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I've been reading this forum for several years but this is my first post.
I am 53 years old and my urologist has diagnosed me with BPH more than 5 years ago. I have had several bouts of prostatitis over the past few years, this last one, back in May of 2017, resulting in full urinary retention landing me in the ER with my first Foley catheter.
I am very healthy and strong in all other aspects of my life. I work out daily, I have very little body fat , ( I actually have six-pack abs! ) I eat healthy, I almost never drink, I don't take any prescribed medications, my blood tests are great, no high blood pressure, etc, etc. I am very conscious of my health and I feel like this BPH is some kind of cruel joke being played on me!
Years ago I was prescribed Flomax , which I only took for 1 week but stopped because of the dizziness side effect. After this last May, coming out of the ER, I tried 5mg of Cialis daily, which actually did help with frequency and overall flow and of course better erections, but also made me dizzy. I cut back to 2.5mg daily, but stopped altogether after 30 days. I don't like medications!
Today, I manage my fluid intake when I travel ( Flying, driving, etc ) when I know using the restroom will not be easily available. But still , run into extreme urgency when stuck in traffic or a plane trip.
I drink a lot of water during my workouts and just go pee every 15-30 minutes afterwords.
Night time can be hit or miss, depending on when I stopped fluid intake. It can be 1-3 times up to pee.
So, two questions for the forum. First , I am considering some procedure, but I have no clue on which one to go with. My wife says "go have surgery and all will be great." But I have read many of the nightmares on this forum. I just want to be able to pee normally, I mean during those urgent times when I can't get to a toilet, when I finally get there...it just dribbles out and causes a chain reaction of very frequent trips to dribble!
And secondly, the 3 times I have had prostatitis ,was always a few days after drinking a few beers. As i said , I almost never drink and so it's easy to see the effects when I do. I am done with beer for sure, but has anyone else seen a correlation with beer and prostatitis? I am afraid to have any alcohol at this point for fear of full retention.
I am looking for guidance and advice and this forum seems to be the most active and comprehensive on the internet.
As I said, I have been reading your posts for years and so thanks to all for sharing your experiences.
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