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by Caedar
Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:05 am
Forum: Urgency & Frequency
Topic: CPPS or IC
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Re: CPPS or IC

The most comprehensive classification scheme for CPPS patients includes IC components, so yes, it's possible that IC treatments could help if you have bladder/urethral issues. You have frequency, according to your signature, so I'd recommend giving them a shot.
by Caedar
Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My story of the road to CPPS - MajorSky
Replies: 196
Views: 2773

Re: Hyperalgesia

Let me see if I understand this correctly. Hyperalgesia is a heightened state of nerve function where touch or stimulation of any kind causes pain receptors to fire even when there is no reason for them too. Not quite. This is closer to the definition of allodynia. Hyperalgesia means that something...
by Caedar
Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My story of the road to CPPS - MajorSky
Replies: 196
Views: 2773

Re: New Pain Meds

Is there a chance that if I take these for a while, that it could actually help shut the nerves and pain down, and help to solve this? Or is it, no matter what, a temporary thing? Regardless of whether it's a temporary action or not, having tools to control your pain should bring your anxiety level...
by Caedar
Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My story of the road to CPPS - MajorSky
Replies: 196
Views: 2773

Re: My story of the road to CPPS - MajorSky

Yup, standing desk convert right here.
by Caedar
Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My story of the road to CPPS - MajorSky
Replies: 196
Views: 2773

Re: My story of the road to CPPS - MajorSky

I know beyond a doubt that if the pain was completely gone, I'd be happy. Somewhere under all the pain is a guy who enjoys life and is happy. This thinking will cause a lot of anxiety, unfortunately. Become a person who would be happy with the pain, and you'll find yourself getting better. That's c...
by Caedar
Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suffering Alone
Replies: 20
Views: 680

Re: Suffering Alone

The assessment, if I remember correctly, is $500 or $600. It's very thorough; he spends about three or four hours with you, doing a physical inspection, having a thorough discussion of your history and goals, and planning a course of treatment.
by Caedar
Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Urethral Pain Cause/Treatment
Replies: 23
Views: 647

Re: Urethral Pain Cause/Treatment

Have you tried Prelief or hydroxyzine? Does this pain relate in any way to urination or bladder filling?
by Caedar
Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My story of the road to CPPS - MajorSky
Replies: 196
Views: 2773

Re: My story of the road to CPPS - MajorSky

Only a little time, so I'll just offer this: Pain is not only nociception (nerves sending danger signals because of a dangerous input). Pain is your body warning you of danger in general. You can associate actions (driving, say) with pain because driving has caused you nociceptive pain in the past (...
by Caedar
Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suffering Alone
Replies: 20
Views: 680

Re: Suffering Alone

What part of NJ do you live in? I'd highly recommend going to see Dr. Echenberg in Bethlehem, PA. He is extraordinarily thorough and set me on the course to recovery.

http://www.instituteforwomeninpain.com/home
by Caedar
Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:32 am
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Retraction of penis
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: Retraction of penis

Right, not to the point where it actually retracts in, but enough to where there might be a "feeling." I've noticed my genitals tucked in and more "compact" after strenuous exercise. I've always seen it as totally normal. (Thanks, body, for preventing all that from flopping around!)
by Caedar
Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Retraction of penis
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: Retraction of penis

I'd imagine it'd be normal for the body to shunt blood away from certain organs (stomach, genitals, etc.) to the necessary muscles while exercising, right?
by Caedar
Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: Running
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: Running

The anxiety over causing a flare will ultimately hold you back from regaining function. Try running, but start with very short ones (a few minutes). If it doesn't cause a flare, try again after a few days to a week. Increase your schedule as you feel comfortable. Ultimately, a flare isn't going to c...
by Caedar
Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The story so far (caedar's case)
Replies: 84
Views: 3052

Re: The story so far (caedar's case)

I'll answer the questions you guys have soon, but one quick update: I've started taking melatonin 10mg after reading some research that it might have a role in reducing pain in fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome (two tertiary components of my CPPS; I consider them "quasi"-fibromyalgia and IBS...
by Caedar
Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:33 am
Forum: Urgency & Frequency
Topic: Do I have Prostatitis??? Very Confused Please Help!!
Replies: 15
Views: 754

Re: Do I have Prostatitis??? Very Confused Please Help!!

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18341719 Read the editorial comments: This interesting study follows the traditional viewpoint that bacteria found in semen have clinical relevance in the generation of symptoms in men. The well conducted study from the NIH collaborative group showed that both sym...
by Caedar
Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My story of the road to CPPS - MajorSky
Replies: 196
Views: 2773

Re: My story of the road to CPPS - MajorSky

Hard to tell, really. I'm not particularly concerned yet, because the timeframe in my mind for improvement is on the same scale as how long I've dealt with the condition overall, which is a few years at this point. I expect it'll take that long to see improvement in that area, now that most of the n...