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What is your score on the Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index (posted on home page)?
30
If you have been diagnosed with prostatitis, please tell us your story: age, duration of symptoms, treatments, results, and the like.
52 years of age.
Symptoms started in August of 2011, visited GP who concluded it was prostatitis after viewing ultrasound showing enlarged prostate, but low PSA count numbers in blood test results.
Prescribed Cipro...took for 3 weeks and became quite I'll from side effects and stopped drug.
Found specialist who performed drainage and analysis of fluid,.
Continued treatment with weekly drainage and enzyme / supplements ..symptoms abated.
Specialist concluded I was suffering from bacterial prostatitis based on fluid analysis.
Symptoms under control by early winter of 2012, and I was functioning fine....
Spring of 2014, symptoms return, and I decided to try a treatment of antibiotic " cocktail " comprised of Zithromax, Levaquin and Sulfatrim.....after 22 days of a proposed 60 day regimen, I became very sick from side effects and had to stop.....
With prostate drainage on a weekly basis and antibiotics, symptoms started to show improvement and I felt I was on my way to a cure.
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http://Prostatitis.org

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Antibiotic advice

I just came off of a twenty two day antibiotic treatment for bacterial prostatitis, which involved taking Zithromax, Levaquin and Sulfatrim .

I was supposed to be on these antibiotics for 60 days, but I became very sick due to the side effects and had to stop.

My prostatitis showed signs of improvement, so I would like to try this again.

Are there any antibiotics that I can take for this that are not in the family of the three drugs I mentioned, that are as effective, but will… Continue

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 1:31pm — 17 Comments

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