Lived with chronic non-bacterial prostatitis for 10 years. Found the solution. As of today, I don’t have it anymore
January 21, 2012 by Prostate Dr.
I’ve lived with bouts of prostatitis from 14 to my present age of 25. The episodes would last for months, or even years at a time, and subsequently made me prone to anxiety and depression. It seemed like I would have to live with this pain my entire life and I finally figure out how to fix it a few weeks back. This kind of advice should be free and I hope it helps all out there facing the same problem.
Tests & diagnosing started when I was around 14, where at first the urologist had a few things he wanted verify. During the 5 visits, he didn’t find anything; then brought in a team of urologists to help troubleshoot what seemed to be a problem that was “all in my head.” I scoffed at that and got into shouting matches with my parents and the doctors (this was a world-renowned children’s hospital). Over the next few months, they did the following tests:
- catheter with iodine injected into my bladder (for anyone who has never has this done – might want to skip on this one if possible. You’ll pee bubbles for a few days)
- radioactive isotope mapping the entire bladder/urethra
All results came back negative for anything they thought would cause the problem. About 2 weeks after the last test, the prostatitis went away. Bizarre.
Anyways I got the episodes a few more times on and off. About 2 years ago when I had it bad, I was prescribed Elmiron, which didn’t really do much expect lose some hair on my head. Most recently I started to get them again about 2 months ago. I noticed this happened a day after sitting on the toilet for a while reading a magazine.
Then I started to put the pieces together. Here’s what I thought: the muscles seemed to be fatigued after this and irritated my prostate. I got to thinking: “Ok for the next few days, I’m going to not push hard when peeing, keep a high fiber diet, and avoid anything that would strain the muscles.” Another very important thing I did was focus on keeping the PC muscles as calm as possible. These muscles seems to tense up like a nervous twitch throughout the day, like grinding your teeth and you don’t even realize you’re doing it. Focus on keeping them calm may be tough at first, but doing it for long periods will make this almost automatic.
The results for fantastic. Instead of the pain usually getting worse and worse as the days from the initial episode occurred, the pain subsided more and more to the point where I didn’t even notice it one bit.
To avoid non-bacterial prostatitis, take it easy on your PC muscles.
Lived with chronic non-bacterial prostatitis for 10 years. Found the solution. As of today, I don’t have it anymore related articles:
- No related article found