February 1, 2018 PDI Newsletter
Greetings to all PDI and DCI Warriors,
Welcome to this February 2018 Peyronie’s Disease Institute newsletter. I trust all my friends survived the rigor of the holidays.
Not everyone who treats their Dupuytren’s contracture or Peyronie’s disease with Alt Med follows the standard DCI or PDI natural treatment protocol. Some modify the DCI and PDI plans, and some simply use a small part of a plan (usually using just ultrasound therapy with DMSO as a coupling media, or the just use DMSO Super Serum and vitamin E oil), and others use part of a DCI or PDI plan and add one or more exotic therapies to it. Over and over again I eventually hear from these folks when they run into trouble. I am pleased when I eventually hear from them because I can help them; they are so desperate and eager for help that they are finally open to suggestions that will make their recovery easier.
What concerns me most are those folks who modify the DCI and PDI plans so drastically that nothing happens, and I never hear from them. Eventually they stop their experiments with Alt Med because they get nowhere. My concern is that they might do a better job if they did not limit themselves so much. They never realize that their real problem is not Alt Med, but how they are using it.
Does this sound like what is happening to you as you treat your Dupuytren’s contracture or Peyronie’s disease? Are you modifying the DCI or PDI treatment protocol so much that you are not getting results? This month we will address this issue.
Remember, for the last few years I have noticed that I get 8-10 reports of moderate to marked reduction of the Dupuytren’s contracture or Peyronie’s disease fibrous tissue for every one report of failure – when the person faithfully and aggressively uses the correct treatment protocol. Even though not everyone responds to DCI and PDI ideas these results are pretty good.
Once again we will use the popular format of presenting a recent email exchange I have had with someone in which I have blended my email response directly into their original email − like two emails in one. It is a fast and easy way to reply to people’s questions and it allows me to spend more time and space addressing their issues directly. I highlight this email this month because I run in to this basic situation of people not getting results and not following the ideas and suggestions that are offered to them. You perhaps?
For those of you who are new to our monthly newsletters, please simply apply the ideas expressed here about Alternative Medicine treatment to what you are doing for your DC or PD. Since Peyronie’s disease and Dupuytren’s contracture are so similar the treatment is very similar; what is done for one can also be done for the other.
Read this series of combined emails like the back-and-forth of two people talking while one occasionally interrupts the other to make an important point or answer a question. To understand the flow of conversation, keep in mind that the text in black is from HDXXXXX and the text in red is from me.
See below for comments…
Sent: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 3:40 PM
To: Theodore Herazy <email@example.com>
Hi Dr. Herazy,
I used your peyronie’s disease treatment now almost every day for two years I use the vitamins and ultrasound I got from you but nothing happens. No, you are definitely not using the PDI treatment ideas; you might have used a few products you bought from PDI, but very few PDI ideas. You are using your own ideas or the ideas of some other people on the internet, and what you are doing is not working or you. Please do not blame PDI if you are not following the PDI concepts; blame yourself. My records show you started your Peyronie’s disease treatment 25 months ago, and this is the first time you have contacted me for help – shame on you. All you have to do is ask and I would have helped you. The information you received with your first order from PDI suggested that you start with the dosage on each bottle, and each 7-10 days increase the dosage of one of your internal therapies. You have not done that. I have attached all the PDI treatment ideas and suggestions that you were given with your first order to this email so you can review how to follow the PDI treatment protocol. Please email any questions you have or arrange for a telephone consultation if you want some help. I am so frustrated that nothing is making any change in the bend or the ED, and all I want is to get back to normal. You mention your curve and ED but nothing about the scar itself. If you are not evaluating the size, shape, density or surface features of your internal PD scar you are making a big mistake. You are not studying the physical structure of the PD scar because you are scared by the looks of what you see below your belt; you are judging your progress or lack of progress by the obvious. I know a bent shaft and ED can grab your attention, but that is not your problem. Your bent and soft shaft are not what is wrong with you; they are just signs of the deeper problem. The real problem is the internal PD scar, and you are ignoring it. Your internal scar is keeping your shaft bent and preventing it from filling and holding blood that creates a normal erection; get rid of the PD scar and you will get rid of the bend and the softness. The bend and the softness are caused by the PD scar, and only when you know that your plan is reducing the size, shape, density or surface features of your scar will you know that your plan is working, not when the bend might magically go away. Get the point? If you cannot locate your PD scar, and I will try to help you