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I have mostly been on herbal meds for the past 3 1/2 years, and recently have added in Lyrica cause i have a lot of nerve pains, when sitting and in my legs. I started out with a lot of urological symptoms (urgency/frequency burning when passing etc), but now i only have neurological symptoms (pain in sitting, hypersensitive legs, pain in my soles of the feet, and ofcourse very low preasure ejacutlation).
The urological symptoms got under control with taking herbal meds and antibiotics through the years. In fact I am still treating with a chinease herbal medicine practitioner in the states. She specializes in treating people with IC. She has helped me a lot, and ofcourse the Lyrica has helped me with the neve pain.
How about you? When did this all start and what kind of symptoms do you have?
All the best to you! Shehan.
Just curious, do you know the specific antibiotic that cured you the first time round. Was it Cipro? Cause i think sometimes knowing which antibiotic to take may also help. In my case also i had 2 previous attacks which got solved by taking the same antibiotic (Doxicicline). Then this time round it did not work (i am guessing what ever the bacteria got resistent to it). So due to this i took herbal meds, though inbetween i have tried Augmentine without any help, and Minocycline, which again helped me a lot. Since Doxy and Mino (tertraciclines) are the only antibiotics that worked for me i am guessing mine is an infection like Myco/Ureaplasma or Clamydia. I think its really important to know what infection we are dealing with, and you are so right about getting them to check the EPS is next to impossible.
With Valium you may want to be careful, cause i think you could get addicted to it, if you take it too regularly, but i guess your doc will know exectly how much to give etc. My semen is also has an yellowish tinge (specially if i dont ejaculate for a while). In my case i am pretty sure its the inflamation.
I hope very much that the Cipro will work for you! If not you may want to try the herbal route. If you needed to go that way let me know anytime, and i could at least let you know the options i tried with success to some extent (i.e. including the doc i am with now).
But i really hope that what you are trying now works. All the Best! Shehan.
I would highly recomend the book "A Headache in the Pelvis" as it has helped in the control of many of my symptoms. There are several widely different schools of thought. After five years of research I would consider myself well versed in Prostatitis, which is really just a blanket term for many uroligical symptoms. It is sad how little doctors know about the disease. The pain from Urinary dysfunction more often than not leads to anxiety, and that coupled with the negligence from the medical community creates an environment of fear. Fear and anxiety cause us to tense our pelvic floor, often exzacerbating our symtoms. Dr. Wise suggests that 95% of Prostatitis and Pelvic pain/discomfort sufferers can be cured through lifestyle change, massage, and Paradoxal Relaxation. I often want to rip out my prostate, and after 15 different Urologists, and 15 diagnosis of Prostatitis, I have little evidence there is anything wrong with my Prostate Gland. Limit stress and bladder irratants, such as caffiene and alcohol and read his book.