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Question on IC OR URETHRITIS

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Sylvie [15893.9365] on January 03, 2011 at 21:19:25:

Dear Dr Stoll (and anyone with a testimonial ON I.C)...

I ve had urethritis ( i am a female, 47) for many years and got great help with classical homeopathy mostly.I also did some SR years ago after reading about Dr Stoll and testimonialS and it helped.My homeopath is very knowledgeable and has 40 years experience as an M.D of classical homepathy! I have been helped alot but relapses happen under great stress of fears it seeems....
After 3 years of no pain at all( and the weird thing is that i had some stress in the last 3 years!but my urethra held fine!), the pain in my urethra now came back( pressure, burning etc... ) So 3 weeks ago I started the relaxation response ( a cd i bought from The David Isom method.Great voice and breathing and relaxation music as he walks you through breathing and music...)
My question is: to anyone out there:
Is this normal to have good days and for no apparent reason bad days, as I seem to have again?
I tend to obsess, really obsess on the disconfort which makes it worse and i cant sleep due to high anxiety due to pain... "the snakes biting its own tail"it seems: .
I do the cd 2 times a day, and at times as i relax, i dont feel my hands or feet and feel good, so i think i enter the RR .At other times I have the "monkey mind", is that commun( Thank you anyone out there for helping!

Any encouragement out there? I will continue to do what I need to do, as i dont want to live with this forever( on and off for many years already!)

I fear commitment and have abandonment issues and i am sure this contributes to my symptoms as they seem to come back anytime i feel scared to commit and fear of being abandonned..I am sure stress and these fears are the core of this problem.In the meantime I also want to work on the physical aspect too ,so I can have a normal life! I get depressed at times with these symptoms ,to say the least.
Also I stopped working out and I remember a lady named Amanda saying that we should work out ,regardless of the disconfort.... any suggestion?

Thank you Dr Stoll and anyone OUT THERE for any advice, I was doing well and just had a relapse and I worry and get depressed.

Also where could i get the "stress reduction and relaxation workbook".Who is the author?
Sorry to ask but I want to really work with this problem and participate in my health...

Thank you Dr Stoll

Sylvie


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Re: Question on IC OR URETHRITIS

Posted by AT [7059.9200] on January 03, 2011 at 21:35:31:

In Reply to: Question on IC OR URETHRITIS posted by Sylvie [15893.9365] on January 03, 2011 at 21:19:25:

Hi Silvie, do you think any foods have something to do with your relapses? A person named Sheridan had written many posts on this problem and she has to avoid salicylates I think. Something may be in the archives.



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Re: Question on IC OR URETHRITIS

Posted by Carol B. [7139.8214] on January 04, 2011 at 01:59:10:

In Reply to: Question on IC OR URETHRITIS posted by Sylvie [15893.9365] on January 03, 2011 at 21:19:25:

Sylvie,
In addition to homeopathy and meditating for the relaxation response, there are two more things I can think of.

Look into D-Mannose for interstitial cystitis.
Here is a sample of the products available at iHerb.com:
http://www.iherb.com/D-Mannose

Look at the reviews...this has helped many people, and it's not expensive.

The second thing is, if you are having a problem with stress, you may be deficient in magnesium.
Low magnesium can cause depression, anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive problems.

The Importance of Magnesium to Human Nutrition
by Michael B. Schachter M.D., F.A.C.A.M.
http://www.mbschachter.com/importance_of_magnesium_to_human.htm

Dr. Stoll has alot of information about magnesium on this site.
Click on "BB Archives" at the top of the page, and look for magnesium and also interstitial cystitis.

Carol B.





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Re: Question on IC OR URETHRITIS -- Archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.9196] on January 04, 2011 at 08:11:06:

In Reply to: Question on IC OR URETHRITIS posted by Sylvie [15893.9365] on January 03, 2011 at 21:19:25:

Thanks, Sylvie.

Typically, even if your SR IS producing the RR most of the time, it takes 6-12 months to resolve this problem. In the meantime, typically, one will notice remissions and exacerbations: in the beginning remissions are fewer and shorter, while exacerbations are more common and shorter, Gradually, this ratio is reversed with remissions getting more common and longer while exacerbations are fewer, shorter and less severe until they are gone.

You are on the right track: patience and perseverance!

Let us know how you do.

Walt


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Re: Question on IC OR URETHRITIS

Posted by Sylvie [15893.9367] on January 04, 2011 at 19:06:18:

In Reply to: Re: Question on IC OR URETHRITIS posted by AT [7059.9200] on January 03, 2011 at 21:35:31:

Hello Dr Stoll...
and the nice people who responded promptly to my email.

