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Joined: Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:20 am
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Hey guys,
I've been dealing w/Chronic non-bacterial prostatitis since last summer. It took a long time, but I seem to have figured out a system that works for me (Quercetin, saw palmetto, doctor prescribed tri-cyclic anti-depressants, lots of water, lots of exercise, yojimbe & horny goat weed to deal with the sexual dysfunction caused by the pain, etc.). I think I've got it on the run now, and I'll be completely better in a few months. Which is an incredible relief as this has been the hardest thing I've ever dealt with. I'm sure you can relate.
In a few weekends, I will be going back to my college town for my friend's wedding. Since this came about, I've pretty much cut alcohol, caffeine, and spicy foods out of my diet completely. However since this is a wedding, I'd like to be able to enjoy myself and have a few glasses of champagne. But before I quit drinking, if I did have alcohol, it always led to pain, which in turn led to sexual dysfunction (again...I'm going to a wedding...can't have that). I was wondering if anyone has found a technique for socially drinking without experiencing pain. My doctor said that I should drink as little as possible, which I have (probably three times in the last 5 months), and that if I did drink I should not drink beer or gin because of some sort of acid contained in them. I've had some luck with legal herbal pain relievers like kava kava and kratom but not enough to erase the pain completely, just mask it a little. I've also heard that drinking a lot of water as you're drinking helps, which will be easy enough at the reception, but I'm bound to wind up at the bar sometime and I don't want to carry around a huge jug of water everywhere I go. My friends know I've been having health issues over the past year but only a few know the details. I'd like to be social and have a good time but I definitely don't want to reverse the healing process and I definitely don't want the pain to effect "proper male function" if you catch my drift. If any of you have any insight as to how to deal with this problem, let me know.

Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:36 pm

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Over 80 views and no responses. Pathetic. You'd think that out of an entire forum of guys dealing with the exact same problem that someone would take a few seconds to help.

Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:44 am

Joined: Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:52 pm
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I am afraid there is no weekend respite from the prostatitis diet for most people. Just a little caffeine or alcohol is all it takes to make a flare even worse for many patients. Maybe drinking ginger ale will keep a glass in your hand and people from noticing your reluctance to drink.

Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:23 pm

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Alcohol and prostatitis are incompatible. It was proved by specialists in the field of urology. Alcohol destroys the liver cells, which prevents the normal production of male hormones.

Wed May 10, 2017 9:46 am

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i'd steer clear or keep its to an absolute minimum (1 or 2 vodka sodas). Pretty sure you'll be able to have some fun with old friends without getting boozed up. Have a few soda waters in a short glass and no one will be the wiser. Good luck.

Wed May 10, 2017 11:41 am

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Well this thread is a few years old....

...but for me, after almost two years now, I can definitively say that it doesn't matter what I eat or drink, it has no effect on my symptoms. In fact, on a Saturday night my wife and I might drink a lot of wine and have sex...and I usually feel better on Sunday.

Wed May 10, 2017 1:00 pm

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I did not drink alcohol for one year after being diagnosed with Prostattis. I found this did not improve my symptoms. Then on a night out I though tf**k it what can one glass of wine do. So i drank it and was expecting my symptoms to get worse the next day. But they did not.

Since then , I have one or two drinks a week. Usually on a Friday or Saturday night and I find this does not make my symptoms worse. I would not want to drink more than this incase it did. Luckily I've never been a heavy drinker so I'm content with a glass or two a week.

My situation is different. You are getting better so there is a risk, My symptoms where consistent and no improvement so I had little to risk.

I would avoid it for a few months to see how you progress.

Up to you.

Tell me what you decide.

Wed May 10, 2017 5:04 pm

Joined: Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:00 pm
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I was the opposite, .you symptoms went away when I was drinking, which led me to believen mine was muscular/tension problem

Thu May 11, 2017 7:20 pm

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I feel much better after a few drinks as well. If you're going to do drink, make sure you stay hydrated!

Mon May 15, 2017 2:14 pm
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