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Hi, About 5 years ago I had to have a cathetar - A few months later I started to get pains down the back of my legs and a very unconfortable feeling which turned out to be my Prostate. I looked on-line for things to help such as Saw Palmento, Tumeric capsules and many others and none seemed to help. Eventually I went to the GP (I Live in Portugal) and was referred to a Urologist but weeks went by and did not hear anything. So, I looked into finding a private one (cant afford to go private but thought by seeing a Urologist I would get some idea of how to deal with whatever I had). I saw a Urologist a week later, He seemed very good and I explained that I could not afford to go private, He told me to go to Faro hospital the following Thursday and wait outside His door and He would see me when He could (very busy man). From then on I saw Him almost every thursday for at least a year and He put me on Anti-biotics. None of these worked. I have had every kind of scan and examination possible but they could not find anything other than an enlarged Prostate. He had me admitted to Faro Hospital where I stayed for 10 days on IV anti-biotics. After a few weeks there was still no change. I started going down the Homeopathic road, total waste of time and even tried directional Frequency treatment, which for me was a waste of time. I kept seeing the Urologist at Faro Hospital and one day I went their and there were two other Urologist down from Lisbon who looked through my records, they all got together and gave me the Ultimatum; either have a TURP, which they told me was high risk because a) they did not know what the problem was and IF it was some kind of rare bacteria that they had not been able to recognise I would have 50% chance of getting Septicemia and if I got it I had a 50/50 chance of surviving the op. Furthermore, they said that I also had a 50/50 chance of getting the following after effects; Ejaculating into my bladder, leakage, ED, low sex drive. FOr me it was a no brainer - NO WAY, thanks and good bye. I spoke to a few people after that and all said that I made the right decision, basically don't let anyone cut you up, specially if they are not even sure what is wrong with you, I couldn't agree more. Eventually last year I went back to the UK, initially to try and get a Multi Parametris MRI scan done to see exactly what the problem was and saw a specialist there, He was delighted to see first hand for the first time in His life what He had only read about and seen photos of in books before...It was the Eifell Tower, He held up some x-ray's from scans that I had bought with me and spotted the aparently tell tale image of an Eifell Tower shape within my prostate. He diagnosed it there and then 100% that I had chronic prostatitis. He said that there was nothing He could do and to save my money - do not wast it on a MP-MRI. Non bacterial chronic parosatitis. He mentioned the name of a Urologist who specialised in Prostatitis in Oxford, this man has a psychologist with Him at his consultations and was, so I was told, the best in the UK for my problem, I am currently waiting for the appointment, that was last August! Of late I have been getting more symptoms; I have a numb sensation all over, it feels like I have a "dead leg" but all over me, I cannot get an erection, my penis seems to be getting smaller and smaller, my flow has become more frequent and pathetic, I have never had to get up to go for a pee the entire time that I have had this (I mention this because every other story I have read the patient has had to get up 4-6 times a night), I have pains down the backs of my legs and lower back (I do have a bad back anyway) and as another member said, it feels like I have had a tennis ball stuffed up my arse....more like a bowling ball. I am about to commence a course of the following, after reading various posts on here, it will be as follows:-
Quercetin + Bromelain (1000mg caps), Saw Plametto (350mg+ caps), Vitamin C (1000mg caps), Magnesium Glycinate 500mg caps, Oil of Oregano (In case of any yeast infection) & Echinacea Goldenseal (to boost immune system)
I have been taking Amitriptyline since last July '15 (now 1st June 2016) I have stopped as it doesn't seem to do anything. I have just re-started to take Diazepam at night so help get me off to sleep and I have Tramadol ready for when the pain get to bad (which is pretty much all the time but I mean REALLY BAD). I think, please anybody tell me if this is impossible, that the cathetar I had more than 5 years ago may be the culprate! It's the only thing I can think to blame it all on unless it is just a coinsidence. So, after reading various posts on here I have come to the conclusion that I need to have a PAE - all but one member thought it was excellent. I am def not having a TURP - Anyone, any ideas as to what I shouold do. Looking forward to hearing from you!
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