Your response makes sense Dr Stoll, and I do continue the SR and Itrust you! I know it works,and as you say, it is all about patience and perseverence( not always my virtues,but I will keep at it! )

The cd I got, really relaxes me.At times I feel I am more relaxed than other times while I am doing it ,but I am sure it is commun to feel this way( ups and downs).I do it faithfully 2 times a day! love it and feel that I am participating in my recovery which gives me power, confidence and trust!
At other times I panick,cry and anxiety sets in,as i am looking to be healed"yesterday"( don't we all wish it?)
As for food allergies, it never affected me. I tried years ago D-Mammose but it did not help me even after 4 monthS of doing it( I guess we are all different. Stress and worries for me is what makes me relapse, I have noticed it over the years, especially with my deep fear of commitment/deep abandonment issues( I guess I keep my stress below the belt!)
. I am working on my fears and I try understand my problem on a conscious level( but as we all know ,the unconscious is powerful, very powerful as well!.
Breathing with the cd is very helpful as it links the conscious to unconscious through the breath, if you see what I mean.
I started taking Magnesium B6 2 weeks ago,combined together( magne-b6) as in Europe, where I am from, it is well known that deficiency in magnesium causes many problems( but Doctors in Europe recommend magne and B6 together to be well absorbed)
.So thank you for this suggestions as well.

I also journal, try to think "psychologically"and not physically, as I believe we all have repressed emotions that manifest physically if not delt with.
So the SR is important for this too as I quiet my mind through breathing.

Thank you Dr Stoll for your generous time and help! I ve read many of your posts over the years and you are a giver, and God sent!
I do want to post my progress and help others as I get better. I ve delt with this problem for many years, but I have been very inconsistent with SR.

Homeopathy helps greatlyI believe and I got over problems using it in the past.I am lucky to have a great classical homeopath M.D who knows what he is doing.I know some people do not believe it works.The thing with homeopathy is that it is not about the remedy, it is about the doctor. You need a skilled classical homeopath to get the right remedy and even with this, it takes time ,patience and perseverence.Homeopathy is an energy medecine so many people will dismiss it I know.
It works on different levels, spiritual, emotionnal and physical. Relapses are also expected. It is also like an "onion"you have to peel to get to the root of it through homeopathy and you need to get to the different layers of it for a final cure( hard to explain but I ve seen results with a great classical homeopath. In any case ,this combined with SR is great!

Again thank you!

Please do post success stories for this crazy "dis-ease"because it helps everyone with this painful and depressing condition. I know reading success stories motivates others with this condition!It is nice to know that one can cure himself reading about others success through SR!
I will also get the stress workbook.

Thank you Dr Stoll for your support and help!
Namaste,

Sylvie


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Re: Question on IC OR URETHRITIS--TESTIMONIAL

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.9196] on January 05, 2011 at 07:58:46:

In Reply to: Re: Question on IC OR URETHRITIS posted by Sylvie [15893.9367] on January 04, 2011 at 19:06:18:

Thanks, Sylvie.

Your testimonial will help others follow in your footsteps and so you are a healer, too. I will rejoice whan you finally are free of this problem.

Namaste`

Walt


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Re: Question on IC OR URETHRITIS--another question please Dr STOLL

Posted by Sylvie [15893.9367] on January 05, 2011 at 20:38:39:

In Reply to: Re: Question on IC OR URETHRITIS--TESTIMONIAL posted by Walt Stoll [93.9196] on January 05, 2011 at 07:58:46:

Thank you Dr Stoll again

Quick question: The symptoms in urethra seems better in the morning ,could it be because i de-brace at night? Also my main feeling is feeling that something is "stuck "in the urethra( but there is nothing stuck there nor an infection, i was tested years ago for it and the urologist never found anything physically wrong .Ic was ruled out as there was no ulcers in the bladder and my bladder capacity was normal. I can hold urine , i dont have urgency just disconfort/burning in urethra/ which is not fun and it moves but mostly is the feeling of something stuck...
Could that feeling be "bracing"I m sure it is but i just like to know if you ve heard about that "sensation"before by other people with this condition
Thank you DR STOLL
I do want to heal and be a help to others! I do!
Namaste

Sylvie


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Re: Question on IC OR URETHRITIS--another question please Dr STOLL

Posted by AT [11797.9200] on January 05, 2011 at 21:30:37:

In Reply to: Re: Question on IC OR URETHRITIS--another question please Dr STOLL posted by Sylvie [15893.9367] on January 05, 2011 at 20:38:39:

Sylvie, I can't remember the name of the procedure but a friend of mine had to have her uretor dilated....just on one side I think. Did anyone consider this?


