Chronic prostatitis

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chronic prostatitis difficult to live with. Am not thinking stright with this disease any longer. Had a miserable day today. Don't know if I want to live any longer. Does anyone else have these feelings?

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    Hi steven

    so tell us, what symptoms do you have? How long have you had them and what medications are you taking???

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      Hi Stuart,   I had a Turp done 61/2 years ago because of my prostatitis. It was horrible. I had 6 bladder stones, 4 kidney stones and a prostate blocking my urine flow. I was retaining about 200 cc of urine in my bladder and my flow rate was only 3.2 cc/ sec. But thats not the reason why I had the Turp done. It was because my prostate was so inflamed that I could hardly walk much less sit. I am so sorry I made that decision. I don't know wether it was the right one or wrong one.

        The Prostatitis never went away. That's why I'm wondering if I made the right decision. The dr I am seeing right now just put me on some Cefdinir (omnicef). antibiotic. We' ll see what that does. I don't know if I'm looking at having the prostate removed down the road or not.

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    I've been there, not with prostatis exactly but similar.  I had a strange kind of arthristis that was eating my spine and all the joints in my body.  Riding in a car was excrutiating, lifting a briefcase, turning a door knob, looking to my right or left.  I went to pretty much every top hospital in New York City, always asked to be treated by the 'Chief of Rhumetology'. No one offerred any hope.  I was 36 and didn't want to spend the next 40 years with it.

    I also had serious prostatitis at that time.  ?

    What symptoms are you sufferring with?

    Have you tried every possible cure?

    Have you posted about your situation on this forum?  The members are very helpful and they have lots of experience to draw on.

    Have you sought professional help for your depression?

    How old are you?

    Do you have people that depend on you?

    Leaving aside the long term, Is there anything you could do to have fun tomorrow?

    Can you do a kindness for someone else?  Spend a couple of hours helping in an animal shelter or a veterans hospital?  

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      Iv'e had these symptoms for 61/2 years jjjj. I am seeing a urologist now who has me on an antibiotic. In answer two your third question- yes many times trying to find an answer. I'm seeing a psychiatrist right now and I am 65 years old. Had the Turp when I was 59 ??  I don't have anyone who depends on me right now,jjjj. I am alone most of the time because my symptoms bother me so much.

         I would love to help other people, but my pain stops me from doing these things.

        Thank you for your reply jjjj  ????

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    Be careful about mention of suicide.If the wrong person hears you, particularly medical professionals, you could be subjected to an involuntary psychiatric examination, which could be of several hours or days in duration.I made that mistake one time after complaining pf depression. After a cursory ninety second exam,an incompetent ER physician decreed I had "suicidal ideation", and it took four hours of waiting before I could convince the Psychiatric Social Worker that I wasn't and was released. Never go to a psychiatric hospital for "voluntary admission". It does not exist.

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    Steven,

    I sympathise with you.... I, too, have pain, but not near as serious as yours...My pain is caused by a foley catheter inserted into the end of my penis...One thing that helps reduce the pain is a neosporin pain ointment that I apply to insertion area... Also, I take Aleve for 12 hour relief and it helps to reduce the pain too...

    You might want to try these...I hope they help!...

    If others can make helpful suggestion to help Steven, please do!..

     

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    Yes mate, i've got chronic prostatitis for almost 3 years. I am 25 still young, yes. Doctor also shocked that i can get this disease at my young age. Recently I am still consume Clavamox antibiotics everyday, 500 mg 3 times a day. The symptoms decreased significantly but when i stop the medicine, the symptomps will come back. At first felt so depressed, then i can accept it with from support of my family and other people who lived close to me.

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      Hello maliq,

      What are your symptoms before and now? And how have you been dealing with prostatitis for the last 3 years?

      Thanks

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      Thank you, too mate. I am currently taking Cefdinir, but I get very depressed because of this condition. I wish I could find a CURE.  Steve 
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    Steven,

    get exercise and do it NOW!

    i realize you don't feel like moving much but as someone who has had this affliction for over 10 years the more exercise I get the better I feel.

    Bicycling, walking, weight lifting its all good and will make your symptoms SO MUCH MORE BEARABLE!

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      Try an exercise routine......as uncomfortable as it be at first it WILL HELP!

      try heat also, heating pad type? If you get even 20 minutes of relief it can seem like days and will get you tremendous emotional relief

       

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    Steven,  Just had a badly infected dog bite in my hand which resulted in 3 Operations to clean out and 6 days in hospital. I have very bad Prostatitis with constant pain, incontinence and erectile disfunction. I was put on Co-amoxiclav antibiotic for my hand and for 7 days now I have had no pain in my Prostate, it seems to be a very good antibiotic but I am just wary as to how long it will last for, but fingers crossed.
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      Following prostate biopsy I too have suffered from intermitent prostatitis.

      last year it absolutely ruined my holiday Burning feeling in my penis, pain in my lower abdomen,groin and in my scrotum. Have found relief from ibuprofen (this is a good anti inflamatory) and going out for a walk.

      Have suffered from Ed now for ages, think its been caused by long use of meds for other problems. nealpros suggestion of an implant would be great but cost is prohibitive for me and the NHS have given me no help at all.Have tried all the usual stuff like cialis, viagra etc but found then to be useless. Vacum pump works quite well once you get used to using it. have just bought some vitaros and will try that out over the next week and will post on its efectiveness or otherwise.

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      I am in the US, so I know nothing about the National Health Service, but is there no way to appeal their decision and get some help from them to get a penile implant? It's a well known and accepted procedure here with a 98 % + satisfaction rate among those of us who have them, and their female partners. As far as I know, no research has been done on female partners, but I see no reason it wouldn't be the same.

      Neal

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      Neal,  We are very fortunate with the NHS but you do not get much choice and money is limited. It can be very much dependant on your Consultant and if he is into research and bringing sponsorship for trials into the local health authority. I now have a number of good contacts I can speak to, so will try and find out what I can. I am not too bad but can't go near running taps or fountains ! but find dribbles are the worst but it is better than pain.

      David

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