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by mach5
Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tim sawyer
Replies: 16
Views: 607

Yes

Tim does have his own clinic at which he could do SP type physio. However, ask him if he thinks just the physio alone will be effective enough to help most CPPS suffers. You might be suprised at his answer. (For all of those who cannot wait to find out, the answer is no. PS, which sucks for me, caus...
by mach5
Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does this sound reasonable??
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Down Time

I think what they do at the stanford clinic is best, but... You need some daily down time. Any kind you can get. Get a self hypnosis tape, or a tape of waves or something like that. I know 30 mins twice a day doesnt sound like it will make a huge difference in your life. But try it. Seriously give i...
by mach5
Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gay men with CPPS (Popburner's Case)
Replies: 88
Views: 2083

Gay Friendly

Hi, I am a straight guy, but I have had anal sex (giving) in a straight relationship. With condom and without. And also receiving anal penetration. I found the penetration at times to be ok, and at other times to be painful because of my condition. My rectal muscles can be quite tight sometimes. I a...
by mach5
Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is CPPS progressive
Replies: 18
Views: 574

Bunk

My experience with the research I've read is its bunk. This was just one uros personal experience, which I thought I would pass on. If you have research you could link to, that would be nice too.
by mach5
Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Body Ache and Feverish Feeling
Replies: 11
Views: 408

TCM

I know I am a little biased but... I am a TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) practitioner. Your low grade night heat is a very typical sign in Chinese medicine that can be treated quite well. I have seen well over 100 cases myself and have about a 90% cure rate. It may or may not be related to your ...
by mach5
Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is CPPS progressive
Replies: 18
Views: 574

My Uro Says..

I know listening to a uro is not a popular thing but... For all of the cases he saw, he say... 1/2 get better and 1/2 get worse. Sometimes it just goes away for some people, but for others it just progresses. I've met people who have had this for over 20 years. They were in pretty rough shape. From ...
by mach5
Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stanford Team on Tour?
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Expensive

I think that would be a pretty expensive proposition for them. For the size of facilities they would need, the amount of people going, the things they would need to bring/ transport. Then the things they would need to rent. IMHO they would have to charge a whole lot more to make that possible. Plus,...
by mach5
Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:41 am
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Heating Pad
Replies: 3
Views: 524

Type of heating pad

Myself and Tim had some chats about the types of heat used to treat CPPS. Tim is the physio guy at Stanford. We both agreed and found that different types of heat made a big difference. In general, electric heating pads and blankets are the worst. And can sometimes worsen people symptoms temporarily...
by mach5
Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:26 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: My Experience at the Stanford Clinic
Replies: 36
Views: 49456

Physio vers relaxation

This is my notice to people who think physio is the cure. I went to the Stanford clinic this sept. I have still been meaning to post more about my experience, but haven't gotten around to it. Its actually about 1 in the morning right now and I have having a freaking horrible flare up. The worst in y...
by mach5
Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bleeding from Aleve (naproxen) (Naproxen)
Replies: 3
Views: 193

See your doctor but..

Of course see your family doctor. However, is the blood dark or light red? How much bood? How often? Only when you wipe?
by mach5
Sat Aug 18, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice on symptoms (TJ88 case)
Replies: 169
Views: 1280

What happens when..

What happens if you stop taking your gym food? Does it get better? IBS (loose stools or constipation) with CPPS is pretty common according to Dr. Wise. I have both myself. Many of us use pain med. I use tylenol 3 (has codiene) when I am in pain, because it also constipates me to stop the Diahhrea as...
by mach5
Sat Aug 18, 2007 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Reluctant Member Looking for Help/Support
Replies: 15
Views: 552

Anti Depress..

Antidepressants even on a very low dose are commonly used to treat chronic pain. The exact nature of why it works is (of course), still unknown. Many people use them even if they are not depressed. Like I mentioned before, I put it off for years and years, but finally did it. I dont feel happy go lu...
by mach5
Sat Aug 18, 2007 3:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for a Dry Needling specialist
Replies: 12
Views: 676

Dry Needle

Lol, yeah, that was the "point" of my post I guess. Licsenced acupuncturists generally have the most experience and education. People like Miram Lee and other acupuncturists ushered in licesnsed acu's, NCCAOM, and the fact of acupuncture into the US. But, that being said, we need to help educate the...
by mach5
Sat Aug 18, 2007 3:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off to California on Wednesday (Aug 17th)
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Off to California on Wednesday (Aug 17th)

Well.... I am off to Cali on wednesday to boot camp! Oh wait, its Dr. Wise camp. I cannot say I am looking forward to my trip, but at the same time, I am very excited.... I am sure lots of you who made the trip down for the week long course felt the same way. Heck, who doesnt want to get better!! I ...
by mach5
Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Reluctant Member Looking for Help/Support
Replies: 15
Views: 552

IBS

I dont know the exact numbers, but I remember Dr. Wise mention around 30 to 40 percent??? of people who have CPPS, have had/has IBS? I'm not sure if my numbers are exactly correct, but I remember the point he was making was that it is high correlated. My IBS was years before my CPPS. Yours seems con...