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At 9:00am on January 13, 2009, James said…
Hi,
thanks for the email. I have had chronic bacterial protatitis for about 6 years. It began acute, but developed into chronic over a few months. My symptoms include: elevated temperature, shivers, painful urination, pain in the perinium, painful erections, tiredness and back pain. The symptoms come and go but the abnormal temperature seems to endure.

I have taken Cipro and levaquin in large quantities, and for extended periods, and it hasn't touched the chronic infection. I think it helped with the acute problem but, longterm, they dont seemed to have helped. I have, in fact, suffered with ruptured tendons due to over use of these drugs so the doc is unable to prescribe anymore.

I've had all the usual tests done, and have seen a urologist who confirmed my doc's original diagnosis. To be honest I just dont seem to get any additional information, or help, from the Health Service in England and have reached a real impasse. The common response seems to be: "If Cipro doesn't work then you're on your own." The urologists I have seen have all ruled out any sort of surgical intervention and most have no faith in prostate massage. I have no idea what to do now, and am rapidlly becoming a prisoner to this condition.

Any ideas? Is there anything new out there, or anything in the pipeine?

Ant advice you could give would be very welcome.
Best regards,
James.
At 2:05pm on January 13, 2009, James said…
Hi,
thanks for the info on PubMed; I'll check it out.
At 12:35pm on January 15, 2009, doc_croc said…
I was dx with chronic prostatitis. Dr Toth is a doctor in NYC. He does injections into the prostate, seminal vesicles, and sometimes epididymal sac with a coctail of antibiotics and steroids. He believes that pritty much everyone with prostatitis, PID, epididymitis, infertility, ect...has resistant bacteria mainly chlamydia. He also believes that our current standard of testing is not sensitive enough to pick chlamydia up therefor giving many false-negatives. Lastley he states that these "bugs" can be transmitted in-utero meaning from father/mother to child
At 12:03am on March 24, 2009, Jeremy said…
Hi, I was wondering if you have more low back pain than other typical symptoms of chronic prostatits? I read that you tried a spine stimulator. I have been pursuing the source of my low back pain with no luck. And I have been diagnosed with chronic prostatitis and have had pain for several years both in my pelvic area and low back with a few of the other symptoms mixed in. But I must agree my main symptom is pain...

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