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by Howden
Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:09 pm
Forum: Nerve Tx
Topic: Lyrica: an update
Replies: 0
Views: 653

Lyrica: an update

Some time ago, I wrote that I was in the process of reducing the dosage of Neurontin I was taking and converting to Lyrica. At the time of my last post I had been on the Lyrica at maximum dosage for about a month and was feeling optimistic because I felt the pain level was down a bit. Unfortunately,...
by Howden
Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: Antihistamines
Topic: Atarax: some help would be appreciated
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Thanks again webslave, I'm going to try that.
by Howden
Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Was: Feeling Hopeless...Now: Feeling Hopeful
Replies: 99
Views: 3243

bellow bellow: a onetime member of this site reported success after visits to a PT who is located 2 hours from Toronto. I sent him an e-mail to see how it turned out, but haven't heard back. I'm still working on that lead, although it is about 2 years old.
by Howden
Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:43 pm
Forum: Antihistamines
Topic: Atarax: some help would be appreciated
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Atarax: some help would be appreciated

I have been reading the posts related to antihistamins, and learned quite a lot. However the posts I read do not exactly fit my case and some of the relevent ones date back two or three years. In brief, my urologist recently prescribed Atarax, at what is obviously an appropriate start regimen: 25mg ...
by Howden
Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Was: Feeling Hopeless...Now: Feeling Hopeful
Replies: 99
Views: 3243

Hi Bellow: You almost described me, but now that I'm older I like a hug now and then and I'm not bookish in the way you mean. I read a lot, but I'm addicted to complicated mysteries. I do have psoriasis though. From beginning to end of this thread, rollercoaster though it has been, you have seen gre...
by Howden
Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Was: Feeling Hopeless...Now: Feeling Hopeful
Replies: 99
Views: 3243

The herbs I was given by my traditional Chinese medicine practitioner were not meant to be consumed. They had to be boiled and simmered in a very large pot, poured into a large container which I then had to sit in for about 30 minutes. The basis for this treatment, as far as I could make out, was to...
by Howden
Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Was: Feeling Hopeless...Now: Feeling Hopeful
Replies: 99
Views: 3243

Hi Bellow: I enjoyed a long spell of Chinese medicine too and I like your forest floor analogy. I would not try Chinese medicine for this condition; I gave it a long and very fair trial. Interesting, though, that you have been using the herbs and seem to be feeling a bit better. Is there a connectio...
by Howden
Fri Jan 05, 2007 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Was: Feeling Hopeless...Now: Feeling Hopeful
Replies: 99
Views: 3243

I take yoga too, bellow, and although I have the benefit of going one on one with my teacher, I suspect that the first class in a group would be very stressful. However, even I have made good progress and you're a lot younger than I am. I would keep it up; some of the exercises in AHIP derive from y...
by Howden
Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: Phytotherapy & Supplements
Topic: Supplemental L-Arginine
Replies: 8
Views: 598

scooby: I'm very interested in this one. Years ago, at about the time I was first afflicted with CPPS (1999), I picked up a book called 'The Arginine Solution'. Knowing a lot less then than I know now, I thought it was interesting, but not the quick cure I was looking for. L'arginine does look promi...
by Howden
Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Was: Feeling Hopeless...Now: Feeling Hopeful
Replies: 99
Views: 3243

Yes, you will have better days, bellow. I tried everything I could think of until I resorted to taking Neurontin. But just because acupuncture, naturopathy etc. failed for me doesn't mean they will fail for you. Keep trying. Good luck with your appointment on Thursday and I'm so glad you are working...
by Howden
Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Was: Feeling Hopeless...Now: Feeling Hopeful
Replies: 99
Views: 3243

Bellow: I have been dealing with this condition for seven years and like you, I am located in Toronto. So I thought I would pass along some of the information that has enabled me to get on with my life in the hope that it will be useful to you. After seeking out a variety of ways to deal with the pa...
by Howden
Fri Dec 22, 2006 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Problem free, then WHAM! There is a connection....
Replies: 12
Views: 532

carld. Yes, I was using them freely too. The warnings on the packages say you shouldn't use them if you have a prostate problem, but if you don't have a problem, why would you not use them? You don't have a prostate problem untill it starts up. Live and learn.
by Howden
Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Problem free, then WHAM! There is a connection....
Replies: 12
Views: 532

Hi guys: I have to cut in here and echo the warnings against decongestants. Please don't take them. I think a prolonged course of them contributed to the onset of my pain. A number of events ocurred at the same time in my case, such as a fall (I fell heavily on my coccyx), had a terrible case of dia...
by Howden
Tue Dec 19, 2006 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Important Question: How many sufferers?
Replies: 10
Views: 327

One urologist advised me that between 8-11% of men have prostatitis at some time in their lives. Another told me the figure was 8%. They may all be sharing the same guesswork, though. As we are.
by Howden
Sat Dec 16, 2006 2:49 pm
Forum: Nerve Tx
Topic: Neurontin
Replies: 16
Views: 1698

Kenn: I was on Neurontin for several years, and when I first started on it I was most focussed on the fact that it took the edge off my pain, but I seem to recall that I experienced one or two episodes of unreasonable anger. Since those early days I have not noticed any mood swings apart from an occ...