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Nicholas S Muff left a comment for Steven F
"I am glad you found relief from the prostatitis and infection symptoms. It was a mircle of relief for me! Improvement continued over several years so that I am 100% symptom free now."
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Steven F replied to mike's discussion Prostate Removal
"Hi Drs. Muff & Krongrad - Just checking in to let the forum know that I had an LRP last July.  I'm very thankful for your guidance - I don't know if I would have pursued this course of treatment without knowing that it existed as…"
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Steven F replied to mike's discussion Prostate Removal
"Nik - thanks again for taking time to write back and share your post-op experience.  It's interesting to note how different your and Dr. Muff's experiences are with regard to post-op pain and incontinence.  It basically shows me…"
Apr 13, 2012
Steven F replied to mike's discussion Prostate Removal
"Thanks Dr. Muff - I really appreciate your candor and honesty.  I can't believe you went to work 4 days after surgery!  Wow!  You are a strong man.  The incontenency thing is something I'll have to consider.  I…"
Apr 13, 2012
Steven F replied to mike's discussion Prostate Removal
"Hi Dr. Muff & Nik - I'm sorry to bother you.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, I saw a doctor yesterday to discuss injections.  As part of my work-up, he did an ultra-sound and showed me where some of the damage to my prostate…"
Apr 13, 2012
Steven F replied to mike's discussion Prostate Removal
"Hi Nik - I spoke to a physician today about injections.  I was curious about the agony you experienced.  do you think the pain was from the injection itself or from the antibiotic?   did you have any relief at all from the…"
Apr 12, 2012
Steven F replied to mike's discussion Prostate Removal
"Hi Nik - Thanks for the good news.  I also heard Dr. Muff say the same thing about the injections.  Did your prostatitis come back, post-injections, with a vengeance after a while? "
Mar 12, 2012
Steven F replied to mike's discussion Prostate Removal
"Hi Doctor - I saw your video and could relate on many levels.  Yours was the video that make me seriously consider this step.  I'm scared about losing the ability to have an erection, but at 47, I figure sex should be mostly behind…"
Mar 12, 2012
Steven F replied to mike's discussion Prostate Removal
"Hi - I've considered prostate removeal for chronic bacterial prostatitis.  I'm saving up the cash to have it done.  I've spoken to Dr. Krongrad, who seems like a good resource, but I wondered if anyone knows of a Doctor in…"
Mar 5, 2012
Arnon Krongrad, MD left a comment for Steven F
"Have a look at Gerry's prostatitis video. You may find some common elements."
Nov 2, 2011
Steven F replied to Smith's discussion Effects of Long Term Antibiotic Use in the group Treatment
"Antibiotics are like a double-edged sword.  they're better than doing nothing, but I'm not thrilled with their long-term efficacy and side-effects.  About 1/2 of the way through my treatment regimen of my second bout of recurrent…"
Nov 2, 2011

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What is your score on the Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index (posted on home page)?
Pain=14; Urinarty Symptoms=5; Quality of Life=12
If you have been diagnosed with prostatitis, please tell us your story: age, duration of symptoms, treatments, results, and the like.
4 bouts of chronic bacterial prostatitis in the last 2.5 years. Have tried CIPRO, which I don't tolerate well, and Augmentin.

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At 4:11pm on November 2, 2011, Arnon Krongrad, MD said…
Hi Steven. What happens when you take Cipro?  AK
At 4:56pm on November 2, 2011, Arnon Krongrad, MD said…

So it seems you are describing two different kinds of side effects: CNS and allergic. That's unfortunate. For your interest, one of our members described permanently losing his ability to balance at night after antibiotics, which would seem like a neurotoxicity. It's good you didn't have permanent impairment.

 

It would be good if you would add a description to the thread about antibiotics. It might be useful to someone else one of these days. At your discretion.

At 4:58pm on November 2, 2011, Arnon Krongrad, MD said…
Here's the link to the story of the patient who reportedly had loss of balance from antibiotics.
At 5:13pm on November 2, 2011, Steven F said…
I just saw your video on surgery and am very interested.  I've weighted the risks and am sure that I'd prefer to take the gamble.  I've done all the books, diets, etc.  I've read "headache in the pelvis" backwards and forwards.  For me, the feeling of the bacterial infection is as bad as the pain itself.  I hate the clammy feeling, the lethargy, nausea, chills, loss of appetite.  I am tired of telling physicians that I want this thing removed and have them view me amusement.  I'm still relatively young and would rather do it now, than later.
At 5:13pm on November 2, 2011, Steven F said…

I will comment on the antibiotic board. 

 

At 7:58pm on November 2, 2011, Arnon Krongrad, MD said…
Have a look at Gerry's prostatitis video. You may find some common elements.
At 9:41pm on January 19, 2013, Nicholas S Muff said…

I am glad you found relief from the prostatitis and infection symptoms. It was a mircle of relief for me! Improvement continued over several years so that I am 100% symptom free now.

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