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by gmccormack
Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Webslave on hypersensitivity or allodynia
Replies: 14
Views: 502

Re: Webslave on hypersensitivity or allodynia

Webslave, Do you have any factual evidence of this or just personal experience? I have been diagnosed with allodynia, neural windup, etc. I no longer have any trigger points, are you saying that in time the neuropathic pain that I have in my feet and hands will fade away? Maybe it would be easier if...
by gmccormack
Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Webslave on hypersensitivity or allodynia
Replies: 14
Views: 502

Re: Webslave on hypersensitivity or allodynia

I think you'd have a hard time getting prescribed methadone for CPPS, it still is lacking the debilitating reality it deserves. Thanks Web for the link from WEBMD on neuroinflammation, one thing CPPS has given me is an interest in these types of immunomodulatory drugs and mechanisms. I think your ri...
by gmccormack
Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: video of intraprostatic injections, Dr Song?
Replies: 1
Views: 136

video of intraprostatic injections, Dr Song?

Well, I stumbled across this on Youtube, it's a Chinese Dr (could actually be Song himself) performing an intraprostatic injection on a Western man. I hope none of you are thinking about this but I have always wondered about it, how it was performed etc. In this case it looks very amateurish with th...
by gmccormack
Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Shock Wave Therapy May Ease CPPS
Replies: 29
Views: 1403

Re: Shock Wave Therapy May Ease CPPS

Atari,

Please keep us informed through the process, it would be a big help.
by gmccormack
Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saying Hi & my symptoms- One more Question
Replies: 83
Views: 2436

Re: Saying Hi & my symptoms- One more Question

Burner2K, I'm not sure the condition has NOTHING to do with the prostate. A very common end effect of CPPS is trigger points/tight muscles, releasing those can lead to decreased symptoms. But CPPS as a whole is far more complicated than that, and the prostate COULD certainly be involved. Q Urol etc ...
by gmccormack
Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 10 months in and counting
Replies: 55
Views: 1788

Re: 10 months in and counting

Flump,

I do not mean to single you out, but that is arguably one of the most disturbing posts I have ever read. Even more than the ones on the guys who went to see Song and the Manilla boys.

I agree with Web, maybe there was something perverted and sexual going on.
by gmccormack
Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:42 am
Forum: Clinics, Therapists & Doctors
Topic: Seattle area urologists and therapists
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Re: Seattle area urologists and therapists

WTH, I have consulted a few people about it, I don't want to mention specific people. I have researched it in depth, and it seems to be a safe novel treatment. However, that being said, Dr Wise told us that he does not recommend Botox and prefers needle point. I do plan on asking MGH pain clinic abo...
by gmccormack
Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uro insists on virus theory
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: Uro insists on virus theory

It took me 5 uro's to find one that I agreed with, I think the younger the better in most cases. Apparently from what i hear some med schools are teaching how to identify PFD with those in urology for CPPS. I think it's great there is a change going but there is still a lot of grandfathering to do. ...
by gmccormack
Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:07 am
Forum: Clinics, Therapists & Doctors
Topic: Seattle area urologists and therapists
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Re: Seattle area urologists and therapists

FYI I called over there about 2 month ago, spoke with Berger's former assistant and they do not do Botox injections for CPPS anymore, which is shame because I know he had seems some good benefits with this in some patients. I know on Moldwin's (in NY) site he does intrapelvic Botox injections, likel...
by gmccormack
Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pain with sitting?
Replies: 11
Views: 447

Re: Pain with sitting?

One option is a stand-up desk at work. I finally got one, the donut cushion helped but not enough, I stand and stretch probably 5 hours a day and sit for 3-4, obviously this is on/off type thing. I have seen improvement. It is weird at first and I get some looks but I am way past caring about that. ...
by gmccormack
Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Nerve Tx
Topic: Hypogastric plexus nerve block
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Re: Hypogastric plexus nerve block

The outcome is the pain relief lasted about 4 hours. A bit disappointing... I made sure they used marcaine instead of lidocaine, it lasts longer. Well only positive that came out is from a diagnostic standpoint, the hypogastric cluster of nerves are the main culprit. I remember asking Dr about ablat...
by gmccormack
Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Here is what I'm experiencing... please tell me what u think
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: Here is what I'm experiencing... please tell me what u t

Bigboy, SSRI anti depressants can cause ED, tricyclics like the 2 we are discussing don't have that side effect that I'm aware of, in addition it has been shown that tricyclics are better on pain than SSRI's but SSRI's are better on depression. CPPS patients may have situational depression, so if we...
by gmccormack
Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Nerve Tx
Topic: Hypogastric plexus nerve block
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Re: Hypogastric plexus nerve block

Got the block today, it has cut the pain from baseline 3-4 to 1. I feel pretty good right now, the hypogastric plexus really targets the pelvis, and my pelvic pain is gone, I have mile testicular pain but that too has decreased. They used marcaine which is longer lasting than lidocaine but how long ...
by gmccormack
Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Me myself and my funny friend..a new member from Europe
Replies: 25
Views: 538

Re: Me myself and my funny friend..a new member from Europe

Marco, yes it's George. Sorry to see symptoms returned, it seems that PT is your ticket. How does your uro know your prostate is inflamed, what test did he do other than blood ? I think it's common that uro's say this when there is no other explainable cause to the pain. I have made a conscious effo...
by gmccormack
Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Here is what I'm experiencing... please tell me what u think
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: Here is what I'm experiencing... please tell me what u t

I mentioned NORtriptyline because it causes less drowsiness than amitriptyline. Your friend is right in some cases it can take up to 3 weeks to start working. It is calm the nerves which in turn eases some of the symptoms, it is NOT a cure, merely makes things easier while you heal. I don't know abo...