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 Forum: Prostatitis Discussion   Topic: FDA Guidelines for Quinolones due to Disabling Side Effects

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:09 pm 

Replies: 0
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The FDA issued new guidelines for fluoroquinolone antibiotics in March of 2016, revised/updated in July of 2016. http://prostatitis.org/redirect.php?link=http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm511530.htm These guidelines now advise against use of floroquinolone meds for simple or "uncomplicated...

 Forum: Prostatitis Discussion   Topic: Enterococcus Faecalis found in Semen

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:55 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 11217

Among Levaquin's (several) black box warnings, the newest recommendation is that it should no longer be used as a first line med for "uncomplicated" UTI's. http://prostatitis.org/redirect.php?link=http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm511530.htm "We have determined that fluoroquinolo...

 Forum: Prostatitis Discussion   Topic: Enterococcus Faecalis found in Semen

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:47 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 11217

Oh... Your question! Studies and trials with fosfomycin for prostatitis have shown it can and does effectively penetrate the prostate tissue and is effective against E Coli. Google: "Fosfomycin, and Option for Prostatits" for more on this. I should think as E-Faecalis has been shown sensit...

 Forum: Prostatitis Discussion   Topic: Enterococcus Faecalis found in Semen

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:15 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 11217

Urine and semen cultures both may detect urinary and/or prostate infections, though urine culture may indicate a simple urinary infection that hadn't affected the prostate. Theoretically, urine shouldn't contain any prostatic fluid, though if you've got a raging infection in the prostate, I suppose ...

 Forum: Prostatitis Discussion   Topic: Enterococcus Faecalis found in Semen

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:28 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 11217

Please look into Fosfomycin (brand name Monurol) as an alternative to the big guns Vanco or Levaquin. Fosfo is approved by FDA for E faecalis, and is a much more benign med. http://prostatitis.org/redirect.php?link=http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/778281 "Fosfomycin tromethamine is approved ...

 Forum: Prostatitis Discussion   Topic: Fare Thee Well... Looks Like the Fosfomycin Worked!

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:38 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 5000

I wanted to add (for anyone trying fosfo), that according to what I've learned about the med, it is absorbed into urinary tissues directly from the urine itself, and not so much from the blood supply. Fosfo is filtered out to urine swiftly by the kidneys. This is why it doesn't work for pneumonia or...

 Forum: Prostatitis Discussion   Topic: Fare Thee Well... Looks Like the Fosfomycin Worked!

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:07 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 5000

I was afraid I might be jumping the gun a bit myself at 8 weeks, but my life has become so normal this whole ordeal is rapidly fading into my past. The longest I went between relapses with the Doxy was 5 weeks (after stopping the med). I took the fosfo from 10/8 to 11/8. I wanted to document how ple...

 Forum: Prostatitis Discussion   Topic: My prostatitis experience

 Post subject: Re: Administrator
Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:56 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 2888

Hi MR; I'm not the administrator here, but might have some info for you... A semen culture should be as easy to do as a urine culture. Even your GP should be able to order this, so no reason to travel to get this done. With a history of positive E coli culture, most uro's would order Cipro for a mon...

 Forum: Prostatitis Discussion   Topic: Fosfomycin (Monuril) in the UK?

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:43 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 1380

Fosfomycin / Monurol is available world wide, but it is only approved for female UTI. Prescribing this for prostatitis would be an "off label" prescription, which would not be unusual as off label prescribing is quite common for many meds. The only reason a doc might be reticent at prescri...

 Forum: Prostatitis Discussion   Topic: Fare Thee Well... Looks Like the Fosfomycin Worked!

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:05 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 5000

What dosing/protocols were you using Chav, WS?

Do you still have positive cultures? Or ongoing symptoms with clean cultures?

 Forum: Prostatitis Discussion   Topic: Fare Thee Well... Looks Like the Fosfomycin Worked!

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:46 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 5000

Well I'm 8 weeks out after finishing my month of Fosfomycin, and all is still quiet on the Western Front. I have nothing but good things to say about my experience with it. No side effects to speak of, and it seems to have worked where 2 runs of Doxycycline failed. My uro wanted to go straight to su...

 Forum: Prostatitis Discussion   Topic: recommendations for extra useful tests/treatments

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:27 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 2159

I got a resistant strain of haemophilus from oral sex that almost didn't get caught with semen culture. After a clean urine culture, I requested a semen culture and during a relapse the doc said the culture was read and was negative. A few days later he called back and said the culture had now grown...

 Forum: Prostatitis Discussion   Topic: Going round in circles 12 months on

Posted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 3:04 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 2614

The standard dose for fosfomycin is 3 grams, and it is marketed and FDA approved ONLY as a "one and done" single dose fix for female UTI. I've seen several different dosing regimes for prostatitis. Most start with a week of daily dosing (3gr/day), and some even keep this schedule for a ful...

