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What I found CURED me....

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2003 7:15 pm
by brycie
:idea:

Cranberry juice
Relax
Sleep
Do not go read in things too much
Positive mind
NO MEDS!!!!
Listen to yourself


#1 -----> MIND OVER MATTER!!!!!!

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2003 9:42 pm
by tom402
Cranberry juice
This plays havoc with my bladder. I don't touch the stuff unless I want sleepless nights filled with bladder pain. But that's just me.
Relax
Good idea :-)
Sleep
Also good :-)
Do not go read in things too much
I think I know what you mean by that....
Positive mind
No doubt this helps.
NO MEDS!!!!


Controversial... I wouldn't say no meds is the best path for everyone.
Listen to yourself
Yes, unless you're racked with anxiety and you're telling yourself you probably have some horrible seriously underlying condition :P

Well....Tom

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2003 12:06 am
by brycie
:roll:
:lol:

Good luck.....I had a hard time with this and had some bad thoughts, it can destroy your life I can see that - to have to get up 5-6 times a night must be brutal

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2003 2:41 pm
by Richard.N
MIND OVER MATTER!!!!!!
BRILLIANT! Where can I buy this? :lol:

Only joking. There is some truth in this. How much better do we feel relaxing on a nice warm summer's day?

Brilliant

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2003 7:40 pm
by brycie
Hats off to ya Richard.....enjoy the UK and a nice summer day

:P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2003 12:55 pm
by Richard.N
The UK and nice summer days are almost mutually exclusive but I do get to take holidays!

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2003 8:41 pm
by SickofCP
Hi brycie, we're fellow Torontonians.

I appreciate your upbeat attitude and suggestions. I could also see what you're getting at with your poll.

However, I think for most sufferers, it's difficult to relax when they are feeling such an awful pain and discomfort. I don't see how someone could only think about their condition weekly or monthly when they are in such severe pain constantly. It really sounds like your symptoms were different than CP/CPPS. Anyone who has really suffered from CP/CPPS would not suggest to ignore the problem, or to just relax. Imagine putting a clamp at the tip of your penis and trying to relax.

But yes, a positive frame of mind is a good start. I also am starting to realize that I can't put my life on hold over this.

I find that my conditions are gradually improving over time (it's been 7 months). I feel much better than I used to. As a result, I don't think about my condition as often, and can relax more now. It would be a mistake to think that this is what is making me feel better...it's the opposite. Feeling better allows you to relax more and not dwell as much.

SICK OF CP

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2003 3:19 am
by brycie
Thanks for the words Sick of CP, maybe we can chat more...if you are in Toronto I can recommed a god clinic....Again broccolli helped me too!!!


Good luck to us all with this and God bless!!!!

If you want to chat my MSN is on file.....


Bryce

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2003 9:58 pm
by akia
Put me down as a third for Toronto. Its strange that I looked long and hard for a support group or something in Toronto and found nothing. I found this random internet message board and found two other people in my city with the same condition.

well

Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2003 2:39 am
by brycie
AKIA if you want to chat let me know or e-mail me at bmsw72@hotmail.com - take care

Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2003 11:47 am
by dshoskes
akia wrote:Put me down as a third for Toronto. Its strange that I looked long and hard for a support group or something in Toronto and found nothing. I found this random internet message board and found two other people in my city with the same condition.
Having done my medical school and residency training in Toronto, I can attest that there is NO SHORTAGE of prostatitis patients in the city! :eek:

Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2003 4:54 pm
by Bill in NH
I’m not too far away, Hanover NH! My CP/IC started 3 months ago and I have since wondered whether the record cold temperature was a major factor. I experienced my first 3-4 hour ‘holiday’ from CP about a month ago when I visited San Diego on business. I have since experienced several more of these ‘holidays’ along with a gradual abatement of my baseline symptoms. In 10 days, I’ll be vacationing for a week in Aruba and taking along ‘The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook’, which I first heard about on this website. I’m hoping the combination (along with the Prosta-Q, Algonot Plus, Flomax, and diet modification) will be beneficial.

I agree with Sickof CP that it is very difficult to relax when CP flares and it’s been my experience that my sense of well-being and ability to relax follow my CP symptoms rather than the reverse. When I experienced my first ‘holiday’ from CP, I became absolutely euphoric but my mood sank a few hours after my symptoms gradually returned to baseline.

well

Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2003 9:38 pm
by brycie
Bill, I have heard this problem lasts a long time, so get some good treatment and try to beat it!! Otherwise it could ruin your life....

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2003 12:10 pm
by Richard.N
Having done my medical school and residency training in Toronto, I can attest that there is NO SHORTAGE of prostatitis patients in the city
Has anyone done a spatial study of CPPS (spot the geographer - sorry :-D )?.

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2003 1:19 pm
by webslave
Tend to be more in cold climates, I believe. Or worse symptoms.