best antiobotics for non bacterial prostatis

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Can i have some feeback please of fellow members for the best antiobotics

ihave tried trimethoprim for 2 months twice a day and pain comes back just above the penis area near groin also tried ciprofloxacin again for a month but had terrible side affects and have come off them . Thanks everyone

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    As I understand it antibiotics are supplied for Bacterial Prostatitis. I have had this for nearly 2 years since Sepsis. None of the many Antibiotics have worked yet and if you are only taking 2 Trimethoprin per day then that is only maintenance trying to keep it from getting worse, not a cure. My list is quite long of Antibiotics used, and none have worked, Consultant blames pain on nerve pain and has referred me 3 months ago to Pain Clinic as he says he can do nothing to help me and still waiting to see them yet. Life is a misery and I sympathise with you.
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    Hi Mark

    I agree with Oldbuzzard. AntiBiotics kill harmful bacteria. But you don't have any harmful bacteria if you have been diagnosed with 'non-bacterial' prostatitis so using antibiotics seems pointless. However, antibiotics can have an anti-inflammatory effect which could be helpful. The trouble with 'non-bacterial prostatitis, as a diagnosis is that it seems as though the physicians are saying 'we don't really know what's causing the problem'. There are other causes. There must be. They include viruses (STD's like genital herpes HSV) and antibiotics are not effective against these. You'd need antiviral. There are nerve conditions that cause pelvic pain (eg Pudendal Nerve inflammation). There is more and more thinking that 'Prostatis' is not always a good description of the problem because the problem may really be elsewhere and the prostate gland is just suffering along with other tissues in the region (eg. perineum). I wish you all the best for your search for improved health

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    Hi Mark, as the other contributers have said antibiotics are used to kill bacterium.Both harmful and friendly bacteria are killed with these meds.

    Taking antibiotics needlesley can kill of all the good bacteria in the gut leading to upset and pain.. I suffer from intermitent non bacterial prostatitis and find ibuprofen taken over a couple of days helps and strangly enough going for a walk seems to give me some relief. We are all different mark and what works for one does not work for all, mores the pity.


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