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by smackman
Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Dry Needling
Replies: 16
Views: 856

Re: Dry Needling

I start external Physical Therapy next Monday on my lower back /pelvic region to see if I can get some relief. He will not dry needle unless he sees a need in it. This therapist is considered "the best" in my part of the world when dealing with the pelvic region. My 1st visit will be a e-valve then ...
by smackman
Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Dry Needling
Replies: 16
Views: 856

Re: Dry Needling

I wear the Fentanyl Patch due to a major back injury in Sept 2003. I had surgery in Jan. 2006 on my back called a T11,T12 Anterior Corpectomy. The surgery was delayed so long because Workers Compensation Doctors kept denying my surgery which caused me major pain issues. T12 was compressed 80% and sp...
by smackman
Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Dry Needling
Replies: 16
Views: 856

Re: Dry Needling

My best pain relief seems to be Ativan. I can take 1 mg of Ativan and my pain subsides. I realize Ativan is a benzo and addictive which is not good but I have to have relief. I take up to 3 mg of Ativan over a 24 hour period. I have read Webslave comments about my 26 mcg/hr Fentanyl Patch. All I can...
by smackman
Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Dry Needling
Replies: 16
Views: 856

Re: Dry Needling

I was diagnosed with IC using the Potassium Chloride Test On April 16 2013. I had been in pain for months; This was my 5th urologist. I changed to the IC diet, been taking Elmiron since April 16 also along with A low dose of Elavil at night. I have never been scoped; I do not want to be scoped but s...
by smackman
Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Dry Needling
Replies: 16
Views: 856

Re: Dry Needling

Inside the Uretha at the tip and also at the tip. It is better than it was one year ago but I have to keep the tip covered to keep my underwear from aggravating the situation. I can numb the tip and the inside with a topical 4% Lidiocaine solution. I also will use a 5% Lidocainne cream to numb the t...
by smackman
Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Dry Needling
Replies: 16
Views: 856

Dry Needling

I have located a PT who specializes in dry needling. Has anyone used this for CPPS and had success?
My main issue remains Penis Tip Pain even though it is much better after changing my diet.

I cannot locate anyone who does internal massaging with a wand for CPPS. I live in zip code 71203 area.
by smackman
Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My story...... Need help
Replies: 118
Views: 4796

Ativan helps my Penis Tip Pain; WHY?

I take 1mg of Ativan 2-3 times a day. I have always noticed that Ativan most definitely reduces my Pain at the Penis tip.

Any thoughts to why? I do not take Ativan for this but it does help with my issue down south.
by smackman
Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My story...... Need help
Replies: 118
Views: 4796

My Urologist visit yesterday

I went back to my Urologist yesterday; I had a Ultrasound done on my Prostate. There was nothing wrong with my prostate; everything looked good. I again talked with him about my penis tip pain which I have had for over a year. He looked at my penis tip and once again said it has to be referred pain ...
by smackman
Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My story...... Need help
Replies: 118
Views: 4796

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

Your health situation is complex and I don't want to give you further suggestions on which medications to take or not take, especially now you are having heart arrhythmias. I understand your concern but many individuals live with chronic AFIB. I have Persistent AF – AFib that does not stop by itsel...
by smackman
Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My story...... Need help
Replies: 118
Views: 4796

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

Sorry for the late reply but I have been in the Hospital with AFIB...... What particular medications are you talking about? I am off the Cystoprotek but multag and lopressor have been added to my medication list. I am still in AFIB but my heart rate is being controlled with these meds I just mention...
by smackman
Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My story...... Need help
Replies: 118
Views: 4796

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

Difficult situation. I suspect getting clean is going to be key to success here. I cannot disagree totally but I have my reservations about the Fentanyl Patch being my issue here. Let me explain; July 1, 2012, I started tapering off the Fentanyl Patch to see if it actually was helping my chronic ba...
by smackman
Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My story...... Need help
Replies: 118
Views: 4796

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

Are you unduly attached to the Fentanyl? :?: I am physically dependent to Fentanyl; I have used the 25 Mc/ghr since 2007 for chronic back pain. I was taking 3-4 10/500 Hydrocodones for breakthrough pain also but I kicked them to the curb 5 months ago after 7 years of use. I had kicked Fentanyl to t...
by smackman
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My story...... Need help
Replies: 118
Views: 4796

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

I guess that is possible; I have been wearing the Fentanyl Patch for 7+ years due to a back injury I suffered in 2003 in a car roll over. I had surgery in 2006 to replace T11 AND T12 with a titanium cage, bolts and plates. The surgery did not help my pain; It did keep me from spinal cord impingement...
by smackman
Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My story...... Need help
Replies: 118
Views: 4796

Dealing with Penis tip pain

I have had Penis Tip pain for 11 months. It is somewhat better but it handicaps my everyday life. For the many who have dealt with this, How did you "manage" it? Such as I cannot stand for the tip of my Penis to touch my underwear for any extended period of time. I actually wrap my Penis with a soft...
by smackman
Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My story...... Need help
Replies: 118
Views: 4796

Re: Question about meds

I started taking so many different meds at one time because I was in a bad situation with my penis burning and the penis tip feeling raw; I could not stand for my underwear to touch the tip. I am doing better after 3+ months of Elmiron, Cystoprotek, Elavil and Neurontin. I was diagnosed with Interst...