My prostatitis experience
This is my first post on prostatitis.org.
I have had prostatitis for almost exactly one year now.
I want to tell my story if it might help anyone else with a similar scenario/case and symptoms.
I am a 33 year old male from Canada.
I contracted a bladder/urinary tract infection from unprotected sex with my girlfriend (rubbing penis on anus for less than minute, not anal sex).
First urine test came back as e. coli, took Macrobid and I was fine for 2 months.
After two months I got burning in my feet and then another urinary tract infection, but it was different I could barely urinate.
Got another urine test and it showed Proteus Mirabilis, took 7 days of Ciprofloxacin, as they only thought it was a UTI.
The urinary tract infection was cured and I could urinate better again, but not as well. The burning in my feet remained and even went into my calves, inner thighs and groin. It was basically burning so much I couldn't concentrate at work or much of anything.
Went to multiple doctors, urine and blood tests negative for all STD/STIs including trichomoniasis.
Took two more weeks of Macrobid, not knowing it doesn't penetrate the prostate from what I read.
Went to urologist and said prostate is normal size. I refused to take more Ciprofloxacin or anti-biotics, even though I hadn't taken a longer course.
I did a lot of research and I read this website: https://www.prostatitis.org/draincure.html
I did prostate massage on myself, even though it was difficult physically reaching around. After performing 4-5 prostate drainages the burning in my feet and legs were cured.
Just as the guide had said I got clear prostatic fluid discharge and it stung.
Though sadly, the burning in my groin area remained mostly on one side and perineum.
I thought it could be candida so I took diflucan as I had logically thought candida can't be killed by antibiotics or made worse.
I read an article that diflucan can penetrate the prostate at least: http://prostatitis.org/redirect.php?lin ... 390553.pdf
This did not change anything.
I started taking magnesium, zinc and saw palmetto, which actually helped urination return almost normal, but have to be taken daily with food.
Some things do make it worse, such as caffiene and spicy food. I didn't want to believe this would make it worse.
Ejactulation causes slightly more burning which lasts a whole day.
I am thinking of what the next step is:
- Fly to USA to get semen culture?
- Try to see another uro who will do a scan of my prostate?
- Try Ciprofloxacin again but for longer? Has anyone been cured from a second course of antibiotics?
Thanks for any advice or suggestions.