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by boulder
Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Treating Neuropathy with Metanx - from Wall St Journal
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: Treating Neuropathy with Metanx - from Wall St Journal

Interesting article, Timberdoodle, thank you for posting it. As I understand it, Milgamma N, a B vitamin supplement containing B12 (cyanocobalamin 250 mcg ), B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride 90mg), and a lipid-soluble form of B1 (benfotiamine 40mg), has been used for neuropathy for years in Europe, wher...
by boulder
Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bad testicular pain
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: Bad testicular pain

Oh yeah - went to see a doctor today about getting Calias on the NHS for free. I've got 8 weeks worth to take for free, two tablets a week, so I will see if this has any impact on my symptoms, I believe some studies point to a possible decrease in symptoms for men using these tablets regularly. I'm...
by boulder
Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Could Viagra cure chronic pelvic pain?
Replies: 23
Views: 2324

Re: Could Viagra cure chronic pelvic pain?

As promised, here's an update on my experience with Cialis (tadalafil). Please keep in mind that this is just the experience of one guy. I'm not a doctor and this is not medical advice... I'm taking Cialis 10mg/day, as prescribed by my doctor, and have been for 3 months now. Prior to that I took Cia...
by boulder
Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Relaxation: Breathing!
Replies: 17
Views: 858

Re: Relaxation: Breathing!

Totally agree with you guys about the relaxation benefits of diaphragmatic breathing! Check out Jon Kabat-Zinn's "Full Catastrophe Living" pg.53-55 for a great "how to" with pictures. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GERZG0NWL.jpg Jay and Graeme make excellent points about sleep vs. relaxatio...
by boulder
Sat Jun 21, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Management of (female) Chronic Pelvic Pain (for pros)
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: Contemporary Management of Chronic Pelvic Pain (for pros)

Ah, yes indeed: Target Audience This educational activity is intended for gynecologists, urologists, family physicians and other practitioners with an interest in managing their female patients with chronic pelvic pain. Apologies for posting something that may not be of use to folks on this board. I...
by boulder
Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Management of (female) Chronic Pelvic Pain (for pros)
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Management of (female) Chronic Pelvic Pain (for pros)

( via urotoday.com ) http://www.imetcme.com/conference/index.aspx?cme_id=193772 Contemporary Management of Chronic Pelvic Pain: A Multidisciplinary Approach Hyatt Regency Vancouver Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada July 11 - July 12, 2008 This is not for patients, but perhaps some of you know medi...
by boulder
Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good article...
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: Good article...

Good looking out Carl, I was just going to post that myself. See other coverage in the media: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/17/AR2008061701851.html (italics mine) The researchers compared genetic expression from baseline samples to those taken after three months of stu...
by boulder
Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Could Viagra cure chronic pelvic pain?
Replies: 23
Views: 2324

Re: Could Viagra cure chronic pelvic pain?

Just a dosage update for anyone who's curious: I am now taking Cialis 10mg/day, as prescribed by my doctor. As I said before, I'll wait a few months to report on my experience.
by boulder
Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gay men with CPPS (Popburner's Case)
Replies: 88
Views: 2088

Re: Gay men with CPPS (Popburner's Case)

Popburner, not to sound too flip, but as Bill Clinton said, "I feel your pain!" I came down with this when I was 29 and single like you (now 32), so I understand your situation and concerns. Glans sensitivity was a major issue for me in my first year too. I'm not a doctor or a PT , but I don't think...
by boulder
Sat May 31, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Could Viagra cure chronic pelvic pain?
Replies: 23
Views: 2324

Re: Could Viagra cure chronic pelvic pain?

Taking another look at the above study (Cialis/alfuzosin combo therapy), my layman's eye noticed that the dosing of Cialis seems odd: 20mg 3 times a week? Even with Cialis' relatively long half-life, you'd think that would give you widely fluctuating levels of the drug in the body...
by boulder
Sat May 31, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: tightness = weakness, kegels
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Re: tightness = weakness, kegels

a lot of people do 100s a day Oh boy, was that ever me in summer 2005, when I first started getting a hint of dribbling after urination and convinced myself I was becoming incontinent (catastrophic thinking, anyone?): Threw myself into a regimen of several hundred kegels and crunches a day (this, f...
by boulder
Mon May 26, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: tightness = weakness, kegels
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Re: tightness = weakness, kegels

Hmm... I'm still scared of kegels, but let us know how it works for you. I guess the trick is how do you do a one-sided Kegel that doesn't strengthen the already-too-strong side? The way the PC/pelvic floor is put together, it would seem really difficult to isolate and contract just one side (I thin...
by boulder
Mon May 26, 2008 5:23 am
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: tightness = weakness, kegels
Replies: 10
Views: 580

Re: tightness = weakness, kegels

Can you really see the movement of your pelvic floor from the outside though? I know kegels, and personally stay the heck away from them (I was doing them when my CPPS came on/got worse), but I'm curious. Could you explain more about what you're doing? My tightness is also asymmetrical, I think.
by boulder
Fri May 23, 2008 8:10 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: ALFUZOSIN VS. PLACEBO
Replies: 20
Views: 1051

Re: ALFUZOSIN VS. PLACEBO

A 2006 study by Dr. Nickel found alfuzosin 10mg/day beneficial for LUTS, ED, and painful ejaculation : http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16686719 BJU Int. 2006 Jun;97(6):1242-6. The beneficial effect of alfuzosin 10 mg once daily in 'real-life' practice on lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), quali...
by boulder
Fri May 23, 2008 7:32 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Could Viagra cure chronic pelvic pain?
Replies: 23
Views: 2324

Re: Could Viagra cure chronic pelvic pain?

Hmm, and this one relates to both Cialis and Uroxatral (alfuzosin) in combination ... [1251] COMBINATION OF AN ALFUZOSIN XL AND TADALAFIL IS SUPERIOR TO MONOTHERAPY IN TREATING ERECTILE DYSFUCTION (ED) AND LOWER URINARY TRACT SYMPTOMS (LUTS) Gyung-woo Jung*, Jun Heo, Busan, Republic of Korea INTRODU...