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Causes for Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome and Chronic Urethritis

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by chronicpelvicpain, Apr 2, 2021.

  1. So i've had chronic pelvic pain syndrome and other chronic symptoms like urethritis, hip pain, epididymitis and food allergies. I have been tested for everything and there is no sign of an infection or virus. I was beginning to think that it was a autoimmune condition (still may be) until I read something interesting which I quoted below:
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    Biofilms are type of defense system that bacteria use to defend against medical treatments such as antibiotics. Generally when bacteria and other pathogens are free floating within the body they are susceptible to antibiotic treatments. However certain forms of bacteria, parasites and viruses form communities that protect themselves with a biofilm which is a kind of bio-glue forcefield.
    These types of biofilm communities can form in the gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract, respiratory system and sex organs. The biofilm makes these types of pathogens extremely hard to kill and can lead to chronic symptoms without any relief from traditional medical treatments.
    Biofilms have been associated with multiple chronic conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, inflammatory bowel disease, prostatitis, arthritis and other conditions. These biofilms may be constantly causing inflammation and wreaking havoc on the body all the while evading detection and common treatments.
    Treating an infection with biofilms can be a problem because you may not even be able to detect their existence. Antibiotic treatments may work for a little while but may only kill off a portion of the infection resulting in a return of symptoms later on. Some biofilm infections may even go into a dormant state and reactivate later making them hard to identify and treat.
    Some treatments that have worked for some people include long term antibiotic use although this can be extremely damaging on your overall health. Other treatments include naturopathic remedies and alternative techniques some of which are found in this book in later sections." (book: Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome, thomas B. smith, p.10-11) - article link

    Do you guys know anything about this? any insights? personal experiences? etc.

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2021
  2. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle

    You ultimately have to ask this question: do you accept that there are physiological consequences that result from experiencing long-term emotional stress and distress?

    Thanks to what medical science has been learning for a number of years, I would already have answered Yes to that question well before the train wreck that was 2020.

    Last June, after two months of increasing pain and disability in my hands and feet, I was diagnosed with sudden-onset and very-late-in-life(age 69) RA. I have absolutely NO family history of any autoimmune conditions on either side of my family. To me, there is only one reason for my RA, and that was recent stress and emotional distress (shutdown logistics and dysfunctional interactions, on top of several years of worsening world affairs, and of course all suddenly overwhelmed with COVID grief and isolation). In spite of everything I know about this work, I managed to become mindless and overloaded and I kept saying Yes when I should have said No, or at least taken self-compassion seriously, and done something to take care of myself a whole lot better.

    I consulted Dr. Schecter, MD (TMS practitioner) who confirmed that stress could indeed be at the root of my RA - however, he said that now that I had it, I couldn't just treat it with TMS techniques - I also have to be a good patient and take the medication and go in for the quarterly blood tests, AND work on reducing my stress, AND, by the way, had I ever considered therapy? So I've been talking to a therapist since then, and learned far more about how poorly I treat myself than I had discovered in 9 years of doing this work prior to 2020. I also gave up sugar (a huge source of pandemic comfort) which made a surprisingly big difference.

    That's my personal experience. The book that convinced me that our emotions can really make us sick and cause physiological changes is "When The Body Says No" by Dr. Gabor Mate, MD. The subtitle is "The Stress-Disease Connection".

    Traditional medical research is coming around to the stress-disease connection. A nurse friend gave me a booklet on inflammatory conditions, published by Harvard Medical School, and every time I turned a page, lifestyle factors were featured prominently, especially stress. Also prominent among reasons for, and recommendations to treat inflammatory conditions, were exercise and diet, particularly reducing sugar. But it was really quite shocking how often stress came up, over and over and over again.
     

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