figure it out. I am taking vitamin E 1/1/1, D3 1/1/1, Carnitine 1/1/1 Natto 1/1/2, Milk thistle 2/0/0, Taurine 1/1/1, MSM 1/1/1, PABA 0/1/2, DMSO with Castor oil and magnesium oil when I do the ultrasound 3Xweek. You are using other therapies – D3, milk thistle, taurine, castor oil and magnesium oil – that are popular on the internet but are not part of the PDI protocol. That is OK with me, you can do whatever you want, and add whatever you want to the PDI concept. But if the plan you created does not work, why continue to use it for two years? I am not aware of any study that has evaluated the use of these products for Peyronie’s’ disease. I suggest you take the money you are spending on these items to make a few additions to your plan of therapy of items that have greater scientific validity for PD treatment, like L-arginine, CoEnzyme Q10, or vitamin C. Your intake of vitamin E, acetyl-L-carnitine, MSM and PABA is lower than a usual therapeutic dose. That you have followed a low-dose plan for two years without change further confirms that you are definitely not following the PDI ideas. Finally, it sounds like you are mixing castor oil and magnesium oil in with DMSO for your ultrasound treatment. If this is true, please stop adding anything to the PMD DMSO when it is used as an ultrasound contact medium. Please use the DMSO gel by itself when used for ultrasound application, as you were instructed. I should have something to show for it after all this time and money, all these other men have good results with PD, right, so maybe this way of doing things is not for me. I don’t know what to make of all this, maybe your ideas work for other people but not for me. You really do not know what the PDI protocol can do for you because you have not used it yet. I hope you can tell me what else to add to my plan to make the curve go away. Do not add anything to your plan. Just start using those items you got from PDI according to the “Outline for Natural Self-Treatment” form I just sent to you, and go from there. If you contact me in a month or two when you are following a more organized plan I will offer ideas about adding some therapy items to your plan. Thank you. HBXXXXXX
Your email touches me deeply. I appreciate that you have hung in there for two years doing what you thought was best for you. That was not easy. It takes grit to stay with something so long when it is not working. More people should have your determination. But you were not following a good plan; it is time to now try something different. I sense how frustrated and desperate you are; I felt that way often when I dealt with my own PD many years ago, so I know what you are going through. Because I got over my PD I am obligated to share what I learned about Peyronie’s disease treatment. Here are some general ideas that come to mind as I read your email:
- As much as you might think you have worked long and hard to treat your Peyronie’s disease, you have not done as much as you should have. You have been taking it easy, and your results prove it. Your plan is small and scattered, and has not changed for almost two years. This approach is doomed from the onset. It is easy to pop a few pills a few times a day and do US a few times a week. But to correct Peyronie’s disease it is usually necessary to do much more. I am sorry but that is the way it is. PD is a lousy that drives MDs crazy because most things they do will not help the patient and often makes the problem worse, or creates new problems. I believe this is the reason so many doctors treat their Peyronie’s disease patients so poorly.
- Here is my assessment of how to improve your plan: The basic problem is that your core PD plan is too small, and has to be slowly built up with therapies that apply to PD, especially the enzyme group. Lastly, you are using several items that I doubt have value to help you get rid of Peyronie’s disease. This is not the time to experiment with ideas you pick up off the internet from PD forum trolls and amateurs.
- If you tighten up your treatment plan for the next 3-4 months to actually follow the PDI treatment protocol I believe there is a decent chance to make at least some small change (maybe a big change) in the size, shape, density or surface features of your PD scar tissue – and this usually results in a noticeable degree of improvement in shaft distortion or erection quality, or both. Can I guarantee that? No, of course not. Nothing in health care can be guaranteed, and besides I have no way of knowing how well you are going to follow the PDI concepts this time around. I can only tell you every day I get phone calls and emails from frustrated guys like you who finally get so desperate and scared that they do a better job of treating themselves, and usually see some degree of improvement.
Hope this helps. Let me know if you want to talk. TRH
That concludes this discussion with HDXXXXX. I got a little blunt with him for a reason. After two years of treatment with nothing to show for his efforts I knew he was ready to stop doing anything to help himself, so I had to get his attention. I hope he accepts my comments in a positive way, and I hope you all were able to benefit from this exchange of information. Peyronie’s disease and Dupuytren’s contracture are simply tough problems to deal with. It is not easy to get the body to respond and to encourage the healing that should have happened in the first place. To make it happen you must be persistent and aggressive in your approach.
Let me know if you have any questions about what you are doing, please send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay focused to your treatment. TRH