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by boulder
Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: JC Nickel's Davos lecture
Replies: 13
Views: 533

Re: JC Nickel's Davos lecture

Just thought I'd note what appears to be a slight shift in Dr. Nickel's ideas about CPPS: While he wrote in 2007 that "the condition occurs in anatomically and/or genetically susceptible men," he now says that predispositions can be "anatomic, metabolic and/or genetic," that "only some, certainly no...
by boulder
Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: JC Nickel's Davos lecture
Replies: 13
Views: 533

Re: JC Nickel's Davos lecture

Many (belated) thanks for your reply, Dr. Dimitrakov! It was very helpful indeed- and hopeful! It's nice to know that the gene therapy you're working on "involves more than drugs". I'm intrigued! Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but am I correct in my (wishful?) thinking that this could be a...
by boulder
Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bowling?
Replies: 13
Views: 486

Re: Bowling?

Well, I can feel the load on my pelvic floor when carrying big bags of groceries, so I'm sure a bowling ball is going to be putting load on there as well, not to mention, you must be throwing the pelvic floor and related musculature into it when you swing and release the ball (sorry, don't know the ...
by boulder
Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello, Strobers here
Replies: 117
Views: 1857

Re: Hesitancy Issue

I agree with Webslave about voiding in a hot bath. When that's not available, it's good that you're sitting to void. My own little trick for hestitancy/urethral spasm is this: I find that if I use one of my hands to pinch myself (doesn't matter where) while I'm urinating, my urethral sphincter is le...
by boulder
Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: JC Nickel's Davos lecture
Replies: 13
Views: 533

Re: JC Nickel's Davos lecture

A-ha! Thanks, Kevin- you're on the ball!
by boulder
Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: JC Nickel's Davos lecture
Replies: 13
Views: 533

Re: JC Nickel's Davos lecture

Guessing wildly here about the "The 3 A's" (and I'm certainly NOT a doctor): Maybe allodynia and (hyper)algesia (which Dr. Nickel's model seem to have responding to neuromodulation), and ... anxiety (responding to CBT)? Not the easiest thing to understand, hope someone will have some insight to offe...
by boulder
Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: My order is on it's way :) (rectal/anal balloon)
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Re: My order is on it's way :)

Seems kind of promising for those of us with tight anal sphincters. But as Rysocal asked, is it safe? And would it get held up in customs, causing all kinds of embarrassment?
by boulder
Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: JC Nickel's Davos lecture
Replies: 13
Views: 533

Re: JC Nickel's Davos lecture

Fascinating article, Dr. Nickel's doing great work, and getting it out there in the public eye! I think I understood most everything on that very useful graphic, 1) Cognitive behavioral therapy: Pretty classic approach, right? "Classic" meaning under the new paradigm. :-) 2) Physical therapy: See #1...
by boulder
Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CPPS is taking my life from me (Brett's Case)
Replies: 253
Views: 6774

Re: Bad Day -- Work Stress

Yeah, gotta work to live, and we definitely need to learn how to manage stress, but there really are some work situations that are just untenable. A 100% chamomile tea kinda guy and a 100% whisky kinda job are not going to be a good match. People do need to step back sometimes, whether it's moment-t...
by boulder
Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CPPS is taking my life from me (Brett's Case)
Replies: 253
Views: 6774

Re: Bad Day -- Work Stress

I've really been asserting myself at work lately and refusing to do things that are out of my classification or just ethically wrong or dangerous. Good for you! I've also found that great stress comes from doing work that conflicts with one's core values. If you can somehow alter your work to put i...
by boulder
Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CPPS is taking my life from me (Brett's Case)
Replies: 253
Views: 6774

Re: Bad Day -- Work Stress

Totally agree. Quitting a bad job was one of the best things I've ever done for my CPPS ( http://www.chronicprostatitis.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=5626 ), and I quit it about two years late. Lesson learned (for me, at least): Things are not going to magically get better at work by just soldierin...
by boulder
Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: POLL (please take this- just takes a second!)
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: POLL (please take this- just takes a second!)

I'd love to love to get more responses/data (I know this is hardly a scientific study, but...), so I've also added a personal plea to the subject line! Many, many thanks to all who have taken this poll. :-D
by boulder
Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: POLL (please take this- just takes a second!)
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: POLL

D'oh! Excellent point Kevin. I've made the change you suggested. Now this will only be biased in regards to people's like/dislike of polls. :lol: Thanks!
by boulder
Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: POLL (please take this- just takes a second!)
Replies: 3
Views: 296

POLL (please take this- just takes a second!)

I was just thinking about this as a possible precursor to my own CPPS ( viewtopic.php?f=37&t=5626 ) and wondered if anyone else had had a similar experience. Also, if you have any suggestions about how to improve this poll, please let me know.
by boulder
Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:01 am
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: This might resonate with some of you anxiety-prone folks
Replies: 0
Views: 404

This might resonate with some of you anxiety-prone folks

It did with me. Not a treatment per se, but some ideas that might help us understand (and thus overcome) this anxiety thing. From http://www.paruresis.org/notes_on_AP.htm (a site for help with "shy bladder syndrome"): Psychologist Fritz Perls said that the cure for public speaking was to, "take back...