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by Canbob
Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello, Strobers here
Replies: 117
Views: 1869

Re: Have you other problems besides this one?

You know, I don't really feel much stress either but my wife certainly disagrees. I guess living in China creates tension in ways I don't even recognize. I'm certainly no expert on CPPS but have done a lot of reading. After a year of suffering, I have come to learn that physical improvement comes fr...
by Canbob
Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello, Strobers here
Replies: 117
Views: 1869

Re: Have you other problems besides this one?

I was reading Sarno's book, "Healing Back Pain, The Mind-Body Connection" last week. In the book he refers to Prostatitis, Frequent Urination, Dizziness, Ringing in the Ears and a list of other ailments as being equivilant to TMS (Tension Myositis Syndrome). I thought this was very interesting when ...
by Canbob
Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello, Strobers here
Replies: 117
Views: 1869

Re: Have you other problems besides this one?

I have two of the symptoms you describe: ear ringing and eye problems. For me, the ringing started about 4 - 6 months into this ordeal. At first I thought it was as a result of the antibiotics, the benzos or something else I was taking. However, as of a couple of months ago I was relatively drug fre...
by Canbob
Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CPPS Dos and Don'ts
Replies: 12
Views: 566

CPPS Dos and Don'ts

I've been making a list based on my personal experience and what I have read on this forum. Let me know what I have left off ... Do learn as much as possible about CPPS Do read “A Headache in the Pelvis” Do consider attending the Stanford/Wise-Anderson Protocol seminar Do daily and “moment to moment...
by Canbob
Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does acupuncture work?
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Re: Does acupuncture work?

The needles he uses on me are all new. Each is individually packaged in a foil backed press pack. As first, I was curious as to why the "Stick Doctor" (as my wife calls him) seems so proud to show me each time he removes one from the package ... then it occurred to me. I'm sure with the locals the p...
by Canbob
Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:07 am
Forum: Alpha Blockers
Topic: Flomax side effects
Replies: 6
Views: 857

Re: Flomax side effects

I have been taking Flomax for almost a year now. Over this period I also took a variety of other meds including many antibiotics, Chinese herbal meds, Valium (diazapam), and others. I have had a realitively constant ringing in my ears throughout the period. I was convinced it was due to the antibiot...
by Canbob
Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Relief from Cystoscopy?
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: Relief from Cystoscopy?

I was awake. The outpatient procedure took 3 - 5 minutes in the uro's office. To my knowledge no liquids or gases were involved ... just the numbing gel and some lube.
by Canbob
Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Relief from Cystoscopy?
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: Relief from Cystoscopy?

The procedure did include a numbing gel which was squirted into my penis several minutes before the scope. However, isn't it strange the relief would last for several weeks?

It was a simple cystoscopy. There was no there was no hydrodistension.
by Canbob
Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Relief from Cystoscopy?
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Relief from Cystoscopy?

I have suffered with CPPS for 13 months now. I have been through many tests, antibiotics, antidepressants, and other strange treatments. If you are interested in other medical details search for “My story, just thankful I found this forum.” Pardon the fact that I don’t know all the anatomical names ...
by Canbob
Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My story, just thankful I found this forum!
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Re: My story, just thankful I found this forum!

MBarker – Your post showed up just as I was re-posting. Thanks for responding! You may be on to something with your suggestion that my vitamin levels are all screwed up. In spite of anyone’s best efforts, an American is in for a culinary shock when they move to China. If you try to eat the same food...
by Canbob
Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My story, just thankful I found this forum!
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Re: My story, just thankful I found this forum!

Thanks for all the responses to my post. I’ll say again … it is extremely helpful to know there are others in the same boat and to draw on the experiences of others. Thank you! Responding to a few suggestions and questions: - I have ordered “Headache in the Pelvis” and another book on triggerpoints ...
by Canbob
Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does acupuncture work?
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Does acupuncture work?

I have read bits and pieces about experiences with acupuncture in this forum but no real specific comment on whether it has been successful or not. I have suffered with CPPS for 13 months now. I have been through many tests, antibiotics, antidepressants, and other strange treatments. If you are inte...
by Canbob
Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: anyone tried the replacement for donut cushion
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: anyone tried the replacement for donut cushion

Let me suggest a traveler’s neck pillow. You can find them in many different hardness levels from soft to firm. You will get all the benefits of a doughnut pillow plus there is a cutout for your perineum and scrotum. I typically use a Temperpedic (memory foam) which quickly flattens out but still le...
by Canbob
Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeling Crappy and need perspective (Elitynski's Case)
Replies: 258
Views: 8233

Re: Travel & Frequency

I work in China and live in the USA. I take at least 5 trips home every year and travel here in Asia a lot. Flying is such a struggle for me … one of my biggest triggers. However, I’m resigned that CPPS is not going to stop me. Sitting for 24 plus hours can be debilitating. I have tried sitting on d...
by Canbob
Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My story, just thankful I found this forum!
Replies: 11
Views: 539

My story, just thankful I found this forum!

Hello to all the posters on this forum! I have suffered with prostatitis for over a year now and have become very discouraged. Just recently I found this websight and have devoured most every posting. Simply knowing there are others in my predicament gives me some hope of relief sometime in the futu...