Hello @Kyvas … if I keep the dose low the narcotics aren’t so bad as long as it doesn’t go on too long. Which is partially why I’m here…I am at about that point now. I’m pretty tired of them. BUT I am NOT complaining that I have them. I know that some guys would give their, left arm to have them because of the political brainwashing that goes on in some states. In some states we have too little and in some states we have too much…and all of them have as little truthful education as they are allowed to manufacture.
When I tried to go up in dose with Gabapentin I almost broke my shoulder with a fall then I fell trying to screw in a light bulb! And I’m not even Polish! (Joke! I actually like Poland a lot!) But that IS when Iit wasn’t for me , not to mention the fact that it didn’t kill my pain.
But are you talking about the University of California, Berkley? I am a transplant and there are so many colleges here. But yesterday I did a search of my PPO approved doctors!? And none were from Colleges? We are really unhappy with our Blue Sheild PPO because it is acting more like a HMO than a PPO. I could go to L.A. or S.F. and possibly get a teaching college, yet here, all the Urological Surgeons are attached to one of the big hospitals. One guy I’ve already been to (who was listed in Best Doctors in Sacramento) and he said that I just had to learn to live with it and that I should go back to the Dr. that did my “incorrect” reversal (as I’ve learned on these boards)., to which I said “thanks a lot (Best Doc?)” and left! The insainity of it all is what bugs me the most. If i would ask one hundred men “where would it hurt most if i kicked you right now?” I’m pretty confident I could get in the 80 to 90percentile region that testacles would be in part of their answer…BUT! All of the Urologists that I have tried to discuss this problem with, act like I’m a wimp or something is wrong with my head… I know that they are lieing through their teeth…but they seem so aloof so distracted (like they are hiding something) I can’t find anyone I can trust!
I actually read on one board where this one guy who had done a rather large survey, said that he was pretty sure it was a certain body type, with a certain amount of hair and a certain sex drive that come down with PVPS…I think his study is as valid as the urologists that i’ve spoken too! I’ll send this now because I always type too much. Thanks for the discussion.