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by Hepcat
Wed Mar 05, 2003 3:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CP link to Aspartame?
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Thats interesting.

In the year or two before I became really symptomatic any cola would cause this.

I'd drink a can and be going all day w/o ever feeling like I'd emptied. I'd think it was the caffeine, but coffee didn't bother me so much.

Maybe the phosphoric acid or extremely high sugar?
by Hepcat
Tue Mar 04, 2003 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Symptoms
Replies: 14
Views: 890

Richard: You seem to have had access to some advanced testing. Would you mind giving out a brief outline of what you've had done? I'd like to know if I've missed any useful diagnostics since we seem to share very similar symptoms. As well, what dose of Elavil are you on and what was your titration? ...
by Hepcat
Mon Mar 03, 2003 10:26 pm
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Survey Database
Replies: 13
Views: 4170

Hey Dan.

Re-submits are not permitted to maintain the integrity of the data.

Of course, accidents can happen. I've taken care of your submission.

Delete the cookie as indicated above and you should be able to access the survey again.
by Hepcat
Mon Mar 03, 2003 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kidney infection
Replies: 11
Views: 470

My story as well. I can't tell you how many panic attacks I've had thinking I'm going into renal failure. I've kept careful track of my mid-back pain. It's definately feels muscular in nature, particulary as if it's running down my spinal erectors and out across my lats at T12. The bilateral flank p...
by Hepcat
Mon Mar 03, 2003 7:36 pm
Forum: Nerve Tx
Topic: Neurontin and Elavil
Replies: 23
Views: 3144

Hey Richard. I've tried it twice now. one was a fast (6 day) titration and another over 3 weeks. Both started at 300 mg/day and worked up to 900 mg/day. Immediately I became very 'spacey'. I tried continuing for a month hoping the symptom would abate, but I found the psychologically numb feeling eve...
by Hepcat
Sun Mar 02, 2003 11:53 pm
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Survey Database
Replies: 13
Views: 4170

The survey is back up and very comprehensive now. Your enthusiasm and input really spurred us on to make the best possible tool for describing ourselves. I strongly encourage everyone to take the time to fill it out. With enough responses we will really begin to paint a portrait of the CP/CPPS suffe...
by Hepcat
Wed Feb 19, 2003 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My latest (and last?) theory
Replies: 5
Views: 317

I should qualify, however, by saying I think Mark is correct in saying CP/CPPS is larger in scope and likely more systemic in some way than a simple mechanical dysfunction. Reflux should be considered one of many possible mechanisms involved, but by no means a primary one. It's just useful to note t...
by Hepcat
Wed Feb 19, 2003 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My latest (and last?) theory
Replies: 5
Views: 317

The reflux theory is testable and well known. As an etiology it hasn't won much favor however. The clinical significance of it has been questioned, although it seems to me any demonstrable source of irritation is without question significant. The question is really where along the road reflux would ...
by Hepcat
Sat Jan 18, 2003 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prostatic reflux
Replies: 18
Views: 726

If the issue of reflux has been investigated and found less than useful, then so be it.
by Hepcat
Fri Jan 17, 2003 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prostatic reflux
Replies: 18
Views: 726

Thank you for taking the time to respond Dr. Dimitrakov.

Your comments are most helpful and appreciated :-D
by Hepcat
Fri Jan 17, 2003 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prostatic reflux
Replies: 18
Views: 726

Oh, I agree 100%. :-D But it may be the case that the reflux of irritant could initiate, contribute to or perpetuate the larger problem. Greater minds than mine have proposed this as a viable possible mechanism. It's almost as if we must work in faith and that somehow proof denies faith. Very frustr...
by Hepcat
Fri Jan 17, 2003 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prostatic reflux
Replies: 18
Views: 726

Ralph (and anyone else who's interested): The silence on the part of the clinicians on this thread is disappointing. Even if you don't buy into the usefulness of such a procedure, constructive commenting on it serves a greater purpose than ignoring it. I've passed the same ideas past several other m...
by Hepcat
Fri Jan 17, 2003 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Working out/Fitness with CPPS
Replies: 17
Views: 1090

Off the top of my head one obvious connection is that these products raise the overall level of sympathetic nervous system arousal. If I'm not mistaken, many CP sufferers also suffered fom anxiety/anxious personalities prior to acquiring the condition which also results in long term increased nervou...
by Hepcat
Thu Jan 16, 2003 10:15 pm
Forum: Diet & Allergies
Topic: Diet Cookbook?
Replies: 4
Views: 853

Chuckle To paraphrase H.P. Lovecraft, "In stranger eons..." Oddly, although it was meant mostly tongue in cheek, the idea of this sort of publication has supported many organizations from the questionable to the honourable. If the ideas presented within were at least based on plausible hypothesis, s...
by Hepcat
Wed Jan 15, 2003 6:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prostatic reflux
Replies: 18
Views: 726

Thanks for your very helpful comments Ralph :-D True, true. Contamination can be a real problem, although most times it's well away from the ROI and can often be cleaned up reasonably well so as to contribute a statistically insignificant number of counts. Although, I doubt the counts in a small org...