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Hello everyone,

I just joined because I would like to share my story and find a community for this awful illness/disease.

Started a month ago, had unprotected anal sex with the gf. Had a bit of burning in the urethra and urgency. Went to the ER and the STD tests came back negative so they said urethritis and gave me doxycycline. Doxy didn't really clear it all but it made it better. Went to my urologist (testicular cancer survivor) and he told me doxy isn't the best and it might have spread to the prostate. Gave me a week of Cipro.

Two days in and all symptoms go away but now I notice a lump, I feel like I'm sitting in a golf ball. It was very tender at first but has gotten better but now it's just stagnant. No pain but I fear when I end my cycle of Cipro, symptoms will start to come back. I can walk fine but I can't really sit or drive.

I been reading on here and think I'm going to try the bee pollen and quercetin. I notice alot of you have pain, did anyone feel as I felt?

Also I'm 29 year old male who is physically active and physicality fitm. I do alot of powerlifting and running.


Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:50 pm
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Post Re: Hello all, new member
It’s a fairly common but uncomfortable symptom of prostatitis. Buy a heating pad and arrange it so it’s against the area. Use it on low setting for 15-20 minutes several times a day. This might ease the inflammation as well as make you more comfortable. Buy a donut seat or ring to sit on when driving. Takes pressure off the prostate.


Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:49 pm
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Post Re: Hello all, new member
You may try getting an ice pack and wrapping it in a towel. Switch between that and a heating pad. A few other ideas:

Lay on your back more
Take pain relievers
Drink hot tea
Massage therapy
Alpha blockers
Stretching
Screaming or yelling at the top of your lungs

ADMIN NOTE: To the original poster. The men who are responding to you have been here a while and have traveled your road. Listen to them and you might find relief.


Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:06 pm
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I picked up some Omega 3, vitamin D3 and some quercetin, hoping it clears up.


Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:59 pm
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The circumstances of your symptoms would imply a bacterial origin for your prostatitis. I'm not sure how helpful it would be since you've already had abxs, but I would demand a post massage urine culture from your uro. I would suspect e-coli or enterococcus given the anal sex (and I suspect that will be the last time you perform such act unprotected lol....)

But what you describe sounds like classic onset of prostatitis. Been there. You really want to be sure of what bacteria you're dealing with and then do an extended course of the appropriate abxs. The short course you got didn't do you any good.

You might request an extension of your Cipro. Usually a month or more is required. You don't want to stop and then restart again.


Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:52 pm
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You can try garlic supplements like AllicinMax or Allimax to see if it could give you some relief. It's pretty pricey though. Combining this with the Quercetin may help as well.


Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:12 am
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my suggestion is get a complete Urologic exam like EPS, TRUS, etc. Find a Uro who can do a prostate massage. Abx with prostate drainage will help eliminate the pathogen lodging on your prostate. Supplements are good but sometimes we really need abx first to kill the pathogens. Other supplements I can recommend based on my experience are Reishi mushroom, Ashwagandha, Allimax, Atrantil, Zinc and vit D


Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:28 am
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So it has gotten slightly better, I can sit now even though I still feel pressure. My antibiotics end next week and the doctor won't prescribe more without seeing me so we will see if symptoms return or not.


Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:28 pm
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Sirez wrote:
So it has gotten slightly better, I can sit now even though I still feel pressure. My antibiotics end next week and the doctor won't prescribe more without seeing me so we will see if symptoms return or not.


I'm glad there are some improvement. Be aware that even the infection is gone inflammation of the prostate can take a while to heal. If your doc says there is no more active infection and won't recommend you abx anymore, then you can take supplements that have a very strong anti-inflammatory effects like Turmeric. I'm 95% symptom free now but before I achieved this, It took me 7-8 months to completely eliminate the inflammation after the infection. Diet modification is also important to achieve healing. PM me if you need advice.


Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:53 am
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Thank you everyone. Today is my first day off of abxs and my gut is wrecked. Uncontrollable flatulence and food coming out in stool as of it's not being processed. That being said, I do feel much better and only feel a but if pressure in the perineum area. No more golf ball feeling. My doctor prescribed flomax to check the muscles around the prostate. I hope it sticks, for now I am taking bromelain 500, quercetin 500 and liquid turmeric extract. Wish me luck


Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:58 pm
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Keep an eye on the diarrhea. If it doesn't subside in a couple days (or gets worse) you may need medical attention.


Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:56 pm
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prostate454 wrote:
Keep an eye on the diarrhea. If it doesn't subside in a couple days (or gets worse) you may need medical attention.



No diarrhea but just off colored and food appearing in it like not being digested


Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:18 pm
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you need to eat fermented foods like sauerkraut, kefer, and take a good quality of probiotics in order to rebuild your gut microbiome.


Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:21 am
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everything is better now?


Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:18 am
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Well, I have been taking 500mg of quercetin, bromelain and liquid turmeric, also vitamin d and fish oil. It has not returned. I still feel something funny in my perineum area but more towards my anus but for now I am 90% good. I see another urologist because although I trust my current, he hasn't even done so much of a dre exam. He also gave me flomax but I don't feel it's doing anything yet or at all.


Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:18 pm
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Sirez what you may be feeling is inflammation. It can last for weeks/months after your other symptoms go away. Just a guess but it’s possible. As for seeing another urologist you might be better served by a GP. You said your urologist hadn’t done a Dre exam, but those are typically done by your GP. A GP treats many more cases of prostatitis than a urologist. It might seem odd but there’s an order to diagnose, and the urologist expects your GP to do the Dre exam and everything else to do with your condition. They would normally only be involved if your condition doesn’t improve. So it’s worth considering a good GP before getting involved with specialists.


Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:12 am
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So it's been about a month since my last post, I've been almost 100%. I no longer feel a lump but I do occasionally get muscle spasms. I still take my supplements and take care of myself but for now, I think I am cured.


Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:37 pm
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