Received July 19, 2000
First of all I would like to deeply thank you for maintaining this website. After five years of suffering, I have been cured of prostatitis thanks to information I found on your website.
About five years ago, I was diagnosed with prostatitis and went through the usual Cipro treatment for six weeks. It helped for a while, but when symptoms returned, I went back to the doc. He gave me more Cipro and told me that some men are just plagued by this problem and are on and off antibiotics their whole life. That's when I stopped consulting my doctor and decided to do my own research. I discovered saw palmetto, and have been taking it ever since. It made me feel 90% better, but there was always a mild tingle in my crotch. I knew that something wasn't quite right, but I learned to live with it. I had no interest in wasting my time with doctors. If I forgot to take the saw palmetto for a few days, the tingle would turn to discomfort. I always seemed to be able to control it with the saw palmetto.
About five months ago, I woke up with a dull ache in my right testicle. The ache slowly turned into a feeling of built up pressure, and after about three days, I developed a fever. I had no choice but to seek medical attention. I was diagnosed with epiditymitis, and was told I had a severely inflamed prostate. (This didn't surprise me.) Thirty day sentance of Cipro. Three weeks into my Cipro, I still had mild symptoms of epiditymitis. I started to get depressed. I felt very alone, and believed that there was no one out there who could help me. I began to feel that I was doomed. I was 27 and my body was failing me.
I started doing research on the web, and came across your website. I became very intrigued when I read the information about draining the prostate and Dr. Feliciano's method. It was like someone just turned on the light. Doctors had described the anatomy of the prostate to me in the past, and told me how difficult it was for antibiotics to penetrate the gland completely, but that was the end of the story - if the drugs couldn't get in, they didn't know what else to do.
Well, the drainage technique made perfect sense to me. I remember reading somewhere else about how important drainage is for infections. Dead white blood cells need to be flushed out to make room for new ones. I started doing drainages on myself evrey morning in the shower using the info on this website as a guide. It was uncomfortable as hell at first, but it slowly got easier, and the symptoms slowly got better. I went to see a uro about a week later to get refill on the cipro, and ask him about the drainage theory. He basically laughed at me and told me that an ejaculation did the same thing. What a jackass! How could someone who studied the urinary tract for that long, removed, disected, and inspected that many prostate glands be so naive. I knew from performing drainages on myself that after a drainage, my prostate gland was completely deflated - to the point where I couldn't feel it anymore. I occasionally did drainages after an ejaculation, and the prostate would be as enlarged as ever, even immediately after .
I saw progress after a week of drainages. I have been off antibiotics for two months now, and still do drainages every other day. I feel better now than I have in five years. My prostate has gone from being the size of a plum to the size of a walnut. I would recommend that anyone who has been in the same boat as me try the drainage techniques explained on your website. As with all non-chemical medicine, you have to be patient and persistent. I don't belive that there are really any permanent cures that can be found in dietary supplements. They may alleviate symptoms, but they can't cure the problem.
I believe that the reason so many men have this problem is because somewhere in our evolution the prostate gland lost its ability to naturally drain itself. As modern men, we have to be aware of how to help our bodies perform the natural functions they need to stay healthy.
Thank you again, and feel free to post this message anywhere you like!
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