Here's my personal story - and why this forum is provided here FREE OF CHARGE to 'hopefully' help you, just like I was helped.
Most of my life I have been relatively healthy. I was an athlete for the nearly 7 years, from the age of 10 until 17, often swimming 4-6 hours per day. I am now in my late 30s and for the last few years, I have played a mean RACKETBALL. So I felt fit and strong.
In the last couple of years prior to my condition, I have somewhat neglected proper food intake (non-junk) and in particular suffered from 'sleeping' regularly with proper deep sleep rest.
One day, after a few days of intense work out, I started to experience pain in my left testical.
After I visited my doctor, I was given some antibiotics (Cypro) for 12 days and was told to come back in couple of weeks. The pain slowly disappeared in the first 4 days of the treatment. Then once the 12 days was over, the pain came back with vengence.
I was then put on another 2-3 weeks by a specialist Urologist. He suspected that it was some kind of infection, and antibiotics was the answer. I went back again in 3 weeks, and my treatment was extended again for another 3 weeks. By this time, obviously, I had not confidence in any doctors, or urologists, or anyone in the medical profession - since I had gone to at least 3 specialists and 4 doctors and 2 emergency doctors.
One thing I learned was that - YOU have to fend for yourself, since doctors often know only a little bit more than you. It was very frustrating, mostly because they are contridicted each other.
Prostatitis/Epididymitis is defined as an Inflamation and/or Infection of the Prostate, has been called the most neglected area of modern medicine, yet most men have some degree of it. Urologists have been very unsuccessful, treating prostatitis mainly with antibiotics, which sometimes make it worse. Recurrence is the norm for millions of men due to an immune system compromised by antibiotics. This what my Urologist said - word-by-word. I was even more scared, first the specialist tells me that modern science doesn't understand it, then he tells me there is no real proven cure or treatment. He said, we just prescribe antibiotics and hope that it goes away before we have to do more tests.
After my weeks and weeks of antibiotics, I started getting severe Yeast infection.
Well, this was just icing on the cake. I was just so pi$$ed off and utterly frustrated.
Then, obviously due to low immune strength, I started getting Urinary Track Infection. Now at this time, I am just wonder what the he!! to do.
I started taking MesoSilver Colloids.
Although I had never gotten any form of supplements, I was desparate enough to want to try anything, but not ready to give up and put my feet up.
Starting on Friday noon on MesoSilver, by Monday morning the UTI was gone. Within one week the Yeast infection went (and thank god it didn't come back). I think all the antibiotics I took, must have dealt with the original infection.
Here's my opinion based on my case:
1. Never believe what one doctor tells you, and always get another opinion until you feel comfortable.
2. Always remember that you are YOUR own best doctor, i.e. listen to your doctor, do some research, go back and ask questions from your doctor again, and do more research, talk to as many people in that specialist field that you can, and do more research.
3. Try supplements such as MesoSilver (Colloidal Products) if you think that you are ok with trying it. I found Purest Colloids to be the best and very helpful and a nice company to deal with. Avoid ionic Silver at all cost.
4. MOST important, do not give up. There is an answer out there, and just because others have not yet found it, it does not mean that you won't find it.
5. When you do find an answer, share it with others that are going through the same thing. That way they don't suffer as much as you did.
This is devoted to all those that have doctors that don't make sense.