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by Manick
Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can alcohol relieve CPPS symptoms?
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Can alcohol relieve CPPS symptoms?

Can drinking alcohol actually help reduce CPPS symptoms? Most of the time when I drink, I feel better after I start feeling a buzz. I'm not entirely sure if it is doing anything bad to me by consuming any amount of it in the long term, but the immediate effects seem to be beneficial. Almost all othe...
by Manick
Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: CFS, IBS, Fibro etc
Topic: Librax for IBS; does it work?
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Librax for IBS; does it work?

I've recently had suspicions that the majority of my pelvic pain has been primarily coming from my IBS symptoms (bloating, excessive gas, constipation), due to contracting bowels. I've relayed this to my psychiatrist today, and asked him to tell me about Antispasmodic medication, and if it was somet...
by Manick
Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self Trigger Point Release work (Manick's Case)
Replies: 90
Views: 1772

Re: Self Trigger Point Release work (Manick's Case)

I can't be too sure yet because I haven't done any planned testing yet, but I am pretty sure that I have been causing myself an unnecessary amount of flatulence from digesting far too much fiber heavy foods. I've read in several places discussing IBS, that too much fiber intake can actually cause ex...
by Manick
Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self Trigger Point Release work (Manick's Case)
Replies: 90
Views: 1772

Re: Self Trigger Point Release work (Manick's Case)

That articles findings would certainly make a lot of sense for my case. Is there a more up-to-date, similar study by any chance? Also, once again today I experienced a significant increase in flatulence / bloating from sexual stimulation, and to help better test this theory I abstained from eating a...
by Manick
Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self Trigger Point Release work (Manick's Case)
Replies: 90
Views: 1772

Re: Self Trigger Point Release work (Manick's Case)

This thing you call GERD and its symptoms, actually started about 2 weeks before I saw my GI and began taking my Elavil again. Over Christmas break I actually ran out of Elavil 25mg but due to constipation and stool inconsistency issues, but I decided to stop taking it anyway, and was off it for abo...
by Manick
Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self Trigger Point Release work (Manick's Case)
Replies: 90
Views: 1772

Re: Self Trigger Point Release work (Manick's Case)

Turns out that yeah, I didn't have a hernia. I was forwarded to a GI at the Baylor Clinic who immediately diagnosed me with IBS after I described my symptoms to him, and encouraged me to go back on Elavil, but this time at a lower dosage of 10mg. He claims that 10mg specifically has been the most ef...
by Manick
Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self Trigger Point Release work (Manick's Case)
Replies: 90
Views: 1772

CPPS vs. Hernia?

I recently spoke with my Psychiatrist about my pains and based on what I described it as this time around, and he said it sounded like I had a hernia. Initially, that is what I thought I had, but for some reason wrote that off as not being a possibility early on after I first started having the pain...
by Manick
Sun Dec 27, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self Trigger Point Release work (Manick's Case)
Replies: 90
Views: 1772

Re: Self Trigger Point Release work (Manick's Case)

Now that Christmas break is here, I have been able to take it easy for the past couple of weeks with no stress at all and have been recovering rapidly, but recently had relapse of pain unfortunately. Having said that, I have a concern about TP release that has been bothering me for quite some time n...
by Manick
Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Diet & Allergies
Topic: Question about allergy lab tests
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: Question about allergy lab tests

@Webslave Regarding the allergy symptoms you mentioned (hiccups, headaches, phlegm in throat, fatigue, sore stomach, diarrhoea, rash, sudden runny nose, sinusitis), I have always had hiccups, but usually only after meals in which I eat too fast, and it may be slightly chronic too (I occasionally hav...
by Manick
Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: CFS, IBS, Fibro etc
Topic: Will Elavil make my IBS worse?
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: Will Elavil make my IBS worse?

@carld Regarding my stress, I've been pretty good at managing it even through a tough college semester, and am able to concentrate on my schoolwork without my daily pain getting to my head and causing negative thinking and panicking. As far as my diet goes, for the past two months I had been scared ...
by Manick
Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self Trigger Point Release work (Manick's Case)
Replies: 90
Views: 1772

How to handle IBS pain & flare-ups?..

Right now, I am faced with the last of my challenges to overcome, and then I can finally foresee myself on the way to recovery. Currently, my bowel movements have been inducing the most pain out of anything else, and is really beginning to drastically reverse all of my efforts and progress made over...
by Manick
Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Diet & Allergies
Topic: Question about allergy lab tests
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Question about allergy lab tests

I recently went to my family physician who had no idea what exactly was wrong with me (no surprise there), but he did a few tests on me to see if I was allergic to certain things. My primary concern was glutten/wheat test, which I know for a fact that the lab results claim that I am not allergic to ...
by Manick
Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: CFS, IBS, Fibro etc
Topic: Will Elavil make my IBS worse?
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Will Elavil make my IBS worse?

I recently spoke to my Psychiatrist about going off Elavil because I didn't notice it making much of a difference for my CPPS after awhile of being on 50mg for roughly 3 months. It definitely was giving me constipation though, and made it harder to void completely (especially in the mornings). The c...
by Manick
Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self Trigger Point Release work (Manick's Case)
Replies: 90
Views: 1772

Why do I get relief from emptying my bladder?

Right next to post ejaculation/defecation pain, having a full bladder really seems to be the primary cause of extreme pain and flare ups. ESPECIALLY when I am sitting down.. It can get so bad at times that it feels like my entire lower abdominal area is full of sore trigger points. But then occasion...
by Manick
Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold/Hot therapy patches/ointments?
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Cold/Hot therapy patches/ointments?

I've been using some herbal cream called Golden Sunshine and IcyHot patches in an attempt to preemptively reduce swelling and pain from post bowel movements, and so far, it seems to feel like its working. I talked with my PT about cold/hot therapy and its relationship with the nerves and muscles, an...