I've been diagnosed with Chronic Prostatitis. I am a very healthy 38 year old man, who works out a lot, watches what he eats, and in general feels well most of the time . That is, until three years ago when I started with the following symptoms: Frequent urination (sometimes with burning), pain in my entire groin, and rectal area, pain at and after ejaculation, and a significant drop in libido.
Three doctors later, after numerous rectal exams, prostatic fluid microscopic exams, and a transrectal ultrasound, I am told that I have Chronic Prostatitis. The prognosis, so I'm told, is not good. So far, the medications I've been prescribed have done very little, but have included roughly four months of antibiotics total, Flomax, Cardura, and valium. Granted, it's not like this is going to quickly end my life or anything, but I am very tired of feeling this way. Fortunately it does seem to have ups as well as downs, so I do have periods when I feel pretty normal.
What I'm interested in is hearing about other men who have the same condition and what (if anything) they are doing to alleviate symptoms. In addition, I have tried sitz baths (works some) and taking saw palmetto too (which I am taking now - but I have not yet noticed any improvement).
By the way, my ultrasound showed some signs of calcification, but the docs tell me it is not significant enough to cause my symptoms alone, or would it warrent any invasive procedures for removal.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks<p>[This message has been edited by Curt (edited 12-14-2000).]