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by Howden
Wed Sep 27, 2006 4:28 pm
Forum: Nerve Tx
Topic: Neurontin
Replies: 16
Views: 1695

I have been using Neurontin on a daily basis for about 3 years. I was titrated up, without effect, untill I reached 900 mgs. 3 times a day. At that dosage Neurontin just took the edge off my pain, but that was enough to keep me using it. The only side effects I have experienced are those you are war...
by Howden
Sun Aug 27, 2006 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I need a guide to yoga for CPPS
Replies: 3
Views: 169

This is an interesting thread, and being away for awhile, I almost missed it. I have been doing tai chi for 20 years and recently added yoga to my routine. I am now combining exercises from both disciplines. It is a bit early to say that I will see a lasting improvement, but I'm prepared to believe ...
by Howden
Sun Aug 27, 2006 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: what do i do?
Replies: 24
Views: 680

richie is giving good advice. I just want to add that when I was so distressed after the onset of my pain that I couldn't think straight. Like you, Andy 28, I was resistant to usining drugs, but my doctor told me I was 'punishing myself' by trying to live with the pain., so I took the amytriptiline,...
by Howden
Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Sleeping Position
Replies: 4
Views: 517

I could not properly respond to your pole, because I can only sleep on my back or my left side. All my pain is on the right side and any attempt to sleep on my right side will immediately make the pain worse. I hope this helps.
by Howden
Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CPPS and Personality
Replies: 34
Views: 1371

Gifford: for what it's worth, I think you have earned a sabatical. And more. From what you have told us, you have already achieved a great deal. As to poor self image, it occurs to me that you have taken a positive step by cutting back on your work to deal with your illness. It cannot have been easy...
by Howden
Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any positive experiences with neurontin?
Replies: 12
Views: 534

While we are on the subject of neurontin, I have a question to ask. Are there any users of Neurontin who, like me, are having an unusual amount of trouble with their teeth? I have regular check-ups and have not previously had to have much dental work, but I just underwent the fourth root canal in ab...
by Howden
Thu Jul 13, 2006 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any positive experiences with neurontin?
Replies: 12
Views: 534

Hi folks. I had a lot of pain for several years and then went to a pain clinic. Neurontin was the first drug prescribed for me at the clinic and there was no effect untill I got to 2700 mgs. a day. At that point I felt the drug just took the edge off my pain. Not much, but it was a great relief. Tha...
by Howden
Tue Jul 11, 2006 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CPPS and Personality
Replies: 34
Views: 1371

Gifford. You're quite right. I probably would not have retired had I not had the pain to deal with, because I enjoyed my work so much. Still, as we all know, nothing is enjoyable in those early days, so it was best for me to let go, and nothing was really preventing me from doing so. Few of the cont...
by Howden
Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CPPS and Personality
Replies: 34
Views: 1371

Gifford: like most of the others who have responded to you here, I am the perfect profile fit. I was a consultant to business for 30 years and my work had a lot to do with problem solving: I turned my 'analytical' trait to advantage. I turned my perfectionism to advantage too, because I couldn't aff...
by Howden
Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: alternating good/bad days
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Hi webslave. I have been away for a week or so, but I wanted to get back to you. I will be seeing a neurologist ( at a pain clinic I attend) early in August and will raise the matter of nerve impingement and the burning sensation when I see him. I noticed as soon as I found this site that I seem to ...
by Howden
Fri Jun 09, 2006 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: alternating good/bad days
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Very interesting, webslave. I have luckily never had backpain in the generally accepted sense, but not long ago had an X-ray of my spine and pelvic area. There seemed to be no sign of arthritis or herniated discs, but it did show some scoliosis. Your nerve impingement suggestion makes very good sens...
by Howden
Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: alternating good/bad days
Replies: 5
Views: 201

alternating good/bad days

I'm wondering if anyone has an explanation for this situation (I don't know what else to call it). I routinely have a 'bad pain day', followed by a day during which the pain is reduced. Apart from the first year or so, when every day was a bad day, this sequence has been constant. At one time the co...
by Howden
Tue Jun 06, 2006 6:52 pm
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: T.E.N.S.
Replies: 31
Views: 2216

TENS

I used TENS for awhile, but without effect, ie. no pain relief. In reading here about some of you who have had a good result, I wonder whether I experimented enough. Maybe I'll give it another try.
by Howden
Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gastrointestinal acidity
Replies: 11
Views: 324

Here's another update: I cut the Hytrin dose; I had started at 6mg. day, cut it to 4mg. (which is the dosage I was at when I first complained here of chronic acidity) and now I have cut it to 2mg. All signs of the acid reflux have gone, so I guess it was the med. Unfortunately, I have been at the lo...
by Howden
Wed May 24, 2006 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What you call something dictates the treatment you will get.
Replies: 9
Views: 358

I went down the same route and eventually was offered Botox to the piriformus. I decided to postpone the treatment untill I could get some feedback from Seattle. There have been discussions about Botox injections on this site, some favourable, some less so. Early reports from the Seattle study were ...