Greetings to all DCI and PDI Warriors,
Here is an extremely important topic that I believe will be of great value and importance to all readers of this newsletter.
Everyone has questions about therapy dosage, and how to safely reach the upper dosage range where most of the good treatment response occurs. The problem is that almost everyone is so afraid of taking too many supplements and causing some kind of side effect by overdosing. This fear is so great that most people over-react to the fear and 1. Increase their dosages so terribly slowly that they take so terribly long to reach that higher level that they get discouraged and quit care before any healing takes place, or 2. they are so timid about dosage levels that they convince themselves that the starting dosage is as high as they need to go and stay at the low starting level for a few months and stop treatment when nothing good happens.
Today we will review the standard yellow colored “dosage form” that everyone received with their first order, so that we will be reminded of what the starting dosages are and how to take each therapy item. After we do that we will expand upon that subject and present additional comments and ideas that will suggest how to handle the dosage of each of these natural Alternative Medicine therapy products.
When people ask me their detailed questions about dosage I know they have not read or understood what I have written about dosage. The fact is that the dosage information I provide below is for the starting point of treatment – which very often has nothing to do with the final dosage a man eventually uses to enable his body to make the changes to the scar he seeks to accomplish. As I have said so many times, “Scar behavior dictates dosage.” Neither you nor I are smart enough to determine ahead of time the dosage that you will need to get your immune system revved up enough to start reversal of the PD scar. Dosage is always determined by how your scar responds to your current therapy plan, whatever it is. If your plan is not working (no scar change), then you must change the plan (usually upward) to make it work (change in the size, shape, density or surface features of the scar). This is also why I say frequently that you can start treatment with whatever plan you select based on finances or what you think might work for you, and then be willing to modify that plan as you search for the dosage and combination of therapies that will help you. Treatment is not static, it is dynamic – it changes on a somewhat frequent basis (usually every 10-14 days) as you search for what your body says it needs to help rid itself of the nasty PD scar.
If you have read the new form with your last order, please read this expanded discussion to broaden your understanding of this very important topic.
“How much should I take?”
The easiest way to start taking your therapy products is to follow the suggested dosage found on each product bottle for a while. If you find that using each product that way causes a change in the size, shape, density and surface qualities of your scar(s), then that simple and small dosage is adequate to provide you with the help you need. There is no need to increase your PD therapy plan unless it proves unable to reduce your scar(s).
To help you get started, a list of all therapy products available and the manufacturers’ suggested dosage:
- Unique-E Vitamin E (180) – 1 or 2/day – with food
- Natural C 1000 mg (100) or (250) – 1 or 2/day – with food
- Ascorbplex (180) – 1 or 2/day – with food
- Fundamental Sulfur (100) – 3/day, taken between meals, or if upset occurs, – with meals
- Acetyl-L-carnitine (60) – 1/day – with food
- PABA (100) – 1 or 2 daily – 1/day – with food
- Quercetin-Bromelain (100) – 1-8/day – between meals
- L-Arginine (60) – 1-2/day – with food
- CoQ10 (Ubiquinol) (30) – 1/day – with food
- Inflamazyme (90) – 3/day – between meals
- Fibrozym (100) or (200) – 2 tablets, three times a day – between meals
- Nattokinase 1500 (120) – 2 tablets, two times a day – between meals
- Neprinol (90) or (300) – 1-4 capsules with 8 0z of water – between meals
- Bromelain 5000 (60) – 1/day – between meals
- Scar Free spray (2 oz) – 3 pump sprays under the tongue, taken 2-3 three time a day – between meals
- PMD or Dusa Sal DMSO Gel (4 oz) – 1-3 times a day, depending on skin tolerance
- Super CD Serum (1 oz) – applied to skin before PMD DMSO
- Unique-E Vitamin E pump bottle (1 oz) – applied to skin before PMD or Dusa Sal DMSO
- Genesen Pointers – used 15 minutes or longer, daily if desired
- Ultrasound 3MHz – used 10 minutes to each scar, 3-4 times per week
- Massage and Exercise Instructions – used 15 minutes or longer, daily if desired
- Gentle manual Penis Stretching Method© instructions – used 15 minutes or longer, daily if desired
- Prosta-Support (120) – 4.day – with meals
- Quell Krill fatty acids oil – 1-2/day – with meals
Dosage later in care is very often greater than at the start; dosage is always determined by what it takes to make the scar respond in a desired way. Most men respond well after they have pushed the dosage up a bit. Time and your scar will determine your dosage. Remember: “Scar response guides dosage.” The right dosage is not what you and I think it might be. You should look to the scar for guidance to indicate what is required for reduction.
