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Chronic Prostatitis HELP!!


Im 33yo and have been diagnosed with chronic prostatitis for roughly 4 years. I am giving up living in constant pain ( in the testicles and tip of my penis). I have been prescribed multiple different antibiotics which help for about 2 weeks then the symptoms come back.

I have unrine retention and erectile dysfunction. Currently taking Tamusolin, sildenifil and amitriptyline and was previosly on pregablin still in pain.

The mood swings and pain are now coming in between me and my family (wife and kids) as somedays i cant be bothered with the pain.

Anyone had any medication thst actually stops the pain. I can live woth the other symptoms.


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Have Drs tried you on Cipro?


Dear Fed

I know for experience what means to live with chronic prostatitis. Many young men suffer form it. You are not alone. It is a difficult disease to treat and to cure. I was about 30 when the symptoms began, and I kept having symptoms for about 10 years. But it was long ago (I'm 55 now) and more can be done now.

Of course you have to be patient, the solution is not rapid, but it will arrive. Do semen cultures to see if if there is an infection in your genital tubes. Collect semen by masturbation. Do also urine cultures.

As for the therapy, if an infection is detected (as in my case was), a very long continuous antibiotic therapy has helped me a lot (90 days on cyprofloxacine). As for the pain, I was helped by diclofenac mostly. Of course tamsulosin can help even its first use is for prostatic hypertrophy, but it works in prostatitis because it slacks the muscles around your prostate and bladder neck and so gives you relief. It can cause retrograde ejaculation, so do not worry if you don't "cum" when you "come"; your semen is simply going into your bladder instead that being expulsed, but it is not a problem (unless you desire to inseminate your partner). Amitryptiline is an antidepressant, so I recommend caution. It may also participate in inducing erectile dysfunction, so if you use it, do not be surprised if your sexual performances are less "vigorous". Sildenafil can of course help you to have better erections (which can be a problem with chronic prostatitis) and so to have better mood!

Dear friend, be patient, and you'll see little by little you will ameliorate. If you have appreciated my advice or like to ask me other questions I'm available.



Thanks for your reply. I know i need to be patient but im not the most patient person ha ha.


That's really interesting - I'm afraid of antibiotics. 30 years ago I was prescribed repeated doses of erythromycin for an infection - it completely seized up my anal sphincter, which need 2 anal fissure operations, and I had terrible scrotal burning. This took years to resolve - if it ever really did because I think my intestinal flora had been so devastated

Then in 2017 I was prescribed doxycycline which I took for 4 days - and the same thing started happening in terms of anal seizure, I was on Movicol for months

Now I've finally been diagnosed with chronic non bacterial prostatitis I just couldn't take antibiotics anyway - I'm terrified of them. It hasn't been suggested that I do, I've read that routine prescription of antibiotics tends not to be the case any longer, they are just a shot in the dark anyway and might do more harm than good - I certainly that is true in my case

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Mine was surely bacterial-related: I always had my semen infected by virtual any kind of foecal bacteria...

In case of aseptic semen, I do not know if antibiotics could be of help, really don'y know


Thanks for your response - I suspect my problem is really a fungal infection of the prostate, in which case taking more antibiotics could be disasterous




Could you please describe the pain in your testicles? I get unpleasant burning/irritation - especially following urination(which isn't right either). It means I can't do all that much

A consultant urologist finally diagnosed what I have as Chronic Non-bacterial Prostatitis - I've had this since May 2018, apparently brought on my drinking excessively one day. I've got rectal symptoms too - burning difficult defecation about one day in 3, so that's constipation as well

I've had big problems with antibiotics before and I don't trust any conventional medications

I'm trying

1) Diet - no alcohol, spicy food, wheat, dairy, caffeine - which is a nightmare, but breaking the diet does seem to make things worse

2) Natural approach - Quercetin, Saw Palmetto, zinc, omega 3, probiotics

3) Just started acupuncture

4) Amitripyline - cos nerve issues probably involved as well(it's at least good for getting me to sleep - which is about the only thing I have to look forward too)

Too early to say if it's working yet


The pain in my testicles is a constant ache sometimes gets worse (as if you have been kicked)

I have cut all caffeine out but doesnt seem to make a difference.

Thanks for your reply

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Mine's different then; burning and irritation

I've pretty well cut out the caffeine, unfortunately I think alcohol is the thing that makes my symptoms worse; having had to cut that out has left a huge hole in my life, no fun going to the pub and drinking water

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Ask your urologist about TURP.


Thanks for this information, i have an appointment on Thursday with the gp so will ask.

Thank you

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Good luck, keep us posted


On the site franktalk, they say if your doctor says TURP run, as it could ruin your sex life for good as you know it, a lot of guy who had it now have implants.

Go have a read.



Hi, Have a read about cayenne pepper and garlic for prostate pain/health, and there is a few other things that could be of help, and there not medical.

Google nowhards mix, do the 12 week trail, it may be just what your looking for, its one of the things that help me out of ED but has a few other uses, and its all very healthy.

Has your doctor given you a DRE to see if your prostate is enlarged?

DRE digital rectal examination, better known as finger up the bum.



Thanks for taking the time to reply its much appreciated,

Would you belive i haven't had a dre. Have had psa test came back at 4 which is seemingly alright. Also had ultra sound on bladder, testicles and a cystoscopy which they said was a little enlarged but not major.

Ill google your method and give it a try.

Thanks again


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