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Who says that something that feels good can't be good for you?
  • TeeJayTeeJay
    Posts: 53
    I've been using Aneros units since 2004 and I am now approaching 50 so I recently had my Dr. visit and he gives me the requisite Prostate exam... I pull up my drawers and he looks at me and says: "You have an unusually small, firm healthy prostate for a man your age"...

    That made me feel good because Prostate problems run in my family. I realized that unlike other pleasures I enjoy (Drugs, Gambling, Alcohol), the Aneros is actually good for you!

    I didn't tell my Dr. -- I know I should have but I just could not bring myself to do it.

    How many of you out there have told your Dr.? Just curious...

    Cheers All...

    P.S. I recently went back to using my old Maximus and I can't describe how much it's working for me. I experienced the hardest erection of my life followed by a 20 minute orgasm that was superior... I should have dusted it off long ago... :-)
  • rookrook
    Posts: 1,603
    hey TJ great results !! No doubt that starting early in life is the way to go !!

    My Uro has been aboard with the 'secret' for two annual visits. He had no comment other than that he was familiar with the HIH products. And on that first visit, he had no objection to my use of the tool. He made a note in my treatment chart and a reminder to track my prostate volume, texture and PSA on an annual basis. The 2010 visit was the year-one milestone and the numbers were slightly better than those from my first visit. My need for bph medication has decreased. About three months from now, I'll have more info.
  • ten_s_nutten_s_nut
    Posts: 816
    Hello, TeeJay.

    My doc is the one who mentioned prostate massage to me as one of the "alternate" therapies to drugs for BPH. He knows I went with the prostate massage idea, but I think he assumes I'm doing it with my finger or my wife is helping out. Next checkup, I'll tell him I'm using the HIH product and see what he says.

    Cheers,

    Dave
  • darwindarwin
    Posts: 1,195
    guys, i am sorry, but i don't believe there is any basis for thinking the aneros is responsible for this.

    for example, i have been using it avidly for years and i have an enlarged prostate.

    to substantiate this claim would require:
    - a medically and scientifically sound theory about how massage can make this change. (repeating things like blood flow increase, cleaning out the acnii, etc, are not good enough)

    - a study with a large group of men.

    people here piping up with how their prostate is not enlarged is meaningless.

    darwin
  • rookrook
    Posts: 1,603
    Agree that anything that isn't randomized, double-blind, causally substantiated and statistically validated falls into the anecdotal category. My decade in the T&E business supports that observation -- anything else is just anecdotal.

    However, when I was a member of the "5x club" -- those fine gents who must venture to the bathroom five times each night -- my wife complained frequently.

    Now, with a combination of meds and regular Aneros work, I'm down in the 1x or zero-x category. My wife is much happier and is less noisy!

    Yes, thje 1x or 3x observations are but a single object longitudinal study but I've drawn a conclusion that works for me

    My Uro provides an annual estimate of prostate size. Yes, it's strictly subjective when he says, "40 grams." The only way we'd know that for sure is if the Prostate were resting, sublimely, on the Medical Examiner's scale or if we went to the expense of an annual MRI. There are multiple variables during an annual DRE and few guys have a sufficient history to draw conclusions. While my DREs went annual 15 years ago, it's only during the last three years that I've pressed for an observation that's numerical.

    Yes, this too is anecdotal; however, the shared anecdotes of others keep this forum alive. Remember also --- there's little statistical validation for the causes of ejaculation.
  • darwindarwin
    Posts: 1,195
    rook, i was in the 5x club, and went right to the .5x club by going on a drug. for years i had used the aneros and it had no impact.

    are you saying that your uro's measurements of your prostate size indicates it shrinking?

    my response to that would be amazement.

    darwin
  • rookrook
    Posts: 1,603
    [QUOTE=darwin;97830]rook, i was in the 5x club, and went right to the .5x club by going on a drug. for years i had used the aneros and it had no impact.

    are you saying that your uro's measurements of your prostate size indicates it shrinking?

    my response to that would be amazement.

    darwin

    No, not shrinking at all. However, not noticeably growing in size or changing in texture either. IOW, Aneros use has apparently stabilized a condition that was, for ten of the last twelve years, annoyingly progressive. And, Aneros therapy has made me more responsive to alfa-blocker type medications.

    At age 62 I was symptom free unless I took a full dose of an antihistamine. That would trigger mild frequency/urgency. At that time, a dose of antihistamine would cause me a couple of porta-pottie visits before arrival at the ninth-green sandwich shack. From about age 65 onward to 75, I had a steady increase in un-medicated night-time frequency from 1x upward to 5x. (Similarily, my golf course frequency also ranged between 2x and 5x.) :-(

    For years, my un-medicated resting bp has been steady around 118/72 with a resting pulse that increased with age from 49 up to 56. While my prostate responds nicely to a morning dose of Hytrin, my bp drops to 104/55 and doesn't rise again for about 18 hours when my prostate 'tighten's up' again. I tried switching to 2mg of Cardura or taking a second dose of Hytrin in the afternoon or early evening. However, that extra shot of alfa-blocker made an evening dose of Viagra or Levitra hazardous from a blood pressure perspective and it resulted in unhappy excursions in pulse rate during sex or intense exercise.

    During that same decade, the slightest dose of antihistamine would make me a candidate for catheterization. (One trip to Urgent Care made me 'a believer).

    The marked advantage to Aneros use has been a measurable increase in the number of hours I can be free of the 'frequency/urgency' syndrome following a dose of alfa-blocker that doesn't overly decrease my blood pressure. A single 1mg dose of Hytrin is good for over 24 hours and I can use a PDE5 inhibitor without fear of syncope. Further, I can take use an antihistamine without aggravating my bph.

    I first bought a Helix as a sex-toy to enhance sexual foreplay. After a few months I found the Aneros Forum, started my solo sessions and learned about MMOs. The therapeutic benefits vis-a-vis were slow to emerge, only becoming noticeable in perhaps six months of rather intensive use -- while I was doing my 'newbie' thing (five sessions each week.)

    When I slack off on Aneros use for a couple of weeks, I notice a gradual return of my old bph symptoms. In summary, it's no cure but is an effective therapy for a chronic condition. The pleasure from dry-orgasms and suppression of hemorrhoids is just a neat situation that increases the attractiveness of Aneros use.

    hope this clarifies where I am on this.
  • TeeJayTeeJay
    Posts: 53
    My post was purely anecdotal... Just expressing a personal experience. I know it's not hard science...