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by jcacciat
Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Some Serious Help (GARYS case)
Replies: 214
Views: 3663

Re: Need Some Serious Help (GARYS case)

Webslave, did you do anything in particular to treat that muscle? I agree it is often overlooked. Tim Sawyer did not check the bulbospongiosus or ischiocavernosus muscles when I was in Santa Rosa. He attributed my post-urination pain to abdominal trigger points, which I do have, but that observation...
by jcacciat
Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Some Serious Help (GARYS case)
Replies: 214
Views: 3663

Re: Need Some Serious Help (GARYS case)

Gary, my post-urination problem is just the opposite. I can urinate first thing in the morning without any post-urination urethra pain. As the day progresses, I get more pain after urinating. I believe this is due to trigger points in the bulbospongiosus. I have spasm-like activity after urinating, ...
by jcacciat
Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice success story by random
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Nice success story by random

Great story, and a very informative blog. I did see that he recovered fairly quickly without any internal work and by treating several accessible external trigger points, which tells me he had a very treatable form of CPPS. He apparently had sitting pain, but I could not tell what other symptoms he ...
by jcacciat
Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:32 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Imaging of male pelvic pain, research in progress
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Imaging of male pelvic pain, research in progress

Stumbled onto this and thought it would be of some interest to the forum. I didn't have the time to scrutinize, but the main point is that research to identify neuromuscular biomarkers in our population could be a good thing. He is correct that there is no method for statifying CPPS patients. But it...
by jcacciat
Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Imaging of male pelvic pain, research in progress
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Imaging of male pelvic pain, research in progress

Mates, Here is a link to a USC research website article that describes a new study "to identify a set of neuromuscular biomarkers for chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome patients using sonographic imaging and electromyographic recording that will enhance the current clinical phenotyping...
by jcacciat
Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Story, My Blessings, & Your Inputs
Replies: 50
Views: 2008

Re: My Story, My Blessings, & Your Inputs

Pain in the rectum is classic CPPS. Getting worse throughout the day is classic CPPS, as it is with any pain condition aggravated by anxiety. HITP 6th Edition has a small section that talks about men who over-worry about STDs and have pelvic pain. All of this fits for you. If you can't sign up for t...
by jcacciat
Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anodyne therapy
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Anodyne therapy

Has anyone tried Anodyne therapy for pelvic pain? It is light therapy that promotes blood flow and the release of nitric oxide to muscles and nerves. It is mainly used to treat diabetics with circulatory problems, but it is being tried for all kind of pain conditions. I discovered a PT clinic that h...
by jcacciat
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trying to make sense of my lingering symptoms
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Trying to make sense of my lingering symptoms

Are you sure you don't have any trigger points in the abdominals? These could contribute to urinary symptoms and the feeling of tightness in the abs. Also, with regard to weak stream, dribbling, etc., you may want to check the bulbospongiosus. Good luck.
by jcacciat
Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recurrent prostatitis
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Recurrent prostatitis

Be skeptical of the theory that you have an infected seminal vesicle. Those symptoms are more likely to be from CPPS/myofascial pain. Do not get injections, unless you are injecting trigger points. Stop having unprotected sex for reasons that include, but are not limited to, the fact that this activ...
by jcacciat
Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Confused by the Pain
Replies: 17
Views: 374

Re: Confused by the Pain

Raunow, it is not my intention to cause further confusion, but I don't think you should rule out the presence of lower abdominal trigger points as the cause of your pain. May want to check for those. Good luck.
by jcacciat
Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to the forum, but have been dealing with CPPS for years
Replies: 14
Views: 633

Re: New to the forum, but have been dealing with CPPS for ye

Dan, welcome. I've been on the forum for less than a year and have obtained significant relief from doing the kinds of the things you are doing. I have no doubt that all of the anxiety and stress brought upon by your discovery of the STD is what triggered your condition. Then the onset of CPPS sympt...
by jcacciat
Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Ischiocavernosus
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: Ischiocavernosus

Perfect. Thank you.
by jcacciat
Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Ischiocavernosus
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Ischiocavernosus

I searched this topic on the forum and found a wonderful diagram posted by Webslave, but despite my best efforts, I am having trouble locating the ischiocavernosus muscle externally. I want to try a gentle stretch. Can anyone describe where to place my fingers to locate this muscle on each side? I k...
by jcacciat
Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New - what to Start?
Replies: 40
Views: 876

Re: New - what to Start?

All I can say is that Prosta-Q did not help me, but it apparently helps some people. Try it for a couple of months and decide for yourself. As for abdominal trigger points, here is one thing you can try: Buy a training softball (rubber, spongy ball). Lie face down and place the ball in the area of y...
by jcacciat
Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New - what to Start?
Replies: 40
Views: 876

Re: New - what to Start?

Donknuckles, Carl's starter list is excellent. I (and most guys with this conditon) was also initially diagnosed with "prostatitis" and prescribed levaquin. You do not have a bacterial infection and the levaquin will not help you. There is likely nothing wrong with your prostate. The HITP book will ...