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by coppertop
Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Shock Wave Therapy May Ease CPPS
Replies: 29
Views: 1289

Study: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for CPPS

Is this the same treatment as they would do for a kidney stone?
by coppertop
Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:36 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Quercetin from U.S. News and World Report
Replies: 0
Views: 136

Quercetin from U.S. News and World Report

Can Quercetin Improve Athletic Performance (and Protect Against Cancer)? June 25, 2009 04:39 PM ET | Katherine Hobson Athletes are always looking for (legal, they hope) ways to boost performance. They take caffeine, which has been shown to enhance endurance, and catch up on sleep, which also seems ...
by coppertop
Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Electroacupuncture relieves pain in CP/CPPS
Replies: 15
Views: 668

Re: Electroacupuncture relieves pain in CP/CPPS

Sandcrab, I went for a total of 12 treatments. If it helped, it was marginal at best. I enjoyed the "relax time" under a heat lamp while the needles were in place for about 30 minutes or so, but as far as relieving symptoms, it helped for a little while to reduce them for a few days. (Which could ha...
by coppertop
Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Elavil and sleep
Replies: 13
Views: 466

Re: Elavil and sleep

According to ePocrates, Elavil can cause restless legs, which probably in turn causes your insomnia, especially if your body isn't used to it.
by coppertop
Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6 months to have a Revelation- Ab and Inner Thigh Trig. Pts
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: 6 months to have a Revelation- Ab and Inner Thigh Trig. Pts

What do you mean by "kill" your upper legs, and what kinds of abdominal work do you do?
by coppertop
Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Electroacupuncture relieves pain in CP/CPPS
Replies: 15
Views: 668

Re: Electroacupuncture relieves pain in CP/CPPS

With my acupuncturist, he didn't know CPPS, but he did know BPH. Since they work in "meridians" of the body, the bladder and the prostate fall in the same meridian I believe, so needle placement should be similar. He showed me one spot just above the ankle bone on the inside of the leg where if you ...
by coppertop
Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: Oxybutynin Chloride Gel (Gelnique)
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Oxybutynin Chloride Gel (Gelnique)

I saw my uro this morning and he recommended (and gave me some samples of) Oxybutynin Chloride Gel (Brand Name Gelnique). It is a topical gel put on the upper arm in the morning once a day. It is used according to the doctor to reduce symptoms of urinary frequency by relaxing the bladder neck. He sa...
by coppertop
Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member - My story (hope you like to read!)
Replies: 52
Views: 1433

Re: New member - My story (hope you like to read!)

Great post and great advice!
by coppertop
Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: Urgency & Frequency
Topic: Vicodin, Desipramine, and Mild Retention
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Re: Vicodin, Desipramine, and Mild Retention

Thanks. Am I correct in what I have read on the boards that Quercetin (either in its pure form in food, in pills, or in mixtures like Prosta-Q) is one way to reduce degranualization of the mast cells? My doctors had put me on hydroxyzine a while ago at low doses, I'd imagine to do similar things. Wh...
by coppertop
Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Clinics, Therapists & Doctors
Topic: Physical Therapist - Central NJ
Replies: 12
Views: 503

Re: Physical Therapist - Central NJ

I know of a therapist in Cranford, NJ (That's central, right?) named Linda Bernott from Advanced Physical Therapy Associates who does internal work and trigger points. http://www.advancedpt.info/ A little further north in Morris Township, NJ is Geri Guingon-White at Morristown Hospital PT at Mount K...
by coppertop
Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: STD as cause of Neurological Pelvic Pain?
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: STD as cause of Neurological Pelvic Pain?

Thanks Webslave! Do you happen to have a source for that?
by coppertop
Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: STD as cause of Neurological Pelvic Pain?
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: STD as cause of Neurological Pelvic Pain?

I did; I was on Levaquin for a month in April-May, and then Bactrim for 6 weeks in June and early July. The lesions broke out in early August.

Please share if you have a theory...
by coppertop
Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: Urgency & Frequency
Topic: Vicodin, Desipramine, and Mild Retention
Replies: 3
Views: 424

Vicodin, Desipramine, and Mild Retention

I've been told by several uros that when you have that feeling of urge/frequency, it is because you are in a mild retention because your bladder isn't emptying fully. My doctor started me on Desipramine 20mg on Friday and said I shouldn't take Tramadol (which was helping with the pain) because of a ...
by coppertop
Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: STD as cause of Neurological Pelvic Pain?
Replies: 7
Views: 214

STD as cause of Neurological Pelvic Pain?

This one is a long shot, and I pretty much doubt it myself, but I figured I'd mention it for some feedback from the group. In August of 2008, my wife had an outbreak of what her OB-GYN then called Herpes. (Vaginal sores, pain) They put her on Valtrex and did a blood test. I was tested too. (We both ...