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by hodologica
Sat Jul 10, 2004 12:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pelvic Floor Muscle Assessment
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Well it sounds like maybe (?) Mark knows & trusts your PT - in that case I'd relax entirely. Otherwise, a few frank but diplomatic questions will help you determine how much experience they have with pelvic pain and how much they know about PFD, pelvic pain, stanford, etc. As you may know, it is Wis...
by hodologica
Fri Jun 25, 2004 12:26 am
Forum: CFS, IBS, Fibro etc
Topic: Chronic Fatigue in Prostatitis
Replies: 7
Views: 1746

By the way, it occours to me that there are 2 kinds of fatigues in my experience. 1. milder, with a more "weary" feeling, and the muscle pain is achey 2. flu-like fatigue, you feel sick, weird, and quite weak, and the muscle pain is a soreness like that from unaccustomed exercise, sort of pleasant i...
by hodologica
Thu Jun 24, 2004 7:49 pm
Forum: CFS, IBS, Fibro etc
Topic: Chronic Fatigue in Prostatitis
Replies: 7
Views: 1746

Another angle on fatigue: sleep disturbance, in particular alpha wave (awake-like brain activity) intrusions, which - whether they actually wake you or not - prevent you from achieving the very physically-restorative phase 4 non-REM sleep. I read that these disturbances commonly develop in chronic p...
by hodologica
Thu Jun 24, 2004 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: teeth grinding and/or clenching (bruxism)
Replies: 15
Views: 1413

It turns out my fatigue may not have been caused by bruxism (i have recently been treated for another sleep disturbance). My headaches, photophobia, etc, are another story, they are definitely from bruxing. I have located one other case of TMJ amongst CPPS/PM sufferers: see http://www.chronicprostat...
by hodologica
Sat Jun 12, 2004 7:55 pm
Forum: Phytotherapy & Supplements
Topic: Green Tea ok?
Replies: 11
Views: 1251

Richard.N wrote:The other thing to note is that caffeine in tea is not released in the same way as coffee.
tea contains near as much caffeine as cola, the reason tea won't make you tap your foot or flutter your fingers is that it also contains the relaxant theanine (sp?).
by hodologica
Fri Jun 11, 2004 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Could it be your Tailbone?
Replies: 4
Views: 841

Yesterday I saw an osteopath experienced in CPP who said my coccyx was bent, and he felt pretty certain I had fractured it some years ago. Said 22, 23 is the age when the coccyx fully fuses or something and hence the onset of CPP at that age. He found a PF trigger pt, which he addressed in approxima...
by hodologica
Wed Jun 09, 2004 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: STIFFNESS IN LEG MUSCLES?
Replies: 19
Views: 1848

I havent used those and dont plan to use them at any time in my life unless I develop a very grave infection. CH, I'm sorry about the adverse effects youve experienced and I thank you for drawing public attention to them.
by hodologica
Tue Jun 08, 2004 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: teeth grinding and/or clenching (bruxism)
Replies: 15
Views: 1413

No, I can't tolerate it anymore, it hurts my arm muscles after 2 hours. Looking into other control means is a pain... bruxism is possibly worse-understood than CPP and there are zero adequate clinical trials on any of the worthwhile therapies. Also there sure aint no cpp.us or cp.com of bruxing, not...
by hodologica
Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: teeth grinding and/or clenching (bruxism)
Replies: 15
Views: 1413

I would never have implicated bruxism. It's something to ponder Yeah I didn't either, during looong weeks of suffering... I had this continual low-grade, non-throbbing, light-sensitive, concentration-disrupting headache which I did not identify as a headache. It just felt like total malaise. I thou...
by hodologica
Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: teeth grinding and/or clenching (bruxism)
Replies: 15
Views: 1413

Latest research indicates that the wort modulates all three monoamine transmitters - dopamine and noradrenaline (=norepinepherine) as well as serotonin, tho it appears to have other activity as well.* In fact it modulates all three monoamines roughly equally. This fact tallies with its excellent sid...
by hodologica
Sun Jun 06, 2004 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Found the muscle
Replies: 7
Views: 915

I don't know much about muscle physiology but how can a muscle hurt for three years after more than a 1000 hot tubs? This is just my experience, but after 5 months of two 20-to-60-minute focused relaxation sessions per day, I still sometimes feel this certain muscle suddenly go slack 50 minutes int...
by hodologica
Sun Jun 06, 2004 9:13 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Kegel + biofeedback regime?
Replies: 5
Views: 834

I lean towards your anti-kegel position (which is similar to David Wise's and Mark's). Basically tho, I know of no controlled data, so as far as I know we have anecdotal evidence: 1. people's positive and negative experiences posted online, and 2. the anti-kegel stance of Dr. Wise, who presumably fo...
by hodologica
Sun Jun 06, 2004 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: teeth grinding and/or clenching (bruxism)
Replies: 15
Views: 1413

Whoops, forgot to add that I have no idea what may be the consequences of sleeping with your finger in your mouth. That is not medical advice. It is well known that perseveration of thumb-sucking in children older than ~5 (usually the result of overzealous attempts to correct that very behavior) can...
by hodologica
Sun Jun 06, 2004 8:02 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Kegel + biofeedback regime?
Replies: 5
Views: 834

Thanks for you input MS. Shortly after my above post I did 10 min of sets of kegels during biofeedback with my PT. Once more I was in increased pain for 5 days, which is similar to what some others have reported. That they caused me (and others) pain doesn't prove they werent ultimately beneficial, ...
by hodologica
Sun Jun 06, 2004 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: STIFFNESS IN LEG MUSCLES?
Replies: 19
Views: 1848

I've had a big break with this muscle/joint pain -- see viewtopic.php?p=9069