Has anyone used Doxycycline for Prostatitis before?

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Or am I the only one?

If so, were you successful with it? and did you have confirmed chlamydia trachomatis or Ureaplasma urealyticum found in the prostate?

I seem to be getting a great response from Doxycyline, but my urologist says he doesn't prescribe it much for prostatitis.

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    Hi Briggsey

    I've just started in Doxycycline myself, been on it for almost a week now.  I haven't noticed any real change in my condition but then I'm not sure how long it will take to work if at all.  I've had the non bacterial form of prostatitis for 3 months now and have had as may tests as you could poke a stick at, and all came back as if I was a very healthy 52 year old.  No sign of infection anywhere, Urethrogram came back normal so no strictures, PSA all good, Prostate healthy after a few back passage checks - just to confirm...  So after being put on Amitriptyline - I couldn't handle that - valdoxan, which I also couldn't deal with, I'm now on Baclofen 20mg morning and night, and trying the Doxycycline.  I've also changed my diet to eliminate processed foods and sugars so I'm hoping the new regime might yield some results.  But as I said no infections diagnosed, and no idea how long the Doxycycline will take.  I guess the main reason for the Doxy is that the doc said it has some anti inflammatory properties, and I'm desperate enough to try it.  I have an appointment with a pelvic floor specialist physio soon, so looking forward to learning how to manage the pain and seeing if the ol' pelvic floor is in distress.  Leave no stone unturned I say.

    I'll try and keep this thread updated with how I go.

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      Yes please do keep this updated. Are you taking Doxycyline 100mg 2 x per day? That is what I am doing. I notice positive effects in about 3-4 days on it, and so far I have stopped/started it twice with the same thing happening about 3 or 4 days in. Just starting for the 3rd time again after coming off Ciprofloxacin due to adverse effects and will be on the Doxycycline from now for 6 weeks. 

      Your doctor is not wrong when he says it has some anti inflammatory properties. I considered this as why I was getting good response from it, but while I was taking the Cipro for just over four days, I was also on an actual anti-inflammatory 3 x per day and got no response like the Doxycyline. No idea what that means.

      My urine came back fine and am doing semen analysis tomorrow. Not expecting to find anything but for now Doxy seems to be the one to stick to for now. Good luck and keep me updated!

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      Hi Briggsey,

      That's right, I'm on 100mg Doxycycline morning and night and so far no real change.  Had the appt with the Pelvic Floor Physio and she quizzed me extensively to make sure there weren't factors that would make her think that its not what they call Persistent Pain Syndrome.  She thinks that as I've been dealing with pain for 3 months+ regardless of the cause (could have been a mild UTI) my biological self perceives a threat which has manifested as pain in the pelvic region, most notably in the penis.  So recommended course of action is to try to break the pain association in the brain - easier said than done - so will get on with learning to meditate first, and at the next consult she will investigate the pelvic floor muscles to see if there is any tension / tightness that needs to be address manually.  I wont go into how she intends to do that, but the kicker is I have to wait until late Jan for the next appt.   

      Do you have a diagnosis yet  - bacterial or non bacterial prostatitis? I'm still waiting, though all research I've done based on test results indicates CPPS for me.

       

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      i just wanted to add, that currently I get a couple of good days then followed by a really s****y one.  haven't figured out why that is yet, I don't change what I'm eating much, try to stick to the same sleep patterns, avoid alcohol except a single G&T some nights.   

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    Hi Briggsey, can you pee okay? If not perhaps try something that relaxes the soft tissue. I have been taking Cialis for a couple of weeks. I finally got off the catheter after a month. It seems to be helping. I am taking it with avodart. So far no discernible symptoms except strong erections and slight improvement peeing
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      I've never really had an issue with peeing too much. Mainly if I have urine issues it is a pain or burning, but most of the time I've never not been able to pee.

      I have flomax on hand so that will help the urine flow. I notice it does get better, just flows smoother.

      Cialis would be the reason for strong erections but be careful with the advodart. Dutasteride blocks the conversion of testosterone to the far more powerful Dihydroterstosterone (DHT) which plays a pretty big role in male vitality. Maybe just keep an eye on that.

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      Hi Briggsey, Thanks for the info. I am waiting to hear from Dr Schlapoff. Hopefully he can do a PAE on me. Most seem satisfied with him. I am taking the drugs to help with complications from a routine biopsy. I went into full retention three times.
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    Hello jlm,

    How was your experience with Urethrogram imaging? I have been avoiding it for some time now. 

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      Hi SkyBlue1983,

      It wasn't the best experience I've ever had.  Its very personal having someone shove a tube up your penis.  Even though there was local anesthetic used, it still hurt.  I'm not good with pain, so the Doc had to coax me along and ended up having to hold the Catheter in as the balloon wouldn't take.  Eventually he managed to get the xray shots he was after.  Happily it didn't cause any damage and I didn't suffer any ill after affects.  Unfortunately or Fortunately there was nothing to be found, so I've moved on to other strategies.  From what I've heard from friends its much better than having to go through a Cytoscopy where they put a camera in and go in much further.  Now reading the book " A headache in the Pelvis", as my symptoms are not based around any type of infection.

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      Jlm449, thank you for sharing your experience. The imaging facility where I inquired told me they don't inflate the balloon inside the urethra but I still could not muster the courage to go ahead and you are right it is better than Cystoscopy

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      Hi Skyblue,

      have you been asked to do the Urethrogram for a reason?  Are they looking for a stricture or something similar?  I decided that I would do the necessary round of tests, so I could be best informed as to what state my body was in.  The medical folk still haven't given me a diagnosis as yet, but I'm sure it is CPPS.  That being based on no test found anything wrong that could be considered a factor in my condition.

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    Hi jlm,

    The reason why I was told to do retrograde urethrogram was that my Uroflowmatry test showed weak stream. Max it was 11 ml / s and average 5 ml / s. It that was two week ago.

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