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I've joined as I was diagnosed with chronic bacterial prostatitis 3 months ago (proteus mirabilis infection). The first 10 weeks were bearable, but the last two weeks have been horrific (sorry if it sounds over dramatic but it's how I feel).
My symptoms have become much worse - mainly an aggressive and constant urgency to pee, which isn't so bad in the mornings but gets awful by mid PM. I haven't yet wet myself but feel it's on the cards!
It's complicated by the fact I have bad insomnia, caused by having to withdraw from 7 year's worth of use of amitriptyline for a stomach problem (which fortunately has been fixed by no caffeine and alcohol - small mercies), so I would complete a course of cipro. I'm having to take zopiclone sleeping tablets to get off to sleep. Will go back on the amitriptyline soon though as I am now taking trimethoprim instead of cipro (which don't seem to have worked).
My mental health is taking a battering too - unable to deal with symptoms and concerns over job, mortgage, kids etc.
Urologist has been ok but just given me antibiotics and vesicare (my GP wouldn't prescribe vesomni though I will try and get generic tamsulosin too).
What I'm after is some practical suggestions for how other people
- managing condition and symptoms - especially urinary
- keeping myself positive
At the moment I'm willing to try most things!
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