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Re: Question on IC OR URETHRITIS--another question please Dr STOLL

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.9196] on January 06, 2011 at 07:57:25:

In Reply to: Re: Question on IC OR URETHRITIS--another question please Dr STOLL posted by Sylvie [15893.9367] on January 05, 2011 at 20:38:39:

Sylvia,

The answers to your questions are yes and yes.

Hope this helps.

Walt


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Re: Question on IC OR URETHRITIS--another question please Dr STOLL

Posted by Sylvie [15893.9367] on January 06, 2011 at 19:07:13:

In Reply to: Re: Question on IC OR URETHRITIS--another question please Dr STOLL posted by AT [11797.9200] on January 05, 2011 at 21:30:37:

AT
Thank you for your suggestion.Years ago i had my urethra dilated and suffered afterwards and it did not resolve the problem for me.I think my emotional brain remembers that stretch too! Not fun even under anesthesia... Anyway, Dr STOLL has the answer and SR is the answer.In my case I also try to think psychological as i relapse under stress and when i am "pissed off" so to speak.So i do faithfully the sr and yesterday i went running .I did not want to work out but needed to do something and not feel sorry for myself as i sometimes do .So i did it. It felt better because maybe i released stress ( fight or flight? i decided to flight!!!! and i felt better afterwards so i decided to continue running, something i never did in my life.Then i will do yoga once or twice a week and do sr 2 times a day! I want to heal again and help others.

Thank you
Sylvie


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Re: Question on IC OR URETHRITIS--another question please Dr STOLL

Posted by Sylvie [15893.9367] on January 06, 2011 at 19:09:02:

In Reply to: Re: Question on IC OR URETHRITIS--another question please Dr STOLL posted by Walt Stoll [93.9196] on January 06, 2011 at 07:57:25:

Thank you for your answer Dr Stoll
I knew it would be a yes yes
I did run yesterday for the first time and felt better.Maybe i am learning about fleeing!!! and not getting frozen ( fight or flight!) I think this helps to de-stress and of course I DO MY SR
You are Godsent! Thank you Dr Stoll
Namaste
Sylvie


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Re: Question on IC OR URETHRITIS--another question please Dr STOLL

Posted by AT [11797.9200] on January 06, 2011 at 20:22:07:

In Reply to: Re: Question on IC OR URETHRITIS--another question please Dr STOLL posted by Sylvie [15893.9367] on January 06, 2011 at 19:07:13:

Sylvie, I hope I don't discourage you in my other post but I think your success with running probably does prove it is not a functional problem. Exercise is a great stress reliever and I'm glad it didn't exacerbate your problem. Keep up your efforts!


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Re: Question on IC OR URETHRITIS--another question please Dr STOLL

Posted by Walt Stoll [93.9196] on January 07, 2011 at 09:03:38:

In Reply to: Re: Question on IC OR URETHRITIS--another question please Dr STOLL posted by AT [11797.9200] on January 05, 2011 at 21:30:37:

Thanks, AT (and Sylvie).

I an easily recall the early days of my practice (when I did not know better) sending my patients to the urologist for this problem, for urethral dialation, as the only sure short term treatment for this. THEN I did not know better since I had only been trained to "treat the symptoms" while ignoring any effort to look for causes.

Walt


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Re: Question on IC OR URETHRITIS--another question please Dr STOLL

Posted by Sylvie [15893.9367] on January 07, 2011 at 19:22:29:

In Reply to: Re: Question on IC OR URETHRITIS--another question please Dr STOLL posted by AT [11797.9200] on January 06, 2011 at 20:22:07:

Dear AT

Thank you for your encouragement AT, I know you try to help so I did not take it personally when you mentioned dilatation.... THank you ,you seem like a sweet person.
Running decharge the stored negative energy and I decided to listen to brasilian happy music as I run.Trust me I am not a runner but it gets my heart beat faster and I do it 20 25 minutes around nature and go at my pace but try to be consistent in my steps and with the music it helps.
When one has symptoms, one wants to croll in bed and do nothing( my first reaction) but then after anxiety takes over and then insomnia, like in my case ,and my mind would not stop the blablabla in a negative way,I decided, that no matter what I had to do something strenous. And running in nature is good. I belong to a gym but for some reason I dont feel like going there so nature and breathing and running seems more "natural"I work up a sweat then go and do my sr later on.
Thank you again everyone and I welcome any suggestions
Namaste,

Sylvie


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