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by Howden
Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:39 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: My Experience at the Stanford Clinic
Replies: 36
Views: 48971

Scooby: I enjoyed, and got a lot out of your post. Showed it to my wife and had her read it. Her immediate reaction was, "If you want to, maybe we should go to California instead of Portugal (we have been planning to take a couple of weeks in Portugal this winter). I'm in a rush, so I won't comment ...
by Howden
Sat Dec 09, 2006 11:00 pm
Forum: Nerve Tx
Topic: Neurontin
Replies: 16
Views: 1698

ZR. I've asked myself some questions about the duration of my Neurontin therapy, but I have not had any increased side effects in the years I have been taking it. At least for me, high doses of Neurontin for a long time have been acceptably benign. But everybody responds differently to different dru...
by Howden
Sat Dec 09, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Urine spray/ Why?
Replies: 19
Views: 568

Thanks webslave. I'll try that. It sounds as though it might help.
by Howden
Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Urine spray/ Why?
Replies: 19
Views: 568

Hi webslave. Thanks for your reply. I've never had back pain, but obviously there could still be some osteoarthritis. I had x-rays of the lower spine and pelvis a couple of years ago and I can take another look at them. The same symptoms have been apparent since my pain started 7 years ago so any os...
by Howden
Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:55 pm
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: prostatic stones removal - surgery, nanobacteria?
Replies: 33
Views: 2533

I learned early on that I have calcification too, but I have ignored it, largely because the therapy called for removal by surgery. Still, it has been a small 'worry' in the back of my mind for some years. Less so now that I have read these posts. I had no idea calcification was so common, but if tr...
by Howden
Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:29 pm
Forum: Nerve Tx
Topic: Neurontin
Replies: 16
Views: 1698

Some general observations about Lyrica. I have now titrated the Neurontin down and I am off it. I am using Lyrica at 150 mgs twice daily. My pain is definitely less than it was and I think it is attributable to Lyrica. I say "I think" because my urologist recently found an increase in the number of ...
by Howden
Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Urine spray/ Why?
Replies: 19
Views: 568

webslave. I have exactly the same symptoms as carld: the spraying etc. And I understand the pinching effect of the inflamed or enlarged prostate on the urethra. But in my case the weakened stream and spraying only occurs when I have been lying down (at night when I get up for a pee, or when I get up...
by Howden
Fri Dec 01, 2006 10:50 pm
Forum: Nerve Tx
Topic: Neurontin
Replies: 16
Views: 1698

I have just finished titrating down the Neurontin dosage to the point where, in the next couple of days, I will be using Lyrica at 150 mgs. twice a day without the benefit of Neurontin. I believe that is the maximum dosage for Lyrica. The net result so far is a decrease in the sleepiness, but no inc...
by Howden
Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very uncomfortable day today.
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Tracflog: I don't know where you are located, but if you can find a clinic specializing in prostatitis (as I did) you will probably get all the tests you can possibly need. You might get the same from a hospital based urologist, but that approach never helped me. If we knew your state, province or w...
by Howden
Fri Nov 17, 2006 10:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prosta Q / Qrol
Replies: 16
Views: 627

Hi Joey:

Why don't you check with Farr Labs? See if they have a clinical research person, or a medical liaison person. The company has a toll free number on this website.
by Howden
Thu Nov 09, 2006 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rectal Burn
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Very worried. Burning in the rectum? Not likely haemorrhoids. One of the things I did at the outset was go to see a proctologist. I did not have h's, and he told me that internal h's do not hurt. They are an easy fix these days anyway. Any doctor should be able to tell you if you have h's. Don't wor...
by Howden
Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CP really is common
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Interesting study. It seems likely that men with milder symptoms are keeping quiet and older men are less likely than younger men to look for help on the web. I have been told by uros that between 8 and 11% of men have prostatitis.
by Howden
Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rectal Burn
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Very worried: I experience the post ejaculatory pain too. Like yours, mine initially lasted for 3 or 4 days, but it's much better now; it usually lasts for a day or two. And it's not so severe. I remember that some years ago I filled out a questionaire in which I described my pain as 'burning'. That...
by Howden
Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: driving
Replies: 15
Views: 568

I used an inflatable therapeutic ring for years when I was driving. It was embarrasing at first, so I covered it with a small blanket. I also had to make three quick transatlantic flights several years ago (7 or 8 hours each way) and took it with me (wrapped in the blanket). Using the ring was the o...
by Howden
Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Story
Replies: 4
Views: 186

This thread has been helpful; most of the CPPS symptoms described by hotbot parallel my own. And the diagrams by webslave confirm that sciatica is a part of my problem. I went to my yoga instructor with my complaint of sciatica and he gave me an excercise for it. I just returned from a trip abroad s...