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John L commented on Gerard Sternik's blog post Antibiotic advice
"Jeffos, one more thing, I certainly subscribe to your philosophy that one should not make a bad situation worse if at all possible.  "
Aug 26, 2014
John L commented on Gerard Sternik's blog post Antibiotic advice
"Thanks jeffos, I was only relating to things I have read, definitely not endorsing it.  The posts I have read concerning it were favorable from a doctor "Duke" Bahn, who does it in Ventura, California.  There are all kinds…"
Aug 26, 2014
jeffos commented on Gerard Sternik's blog post Antibiotic advice
"Dear john , supantha I would suggest you to stay away from the prostate injection...at best it would improve temporary your condition but it can also make it much worse...this is exactly my experience: I did one of those injection and it took me one…"
Aug 26, 2014
s mndl commented on Gerard Sternik's blog post Antibiotic advice
"Thanks for the information Mr. John. .I will go through it..I really appreciate it.. Regards"
Aug 26, 2014
John L commented on Gerard Sternik's blog post Antibiotic advice
"supantha if you haven't already you might want to visit this site where prostatitis suffers discuss what works and doesn't work for them: http://forum.prostatitis.org/viewforum.php?f=2"
Aug 26, 2014
John L commented on Gerard Sternik's blog post Antibiotic advice
"Wow supantha, I am so sorry for your situation, and obviously I hope I have a better experience.  I am in the states where they have several doctors trying antibiotic cocktail injections directly into the prostate.…"
Aug 25, 2014
s mndl commented on Gerard Sternik's blog post Antibiotic advice
"Till now I have taken antibiotics on regular basis. .my bacteria is very resistant ..I have taken iv injection s many times. .for the last 1 and half years. .I m taking antibiotics. .but I don't get much relief. .it just don't go away..I m…"
Aug 25, 2014
John L commented on Gerard Sternik's blog post Antibiotic advice
"supantha, I am not disagreeing with you about eps being diagnostic through the prostatic fluid, what I am saying is that if the bacteria could be found in a urine or semen culture it might be enough.  As far a your doctor saying you could not…"
Aug 25, 2014
s mndl commented on Gerard Sternik's blog post Antibiotic advice
"I totally disagree with u mr.john.there is a reason for that. .seminal fluid and prostatic fluid have difference..I had recurring mdr ecoli uti almost for6 months. .my semen culture also had the same bacteria. .it was recurrent. .my cultures semen…"
Aug 25, 2014
John L commented on Gerard Sternik's blog post Antibiotic advice
"Hi jeffos, yes that is the classic test.  However, I think another reason it is not frequently done is they believe it is easy enough to do a urine culture to find the bacteria, if it is there.  Problem with that is that the urine culture…"
Aug 25, 2014
John L commented on Gerard Sternik's blog post Antibiotic advice
"One more thing regarding semen culture for bacterial prostatitis dx and identification it is all over the literature. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16916775 Another advantage is if you are being treated with antibiotics for bacterial…"
Aug 25, 2014
jeffos commented on Gerard Sternik's blog post Antibiotic advice
"I had this discussion with my urologist a while ago, and he said that ideally a stamey test should be done and also a semen test...just for the purpose of an accurate localisation: to check where is the infection: urethra, bladder, prostate or…"
Aug 25, 2014
John L commented on Gerard Sternik's blog post Antibiotic advice
"Actually that is not correct Supantha.  Bacteria will show up, and it did show up in my semen which matched the same one found it the urine culture.  That is the whole point for a lot of folks who have chronic bacterial prostatitis, it is…"
Aug 25, 2014
s mndl commented on Gerard Sternik's blog post Antibiotic advice
"Nope ..prostate fluid culture. .eps is the gold standard. .bacteria will not show up in semen..but in eps prostatic fluid culture test..my experience almost 2wice..so ask for eps test.."
Aug 24, 2014
John L commented on Gerard Sternik's blog post Antibiotic advice
"You should also request a Semen culture in addition to the urine culture.  Too many Doctors assume that all they need is a urine culture, but if we are truly dealing with a bacterial prostatitis, the semen will be the gold standard"
Aug 24, 2014
John L commented on Gerard Sternik's blog post Antibiotic advice
"Actually everyones reaction to medicines is very individual.  What causes side-effects in one person is fine for another. I certainly hope they at least did a urine culture which identified the bacteria, and which antibiotics it was sensitive…"
Aug 23, 2014

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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.
Which is your favorite prostatitis web site, forum, or blog?
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

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