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by latte
Mon Jan 13, 2003 7:26 pm
Forum: Pain Management Tx
Topic: Bextra, Vioxx for pain relief
Replies: 4
Views: 1187

Bextra, Vioxx for pain relief

I have been fighting this CPPS for over a year now. I have tried several medications without much pain relief. My doctor just gave me a new COX-2 inhibitor called Bextra. I tried Vioxx last year but I didn't like it because it made my loopy. The Bextra seems to have minimal side effects and does see...
by latte
Mon Jan 13, 2003 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recently diagnosed with Non-Bacterial Prostatitis
Replies: 20
Views: 849

coffee

Ralph,
I love decaf coffee and can't seem to give it up. Can you tell me where I can purchase the low acid decaf coffee that you mentioned in your post?
Thanks
by latte
Fri Jan 10, 2003 5:07 pm
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Terazosin AND Prostatitis
Replies: 3
Views: 987

Flomax

Yes, Flomax does make it easier to pee but does not address the real issue of inflammation that is unknown in origin. My prostate still feels inflamed and painful and the Flomax does nothing to alleviate that part of CPPS. It does help the flow and relax the urinary "tightness" for me.
by latte
Wed Jan 08, 2003 6:59 pm
Forum: Nerve Tx
Topic: Neurontin and Elavil
Replies: 23
Views: 3032

numbness

Hepcat, I was thinking about your post regarding numbness in your hands and feet. I had that while taking Elavil. My hands would feel like they were asleep in the middle of the nite, a quite strong numbness that would go away if I massaged them. You might check the side effects of Elavil and Neuront...
by latte
Wed Jan 08, 2003 4:09 pm
Forum: Nerve Tx
Topic: Neurontin and Elavil
Replies: 23
Views: 3032

steroids

Dr. Dimitrakov can better answer that question as he has quite a bit of experience with steroids. I took 20mgs prednisone for the first few weeks and slowly tapered down. I did feel better but as the dosage went down the symptoms came back. My doctor originally wanted me to start at 60mg/day but due...
by latte
Tue Jan 07, 2003 8:09 pm
Forum: Nerve Tx
Topic: Neurontin and Elavil
Replies: 23
Views: 3032

back pain

Actually my back pain seems directly related to how my prostate feels. When my prostate hurts so does my back. The bad fatigue I had did not correlate with my pain, it seemed to be a separate event. The fatigue was like I was just real sick but no fever or muscle aches just very tired, wanted to sle...
by latte
Tue Jan 07, 2003 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is there anyone for whom prostatitis has really gone away?
Replies: 14
Views: 965

muscle treatment

I have undergone eight physical therapy sessions recently with slight improvement. I asked the PT about pelvic floor muscle treatment and he did not know a thing about it. Could you please describe the "muscle treatment" that was performed which improved your condition?
Thanks,
Latte
by latte
Mon Jan 06, 2003 9:41 pm
Forum: Nerve Tx
Topic: Neurontin and Elavil
Replies: 23
Views: 3032

pain

Pain is hard to describe for some reason but I will try to be more specific. My CPPS started about 11/2years ago with prostate pain, backache and a burning sensation in the prostate and urethra. It improved over the next 3-4 months but then a significant change occurred, the pain became nerve pain p...
by latte
Mon Jan 06, 2003 5:10 pm
Forum: Nerve Tx
Topic: Neurontin and Elavil
Replies: 23
Views: 3032

neurontin and Elavil

I tried Elavil back in the spring of last year and it worked pretty well for me but I had to stop due to side effects. I just took 5mg-10mg at nite and I slept pretty well and awoke refreshed. The problem was that my hands would go to sleep in the middle of the nite. I didn't know this was a side ef...
by latte
Wed Nov 20, 2002 4:24 pm
Forum: Nerve Tx
Topic: What do you think about this (Medtronic)?
Replies: 2
Views: 841

I also have an interest in neuromodulation. AR, the Medtronic devices do not seem to be directed to pelvic pain. Do you have any idea how they would work for a condition like ours? I believe that for IC doctors implant a stimulator in the spine to decrease frequency/urgency. What type of neurostimul...