I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE PEYRONIE’S TREATMENT I HAVE BEEN PRESCRIBED. I HAVE JUST SEEN A UROLOGIST WHO DIAGNOSED ME WITH PEYRONIE’S DISEASE. HE HAS PUT ME ON 400IU OF VITAMIN E THREE TIMES A DAY AND 12 GR. OF POTABA PER DAY. IS THIS A GOOD COURSE OF TREATMENT? WHAT CAN I EXPECT FOR A SUCCESS RATE?
In my opinion you should do a bit of online readying about POTABA. I think you will find a lot of controversy and reports of non-effectiveness about it. From my experience there are fewer and fewer MDs using POTABA in the last few years because of high cost, limited results, and poor compliance because most men find they cannot tolerate the severe abdominal pain it causes even with the initial usage. I am surprised your urologist did not mention this to you; I am sure he knows all about it.
Did you ask the urologist what kind of success rate he has with this prescription? Did you ask the urologist about what response and reactions you should expect while you are taking POTABA? I would be interested to know his response.
POTABA is one of the limited number of drugs available for prescription by an MD in the treatment of PD, although there are many MDs who do not prescribe POTABA because they find the trouble their patients encounter while taking it does not justify the limited potential benefit.
Now, POTABA is nothing more than a simple B vitamin – PABA – that has a molecule of potassium added to it, or to say it another way, POTABA is a potassium salt of PABA.
PABA has been shown years ago in medical research to be successful in treatment of PD, but the medical profession likes to use drugs (POTABA) whenever it can, and refuses to use something as simple as a B-vitamin. POTABA causes a host of gastric symptoms, for which reason few men complete their course of therapy with it. PABA works just as well, and has no side-effects. However, neither PABA or POTABA produce results as good as PABA when combined in a more aggressive therapy program as you see presented on the PDI website.
You should know this is a rather limited course of therapy. No one can predict whether it will help you or not, you must follow if for a while to determine if it will improve the size, shape, density or surface quality of your Peyronie’s plaque. You would be wise to get the book I wrote, “Peyronie’s Disease Handbook,” about dealing with Peyronie’s disease on a daily basis to improve your chances for recovery.
The Peyronie’s Disease Institute has offered PABA to its visitors since 2002 for treatment of Peyronie’s disease without a single report of inability to use it because of gastric problems.