Proctalgia fugax

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Jonas E, modified 1 Year ago at 12/9/22 3:43 PM
Created 1 Year ago at 12/9/22 3:43 PM

Proctalgia fugax

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Is anyone else here than me having "proctalgia fugax"? It is a painful spasm kind of thing appearing in the anal area. I read that it's not known why it appears, but it's believed that it comes from long sittings, stress, sex or menstruation. Im going to practice laying down- standing- and other meditations like yoga, dancing, instead of sitting. Or just awareness in whatever I do.
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Aeon , modified 1 Year ago at 3/2/23 9:09 PM
Created 1 Year ago at 3/2/23 9:09 PM

RE: Proctalgia fugax

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Can't say I have had it, but I have had testicular pain which was referred pain from excessively tense adductors and glute muscles. This occurs because a nerve is pinched by the aforementioned muscle tissues. I guess something similar could happen with proctalgia.

Resources you might find useful are:
malepelvicfloor.com
triggerpoints.net

Could also be plain weakness of that musculature, but that would likely be accompanied by incontinence.
Could also be repressed trauma that is "stored" or connected to those tissues, but spasming is more often indicative of a nerve issue.
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Dream Walker, modified 1 Year ago at 3/3/23 11:57 PM
Created 1 Year ago at 3/3/23 11:57 PM

RE: Proctalgia fugax

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Notice sensations thru out the day and label them as needed to stay on track. This has proven to have luck for one person I know who could not sit.
Check magnesium and potassium levels for cramping in general.
Good luck
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Jonas E, modified 1 Year ago at 3/8/23 8:50 AM
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RE: Proctalgia fugax

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Thank you! It is better now. I'm not sure why. Long time ago I felt it. I think it might came out of stress I had, and maybe also to sitting.
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Ben V, modified 1 Year ago at 3/8/23 3:51 PM
Created 1 Year ago at 3/8/23 3:51 PM

RE: Proctalgia fugax

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I have suffered a distressing episode of that in the past, and occasionally have minor recurrences. In my case it was related to psychological conflicts. It took me 6 months to realize that, and more to realize exactly what inner conflict trigerred those episodes. 

A good thing to try would be to notice what you were thinking about before a spasm. What feeling(s) were coming up? What situation you were in.. etc. This needs lots of mindfulness so it's good you already have that skill. Eventually you can discover what it is about. Also ask yourself what was going on in your life (inner and outer) when this problem started. 

Often, it's like that: An intense feeling comes up that is considered by another part of your mind as "dangerous", "forbidden". That part of the mind reacts with equal intensity and tightens up around the feeling, which pushes it in the body. I'm sure you've experienced other parts of the body tighten up in situations of stress, like the throat or chest or abdomen. Except this time, it's in the pelvic floor, where muscles are closely linked with the pudental nerve, which can hurt like hell when pinched. 

Pelvic floor physical therapists can also be helpful with this, and some are also aware of the potential psychological dimension around such issue. 

I don't think all cases are related to emotional issues. Some women get similar issues from giving birth. Or it can come from a surgery or falling on the floor. But from my personal research into this (not scientific research but just reading about many cases), it seems many are related to emotional conflicts being activated. 

Wish you a quick resolve of that issue.
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Jonas E, modified 1 Year ago at 3/15/23 4:54 AM
Created 1 Year ago at 3/15/23 4:54 AM

RE: Proctalgia fugax

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Interesting! Yes I think it might be related to some childhood-set prohibition. I observed thouse thoughtpatterns a lot when it was going on, and I think I'm working through it. I'm just being mindful and then I sometimes observe thought patterns as a consequence; in lack of my ability to just be mindful.
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Aeon , modified 1 Year ago at 3/16/23 8:12 AM
Created 1 Year ago at 3/16/23 8:12 AM

RE: Proctalgia fugax

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Oh by the way, if you massage all the tension/muscle-armor out of the anal muscles, both external and internal sphincter, and especially the prostate, you can have multiple full-body, 100x intense, supremely fulfilling and energizing, non-ejaculatory orgasms that don't cause the Coolidge effect, enabling you to sustain the honeymoon period with a partner if you never ejaculate.

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