I have had people comment to me that they think it is terrible that each therapy product does not have an exact dose. They say, “Well, any drug my doctor gives me has a very specific dosage that is based on body weight; it is very precise and scientific the way that drugs are prescribed.” I then remind them how their medical doctor will increase or decrease the dosage of a drug until your symptoms can be controlled. A specific drug dosage is just a starting point until it can be determined how to make it work best for each person by modifying the dose as necessary. The PDI concept of working with the amount of Alternative Medicine you take works the very same way.
If you have high blood pressure, your MD will give you a very specific dosage based on your body weight, age, blood pressure reading and perhaps other factors. Oh, it is so very scientific how that first dosage rate is determined. However, as you take your medicine in this way and you return in a few weeks to see if your blood pressure has gone down, that dosage can change dramatically. If your blood pressure went down too much, or it did not go down enough, the doctor will change your dosage based upon his guess of what you – as a unique person – should do next to get your body to respond favorably. The PDI concept of working with the dosage of these therapy products is the same.
You start with an idea of a range and using your own PD scar problem as the yardstick for progress, you slowly increase your dosage of some or all of what you take in your therapy plan so that your problem will eventually improve. Does this sound unscientific? Perhaps, but this seems to be the most practical and logical way to approach this problem. Drugs have starting doses, but they are later increased or decreased on the basis of individual metabolic variations; medication dose levels are determined on an average basis, and then modified up on down on the basis of personal response. MDs change doses and drugs all the time for this reason. It is the same thing we are doing here.
By the way, as you are just beginning care, It is critical – essential – that you know how and when to monitor your PD scar; it should not be done in a general or haphazard fashion. This is critical information you must have before starting care so you will recognize positive changes when they occur. If you do not know exactly all the important physical attributes of your scar, you will never recognize when change occurs and you will not know how to modify your plan at the critical moment. This aspect of treatment is that important. This subject is explained at length in my book “Peyronie’s Disease Handbook” at http://peyronies-disease-help.com/PD-owners-manual.html
If you decide you will take _/day of __, but no change happens at that dose you probably should consider increasing dosage until your scar responds favorably to your new therapy levels. The process is made more complicated by the fact that you are taking multiple therapies.
I hear this everyday. A man complains he is no better after following his PD therapy plan for two months, but he has absolutely no idea about the size, shape, density or surface quality of his scars when he started care. He just assumed he would “remember.” Nonsense. This cannot be done.
Let me challenge you to a little experiment that will prove this point to you: You probably drive your car everyday, and maybe spend an hour or two holding the steering wheel of your car. Right now, what is the exact size of the steering wheel of your car? Holding your hands out in front of you, demonstrate the exact width of the steering wheel. As much as you have that wheel in your hands, you will not be able to know for sure how big it is because you have not cataloged the information in a clear and reproducible way. I also doubt you can accurately describe the size, shape, density and surface quality of the padded inner part that connects the wheel to the steering column. We just are not geared to remember this kind of information unless we take special steps to do so; this is what I am telling you that you must do now..
Since we cannot describe or recall the size, shape, density and surface qualities of the PD scar, it is necessary to go out of our way to document this information in a way that is detailed and accurate. All of this is explained in “Peyronie’s Disease Handbook.” If you do not know these things you will only be guessing about any progress or lack of progress, and this leaves you at a huge disadvantage during a time when you need to know exactly how you are or are not responding to your therapy plan.
If you wish to increase the dose of a product, slowly and carefully increase your dosage a little at a time, if your doctor approves of this. If you develop any unusual problem/symptom while increasing your dosage, simply stop taking the product for 48 hours after that problem/symptom disappears, then restart from the next lower dose at which you had no problem. . When you reach the highest dose where you had no problem or symptom, stay at that dosage level for a few weeks. After 2-3 weeks without problems, then slowly increase the dosage until you are at the desired level at which you begin to notice positive changes in your scar. You will know you are taking the correct effective dose when you begin to see improvement in your scar size, shape, density or surface quality.
Talk to your doctor about your PD supplementation program so he/she is fully aware of what PD treatment you have decided to use. These are dosage suggestions and strategies given above are for final approval from your doctor. All disclaimers found on the PDI website apply to this communication.
That is all until next month. Stay focused to your therapy plan and let me know if you have any questions about your PD therapy plan.