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So just a month ago, I suddenly got weird symptoms such as feeling that I am not able to empty my bladder properly, and the symptoms got worse as to where the sensation to urinate isn't as strong as it was before and the flow isn't as strong either coupled with lower abdominal bloating and discomfort. This all happened overnight, in a matter of a day. Before this incident I was a healthy 24 year old guy who was a gym junkie and loved strength training, usually I had some urinary urgency, and went around 8-10 times a day, but felt normal. After this incident I went to the doctor who did blood test, urinalysis, as well as a bladder and kidney ultrasound. The doctor didn't find any bacteria or white blood cells in my urine, and my blood work was fine, and he also said that I had a normal post void residual. However I stressed my discomfort so he referred to a urologist, and I got an appointment for the end of january. I went to another doctor because I wanted a second opinion, this new doctor did a physical check up and said my prostate was slightly enlarged for a 24 year old and prescribed me cipro for a week on the basis of suspecting acute bacterial prostatitis. I took cipro for 2 days, and started noticing bad side effects such as peripheral neuropathy and calf and ankle pain, so I stopped taking it. Two days after I stopped, I felt that my flow was a bit better. So I went back to the doctor, and he switched me to septra, which is similar to bactrim as I recall. The situation is that I already have a urologist appointment scheduled at the end of this month by a referral from the first doctor I saw, who didn't give me any antibiotics. However the lower abdominal bloating is quite depressing, and I just don't feel normal, should I start taking the Septra for suspected prostatitis , or should I wait to see the urologist and get his perspective, then take the antibiotic? Does anyone have any bad experiences with this drug ? I just don't want to make my health worse by taking anymore antibiotics, as after taking cipro, I had to stop going to the gym cause of ankle pain and have insomnia, feels like I'm in a nightmare and can't wake up.
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