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It Works For Me

John 2

A message to let you know how much I appreciate the information at http://prostatitis.org/index.html I have been a frequent visitor since last December when my primary care physician finally diagnosed me with chronic prostatitis and referred me to a urologist.
Particularly helpful was the link "It works for me". When I read Daniel's advice I went on a mission. He advised "Stay away from acidy foods, like apples." I didn't know apples were high in acid. I was eating an apple a day because I thought it was the right thing to do. I went on a quest to discover what foods were high in acid. The results were astounding:
Alcoholic beverages, Apples, Apple juice, Apricots, BBQ sauce, Beer, Beets, Cabbage, Cantaloupe, Chocolate, Cocktail sauce, Coffee, Cola, Cranberry juice, Cranberry sauce, Grape juice, Grapefruit, Grapefruit juice, Grapes, Green peppers, Hot sauce, Jalapeno, Ketchup, Lemon, Lemonade, Lemon juice, Oranges, Orange juice, Peaches, Pickles, Pineapple, Pineapple juice, Pizza w/ tomato sauce, Plums, Red pepper, Relish, Rhubarb, Salad dressing, Salsa, Sauerkraut, Spaghetti sauce, Steak sauce, Strawberries, Sweet/Sour sauce, Tea, Tomato, Tomato juice, Tomato soup, Vinegar, Watermelon, Wine, Worcestershire sauce
Missing from this litany is my favorite sandwich spread, mustard. The next time I picked up a container of mustard and read the list of ingredients I was surprised at the first ingredient on the label: vinegar.
My urologist told me to avoid spicy food but he never mentioned avoiding acidic foods. I could have been spared a great deal of pain and discomfort if I had known. My typical lunch is a sandwich using a low fat cold cut, MUSTARD, lettuce, PICKLES and TOMATO slices.
I haven't had the opportunity to check out the open newsgroup (next on my list of priorities) but I hope that by now someone has mentioned "Prelief", an over-the-counter acid neutralizer from AkPharma Inc. I have been taking this product before eating or drinking acidic foods & beverages and it has all but eliminated my symptoms of pain.
I was also impressed by the link to "Dr. Tarfusser of Merano, Italy". My urologist had suggested in my last appointment that a cystoscopy would be the next course of action. After reading what Dr. T had to say about that diagnostic procedure I will be sure to turn down that suggestion.
My words of thanks and praise aren't empty. I will be sending a check to the Prostatitis Foundation.

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