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by extreme3
Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stair Master and back to the gym...Feeling 99% recovered
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Stair Master and back to the gym...Feeling 99% recovered

Great to hear this.

While I know there has been some debate over running exacerbating symptoms, I'd have to say that it has helped me a lot - from both a physical and mental perspective.

And yes, it definitely has that endorphin kick you mentioned...
by extreme3
Thu Oct 22, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reminder about relaxation
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Reminder about relaxation

Also, I'm a big advocate of prescription meds to give you a leg up in the relaxation area. Specifically, Lexapro and lorazepem worked for me. While I was on those for some months it allowed me to reevaluate my life and get my thoughts straight. I think without those, I'd still be stuck in the anxiet...
by extreme3
Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exercise (running) has helped a lot
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: Exercise (running) has helped a lot

I have to vouch for the benefits of running. I noticed that I am PAIN FREE when I am running and usually for a good time after that. It seems to really loosen up and warm the pelvic muscles. Beyond running, I've noticed yoga has a similar effect. I really feel great during and after a yoga workout. ...
by extreme3
Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reminder about relaxation
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Reminder about relaxation

Excellent points. I'd have to say managing my anxiety is at the top of my list for mitigating symptoms. The big challenge is taking the time to do such and finding the techniques that work. I'd be very interested in hearing your diet ideas as well. This was another thing that I started to pay more a...
by extreme3
Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to this and worried... Would appreciate any guidance
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: New to this and worried... Would appreciate any guidance

My best recommendations are the following: - Try to control your anxiety: Use meds if necessary. They gave me a leg up in my recovery process. - Engage in stretching, light exercise: in addition to mitigating anxiety, this can help your physical symptoms. - Try a diet that will be easy on your intes...
by extreme3
Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tingling in Feet?
Replies: 23
Views: 672

Tingling in Feet?

Just wanted to pass on observation along to other folks on this board and see if anyone could relate: My CPPS has been doing fairly well lately but I am noticing a mild pins and needles feeling in my feet, especially when sitting for long periods of time. I'm not on any meds currently so it can't be...
by extreme3
Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: More Success Stories
Topic: Continued improvement!
Replies: 1
Views: 823

Continued improvement!

Just to contribute some hope to this incredibly awful condition, I'd like to update my progress. After the typical run of things that almost everyone here has experienced: urinary problems, pain while sitting, ineffective meds and treatments, I'm happy to say that I am continuing to improve and curr...
by extreme3
Tue May 05, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is working for me.
Replies: 1
Views: 140

What is working for me.

After over a year, I am 100% convinced this condition is strongly tied directly to lifestyle and state of mind. For me, the following is working: - PREVENTIVE: Lay off stuff prone to irritate the bladder: caffeine, sodas, etc. Don't put yourself back in the pain trap. - EXERCISE: for me, jogging and...
by extreme3
Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Frequency gone but pain remains - extreme3 case
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Frequency gone but pain remains

I've had this condition for over a year now. In the beginning, I had some very apparent urinary frequency issues. I've noticed this has subsided over the past few months and now I'm at the point where frequency is very normal. What I'm still having is that burning pain in the rectal/perineum area es...
by extreme3
Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dietary triggers and my story
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Dietary triggers and my story

I agree that a multimodal approach is best for this condition. Whether it be IC, CPPS, prostatitis or otherwise, the pelvic area is a mess and needs a variety of treatments to correct. The shotgun approach appears to be what most people do - diet, PT, lifestyle changes, etc. It's difficult to determ...
by extreme3
Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dietary triggers and my story
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Dietary triggers and my story

I was diagnosed with chronic prostatitis some months back. My symptoms were frequency and burning pain in the perineum. I went through the typical regimen: antibiotics and alpha blockers - all to no avail. As most of us with this condition tend to do, I researched pelvic pain conditions thoroughly a...
by extreme3
Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbee Introduction - Sorry, It's Long, ...
Replies: 28
Views: 1064

Re: Newbee Introduction - Sorry, It's Long, ...

As far as my experience with exercise, I have noticed that squatting or leg pressing heavy weight is a definite no-no. Bicycling seems to be ok but this varies from person to person. Upper body weight lifting doesn't appear to exacerbate symptoms for me. I concentrate on lower impact exercise for th...
by extreme3
Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cystoscopy or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 328

Re: Cystoscopy or not?

HITP appears to damn the cystoscopy procedure, stating, "...cystoscopy may be the least productive procedure that can be done" as it is anatomically impossible to detect inflammation in the prostate in this manner. I'm loathe to subject myself to a battery of tests that will prove fruitless. Somehow...
by extreme3
Sat Sep 13, 2008 4:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cystoscopy or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 328

Cystoscopy or not?

While visiting my uro, he interrogated me with a number of questions based on my condition: No bacteria in urine, urinary frequency, perineal pain, resolution of symptoms when relaxed, inflamed prostate. He promptly diagnosed me with chronic prostatitis and prescribed Flomax for the urinary symptoms...
by extreme3
Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reassurance
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Reassurance

Hi Gary, Your symptoms sound incredibly similar to my own. I am almost 100% on the weekend but the work week is hell. By lunch time, my pelvic floor is on fire and I'm ready to go home. In the evening, I do some stretching and that seems to help a lot. I strongly suggest implementing stretches into ...