 Forum: Prostatitis Discussion   Topic: Going round in circles 12 months on

 Post subject: Administrator
Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:03 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 2614

Did they test for antibiotic sensitivity when they got your positive E Coli Cervelo? A lot of E Coli is now resistant to Cipro (particularly in EU) as doc's have been prescribing it for females with their UTIs for years (and females get a lot of UTIs!). Fosfomycin (brand name Monurol) has been getti...

 Forum: Prostatitis Discussion   Topic: 2 Years of Prostatitis after being diagnosed with Chlamydia

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:23 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 3013

I developed epididymitis on my right side back in June, which was resolved, only to return a month after finishing the doxycycline. After another round of doxy, I wound up getting epididymitis on my left side (again a month later), with the right side staying clear. Urologist said he suspected prost...

 Forum: Prostatitis Discussion   Topic: 2 Years of Prostatitis after being diagnosed with Chlamydia

Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:50 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 3013

You shouldn't need a new doc to get a semen culture... I had clean urine tests, but a semen culture showed beta-lactamase / resistant heamophilus. Your GP should be able to order a semen culture... Ask him about this. You can get the culture jar from the lab and take it home to "obtain" th...

 Forum: Prostatitis Discussion   Topic: My problems came and almost went away in 2 months

Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:02 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 1173

All info is helpful; particularly optimistic stories like yours. I'm hoping to post a similar report soon, but I've been working on mine for 6 months now. I agree, once you've tried both Cipro and Bactrim, there isn't much rationale for more anti-B's, unless you've got a positive culture and sensiti...

 Forum: Prostatitis Discussion   Topic: no classic symptoms, caused by the cold?

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:31 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 995

Angocin... Looks like we have a new med to add to our pharmacopeia! Extract from nasturtium herb and horseradish root? http://prostatitis.org/redirect.php?link=http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16618018 I'll try anything before I resort to Cipro or Sulfa, so bring it on! Best of Luck, & let us ...

 Forum: Prostatitis Discussion   Topic: battling this stupid condition!! (new member)

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:35 am 

Replies: 132
Views: 28864

Great news FF. Probably a good idea to finish the sulfa before starting the flowmax. I hate to be on more than one med at once. Next Stop Limbo (where I am now), off the anti-B's, wondering and waiting to see if a relapse occurs. I would typically go 3-4 weeks off the doxy before my epididymitis wou...

 Forum: Prostatitis Discussion   Topic: no classic symptoms, caused by the cold?

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:48 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 995

Hi, & I'm in nearly the same boat. I've been getting recurrent epididymitis, with UTI symptoms much like yours. Bladder pain, particularly when I stand up after being seated for a while. The stretching of the abdomen gives a searing pain under the navel. Not much pain to speak of in the prostate...

 Forum: Prostatitis Discussion   Topic: battling this stupid condition!! (new member)

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:57 am 

Replies: 132
Views: 28864

Glad you're doing well on the Sulfatrim! It's supposed to have fewer organisms resistant to it compared to the quins, and with the latest addition to the black box warnings for quins (for persistent neuropathies), they may be falling out of favor as the initial go-to med. My urologist actually said ...

 Forum: Prostatitis Discussion   Topic: battling this stupid condition!! (new member)

Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:50 pm 

Replies: 132
Views: 28864

There are only two classes of anti-B's doctors use to treat prostatitis when it first appears... Quinolones and sulfas. Major sulfa reactions are less common than with the quins, but when they occur it can be rather dramatic (impressive/painful skin rashes), so they usually go with Cipro first. Reac...

 Forum: Prostatitis Discussion   Topic: battling this stupid condition!! (new member)

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:06 am 

Replies: 132
Views: 28864

I believe you do have to be off the anti-B's for at least a couple of weeks before you can attempt a semen (or urine) culture. My symptoms would flare at around 3 to 4 weeks after I finished the doxy, & this is when I got the positive semen culture for beta lactam resistant heamophilus. Urine cu...

 Forum: Prostatitis Discussion   Topic: battling this stupid condition!! (new member)

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:09 pm 

Replies: 132
Views: 28864

Your GP should be able to order a semen culture, which in my humble opinion is the easiest way to culture prostatic fluid. Once you find out what you're dealing with, there are only a few meds initially indicated, and your GP should be able to prescribe these too. Some doc's are reluctant to culture...

 Forum: Prostatitis Discussion   Topic: battling this stupid condition!! (new member)

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:13 am 

Replies: 132
Views: 28864

I came down with my symptoms after oral only with my long term partner. Amazing the number of folks who seem to state their troubles started after oral. I had urethritis for a month or more on urination, with split/fishtail stream, before I developed a recurring epididymitis. Semen culture came up p...
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