Don’t worry, I was just taking one to see what would happen.
I do need some opinions/advice. I haven’t received a ph call from the neurologist yet, even though my doc apparently faxed them a couple days ago requesting urgent attention on my case (seems very old fashioned way of doing things if you ask me). I’m really afraid this is permanent now, as I still have severe lack of sensation. But things have marginally improved for me.
I did come across an old thread after much googling where another guy had symptoms very much like mine. He suggested it was due to an overly tense pelvic floor. And I do think this has been a problem for me, as over the last week have been feeling some fatigue/dull soreness in lower back muscle, involuntary PC muscle contractions, problems with urine control and overall feeling of just being tight down there (penis retraction etc). He suggested an exercise that worked for him to relax these muscles and said that after ‘a few days’ he noticed no more numbness in the penis, and it felt ‘there’ again. The exercise was simply to lay flat on your back and place a couple of pillows under your buttocks for 15-20 mins. It sounds silly but this does actually seem logical, as its correcting the pelvic tilt. I tried it and immediately afterwards it felt like I had brought my penis back from the afterlife. I mean instead of feeling like a dead weight it started to show some signs of life down there again. My abdomen and pubic area now don’t seem as tight, my penis is hanging a little more naturally and my body no longer feels like it is suffering from some kind of trauma. Strangely enough, I feel much more relaxed. I knew the pelvic muscle had to be contributing to my condition to some extent because too many things did not add up for me, like how I could go completely numb after a masturbation session when I felt like I had recovered, and how instead of getting better again I got worse and my penis retracted into hard flaccid state. Now that I I think about it too, I think things got worse for me last week after someone mentioned pelvic muscles and I did a couple exercises to identify them. I have also caught myself doing contractions (kegels) involuntarily this week, like I will suddenly realize ‘hey why am I lifting my pelvic floor?’ and then let go of the muscle, without ever knowing how long I had been unconsciously doing it for.
So I’m wondering if I should continue doing this exercise? I’m not sure what it can do for sensitivity. I don’t want to make things any worse or reawaken any discomfort today. You wouldn’t think it could be that intense from what I’ve described but this exercise is really quite a workout for those muscles. And they say you should only do the exercise once a day because it takes a while for the muscles to heal and recover. Also you apparently don’t want the muscles to be too relaxed or it can cause incontinence problems etc, but I did feel a difference in my situation (no matter how small) so of course my natural instinct is to try it again. While I was doing the exercise, I could feel the pubic area spasming and I think I was even doing reverse kegels (my body seemed to be doing this automatically without my input), so I think there is something to what Dicker was saying earlier. It did give me some relief, but I just don’t know now whether to keep going with the exercise or just relax and try to let my body take over and work things out from here. Any ideas?