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I hope someone here can offer some advice to me. I am so depressed over this prostatitis thing right now and I just want to feel better
Here's the quick version of my story: many prostatitis symptoms, the ones I care about most are decreased erection strength and quality along with lower ejaculate. I went on an Anitbiotic cocktail for treatment of H Pylori and one of them happened to be doxycyline. OH MY GOD! Within 3 days my erection quality/strength/libido and other prostatitis symptoms basically vanished. I also had left testicular pain intermittently prior to doxycyline.
After the antibiotics cycle of 10 days - my erections and positive prostate effects vanished. Interesting. Saw my GP, described everything and he put me back on Doxy for another 7 days to see if it happened again. Sure enough - same positive effects. Rock solid erections, no testicle pain, no prostate pain. Fast forward to now, saw urologist, he touched my prostate said it did not feel good, said I have prostatitis - took me off Doxy and put me on Cirpofloxacin. Said it works better than Doxy for prostate. It has now been 3 full days of Cirpo and off the Doxy and once again, all my positive effects that I got from the Doxy are completely gone again. Only this time the Cipro is making my body shake uncontrollably at night, I am sweating, and my muscles and tendons ACHE!
I don't know what to do! I got tested for Chlamydia and it came back negative (std urine test a few months back). And after he touched my prostate last week we did another standard bacterial urine test - came back all clear. I have requested semen analysis but they said its not worth it and they dont do it (I'm in Aus).
If it is Chlamydia, can it really hide in the prostate? All I know is the positive effects from Doxycyline are not in my head - they are distinctive and have happened twice in a row, exactly 2 days into taking Doxy. I realise ABX have anti-inflammatory effects, but if that were the case the Cirpo should be giving me the same positive effects.
I'm not sure how to go about this. Urologist wants me to persist for Cipro + Flomax + NSAID for 6 weeks. So annoying. Any ideas? Would be so appreciated.
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