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by smackman
Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My story...... Need help
Replies: 118
Views: 4814

Re: My story...... Need help

Just a update about my condition; It is basically the same with Penis Tip Irritation being the MAJOR problem. I have had no luck locating a PT who specializes in CPPS Pelvic floor therapy. Nobody does internal PT with the pelvic muscles. What I cannot "grasp" is how my penis tip irritation is referr...
by smackman
Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My story...... Need help
Replies: 118
Views: 4814

Re: My story...... Need help

It will take you some time, but I suggest searching the forum for words like "Dallas" or "Fort Worth" and see what comes up. I know there are some recommendations in there.... Thanks..... It just been really tough dealing with this issue. Matters were made worse as far as Anxiety goes when my PSA w...
by smackman
Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My story...... Need help
Replies: 118
Views: 4814

Re: My story...... Need help

I do not necessarily want to go to a Urologist but many times you have to have a Physicians to write you a order to go to a PT. I went to a PT in early 2014 and tried dry needling but I had to have a Doctors order before the Insurance would approve it. Do you know of a PT close to where I live that ...
by smackman
Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My story...... Need help
Replies: 118
Views: 4814

Re: My story...... Need help

I have asked multiple times for someone to recommend a Urologist Clinic that works with Patients who have CPPS or whatever the Heck I have. I have never been given a answer. Surely someone on this forum has went to a Urologist clinic in a 300 mile radius of my zip code which is 71260 and found help ...
by smackman
Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My story...... Need help
Replies: 118
Views: 4814

Re: My story...... Need help

I do not drink coffee nor do I eat acidic foods such as tomatoes. I eat very little red meat; mostly chicken and pork. My only spice is salt. I follow the IC diet fairly strict. I do waiver every once in a while but not often. I have prelief for this but very seldom need to use it. I started the IC ...
by smackman
Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My story...... Need help
Replies: 118
Views: 4814

Re: My story...... Need help

I am still struggling with penis tip irritation/pain. Here is my question; Why does my pain always "ramp up" in the afternoon hours around 2-4 PM? I always do better when I lay down. The irritation is always there but it definitely gets worse in the afternoon hours. Around 8PM it starts getting bett...
by smackman
Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My story...... Need help
Replies: 118
Views: 4814

Re: My story...... Need help

HSV1 and shingles were checked from a blood test. The last Urologist decided to check this and was stunned I tested positive for shingles. I had a fever blister which is HSV1. It is possible to have internal shingles invade your bladder...... I have NEVER had a external outbreak of shingles. I went ...
by smackman
Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My story...... Need help
Replies: 118
Views: 4814

My journey is ongoing..........

In Oct. 2012, I woke up with a "raw feeling" on the tip of my penis. Approx. 2 years later, I am much better but my penis still has this raw feeling that gets worse as the day goes along. I have been diagnosed with IC but I went off the Elmiron almost 3 months ago after taking it for approx 15 month...
by smackman
Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PSA Question
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: PSA Question

After 40 days of Cipro, My PSA was 2. It was 6.6 before I started the Cipro.

The Urologist said, see you in a year. Obviously I had a Bacterial infection in my Prostrate. It was a high anxiety 40 days but I feel good now. I will be 57 in 5 months.
by smackman
Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PSA Question
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: PSA Question

I decided not to have the PSA Biopsy ; I am currently on Cipro for 30 days; I am into my 7th day of this antibiotic. I will have my PSA checked again in late August. There are many Urologists on the web who feel Prostrate Biopsy's have become a money machine and are done way to soon for most men wit...
by smackman
Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PSA Question
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: PSA Question

I went back and looked at a CT Scan I had one on my pelvic area in May 2013. The results were: Impression: 1. No evidence of acute pelvic pathology. Please note that evaluation of urinary bladder is limited by CT. If indicated,further visualization with cystoscopy may be considered. 2. Enlarged pros...
by smackman
Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PSA Question
Replies: 5
Views: 153

PSA Question

Let me start off by saying I have had no significant issues with the exception of mild to moderate penis tip pain. I went to the Urologist for a routine blood workup for this year and this is what happened; I went to a Urologist on July 7,2014 basically for blood work. My PSA was 4.1 which startled ...
by smackman
Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My story...... Need help
Replies: 118
Views: 4814

Diagnosed with shingles and HSV1

Well I went to another Urologist last Monday. He ran some "extensive" blood test and found out I have Shingles and Herpes virus 1; He put me on Valtrex. He thinks it is possible this could be my penis tip pain issue. I hope this is the case. I am tired of this Penis tip irritation. Time will tell if...
by smackman
Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Dry Needling
Replies: 16
Views: 861

Re: Dry Needling

It is hard for me to say which specific trigger points are helping. He tells me but I cannot recall the names. I have had 3 sessions; The last was around the sacral area and buttocks. I feel really bad the next 24 hours like something is being released when these trigger points are dry needled. I ju...
by smackman
Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Dry Needling
Replies: 16
Views: 861

Re: Dry Needling

Started sessions with PT; I have been Dry needle in 2 sessions. I will tell more as I continue my therapy but it seems to be helping. When he Dry Needles certain trigger points, I can feel the sensation in my groin area.