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by LightningTree
Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My First Post - Please Advise
Replies: 15
Views: 524

My prostate was inflamed too. The way I knew it was that the Uro did the standard prostate exam, and then it seized up and I had to take Flomax for a week to be able to pee again and not get cathaterized. Be gentle with the prostate until it calms down, and that can take a long time.
by LightningTree
Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PT and urinary symptoms
Replies: 5
Views: 267

The frequency is exactly like that. The waxing and waning nature of the symptoms is also the norm. In my experience, if you can stretch out the muscles up in there and relax, the bladder attacks and pain get less. In your case, you are starting with mostly the bladder symptoms. Pain and bladder symp...
by LightningTree
Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:15 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Dr Weiss's clinic or Dr Wise's Clinic?
Replies: 19
Views: 1501

Re: Its a personal decision

Re: It's a personal decision But if that decision iss other than going to Dr. Wise's SP in SF, then it likely does not include Paradoxical Relaxation (PR). I found that section in A HEADACHE IN THE PELVIS confusing and the book says that it can not be learned except by a trained professional from h...
by LightningTree
Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My First Post - Please Advise
Replies: 15
Views: 524

I developed the major pain problem a few years ago and currently have it under control (no pain). But I had post ejaculatory pain that lasted for many many hours that began when I was around 12 years old and lasted until I resolved my CPPS issues at age 32. I used to just take pain killers, assumed ...
by LightningTree
Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CP really is common
Replies: 4
Views: 278

A secretary where I work has a husband who has quietly suffered with this for 35 years. He is still waiting for the magic antibiotic. I'm doing great. Just flew 6 hours on a plane, did a stressful job interview, flew home 7 hours, and I have not had any symptoms other than slightly sore thighs. Than...
by LightningTree
Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PT and urinary symptoms
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Tough question. Personally, my pain was so bad that the urinary frequency (which I had) didn't get the attention in my memory that it deserves. So I donno. Maybe someone else here will have a similar story to yours.
by LightningTree
Sat Nov 04, 2006 5:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: my dre reveals painful left rectal wall
Replies: 8
Views: 265

VB,

When you say the left rectal wall, are you refering to a spot up beyond the prostate(above it) and then to the left, maybe about as far as a PT's finger could goup there?
by LightningTree
Sat Nov 04, 2006 5:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sitting, standing, tired of being horizontal
Replies: 7
Views: 308

BigStoneMax,

Don't give up hope. My twin brother had this for four years before he started to figure out how to get better. THere was a time where he was on a lot of vicoden.
by LightningTree
Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sitting, standing, tired of being horizontal
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Hey Clay, Four important points (1) I PERSONALLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO NOT SIT ON A HEATING PAD. The heating pad will dull the pain and that is not good. You don't know when you are injuring yourself. That's my opinion. I think you figured that out the hard way, though. I made that mistake a few tim...
by LightningTree
Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: first major flare in a year
Replies: 22
Views: 808

I understand. If that is what your senses are telling you then I wouldn't do the PT, either. You definitely shouldn't do PT if you think it is hurting you. When I did PT, it was always very gentle, and although at first it sometimes got worse after PT, it was never the kind of 'OW what did that PT d...
by LightningTree
Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Confusing results
Replies: 8
Views: 449

I see, so like many of us, there are times when the pain disappears or abates, when you are relaxed, etc. Yeah, I can see why you would associate that with CPPS. That sounds reasonable to me. As for getting up in the middle of the night to pee, 1 or 2 times a night isn't, in my opinion, really that ...
by LightningTree
Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:01 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: Dr Weiss's clinic or Dr Wise's Clinic?
Replies: 19
Views: 1501

Its a personal decision Gifford. I will tell you that I chose to work on it by myself. But I read and think a lot about it and am constantly experimenting with ways to improve my situation. If you are similar, you might want to see if you can't make progress with just you and your wife for a while. ...
by LightningTree
Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: question about peeing
Replies: 12
Views: 757

On the subject of urinary hiccups: I get this sometimes when I am having trouble relaxing my pelvic muscles to urinate. Its somewhere between involuntary and a very strong urge to allow it to happen. On days when I am more relaxed, I have less problems with this. I've found that if it starts, I can ...
by LightningTree
Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Confused As Usual.
Replies: 10
Views: 387

As a layperson this is a tough problem to address. We don't have definitive proof of anything. All you can do is try and see where it leads you, or stop if you feel like it is the wrong direction to go in. Personally, I only did PT for about six months. I saw some improvement in about 8 months. For ...
by LightningTree
Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Confusing results
Replies: 8
Views: 449

I donno, Luke. I didn't realize you had such severe colorectal issues in the past. As you already know, that means a whole lot of things could be going on. What do your doctors think is going on?