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by Hepcat
Mon Dec 30, 2002 5:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Here...
Replies: 16
Views: 815

Men do not handle their healthcare as proactively as women do. I can't believe there are more women with IC than men with prostatitis, yet the activity on the IC network is 10 times over any prostatitis web page. I was following the IC board because I couldn't get any help for my condition...Men ne...
by Hepcat
Sat Dec 21, 2002 2:26 am
Forum: Surgery, Injections, WIT, TURP, TUIP etc
Topic: Surgical Bladder Removal
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

For a great number of obvious reasons, it would be a cold day in Hell before I considered having my bladder removed. I've seen far too many patients in my career with the types of complications probable from such a procedure. I wouldn't wish any of them on anyone, not even on George Bush. If you thi...
by Hepcat
Thu Dec 12, 2002 5:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A key to understanding prostatitis?
Replies: 9
Views: 960

Well articulated bti20. :idea: Thats the most cogent etiology I've read yet, including the well described models of similar mechanisms by Nickle et al. In retrospect I experienced many of the sensations of which you speak but never really payed them much notice as they always went away. Then, when t...
by Hepcat
Wed Dec 11, 2002 4:00 am
Forum: Mental Health Problems
Topic: Depression
Replies: 27
Views: 2675

Hang in there FITC. I'm going on my sixth month now and have dipped mighty low at times. Had the potassium chloride all ready to go in fact. I discovered over time, however, it was the anxiety ('shaking like a wet dog' as one poster as put it') and fear of 40 years of chronic ache and pain that real...
by Hepcat
Wed Dec 04, 2002 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Putting all the Pieces together at last
Replies: 15
Views: 1198

Most of the time people who read this and the google newsgroup seem to forget that myself and others are doing it for free running the risk of libel and personal attacks. I certainly hope your wrong. In previous posts I've identified myself as a medical professional and as such am ACUTELY aware of ...
by Hepcat
Wed Dec 04, 2002 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Putting all the Pieces together at last
Replies: 15
Views: 1198

I know I should try to be more optimistic, but this thread has me very scared honestly. Stem cell and gene therapy is still very young and expensive. If time is of the essence for this condition, those of us at the mercy of a very slow health care system may live to see a 'cure' but not be able to t...
by Hepcat
Wed Nov 20, 2002 11:04 pm
Forum: Phytotherapy & Supplements
Topic: Broccoli Broth by Ibrahim Saracoglu
Replies: 10
Views: 2239

Why not just eat the broccoli? It's tasty and you would forgoe any damage to the nutrients that might occur due to the heat of boiling. Is it presumed that the act of boiling activates these compounds? I would think nibbling on a 1/2 kg of broccoli throughout the day would offer consistent exposure,...
by Hepcat
Wed Nov 20, 2002 8:47 pm
Forum: Phytotherapy & Supplements
Topic: Rooibos preparations
Replies: 5
Views: 666

Rooibos preparations

Of course there are no hard and fast guidelines on this I'm sure, but what general rule of thumb is used when using Rooibos tea as therapy? ie. How many grams/cup steeped for how long in what volume?, How many cups a day? Up till now I've not been a big tea drinker, so I have no feel for what one ge...
by Hepcat
Tue Nov 19, 2002 7:50 pm
Forum: Nerve Tx
Topic: Differential diagnosis of neuropathy
Replies: 10
Views: 1760

Thanks for sharing your personal experiences with me Mark. It's helped a lot knowing the condition can be grievous but eventually manageable. I would like to give your protocol a try. However, living in Canada, obtaining Algonot or Prosta-Q would be prohibitively expensive (ie. it's not available he...
by Hepcat
Tue Nov 19, 2002 6:13 pm
Forum: Nerve Tx
Topic: Differential diagnosis of neuropathy
Replies: 10
Views: 1760

Wow. That IS scary. That you (we) would have symptoms so far removed from the actual "source" of the problem would seem to suggest a much broader condition is at work here. Have you found most of the distal pain is present as myalgia? Any strange stuff I get is always in the muscles, but the sensati...
by Hepcat
Tue Nov 19, 2002 4:48 pm
Forum: Nerve Tx
Topic: Differential diagnosis of neuropathy
Replies: 10
Views: 1760

Thanks for your advice :) However, thankfully outside of some mild dyspepsia, I haven't experienced any significant GI problems. In fact, my discomfort is largely present only the areas described. I have had a thorough workup for systemic disease and am being constantly monitored for any of those ty...
by Hepcat
Mon Nov 18, 2002 7:58 am
Forum: Nerve Tx
Topic: Differential diagnosis of neuropathy
Replies: 10
Views: 1760

Differential diagnosis of neuropathy

New to the group, so please forgive any lapse of posting etiquette :wink: I'm curious as to how one can distinguish between neurogenic pain and pain secondary to inflammation/soft tissue damage. Allow me to present my question more clearly by way of my history. I was "diagnosed" with prostatitis abo...