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by Clay
Wed May 09, 2007 10:28 pm
Forum: Diet & Allergies
Topic: NY Times article on gluten sensitivity
Replies: 7
Views: 605

You might think doctors in England are a bit ahead of those in the US. Except that there isn't really a quick and simple blood test, that's part of the problem. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6623237.stm In 12 months I've had CPPS, multiple food intolerances, adrenal fatigue and more. None of the...
by Clay
Wed May 09, 2007 5:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how do you explain your condition to people you know?
Replies: 31
Views: 1085

It's definitely a lot easier as you get older. All my friends have issues that are just about as bad, and modesty gets lost somewhere around 55. One thing that has worked with me with some people is calling it coccydynia. During the period that I really couldn't sit down that was something that isn'...
by Clay
Fri May 04, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My PT progress to date
Replies: 11
Views: 421

Re: My PT progress to date

Have to say it was quite odd having a women other than my wife playing around down there My wife often comes to my PT sessions. She and the PT have become good friends, and the PT has excellent advice about some of my other medical problems. Having a woman do internal work while chatting about her ...
by Clay
Thu May 03, 2007 4:42 am
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Symptoms exacerbated by pelvic stretches
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Stretching seemed to help me in the beginning, but I reached a point where it just consistently made me worse. My PT insisted I stop trying, and her work does seem to be doing the trick. She's going to give me some specific stretches when she thinks I'm ready.
by Clay
Thu May 03, 2007 4:40 am
Forum: Mental Health Problems
Topic: Whats Wrong W/ My Mind?
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Have you had your hormones checked out lately? Low testosterone can get to your brain, believe me. Thyroid, cortisol? There's a $150 test you can order at http://www.canaryclub.org from Diagnostechs. It's a saliva test and is the best way to measure cortisol and thyroid. They give you sex hormones t...
by Clay
Thu May 03, 2007 4:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inflamed Prostate - Like Hearing a Bad Song Over and Over...
Replies: 8
Views: 539

It is empowering to find I may be able to fix a lot of things by just changing my eating habits. Cutting out grains, dairy, eggs and soy hasn't been easy by any stretch, but at least it's something I can do to help myself. I'd far rather be dependent on my own ability to relax, stretch, etc than to ...
by Clay
Wed May 02, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inflamed Prostate - Like Hearing a Bad Song Over and Over...
Replies: 8
Views: 539

My first Uro with this stuff left a kidney stone in my ureter for 6 months because he was sure the extreme penis pain was from my prostate that really really needed his knife. In fact, the second Uro who removed the stone stopped the pain. Thank God I'd been here long enough to know I had to run scr...
by Clay
Sat Apr 28, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: Diet & Allergies
Topic: Gluten, food allergy and leaky gut syndrome
Replies: 19
Views: 1090

Thanks Webslave, I bought the book. I first went gluten free on Jan 4. On Jan 17 my colitis flared big time and I had to eat more to live. It didn't seem like much of a reward for my dietary changes and it was extremely frustrating. I'm off gluten, dairy, soy, eggs now for the last 3 weeks. I just s...
by Clay
Sat Apr 28, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bowel Movements = Erections & Stimulation At Night
Replies: 2
Views: 305

My CPPS started after a 4 month battle with lymphocytic colitis where I lost 35 pounds. The connection between my bowels and CPPS seems more global, though. I don't think I notice day to day differences, but I'll keep watch. Here's a link to a guy's story. He claims he keeps his ulcerative colitis i...
by Clay
Sat Apr 28, 2007 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Nerve damage"
Replies: 11
Views: 476

My PT says that TENS devices can also be very helpful in breaking the pain cycle with nerves, and that's a lot easier to consider than a needle!
by Clay
Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Xanax
Replies: 6
Views: 295

I find it almost as effective as an opioid. I've taken it off and on for decades and have never had a problem stopping it, even after months of moderate doses. I've also never had the slightest 'high' from it. All it does for me is relieve panic and anxiety - and relax muscles. I can't take it with ...
by Clay
Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:53 pm
Forum: Diet & Allergies
Topic: Gluten, food allergy and leaky gut syndrome
Replies: 19
Views: 1090

That second one is fascinating to me, Webslave. After my first bout of colitis had subsided I made myself sick by taking NSAIDs for 3 days. I know that's a no-no now, but I didn't understand why.
by Clay
Fri Apr 20, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HELLO FOLKS.
Replies: 12
Views: 357

Damien, I understand completely. Next time I want a disease that is fixed by taking pills! It's hard enough to be betrayed by my body at my age, I imagine it's much harder at yours. At least we do live in an age where there is enough information available to get ourselves better, and we've found a t...
by Clay
Fri Apr 20, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: Diet & Allergies
Topic: Gluten, food allergy and leaky gut syndrome
Replies: 19
Views: 1090

So many questions, so few solid answers. Part of my Enterolab testing was a gene test that found I have genes that predispose to gluten intolerance. So why did I go 60 years eating it with no problems?? Was it the mystery illness last year that changed my gut, or was it 60 years of gluten that final...
by Clay
Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rooibos tea / quercetin
Replies: 4
Views: 297

I've had good luck with Vitacost. Their supplements are inexpensive.

http://www.vitacost.com/productResults. ... tt=rooibos