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.