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by Clay
Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No more pain with Hara chair and sumo-like stretching
Replies: 10
Views: 377

The poor man's version: eBay link to ErgoKneel® HandyMat For me, two of these kneeling pads (arranged side by side just like the chair pads) is the only way I can sit at all. I spent 2 hours today in my Honda Accord with 2 pads, and I'm OK. If I did the same in my wife's Suburu, I'd hurt. It must be...
by Clay
Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much research is actually going on for CPPS?
Replies: 20
Views: 548

Sorry for any misunderstanding. Neither I nor my PT have mentioned PNE or surgery. I'm very aware of the controversy around it and have read about it here. I didn't realize that site was questionable. After 8 months of PT twice a week with almost no progress in pain relief, I am starting to consider...
by Clay
Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much research is actually going on for CPPS?
Replies: 20
Views: 548

My PT is extremely up to date on pelvic floor issues, but more from the women's perspective. She thinks there is a firestorm of research there. What I'm picking up from her is that it is more focused on nerves than muscles - specifically the pudendal nerve. I've been holding fast to the muscle expla...
by Clay
Wed Aug 01, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Internal treatments
Replies: 0
Views: 125

Internal treatments

My PT suggested I try B&O Supprettes. They are suppositories with belladonna and opium. Apparently it works well for some of her patients. My first try wasn't encouraging. The belladonna is supposed to be antispasmodic. I've also come across people using lidocaine gel internally, and also crushed va...
by Clay
Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feel Stupid for asking.. peeing while seated, not standing
Replies: 9
Views: 456

In the night if I turn on a light to see where I'm aiming, I have a lot more trouble getting back to sleep. I can just stumble into the john in the dark and sit without waking up so much.

Of course, I can stand in the dark, but my wife likes to point out my errors in the morning!
by Clay
Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Slacks, pants, shorts, boxers
Replies: 5
Views: 322

When I was at my worst I gave up briefs for boxers and spent a lot of time in sweat pants. I'm doing better now and jean are Ok again. It makes a difference what I wear sometimes.
by Clay
Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bad experiences with Shrinks
Replies: 14
Views: 490

Around January I started having horrible crushing depression and anxiety every morning. I would improve and by noon be back to 'normal', day after day. I was sent to a psychiatrist, who prescribed a pill. I couldn't handle the side effects. Last month I finally went to a fatigue specialist, who foun...
by Clay
Mon May 28, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tetrazepam
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Elavil is Amitriptyline.

Your drug is a benzo sold mostly in France, Germany and Austria as Clinoxan, Myolastan, Musaril, Relaxam, Spasmorelax. According to Wikipedia.
by Clay
Mon May 28, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Member, Long-Time sufferer...
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Welcome to the board, achamasi. For the weight, I'd strongly recommend going to http://www.canaryclub.org and ordering the Diagnotechs saliva test for cortisol and thyroid. It's a better test than what a doctor generally will give you. It also includes a testosterone test, but I think that's best do...
by Clay
Sat May 26, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: Best Posts
Topic: Dr Anderson's research is important (HPA axis)
Replies: 19
Views: 1695

Good one, Webslave. I thought that testosterone was only affected by ACTH.
by Clay
Fri May 25, 2007 11:55 pm
Forum: Best Posts
Topic: Dr Anderson's research is important (HPA axis)
Replies: 19
Views: 1695

Most people would have called me laid back, but then, they didn't see the panic attacks. I recently did a mail order saliva test for cortisol from http://www.canaryclub.org and failed. As of last week, I'm on a full dose of Cortef for adrenal support and thyroid. I don't know if my HPA axis was fail...
by Clay
Wed May 23, 2007 3:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: let's speak about ED
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Disclaimer: I've never really had symptoms related to sex. Mine are more rectal. I've been faithfully married to my dream woman for longer than most of you have been alive, and don't have a lot of sexual stresses. A few months ago my various illnesses worsened and I lost my libido. I've since had te...
by Clay
Tue May 22, 2007 8:32 pm
Forum: Mental Health Problems
Topic: Health Anxiety
Replies: 24
Views: 1979

My health anxiety came in the form of a post traumatic stress reaction to doctors and hospitals - panic attacks, anxiety, sleep deprivation. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) about cured it, thank god. No, thank science! Otherwiseread, counseling might really help. Having someone totally rational c...
by Clay
Mon May 21, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Update from my hotel in Sebastopol...
Replies: 4
Views: 346

I'm really interested in reading all the details of your trip that you can share. This is one depressing condition, and hearing that you are feeling better is great news!
by Clay
Thu May 10, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Conjecture Over TPs
Replies: 8
Views: 408

Back when I grew up, doctors like him told us that homosexuality and autism were both the products of bad parenting. It isn't that these people are just idiots, it's that they make their proclamations with such authority and certainty, and it does such damage to the innocent victims - like parents o...