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March 27th, 2009
Magic, Honestly It was discomforting everywhere in and around my sac. Like I mentioned I had been dealing with the unknown for years before I begin to realize I was on my own. This was during the 80's and If it dealt with the sex organs, then doctors immediately looked for STD's...or tested for HIV. Chlymidia was an unknown (misunderstood) varmit back then, as it is nowadays. So it seems that the medical guru's do not really know the full effects (or area) that is effected ie. CHRONIC EPIDIDYMITIS. So therefore they are pretty clueless on how to treat some one that is suffering from CHRONIC EPIDIDYMITIS, regardless of how they got there to begin with. The only thing that is certain, is that those affected share the same results..."FUSTRATION" and just want it to go away. I went through it for 5+ years.
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replied March 27th, 2009
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Chronic epididymitis
Thanks for all your input dsharp. I will love with all my heart for Doctors with the help of God to find cures for things like this. Only men like us who have through this ideal know what it is like and wouldn't want our children or any other man to suffer from this. Hope all their men who have a had successful recovery can share their opinion or testimonial. One of my dreams was and is to get married and form a family but obviously my biggest dream is to be healthy and feel good again. That's the only envy that I have of people and that's their health and feeling good. Did you ever tried any herbal medicine etc .thanks
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replied April 15th, 2009
chronic epididymitis
Hello everyone,
I had an episode of epididymitis a long time back and the doctor gave me anti inflammatory medicines which didnt work. I used to have sever pain in my left testicle along with frequent urination and urgency to urinate with a burning sensation before and afterwards. i tried the homeopathic remedy pulsatilla 30c and it helped me a lot to relieve my pain. I think for many chronic conditions, its a better idea to look for an experience homeopath than a urologist
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replied April 23rd, 2009
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chronic epididymitis
Has anyone else found any other treatments that has worked on them please let us know because this condition is driving me nuts. I constantly have discomfort and pain in the back upper part of the right testicle where the epididymus and vas referen are located please help us. Please help me anyone out there. please this is no way of living. Constant pain/discomfort and tenderness in that area. thanks.
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replied April 28th, 2009
chronic epididymitis
I'm looking into hydrogen peroxide therapy. Viruses, infections and fungus cannot live with increased oxygen. Many people say this helps them with all kinds of ailments, even cancer. It seems simple enough to try. Add 3% HP into an inhaler, and inhale through the mouth several times a day.

Everybody should also contact medical researchers, the CDC, Montel Williams, politicans, the FDA, or whoever you can think of. Tell them your story, tell them how it's affected your life, tell them that a cause needs to be determined and a treatment developed if not a cure.

This happens for a reason. Nobody's discovered it yet because too many men suffer in silence. It must be brought into the open.
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replied May 15th, 2009
chronic epididymitis
Ive been three weeks. swelling is intense with hardening or enduration of scrotal area all the way up to abdomen. Its affecting my income because I do furniture cleaning. Its very fisical and machine is heavy. Ive lost around 2,000.00 in the last two weeks and counting. This might ruin my life big time.
On cipro, NSAIDS, Ice, Baths(warm and cool) etc.
Any recomendations
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replied May 18th, 2009
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chronic epididymitis
Hi, the first thing you need to do is not be lifting anything heavy, go and check yourself for hernias with the doctor. Also, take your medications antibiotics complete your treatment. I know is expensive but it's your health. Also, try to research good homeopaths they have helped a lot people including myself a lot. But the one thing you need to more than anything is pray God will show you and guide for you to make the right decisions. He's the ultimate healer put your pain in his hands and he will heal you. thanks.
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replied May 18th, 2009
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chronic epididymitis
Hi, the first thing you need to do is not be lifting anything heavy, go and check yourself for hernias with the doctor. Also, take your medications antibiotics complete your treatment. I know is expensive but it's your health. Also, try to research good homeopaths they have helped a lot people including myself a lot. But the one thing you need to more than anything is pray God will show you and guide for you to make the right decisions. He's the ultimate healer put your pain in his hands and he will heal you. thanks.
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replied May 18th, 2009
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chronic epididymitis
Hi, the first thing you need to do is not be lifting anything heavy, go and check yourself for hernias with the doctor. Also, take your medications antibiotics complete your treatment. I know is expensive but it's your health. Also, try to research good homeopaths they have helped a lot people including myself a lot. But the one thing you need to more than anything is pray God will show you and guide for you to make the right decisions. He's the ultimate healer put your pain in his hands and he will heal you. thanks.
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replied May 19th, 2009
Symptoms
Does anybody have symptoms other than pain/swelling in scrotum?

