Hello. I have posted on here before so some of you will know all the problems my other half has been having.
He had brachytherapy in Jan 2015 we had many problems after treatment, he was diagnosed with prostatitis after the biopsy, but after brachy the symptoms got worse. We have had spells when symptoms have eased. The consultant and the gp just prescribe antibiotics when symptoms flare up.
He has been on antibiotics for about a year altogether on and off. He's been on them for 2 months now at once. (Ciprofloxacin)
His main symptoms are burning when he wees. From the tip of his penis right along and up his bottom. It also hurts when he sits for longer than half hour, he gets a pain in his right buttock which extends down his leg. He also gets a burn when he needs a wee and says he has to go "now" There is a mild ache in his prostate and bones in that area all the time.
These symptoms will no longer go. Antibiotics are not touching it. The consultant said it is prostatitis. He said there is no way to tell whether it is an infection or not.
My step daughter is convinced it is pelvic radiation disease. Gp says not. Has anyone had experience of this? We are at our wits end now. It's really getting him down. As a farmer this is a very busy time of year and he said he really feels he can't be bothered anymore. He had his first grandson born 7 weeks ago but he hasn't seen him as its a 4 hour drive and he said he can't stand the pain from sitting. Due to the farm he would really need to go there and back in a day.
The gp prescribed some steroids yesterday to see if they help. He also takes tamsulosin.
He has had de caff tea for a year now. Though gp suggested no tea. He rarely drinks alcohol anymore. Fruit juice has been stopped too. If anyone has any suggestions we'd be grateful.
The gp has written to the consultant about seeing us sooner. My other half has also been calling for advice for 2 weeks, but no one replies to calls. Just an answerphone telling you what day to call. The answer phone is still switched on on those days. He has left several messages.
So we are now waiting for the appointment. Though last time we saw him he just said there was nothing more they could do. Just antibiotics. Surely all the burning can't be doing his pipe work any good.
I am at a loss anyway.
Edited by member 13 Aug 2016 at 16:04
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