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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
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