Anything that occured simutaneously or around the same time that the epididymitis started?
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replied May 28th, 2009
This doesn't help, but it's news:

COMMON TREATMENT FOR CHRONIC PROSTATITIS FAILS TO REDUCE SYMPTOMS (December 19, 2008)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH NIH News
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Embargoed for Release: Wednesday, December 17, 2008, 5:00 p.m. EST
CONTACT: Arthur Stone, 301-496-3583,

COMMON TREATMENT FOR CHRONIC PROSTATITIS FAILS TO REDUCE SYMPTOMS

Alfuzosin, a drug commonly prescribed for men with chronic prostatitis, a painful disorder of the prostate and surrounding pelvic area, failed to significantly reduce symptoms in recently diagnosed men who had not been previously treated with this drug, according to a clinical trial sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The study is to be published in the "New England Journal of Medicine".

"Although these results are disappointing, it is just as important to find out what doesn't work as it is to know what does," said NIDDK Director Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D. "We have conclusively shown that a drug commonly prescribed for men with chronic prostatitis did not significantly reduce symptoms compared to a placebo."
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replied May 31st, 2009
I am trying the Kenrico footpad gold version. It makes a wide claim on symptoms it can treat or alleviate. It seems to have some soothing effects, but it is hard to tell for just a day. I will update after a week, but also just one person alone does not constitute a good statistics.

I wonder if someone else could try to make sure it is not placebo effect ? At least there doesn't seem to be any side effect; nothing to lose, I think. I just can't trust all the testimonys from their website, but I think you guys on this site are real sufferers.

BTW, I had this chronic for many years since college due to physical trauma. The hard part is sitting. Walking is OK, but when sitting for long time it could hurt.
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replied June 3rd, 2009
chronic epididymitis, cure?
Have someone tried the method proposed by "dsharp"? He seems the only one who's cured of this thing. Have someone else tried Lamisil (terbinafine hydrochloride) and saw improvements?
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replied June 10th, 2009
you give me a hope
hi all,
iam a new here and iam facing the same problem,chronic epididymitis which is frustrating my life..i got this after a bilateral varicocele surgery,my right side is having the problem,i got as usual antibiotics for 2 weeks and anti inflammation...after making a prostate massage my doctor find a very less bacteria and accordingly he prescribed me a antibiotic course which i took and no change...mine is transient sometimes i fell that it went forever and then it come back,i want to be normal again..iam searching allover the internet and sometimes i find it closed sometimes i got some hope when i find many treated persons..so iam thinking to start collecting the methods what they have done and try these method one by one and watching the result..but my problem is iam afraid to take a wrong medicine away from the doctors which can have a negative action as you know that any doctor can never prescribe such medicine only he 'll say go to antibiotics.so what iam thinking to start with this homeopathy pulsatilla and then the solution of dsharp.
i hope we can share our ideas and try together to find the solution as we all facing the same pain and same problem
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replied June 11th, 2009
hi again,
why the conversation regarding this chronic epididymitis has been stopped..no one is there to exchange ideas??
anyone has a solution??
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replied June 12th, 2009
Hey Nezooo,

Are you taking terbinafine? it has work for you? I'm seeing the uro tomorrow he send some antibiotics that relieve the pain but didn't clear it up completely and now the pain is increasing, thought, not much.

I also read a guy who suggest drinking a lot of water was helping him to handle the pain, he said like 2 o 3 liters a day, I think I'm going to try that.

If the uro don't give me a permanent solution this time, I think I'm going to try with Dsharp solution.

I'm researching every week about epididymitis in english, spanish and french, with the hopes of finding a solution.
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replied June 12th, 2009
hi xzel,

no iam not taking terbinafine...by the way what is this terbinafine..first time to hear about.
i have tried to drink 6 glass of water every morning just after i wake up..and didnt eat anything before 45 minutes.i used to do this for almost 2 weeks,i felt that the pain decrease but didnt go completely.i went also to a homeopath doctor as i find one website for epididymitis cure and how he has been cured after visiting many urologists but he is offering his experience for 25 usd.but i contact him on his email and he told me try to contact an expert homeopath doctor.also magic7508 is recommending to find a homeopathy.so i went and she gave me a system for nutrition depending on my blood type.but lot of things was forbidden and i cant make such a control,also she gave me type of pills to take morning and night under tongue daily beside bach flower and saw palmeto,but she told me to avoid mint flavours especially toothpaste which is difficult..but she didnt give me pulsatilla which i heard that it is a good solution for our case...
this what i did up to now.
iam thinking to try oregano oil one in this forum recommend,then this pulsatilla,then the dsharp lamasil
and it seems that we have to try many treatment untill we find teh solution..hope others share us with their experience
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replied June 17th, 2009
Chronic orchialgia: consider gabapentin or nortriptyline before considering surgery.

