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by coppertop
Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Try not to pass urine when having a BM
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Try not to pass urine when having a BM

Carl- You write "It's very important to try in a relaxed way to not pass urine". I don't strain and I get relaxed. It is near impossible NOT to pass urine when having a BM. Wouldn't doing kegels or the like to stop urine make it worse? My issue is my meds. I take tramadol when I need it for pain, wh...
by coppertop
Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spasm/Flutter in perineum Treatments?
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: Spasm/Flutter in perineum Treatments?

Jon- I see you are a New Jersey guy. Where did you go for PT? I'm in Central NJ.

Coppertop
by coppertop
Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spasm/Flutter in perineum Treatments?
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: Spasm/Flutter in perineum Treatments?

Webslave and others- I went through the forums and most folks say they feel it and it is a sign of healing. (Which obviously is good.) Interestingly enough, this same twitching/spasm is what I felt when this whole thing started for me over 18 months ago. Should you try to treat it (i.e. valium, mass...
by coppertop
Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spasm/Flutter in perineum Treatments?
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: Spasm/Flutter in perineum Treatments?

Thanks! (Good to know it is healing!)
by coppertop
Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spasm/Flutter in perineum Treatments?
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Spasm/Flutter in perineum Treatments?

Hello all. For the past several weeks I have definitely been having improvement of at least 15%. My urinary issues have gotten so much better and my overall pain levels have decreased. The pain while sitting remains, but it is better than it was a month or two ago. I went a college football game on ...
by coppertop
Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can Valium cause major depression?
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Can Valium cause major depression?

My valium levels are low: .5 or 1 mg 3x a day. No depression thus far and it has been several weeks.
by coppertop
Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: Article: A naturopathic approach to healing prostatitis
Replies: 1
Views: 309

Article: A naturopathic approach to healing prostatitis

North Island MidWeek ‘Hey guys, try being nice to your prostate’ By Ingrid Pincott - North Island MidWeek Published: August 31, 2009 1:00 PM I recently received a lovely thank-you note from a loyal reader reminding me that I hadn’t written anything on prostate health for a while so here is some upda...
by coppertop
Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Clinics, Therapists & Doctors
Topic: Dr. Moldwin's "4 Step" Protocol for CPPS
Replies: 22
Views: 1010

Re: Dr. Moldwin's "4 Step" Protocol for CPPS

I always find that exercise makes me feel better. I am a big swimmer (3-4 times a week) and that always helps. I cross train with some light lifting (for toning, not for muscle mass gain) and light running. All exercise is always followed by at least 15 min. of good pelvic and lower body stretched f...
by coppertop
Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Clinics, Therapists & Doctors
Topic: Dr. Moldwin's "4 Step" Protocol for CPPS
Replies: 22
Views: 1010

Re: Dr. Moldwin's "4 Step" Protocol for CPPS

Even at very low doses like .5 or 1 mg?

I plan on finishing the 4 weeks then tapering.
by coppertop
Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Clinics, Therapists & Doctors
Topic: Dr. Moldwin's "4 Step" Protocol for CPPS
Replies: 22
Views: 1010

Re: Dr. Moldwin's "4 Step" Protocol for CPPS

As a follow up; I've been on the protocol for a week and a half. (I've had PT all along along with many other changes for the past 15 months, but the low-level valium is the new part.) I've been taking 1 mg Valium 3 x a day. My discomfort has decrease significantly and I've been able to cut my Trama...
by coppertop
Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 20/20 on pelvic pain
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Re: 20/20 on pelvic pain

Here is yet another version of the 20/20 episode from ABC in New York. Amy Stein from Beyond Basics PT is featured modeling some good stretches for relieving pelvic pain. (Note the Theracane in the last part!)

by coppertop
Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: Clinics, Therapists & Doctors
Topic: Dr. Moldwin's "4 Step" Protocol for CPPS
Replies: 22
Views: 1010

Dr. Moldwin's "4 Step" Protocol for CPPS

After a 6 month wait for an appointment, I finally saw Dr. Robert Moldwin on Long Island in New York. He is a nationally know urologist, especially for IC and CPPS. He confirmed that I did have CPPS (no shock there) and also reinforced that he sees many patients like me and that my case was on the "...
by coppertop
Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 20/20 on pelvic pain
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Re: 20/20 on pelvic pain

I did!
by coppertop
Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 20/20 on pelvic pain
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Re: 20/20 on pelvic pain

There was this piece also on Channel 7 Denver and information on the Denver Support Group.

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/health/ ... etail.html
by coppertop
Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Webslave's story?
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: Webslave's story?

Hope is important. Thanks for sharing.