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by Hepcat
Sun May 11, 2003 5:00 am
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: List of known pelvic floor practitioners
Replies: 8
Views: 1105

I would suggest it's nearly time to compile a list of known pelvic floor practitioners, with their permission of course. Unfortunately, it would prob also make it too easy for the detractors to point the finger of distrust in terms of postulates about referral kickbacks or treatment bias, so I offer...
by Hepcat
Fri May 02, 2003 10:15 pm
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: New Board, new Philosophy, new Team
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

Cheers to everyone for taking the plunge and giving sufferers a voice and ray of hope once again.

I hope I speak for a great many when I say we feel renewed by your commitment to continue the fight, and thank you :thumbs_up:
by Hepcat
Wed Apr 23, 2003 5:53 pm
Forum: Antihistamines
Topic: My experience with Remeron
Replies: 16
Views: 2793

Hi Richard.

I should have kept up with my post, but some more pressing health concerns have come up.

Accordingly I've limited my trials with meds.

So short answer, no, I've not explored Remeron further :(
by Hepcat
Mon Apr 21, 2003 12:19 am
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Benzodiazepine Misery
Replies: 9
Views: 1568

No offense tstclr, but ALL medications have a side effect profile. The benzo's represent one of the most well understood compounds prescribed and, appropriately given, offer predictable and significant relief for many. By contrast, have you looked up the toxicity profile of aspirin for example? The ...
by Hepcat
Fri Mar 21, 2003 5:16 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Working for me
Replies: 55
Views: 74901

Very Interesting.

Thank you Dale :)
by Hepcat
Fri Mar 21, 2003 5:12 pm
Forum: Antihistamines
Topic: My experience with Remeron
Replies: 16
Views: 2793

http://www.remeron.com/ is quite comprehensive in it's information about this drug, Richard.

I suppose I'll try the higher dose this weekend, when it will matter less how aware I am. I'll post any changes I observe.
by Hepcat
Fri Mar 21, 2003 6:07 am
Forum: Antihistamines
Topic: My experience with Remeron
Replies: 16
Views: 2793

Bizarre, but the literature appears to back you up on this. :!: It's suggested that H1 counterbalancing by noradrenergic effects becomes apparent at doses > 15 mg. I felt like such crap the first go around I'll still have to reassess the cost/benefits of this therapy before I take another whack tho....
by Hepcat
Thu Mar 20, 2003 10:07 pm
Forum: Antihistamines
Topic: My experience with Remeron
Replies: 16
Views: 2793

My experience with Remeron

Kind of an odd drug, this one doesn't fit neatly into any category so I'll put it here. My physician recommended an interesting new med for me to try. Called Remeron, it's an entirely different class of antidepressant called an Noradrenergic and Specific Serotonergic Antidepressant, or "NaSSA". It a...
by Hepcat
Thu Mar 13, 2003 5:19 pm
Forum: Other treatments
Topic: Prostatitis scam (acupuncture)?
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Akia: I'm Canadian as well and visited a well credentialed acupuncturist I was referred to by an associate professor of medicine friend of mine. His initial consult was, if I remember correctly, $50, with each follow up in the $40 range. I went for 5 treatments. It was very interesting, but complete...
by Hepcat
Wed Mar 12, 2003 10:13 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Working for me
Replies: 55
Views: 74901

Thanks Handyman, but I'm all too familiar with Neurontin.

I actually have a previous thread where I mention how I responded to it.
viewtopic.php?p=1847&highlight=#1847

Poorly, unfortunately :sad:
by Hepcat
Wed Mar 12, 2003 5:48 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Working for me
Replies: 55
Views: 74901

Dale : Oddly, I find my worst symptom right now is anxiety. I've had free floating anxiety and dysthymia my whole life and thought I had it beat. Then comes CP. Even though nearly a year has past since this whole ordeal has started, I still sleep poorly and literally shiver like a wet dog. Panic att...
by Hepcat
Sun Mar 09, 2003 12:43 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Breakthrough for me!
Replies: 35
Views: 53306

Thanks Mark :)

I have a very agreeable GP who is letting me manage my own pharmacotherapy under his supervision. That, plus having my own copy of the CPS has held me in good stead.
by Hepcat
Sat Mar 08, 2003 11:08 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Breakthrough for me!
Replies: 35
Views: 53306

So, Mark. Do you think that for those of us not responding well to Quercetin. neurontin, Elavil, ect and have as primary pains those like testicular and abdominal that hydroxyzine would be a good first step, eventually moving into a hydroxyzine\hytrin combo if complications arise? I'm getting progre...
by Hepcat
Wed Mar 05, 2003 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tissue modelling: shortcutting the in-vivo condundrum?
Replies: 1
Views: 256

<in response to removed post> Actually, I'm less interested in fabrication and transplantation of organs (although MIT has some neat ideas in this regard). Prob not practible for a long time yet, nor even widely desirable. The suggestion that a tissue model could be created in a lab that effectively...
by Hepcat
Wed Mar 05, 2003 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tissue modelling: shortcutting the in-vivo condundrum?
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Tissue modelling: shortcutting the in-vivo condundrum?

http://www.technologyreview.com/articles/demo0303.asp?x=16&y=7 I've been aware of this for many years, but this group seems to be pulling it all together. If something as complex as liver tissue can be modelled and manipulated within a lab relatively easily, it shouldn't be too much of a stretch to...