Only two days to go and I shall have completed my month long Cipro regimen. No, it's not anthrax treatment but a mundane course of action to deal with a bout of prostatitis caused by a months of bicycle riding with a seat that evidently was not fitting properly. Apparently, mechanically induced inflammation of the prostate leading to an infection is becoming a commonplace situation with the cycling community.
When I return to cycling, it will be with a new kind of bicycle seat designed to eliminate entirely pressure to the peri
I'm also suffering from a recent side effect of this overly rough antibiotic. My tendons are sore, mostly at the attachment points. So, it looks as if I will have to attend to the resultant secondary damage from the primary cure.
That's a good question. The original seat that came with my "Big Buzz" bike was a narrow hard leather thing clearly designed to look great without regard for the torture it caused. After a week of major discomfort, I bought a split rail seat, one in which a gap runs down the middle of the seat, but the gap and seat contour was not enough to eliminate pressure on the perineal area. This new bike seat takes care of that problem, though I need to try it for a while to see how it fits. I have to adjust the pads to place them right on the pelvis.
yowch! take care you. antibiotics suck! Hopefully you are taking your acidophilus/florabuilders. And saw palmetto might not be a bad idea, just as a general daily prophylactic. And fyi, one of the best ways to treat prostate inflammation is prostate massage. seriously, doctors will refer folks to physical therapists who specialize in this. Hope you feel better soon, and can get back to the cycling which brings you such pleasure (as well as pain)!