Prostatitis/Doxycycline

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Good evening all,

I was hoping I could vent and get some advice on this nightmare which is chronic prostatitis.

I have suffered with pain at the tip of the penis/redness at the opening, slow urine flow/dribbling and scrotum pain for the last 14 months. In this time I have been given so many different creams which failed and likewise with Cipro and Doxycycline. All urine tests have been clear, bloods clear and all gum clinic checks carried out were clear. I have had 2 cytoscopys and everything was fine. A month ago I was diagnosed with chronic prostatitis.

It has been hell. I can't hold down employment and sex life has been non existent due to this. It has brought my life to a stop. I have 2 children under 2 and feel I am never positive when around them as this constant pain is bringing me down.

I was recently prescribed Cipro (1000mg a day for 4 weeks) and Doxycycline (2x 100mg a day for 2 weeks). I started both at the exact same time and within days the pain disapeared (very minimul), my mental health stabilised and I even started to have a sex life again with my partner. Two days after finishing the Doxycycline the pain has came back. It is exactly the same as it was before I started, bringing me back to square on.

What does this mean? It seems the Cipro isn't doing anything but the Doxy cleared me and returned when the doxy stopped? What can I do from here? Can I be on Doxy permanently or is there an alternative? Does this tell me what is causing my pain? I am pretty clueless to what doxy actually does....does this mean I have a serious infection that won't go or is it problems with muscles/nerves?

Sorry for the long post, I am just at the end of my tether.

Thanks in advance

Danny

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    Some people needed to take it for months. Hank
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    Actually from my knowledge, if you're on doxycycline, you have to abstain from sex until your dosage is complete. Most important is you have to treat your partner too since you have sex with her, it means she's infected also, which means even if you treat yourself, once you have sex with her, it comes back again. I recommend you take doxycycline injections as it works quicker but make sure to complete your dosage. I have had similar experience and it worked for me after we both completed our dosage and yes I don't feel or have that pain again and it's been 3 years. I hope I was able to help.

    Cheers,

    Wisdom.

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      Thanks Wisdom.

      I am confused. I didn't think prostatitis could be passed sexually?

      It is very assuring hearing your success story with doxy. Gives me a bit more confidence that this can be beat or atleast managed. I have just came back from doctors with another 2 week perscription of Doxy so fingers crossed.

      Thanks again

      Danny

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      You were not born with prostatitis and yes it can't be passed sexually. On the other hand, the bacteria causing it, if not treated, means you're all but wasting your time. Which is the reason I suggested you treat your partner provided she's the only one you have. Have you also checked to be sure its not gonorrhea or chlamydia? The symptoms are almost identical. All in all to be on the safe side, try treating your partner and I hope I get good news from you

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      Ah that makes sense. Yes I have been tested nunerous times for all sexual related infections and clear on all. After I was clear I was then passed on to the urology specialists who gave me urine flow tests and then cytoscopys. After everything was clear of everything I was given the diagnosis of chronic prostatitis.

      Can I ask how long you were on Doxy before you cleared up?

      Thank you

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      Hello Daniel, I was on Doxy for two weeks and it worked for me. I wish we could talk more at length so I can walk you through. If there's a way you can add me on facebook. Eze Wisdom is the name. I'm wearing a black face cap and I've got beards too. I hope I can help.

      Cheers,

      Wisdom.

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      Hi wisdom,

      No improvement at all. I am so disheartened. The pain is worse than it has been. This new course of Doxy is a different brand than my first course and don't know if that has anything to do with it. As mentioned in my original post, the first course of Doxy helped tremendously. There was a week gap before I started my second 2 week course (which I am taking at the moment, day 4 I believe) and the pain when urinating and red tip of penis is present again. It just feels like I will never beat this horrible condition.

      I don't know what else the hospital can prescribe either. My next appointment with urologist is in 2 months. I guess I will just have to keep visiting my GP for further courses of Doxy in the meantime

      Thanks for asking

      Danny

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      I'm sorry to know this. The reason I asked you to add me on Facebook is so we can be in constant communication so I can assist the best way I can but I guess you don't want that?

      My guess is that the bacteria is resistant to Doxy and your body now has mastered the Doxy hence the reason you can't notice any change.

      I will recommend you meet your GP and have him give you Ceftriaxone Injection. This should be done for at least four (4) days but you can take it for 14 days in the event you don't see improvement after the first day. I'm certain this would work for you and you won't have to see your urologist again.

      I hope I was able to help and I do hope we can be in constant communication.

      Regards,

      Wisdom.

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      Thanks for the information Wisdom, it is much appreciated. I can't believe my body would build a barrier to doxy after just 2 weeks sad just never ending. I will have to discuss options with my doctor asap. This is just having such an impact on my life. I am struggling to hold down employment and with 2 children and a mortgage it is pretty grim. I feel the NHS have given up on me as every medication and procedure have failed so far.

      I don't use social media as I find it too intrusive and with little kids I never have time to keep it updated!

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      It's okay Daniel and I feel your pain but rest assured, you'll be fine. I'm certain of it.

      Let me know what your doctor tells you but the one thing I will tell you is not to panic or get yourself worried. I hope when you're fine, you can encourage others.

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      It's OK but you will be fine. What I don't want you to do is get yourself worried about it. I do hope to get positive response from you after you must've seen your doctor.

      Cheers

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