Sinclair AM, Miller B, Lee LK.

Department of Urological Surgery, Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton, UK.

OBJECTIVE: To establish if there is a role for gabapentin or nortriptyline in the treatment of chronic orchialgia. METHODS: Twenty-six consecutive patients with chronic orchialgia were seen in the chronic pain clinic by a multidisciplinary team. A pain questionnaire was completed prior to commencing either gabapentin or nortriptyline. They were reviewed at 3 months and a repeat questionnaire completed. A 50% improvement in pain was considered successful. RESULTS: Complete data was available for 19 patients. Overall, 61.5% of patients commenced on gabapentin and 66.6% of patients commenced on nortriptyline had a greater than 50% improvement in pain. Patients with post-vasectomy testicular pain were considered as a subgroup. None of these patients had a greater than 50% improvement in pain. However, 80% of patients in the subgroup with idiopathic chronic orchialgia had a greater than 50% improvement in pain. CONCLUSION: Although this is a small study, it appears that gabapentin and nortriptyline are effective in the treatment of idiopathic chronic orchialgia but not post-vasectomy pain.
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replied July 9th, 2009
Hi, everyone. I've been dealing with this pain for about 4 months now. It came on all of a sudden and took me completely by sirprise. I was diagnosed with prostatitis and epididymitis as well. And like many of you have been on lots of antibiotics for a long time. doxycycline, levaquin, and bactrim ds. the levaquin did help the pain at first, but once i was close to finishing the prescription, the pain has returned. I have talked to some other people who share the same theory as dsharp. And i now too believe that this is a fungus and not a bacteria. i'm looking forward to trying an anti-fungal treatment just as soon as i can. i'm having a hard time finding a doctor who's willing to listen long enough to prescribe one. But here's how i believe that i caught this fungus. I have been with my girlfriend for 7 years and have not fooled around on her. I don't think she has strayed either. but i do know for a fact, that she has had several vaginal yeast infections over the last year or two. yeast infections are hard to detect in men and generally have very mild or no symptoms until they get completely out of hand. i believe my problem was caused by a yeast infection contracted from my girlfriend during sex. here's what made the little light bulb pop up above my head when i heard it. first, antibiotics had no effect at all, even after months of treatment, second, while going to an acupuncturist hoping to find relief, she informed me to stay away from beer because it contains live yeast and can "feed" the problem. (i drank beer one weekend, before she told me this, and was in misery come monday.)third, antibiotics are generally made from molds and such, which are fungus, and therefore feed the fungus, fourth, many breads, pastas, grains, and sweets will also make the fungus thrive because they feed it as well. and lastly, there's a constant battle between yeast and bacteria within our bodies all the time. the "good" bacteria that lives within us is constantly figting against a takeover by the yeast, which is a fungus. after being on so many antibiotics, these good bacteria are diminished significantly, since the medicine eradicates all bacteria, allowing the fungus to take over. the bottom line, at least in my opinion, is that doctors should be treating a fungus, not a bacteria. unless, of course, they find presence of bacteria in lab work. in my case, thet did not. so, my plan is to treat this as a fungal infection and see how it works for me. a good place to start is by taking probiotics to replenish the good bacteria within the body. that will help the recovery process tremendously. also there are olive leaf exract capsules that are supposed to be a good natural antifungal. i hope this works for me. and i hope that you all can find a cure at some point. i can relate and empathize with the agony of this crazy condidtion.
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replied July 9th, 2009
You guys might want to consider that you have developed a fungal problem in the epididymitis. No. The docs will not know how to test for this.

Just think of all the antibiotics you have taken. Antibiotics cause fungal infection.

I would be seeking a doctor who can help treat fungal infection in this area.

There are rumors out there that some cancer is caused by a fungus. Fungus is the epidemic that they refuse to acknowledge and deal with. It comes from use of antibiotics and steroids. It is now a big problem with the chronically ill in hospital. but I see it in kids and fairly healthy adults too.

You gotta start thinking in a different tract if you want to find an answer. Start searching. You need to know the cause and it might be fungus. Then you have to learn how to treat fungus. There are some drugs that are helpful but they can be dangerous like antibiotics. There are alternative and plant based treatments available and you could also look into the effects of baking soda on fungus.
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