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by budgie
Sun Jun 26, 2005 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any positive experiences with neurontin?
Replies: 12
Views: 556

Neil Hi mate - hope things are still improving. Are you still taking Tramadol as well? Richard. Hi Richard Yes, things are still pretty good although I did have a bit of a setback last week but nothing too serious just a bit of extra pain brought on by too much decorating! Yes, I'm still on the Tra...
by budgie
Sun Jun 26, 2005 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any positive experiences with neurontin?
Replies: 12
Views: 556

Re: Any positive experiences with neurontin?

Has anyone found relief from CPPS pain using neurontin? I've read a great deal about the drug and I'm curious if it has helped anyone recently. Are there bad side effects? Hi Wolf I've been taking pretty much the largest dose per day of Neurontin for about three and a half years now (2700mg) and th...
by budgie
Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drop of blood after a bowel movement?
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Drop of blood after a bowel movement?

This has happened to me a few times over the years, but today after a bowel movement I seen a little bit of red blood in the toilet, which I probably wouldnt really worry about, but for the [ast 3 weeks or so I have also been very tired all the time. Is this very common to see a little bit of blood...
by budgie
Fri Jun 10, 2005 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping the Forum Alive
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Thanks for your concern and donations, guys! The idea of making this a subscription-only forum was discussed by forum management a few years ago, but there were serious questions about whether there would be enough subscribers to make it a viable forum. MastCells, Rather than making it totally subs...
by budgie
Wed Jun 08, 2005 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping the Forum Alive
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: Keeping the Forum Alive

I am concerned about the future of the forum from the financial standpoint based on the announcements and stickys recently posted. I would like to float an idea for comment. Perhaps the forum could become a subscription-based website. If you paid x amount of money for the subscription (whatever it ...
by budgie
Fri May 06, 2005 4:43 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: 80% there
Replies: 1
Views: 11798

80% there

Well, I can't believe it looking back 3 or 4 years, but after internal and external physio every two weeks for the last 14 months I'm actually feeling so much better and the pain recently has been receding to about 20% of what it was this time last year. I just wanted all you newbies to know there i...
by budgie
Tue Feb 15, 2005 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Burning Legs?
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Burning legs?

Yes, I get that. Mainly down the inside of the right thigh but can be down both legs if it's really bad. It's all nerve related and referred pain. Neurontin (Gabapentin) is a good drug for controlling this. Might be worth speaking to your GP.
by budgie
Thu Jan 06, 2005 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IC Symptoms ?
Replies: 7
Views: 796

Hi Paul I also have urethral pain and discomfort but not as bad now as it was years ago. Most of my pain now is in the perineum which, as you know, is being treated by Bill in Edinburgh and is slowly but surely improving. I think that the whole gamut of symptoms are related and all are fundamentally...
by budgie
Mon Nov 01, 2004 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ejaculation Pain
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Sharp pains

Whereabouts specifically do you get these sharp pains? Are they in the urethra? It's very difficult to say what might be causing them without more information but it could just be muscles spasm which presses on the nerves in that area thus causing sharp pain. Does the pain linger or does it ease off...
by budgie
Tue Oct 12, 2004 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sit bones
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Coccyx

I think the post was referred because of the coccyx cushion. It's a very helpful addition for the CPPS sufferer where sitting pain is a problem.

I've got three! One for home, one for work and one in the car.
by budgie
Fri Oct 08, 2004 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pubococcygeus muscle
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Pubococcygeus muscle

Yes, external trigger point work is possible on some of the pelvic muscles. My physio is at that point where he is treating some of the muscles from the perineum as well as some internal work.
by budgie
Fri Oct 08, 2004 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just pain
Replies: 3
Views: 327

Just pain

chewymix I have just pain which is made worse by sitting (feels like you're sitting on a golf ball). I've had so many different treatments over the years and am now with a fantastic physio who is treating my pelvic muscle trigger points. It's very painful treatment and is slow progress, but I am get...
by budgie
Thu Jul 29, 2004 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: update
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Rhemium. A blast from the past. Glad to hear all is going well. I hope it continues for you.

Regards

Neil
by budgie
Thu Jul 29, 2004 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: question
Replies: 3
Views: 296

scotsman wrote:Tramadol (Ultram in the US) is excellent.
I have the SR (slow release) Tramadol and it is good. You probably will have to go to a pain specialist. Neurontin is also good for nerve related pain.
by budgie
Fri Jun 04, 2004 12:49 am
Forum: Pain Management Tx
Topic: Long term Tramadol usage
Replies: 9
Views: 1550

Tramadol

I've been taking 400mg of Tramadol for about two years with no side effects apart from some tiredness and constipation (which isn't a problem as I suffered with IBS previously so it's actually helped!). I take the Tramadol in conjunction with 2700mg of Neurontin per day and am also having myofascial...