Sorry to hear about your pain and suffering, I too have been suffering with a recurrent prostate infection which I am now taking Cipro for to try to help.
The prostate is a funny gland, and problems with it are notoriously hard to treat. Doctors don't know much about treating it except prescribing antibiotics, which sometimes work and sometimes do not. However there is alot more you can do on your own too.
I have been taking some an herbal formula for the prostate (Saw palmetto, stinging nettle, corn silk, pygeum), and have changed my diet based on a naturopathic doctor's recommendation to try to help my prostate. He recommended going on a vegan diet which I am doing. But if you do not want to go that far, all other stuff I've researched on the net at least agree to especially avoid caffeine, alcohol, soda, chocolate, white sugar and white flour, orange juice, spicy food while treating a prostate infection.
Excessive masturbation will also irritate the prostate. It is best to ease off so the gland doesn't get over-irritated.
This is a start. There are other things to consider like prostate massage, etc. If there is an infection, also keep in mind that the pus will make it's way out over time and it can hurt a bit when it does. It can also lead to temporary blood in your semen or urine, so don't panic.
What I have been doing so far has helped alot...the last time my prostate was checked by a doc, he said it at least felt "normal." A few months earlier the doc said it felt hard, probably because of the pus that was still in there at the time.
[This message has been edited by RageOfAngels (edited 07-12-2003).]