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Oct 31/16 - Amoxicillin / Clavulanic is not working on my prostatitis and I am allergic to ciprofloxacin. can anyone suggest an effective alternative.

Note - cipro worked well for years. In 2016 with a different generic brand cipro - I reacted - rash / hives - twice.

Thank You - Lloyd. 

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    Hi Lloyd, the only thing to do is see what the doc suggests! 

    It looks like your prostatitis is a long term thing if Cipro has worked for years.  Is your doctor sure it's an actual infection? Research has shown that the pain can be stress related and simple pelvic exercises can actually provide relief.

    I don't know how much Cipro you've taken over the years but it does cause damage to your body.  Some people are actually disabled because of it  - it damages tendons and muscles plus it can do a lot of other things like it can cause anxiety, depression, insomnia etc.  Rashes and Hives are also common symptoms along with skin problems - it's evil stuff.

    I suggest you never take it or any other Quinolone antibiotic ever again (there are 5 different ones in this 'family'wink.  There are many posts about the problems these antibiotics can cause under this heading on this site.

    Good luck with the prostatitis - go to a doc!


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      Miriam - Thank You for your thoughtful comments and caution. Will be seeing ny doc (again) in 10 days and certainly will be looking for a solution.

      Thanks again Miriam - Lloyd

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      I think it is highly unlikely that your reaction was anything to do with the generic version. More likely that your body has reached the limit of it's tolerance for fluoroquinolone abx. If you take it again you are likely to have a worse reaction. Look into alternative methods of treating your condition and do not let your doc persuade you that another round of anFQ antibiotic would be safe.

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    Hi lloyd do your tests come back positive for infection ?
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      Gillian - short answer YES. Longer answer - long history of Prostatitis;  TURP on Sept 26/16 - triggered Prostatitis; prescribed Amoxi/Clav (still not working) - last saw Dr Oct 20/16 - next Nov 10/16 - will seek alternative answer to the Prostatitis contnuation.
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