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increasingly severe prostatitis

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  • Posted By: ashevillian
  • April 29, 2008
  • 03:22 AM

I'm 32 years old, and a year and a half ago I had my first bout of prostatitis. It was painful, but after a day of antibiotics I was back on my feet. After that I would have a bout every month or so but knew I could rely on the antibiotics to knock it out. I was positive for e.coli after a prostatic massage, and I had a rectal ultrasound, which turned up no abnormalities.

Last October my doc put me on a 8-week course of Cipro, but even during those 8 weeks, I felt like I was having mild flare ups. Two days after ending the treatment, I had terrible recurrence -- the worst yet. I went on another 6 week course, and my next test showed no e.coli. But I had another terrible bout only a week later. That cycle has repeated itself a couple of times.

The big problem is that, while I used to feel better after a day or so of antibiotics, now I'm in debilitating pain for weeks, even though I eat as I'm told, take warm baths, and generally follow instructions to the letter. I avoided pain meds at first but am now relying on Oxycodone and still missing weeks of work.

My GP and urologist seem unconcerned (renewing my prescriptions without seeing me) and have told me that this is something I'm just going to have to live with, but is it normal to be so unresponsive to antibiotic treatment??

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  • Have they taken the e coli sample and matched an antibiotic with it via a culture? Maybe you should find a new doctor who is more concerned.http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/prostatitis/DS00341/DSECTION=1I think the e coli is a long haul of antibiotics. Punch it up with a dozen acupuncture treatments. Have you been checked for STDs? Maybe there is something hanging in there. Half of the men with herpes have no symptoms; have you thought about getting a herpes 2 blood test. You talk about flare ups, so that came to mind.
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  • Have they taken the e coli sample and matched an antibiotic with it via a culture? Maybe you should find a new doctor who is more concerned.http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/prostatitis/DS00341/DSECTION=1I think the e coli is a long haul of antibiotics. Punch it up with a dozen acupuncture treatments. Have you been checked for STDs? Maybe there is something hanging in there. Half of the men with herpes have no symptoms; have you thought about getting a herpes 2 blood test. You talk about flare ups, so that came to mind. Your repeated antibiotics use is a real concern. Please get yourself the best quality PROBIOTIC you can find - look on www.vitacost.com or at a good healthfood store. This is very important as your heavy antibiotic use has stripped out all of your beneficial flora. Do this asap! Also, consider trying acupuncture, but in particular Chinese herbal medicine as it is very effective for treating this disorder. Find a practitioner who is NCCAOM certified in Traditional Chinese herbalism. This will really help with both your pain AND your infection...and will get you off the rollercoster of antibiotics. www.nccaom.org or www.acufinder.com Best wishesDOM
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