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by hodologica
Thu Jul 22, 2004 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PFD without trigger points & success of Stanford protoco
Replies: 10
Views: 683

Actually, I get the impression that most or almost all people who email Wise to ask about his PT short-list get a response very quickly. I did. I think he even included his own phone number in case I had pursuant questions! Seems like a hell of a nice person (as others have reported). I decided to t...
by hodologica
Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hormones
Replies: 4
Views: 344

I thought soy isoflavones had estrogen-like activity? Maybe I'm wrong. I thought this is all natural and shouldn t have side effects? Everything/anything has some side effects, apparant or not, problematic or not. A natural drug is still a drug. Vitamin C is a drug. Even foods are drugs, tho their e...
by hodologica
Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PFD without trigger points & success of Stanford protoco
Replies: 10
Views: 683

Read this, twice, before you decide whether to continue along those lines of self-treatment: http://www.chronicprostatitis.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=661 Yeah, there are a zillion different muscles in the PF. Literally its something on the order of thirty, if I recall. After pressing down on my one "...
by hodologica
Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Symptoms Continue Unchanged With Negative PCR
Replies: 20
Views: 1209

allen, Since youve been working with Sawyer and Wise, I take it you must have PFD? Assuming you do, then why do you consider perseverant immune response, and not PFD, to be the root of your condition? Or is it that you resolved PFD to the satisfaction of those practitioners, but didn't get any impro...
by hodologica
Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hot flushes / temperature / other symptoms
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Even if your testosterone is low (which I guess it could be given your hot flashes), that wouldnt necessarily be due to the ballz-opathy you fear so much (does such a thing even exist?). "Cortisol shunting," the body's prioritization of the steady manufacture of the stress hormone cortisol, can lead...
by hodologica
Wed Jul 21, 2004 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PFD without trigger points & success of Stanford protoco
Replies: 10
Views: 683

You can email Wise for referal to one of the very few PTs he says he might see himself if he needed PF work. There are not many of them and you might have to travel. I would at least not rule that out if I were you.
by hodologica
Wed Jul 21, 2004 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PFD without trigger points & success of Stanford protoco
Replies: 10
Views: 683

Normal rectal EMG (biofeedback machine) results doesnt necessarily mean no PFD (says Wise himself). The SP can fail to help people, not uncommonly. It has helped some people lacking trigger points who do have PFD, which is noted in AHIP . I think I remember that AHIP says that such patients were "ve...
by hodologica
Tue Jul 20, 2004 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello and my story
Replies: 15
Views: 1320

re: falling asleep during focused relaxation, yeah, I used to do that too a lot... 1. if you do it lying down, well that makes it about 5x easier to fall asleep. And all of us here try to minimize sitting, and you'd think it would be hard to relax your PF sitting on your butt in traditional cross-le...
by hodologica
Thu Jul 15, 2004 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Anti-Kegal" exercises
Replies: 4
Views: 404

To be a reliable detector of PFD, a clinician basically has to have experience diagnosing it. And, in my opinion, its reasonable to think that theyre likely to be better at determining such a diagnosis if theyre someone who has experience treating it by using internal PT methods on the tissue in que...
by hodologica
Thu Jul 15, 2004 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Symptoms Continue Unchanged With Negative PCR
Replies: 20
Views: 1209

Clearly you are mired in skepticism over the validity of your lab results. I can sympathize but I dont have the knowledge to shed any light on that stuff. Keep in mind, the fact that you once had a positive culture doesnt necessarily mean those organisms are primarily responsible for your continuing...
by hodologica
Thu Jul 15, 2004 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Anti-Kegal" exercises
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: "Anti-Kegal" exercises

To relax the PF youre supposed to sort of "drop" it. One IC doc/PT in an online Q&A suggested, as I recall, sitting down on the toilet and almost beginning urination, without actually doing it. I dont think youre supposed to do that often, as an exercise - just as an experiment to see what a relaxed...
by hodologica
Thu Jul 15, 2004 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spasm/pain when need to empty bowels (and urinate)
Replies: 15
Views: 1080

To y'all and anyone who might read this, I'd be hesitant about Cipro, levaquin, and other quinolone/floroquinolone ABX. You can read on this board about some of their occasional permanent or semi-permanent adverse effects. Also, in some thread somewhere is a link Mark once posted to the online quino...
by hodologica
Thu Jul 15, 2004 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Pelvic Muscle Assessment & Uro Visit
Replies: 17
Views: 1048

hey, Sounds to me like you want to undergo psychological treatment indeed. A problem like you have should not take over your life - that isn't a healthy response to a problem of that magnitude. I can certainly sympathize, i've been known to behave somewhat similarly myself. It seems you do have a re...
by hodologica
Thu Jul 15, 2004 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: concerns that my progress was due to opioids
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Yeah, ultram's trumpeted as nonaddictive, but I know i've seen indications that it aint always so. My guess is that its somewhat less addictive, but that is a guess based on info I've run across casually, not the result of a systematic attempt to study peoples' experience with it. Anyway, keep in mi...
by hodologica
Mon Jul 12, 2004 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Opinions wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Most of us here would recommend the Stanford/Wise-Anderson Protocol and quercetin. There are some other ideas around here too. See also chronicprostatitis.com