I don't know anything about Coloidal silver other than by using too much you go blue? lol.
Yes the PROSTATE symptoms and pain are all gone still. Apart from the minor bladder infection I just recently developed (which was treated successfully).
What worked best? I can't say because I think everything worked together as I expected they would. I'll list the things I did.
- 200mg a day (if this works you might get away with 100mg a day for 3 months or longer).
Trimethoprim - Did a shorter course at 400mg a day (don't even remember how long now, it's all on here). (don't take at the same time as doxy)
Now Foods Quercetin + Bromelain (4-6 capsules a day)
Allicin Max (10 capsules a day for many months, now I take around 4-5 a day)
Pycnogenol - 120mg a day
L arginine 3000mg a day
L theanine - 400mg a day
Now foods Adam Multi - 2 capsules a day
Now foods - Beta glucan
Stretching 2-3 times a day, conscious relaxation and reverse kegels.
Healthy origins 30 billion probiotic 1-2 a day (I should have started when I took the antibiotics but I didn't).
Manuka honey - Good for calming stomach problems
Also if you get any fungus on the head of the penis from antibiotics you can just open up a allimax or allicin max capsule and mix it with some anti-fungal cream and it kills it within a day. Good tip there
I've taken AHCC for 6 months also which had a really good effect on symptoms (but it's expensive). AHCC is probably better than beta glucan.
I can't stress this enough though, I want to make it totally clear to everyone. Every time I started on an antibiotic I would have a huge initial improvement in my symptoms, especially if I was in the middle of a flare. Flare ups during treatment were common and welcomed as a sign of healing. Every time I had a flare up I would feel better after it and my symptoms would improve further, then I'd have another flare which would be less intense and each flare would take longer to come on and be milder in intensity.
Having the infection made me feel very ill during a flare. I would would lose my appetite, get a mild fever, feel sick all the time, flu-like symptoms and the more common symptoms of frequent urination, burning urination, and pain. The pain is something that takes longer to go away and that is probably more related to muscles. The systemic systems related to infection. It's so damn OBVIOUS that muscle tension is a huge part of this problem (especially if the problem has gone on for years) that you cannot ignore it. DO NOT ignore it.
When I would reverse kegel and/or stretch the muscles in my whole lower pelvis would flutter rapidly. Like 20 rapid twitches of the muscles in the perineum area within the space of a few seconds. I would at times get so relaxed that I would feel tingling sensation, like a rush of blood that you feel when your hand comes back to life after you have a dead arm cos you've been lying on it. You know the feeling? Then surprise, surprise! I would urinate after these relaxation sensations and the urination stream would be FASTER. If I would do the relaxation before bed I would be more likely to wake up with morning erections also. Even my libido increases after doing the stretches and relaxation.
Infection was a factor in my condition and I can't really put my finger on it or explain how different the symptoms are, but there is a difference. I intuitively realized as some point that something was different, that it felt more 'muscle related' than before. I don't know at what point during the therapy this happened though. Antibiotics like doxycycline are used in patients for years. Some people take them months or years. Very very safe. Doxycycline even works as an anti inflammatory. So if you're not getting the antibiotic effect, you're benefiting from an anti inflammatory effect of it. I don't personally think it's dangerous and I don't think the cause of prostatitis is fungal at all. Even though I've had fungus on the head of my penis during antibiotics it's never actually caused any irritation or symptoms. Don't be afraid of antibiotics (well unless you're taking quinolones! lol - they're dangerous!). You need to feel some effect though from taking the antibiotics. you'll more likely notice this effect if you take it during a flare. But then again, the antibiotic might not work against your bacteria... we are all different.
The supplements however do in animal studies reverse resistance than bugs have against antibiotics by various methods. One of the ways some of these supplements do it is by blocking Efflux pumps on the bacteria so that more of the drug accumulates inside the bacteria and the bacteria can't pump it out quick enough.
An example of this is here
"Using this combination, cell viability was reduced by 99.9% and 72.5% in MSSA and MRSA populations, respectively. PGME increased the post-antibiotic effect (PAE) of ampicillin from 3 to 7 h. In addition, PGME demonstrated the potential to either inhibit the efflux pump NorA or to enhance the influx of the drug. The detection of in vitro variant colonies of S. aureus resistant to PGME was low and they did not survive. In conclusion, PGME dramatically enhanced the activity of all antibiotics tested, and thus, offers an alternative for the extension of the useful lifetime of these antibiotics."
In total though I have taken antibiotics for years. Did it do me any obvious harm? Not really? lol. In the last 10 years I've looked after my health so well it looks like I've aged backwards. (28 years old almost and I still look 17 years old
Everyone lately comments how healthy I'm looking. So those supplements will help you get healthy, even if they don't have a massive effect on prostatitis.
I always did fight this condition and never gave up. I did spend thousands on tying to beat it. At first I was able to manage the condition with just Cranberry juice and/or D mannose. They worked so well, until symptoms spread and go worse. Yeah they help 'bladder issues' but never did nothing for the prostate.
Think of it as a war, you have to keep fighting, don't give your enemy a chance to come back. Keep fighting until you win. You may lose battles, but you won't lose the war if you keep fighting it.