Hi hv. I posted awhile ago about prostatitis issue that I had. You recommended I try pollen , nettle + prostate formula to control excess dht.
After symptoms not resolving I took some antibiotics witch did a pretty good job at controlling symptoms 80-90 % but did not totally fixe the issue. Now I am off the antibiotics after a good 30 + days of treatment and symptoms are coming back. I would like to find a way to control symptoms and keep them from becoming worse until my immune system eventually rid me of the infections (if its not an inflammation)
If the antibiotics were helping then this points to this being at least in part to something other than elevated DHT.
My main symptoms are mostly . Dripping after urination, constant '' I have to go feeling'' with a bit of dripping on/off during the day witch is a really annoying. I have no pain or other symptoms that often comes with prostatitis yet, maybe weird orgasm if symptoms are really present....
I have also notice. I am not 100 % sure on this one but pretty positive that The nettle and the life extension prostate formula are making symptoms worse. Maybe because of some diuretics effect. I stopped the nettle and will back away from the prostate formula slowly and see if it gets a bit better.
Since my symptoms started a little while after I restarted the drug propecia at a low dose I am thinking that somehow my prostate got inflamated or irritated from the change in dht or simply from the drug. Thats why I am not sure inhibition of dht is something I should aim for at the moment. ( I am only 27 BTW)
I heard of a couple of things that may help but I wanted your opinion before giving it a go.
I heard about colloidal silver really helping some people and I am hoping it could have a similar effect to antibiotics. The question I have are :
IS this safe to take ?
I am not a big fan of colloidal silver. It is way over hyped and many of the products on the market contain virtually no silver. There is also the issue of some of the products not containing true colloids and some of the generators not producing true colloids.
Could I take it long term ?
If it is a true colloid then it would take a lot to create any problems. If the silver is not a true colloid then it is not safe.
How much should I take ?
I don't even recommend taking it.
Wich one should I use ? These are my choices
I have not pain much attention to the products on the market because of the problems stated above.
And the other thing I heard about is Quercitin. Once again Is it safe and what amount could I take. I was looking at that one: http://www.iherb.com/Doctor-s-Best-Quercetin-Bromelain-180-Capsules/7?at=0
I do like quercetin a lot. It has numerous beneficial properties. I recommend 400-500mg of pure quercetin 3 times daily. I don't recommend the blends with bromelain and vitamin C though.
Thx very much in advance for taking the time to answer question , it is really appreciated.
P.s I also have left over Pau d'arco extract for a tea but I know it is not meant for long term use. Is it ok to use right after antibiotics and could it be taken in combination with the other treatment listed here and for how long ?
Pau d' arco is safe long term and with the other treatments.
Happy New year
Thanks, Happy New Year to you as well.
I will do some peau d'arco again... do you prefer the tea or the herb straight. I have some bark I can boil. How much of it should I take ?
I generally use the powder unless treating a throat infection since then I would want the tea to directly contact the infection. The powders have always worked great for me though.
I was using it before the antibiotic and it did not make a big difference.
It could have been your dosing. People often underdose or take the herbs with meals, which reduces effectiveness.
It is not has bad since stopping the antibiotic but it is still very bothering. I really want to avoid long term antibiotic at this point.
The reason I was asking about the colloidal is because I read of a couple of testimonies of ppl being really helped by it to the point of being cured but I am really scared of trying it since I have read about people turning blue/gray , one lady says she turned grey from a nose spray ?! what ?
That was Rosemary Jacobs. But the story is very misleading. What I had found out is that she was using a pharmaceutical nasal spray using silver salts, not colloidal silver. There is a major difference. It actually takes so much true colloidal silver over many months to cause argyria that it is almost impossible to do. Although some people making their own silver solutions at home with the little three 9v batteries could get argyria much easier since these units are not powerful enough to make true colloids.
This is probably the product I would use if I was going to try colloidal since I trust the source a bit more.
I know you are not a big fan but what is your tough ?
It is just water and silver in a colloidal suspension so I don't see anything harmful. Remember that this needs to be taken on an empty stomach as well all by itself. No other supplements with it.
I have also read about a product called allimax that contains:
360 mg Allisure AC-23 allicin powder.
It is my understanding that it is an garlic extract . Could it be worth a try ?
I think garlic is way over hyped. Although it does contain some beneficial sterols. There are many richer sterol sources though such as jiaogulan, which is the highest.
I need some option to try here what would be your option of something powerful enough I could use on an ongoing basic... or on and off . In wich quantities also !
The pau d arco is still a great choice. Especially if combined with chaparral, which enhances its effects. I recommend 3 capsules of the mixture 3 times daily at least 20 minutes before meals.
Thx very much hv ,
I will be giving a shot to the peau d'arco and chapparal.
I prefer to take it in a capsule and I found
and this one for the chapparal.
How should I dose it ?
I recommend 2 capsules of each 3 times daily at least 20 minutes before meals.
And for how long is it safe to take ?
They can be taken long term.
Thx very much for all the answers I already begun on the pollen and other herbs and I can see a good difference.
Good to hear.
Thanks, you too.