to me that my problem is a bit different and I am hoping someone can help. I have been dealing with cpp for 8 years and have in the past few months developed some muscle ...
by Howden
Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help for my son
Replies: 17
Views: 823

I'm sorry I missed this one earlier. I also believe, from my own experience, that OCD is connected with chronic pelvic pain. OCD is a form of anxiety and depression, and I have wondered why it has not come up on this site before. Underlying my belief is the fact that I have suffered from OCD since I...
by Howden
Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Was: Feeling Hopeless...Now: Feeling Hopeful
Replies: 99
Views: 3243

bb: Your thoughts re the absence of someone who can do the internal, SP type triggerpoint work in Toronto, the difficulty of finding the right TPs without guidance etc. etc all reflect my own. I have thought of hitting the road to Buffalo on a regular basis, but that thought leads me to believe one ...
by Howden
Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Some Serious Help (GARYS case)
Replies: 214
Views: 3669

Hi everyone: Just a couple of thoughts: I have been using Celexa for years and I don't recall any side effects with its use (maybe a little sleepiness, but that could have to do with the late nights). I'm supposed to take 40mgs. a day, but instead of getting the pharmacist to give me 40mg. tablets, ...