Thank you for taking the time to respond to my message. My freind just left to pick up some non-dairy creamer to use with my decaf coffee. Before I had the opportunity to read your wonderful reply, I had called the pharm and he said that he really did'nt see a prob with having a cup of coffee but I should'nt be gulping down gallons of it or anything. I also can't have any dairy products with the Cipro I'm taking but he said a non-dairy creamer should be ok. I hope other people here who suffer from this horrible condition will be helped by this. Decaf coffee and non-dairy creamer. That's your "ticket" if your a coffee drinker with prostatitis - just don't overdo it.
I might as well throw in that I've been on Cipro for about 3 days now and my prostate STILL hurts (especially when I get up and move around). I was thinking that it would go away after about 3-4 days on the Cipro but I guess not. Also, I have a question: how do you describe the pain that comes with prostatitis?.
* Dull, intermittant ache
* Sharp, stabbing pain
* Needle-like pains
* Like a toothache
* Crampy feeling
* Bloated, bowel movement feeling down there
To me, it feels like a mild to moderate crampy feeling with pressure when I'm sitting still and once in awhile I get a moderately sharp, needle-like spike of pain that goes through me down there. When I get up and move around, it's even worse. How painful can these things get?. Can they ache and throb like a bad toothache or are they usually fairly mild?. I had one a few years ago but can't remember exactly what I went through because I tried to put it out of my mind. the best way to desacribe how I feel is that it's like I have to have a really bad bowel movement all the time and there is a very large/sharp peice of feces in me.
Well, I'm off to enjoy my first cup of coffee in 3 days