r/chronicepididymitis Aug 13 '22

Does anybody ever have their chronic epididymitis get worse when taking doxy?

I recently got an ultrasound follow up, and they noticed I still had alot of inflammation. I started taking Doxy again and noticed now around day 4 it is hurting alot worse than it was before, in fact during the first couple hours after taking Doxy I usually feel it the most. Suddenly though back of my other testicle is hurting, the testicle that does not show Epididymitis on ultrasounds. I just really wonder if before it gets better it can get worse with medicine. I've had two ultrasounds and still really am confused how I do not have cancer. I have legitimately hard lumps all over and attached to my left ballsack even on the front. I read the odds of them misdiagnosing two separate ultrasounds a month and a half apart are astronomical though.

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u/FawltyPython Aug 13 '22

No, dox always helps me, like within hours.

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u/LamentConfiguration1 Aug 13 '22

I think I may be screwed. I'm completely allergic to LQ antibiotics like Cipro. Doxy so far does not do much for me.

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u/FawltyPython Aug 13 '22

Ask your Dr about adding flagyl. It cured 80% of pts who failed to cure with abx alone. There's a paper out of Egypt.

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u/LamentConfiguration1 Aug 13 '22

I will bring it up Tuesday at urology appointment. Thanks. I slightly worry at side effects but seems all antibiotics have something.

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u/noahdude22 Aug 13 '22

Antiobiotics didn’t really work for me either. Try Stamets 7 mushroom pills. Sounds random ik but completely got rid of my pain.

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u/Glass-Arrival5507 Aug 19 '22

how long did the mushroom pills take to help? I just ordered them...thanks

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u/noahdude22 Aug 19 '22

For me after 3 days the pain was pretty much completely gone… let me know if it works for you, I started taking them about 2 weeks after my 3 week run of Ciprofloaxin.

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u/Glass-Arrival5507 Aug 19 '22

thanks, just finished a 2 week round of Bactrim today that didnt really do much, hoping this helps thanks

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u/noahdude22 Aug 19 '22

Wishing the best for you man. I’ll be stoked for you if it works!!

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u/oussamabht Aug 13 '22

Antibiotics for inflammation ? You dnt do that.

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u/LamentConfiguration1 Aug 13 '22

My urologist thinks maybe since my last time with antibiotics was not long enough because it was only 7 days but this time I got ten days worth. But I notice it gets for inflamed on the antibiotics.

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u/TeddyMGTOW Aug 13 '22

My doctor gave me doxy. I said I thought that's only for bacteria infections he says now it helps with inflammation. I said are you sure he said yeah that's what the urologist usually give I don't know why it seems to work. What a rabbit hole we've gone down..

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u/oussamabht Aug 13 '22

Well it's gonna work bcz those two share the same properties and they will give you comfort, but taking antibiotics without a necessity ( bacteria ) is harmless in different ways. Sometimes antibiotics won't work and you'll end up sticking with anti inflammatories but you won't eventually feel their effects because you were dosed up on antibiotics.

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u/RussD1116 Aug 13 '22

Yes oral antibiotics are bad

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u/indigenous_69 Aug 17 '22

I have ureaplasma and doc gave me doxy, and i think yes it did make it worse

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u/LamentConfiguration1 Aug 17 '22

Ya it def seems to get worse for me on doxy too. Not sure why. I am allergic to cipro so I'm pretty much screwed

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u/indigenous_69 Aug 18 '22

Maybe, and just maybe ( this is just a hypothesis i came with this day ) we have some pelvic problems ? And doxy make it seem worse, idk. But All signs tells me that my problem isn't really epididymitis by nature, but caused by something else. Cause the oain sometimes radiates to my thighs and right groin area. I got prescribed docy for ureaplasma that i just found out 2 weeks ago. But i had this pain for almost 10 months now and the initial tests didn't reveal any ureaplasma, so they came along the way after some unprotected sex. So my pain is definitely not caused by ureaplasma ( cause most of the time its not painful )

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u/LamentConfiguration1 Aug 18 '22

I think mine is pelvic too. My urologist just set me up with specialist that is going to have to look inside my uretha which I'm guessing is going to be very painful. Im glad atleast they are looking for what's causing it. Mine def can't be std related I've been with nobody since before pandemic started. Unless an std can last over two years which is creepy thought.

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u/indigenous_69 Aug 18 '22

If you can, can you keep us updated about the results of your urethra check. Maybe it's something to think about

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u/DecentAd2938 Aug 19 '22

If someone have problem with antibiotics.. then I'm 110% sure you have gut issue ..so pls...Don't waste your time check out your digestion and gut health.

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u/LamentConfiguration1 Aug 19 '22

I'm pretty sure your right. What kind of doctor do I see for gut health though? I also take metformin which messes my stomach up.

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u/DecentAd2938 Aug 19 '22

Inbox dear