I've read some threads on here with people talking about alternative therapies for epididymitis and being completely cured.
Just wondering if anyone had any good advice? Had months and months of antibiotics but it always comes back - hoping to find some help on alternatives.
Some stuff I've read already
Vitamin c mega dosing Allicin Colloidal silver Oregano oil Olive leaf extract Vitamin d mega dosing Quercetin
Them lots on bio film degraders such as
Nattokinase Serrapeptidase Bromelain Papain Curcumin
It's a big list and nervous about messing around with so many unknowns but hope someone understands the position when you feel you have no choice but to play with fire.
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on February 16, 2017
at 06:51 AM
Depends on the severity or type of infection, and even if it is an infection.
here are some main supplements that i've researched that work for some
saw palmetto -> helps fight infection in that area specifically
There is a supplement list here that has helped for some including myself --> goo.gl/dldao6
secondary would be curcumin // and some people swear by Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol for infections check out the reviews on amazon for infections for this and it's cheap
Post above by lucas has a very good point, fixing leaky gut is big in aiding your immune function I think that was very important as well
on October 16, 2014
at 11:27 PM
I had epididymitis for several weeks. It was scary as hell, not to mention painful, but after talking with my PA and being told there's nothing they could do, I started searching around the web for some ideas and found the natural magnesium treatment where you literally flush out the epididymis. After I tried it, my pain went away and it hasn't come back. Sheck out epididymitis dot info
on December 30, 2012
at 04:04 PM
I developed chronic epididymitis back in 1999. In the next two years, I took four courses of antibiotics (doxycycline, with one of the courses a combo of doxy and Cipro), but it kept coming back every time. I then learned about colloidal silver, bought one of the automated, current controlled CS generators, and kept it in check with homemade CS for a few years. About 10 years ago, a friend badgered me into consulting with a medical intuitive, who put on an insane supplement regimen that took 6 months to complete, and after that, the epididymitis was gone, except for the occasional flare-up if I ate the wrong foods or got sick or run down.
I don't even remember exactly what the supplement regimen was. A lot of it was various antioxidants. 20 bottles of this, 30 bottles of that, taking specific large quantities of each until it was all gone and then moving on to the next supplement. I'm really not into esoteric woo, like medical intuitives, but this guy did the trick for me. I recently learned that he no longer has his connection to whatever woo realm he was tapped into, which is a bummer because in the past year, the flare-ups have increased in frequency, and coming seemingly out of the blue. My wife muscle tested me by proxy with her homeopath and had me take sugar pills with nothing in them for a few weeks... can't say as that had any effect. I also took half a dozen bottles of Immutol, a beta glucan supplement. I also started taking 16mg per day of astaxanthin. And, when I do get a flare-up, I knock it down with colloidal silver and take ibuprofen to quell the inflammation.
Biggest food triggers are pork, cured meats, and factory farmed meat. As much as I adore bacon, I eat it only occasionally and in small amounts.
Well, that's all I have to say about that.
on December 30, 2012
at 02:05 PM
Just wanted to add to Lucas' list
5 . Probiotics - Another step to improve the composition of your gut flora. ... especially since you've been taking so many antibiotics. Prebiotics help the good bacteria grow.. Probiotics are the actual good bacteria that you can take.
Another thing is to make sure you complete the course of antibiotics. A lot of problems come from people not finishing the adequate course of antibiotics.
Also, how are they diagnosing this? Is it by ultrasound? There are other entities that can be causing pain in the scrotum that can be considered...
on November 18, 2012
at 05:59 AM
I had recurrent epididymitis (3 times in 4 months) a few years ago, so I can understand why you're desperate. I'm not really sure what was causing it, and it did go away seemingly on its own. My thoughts:
- You might try cranberries or cranberry extract. There's some equivocal evidence that it helps with UTIs in women.
- If you're sexually active, be sure to get an STD test, and your partner should probably get examined for bacterial vaginosis.
- Try to make sure your gut flora is healthy (especially after several rounds of antibiotics). Check out prebiotics (digestible fiber which encourages "good" gut bacterial growth), many of which can be found in root vegetables and some fruits.
- Of course inflammation is especially painful in this condition, so make sure you're eating an anti-inflammation diet. Lots of omega-3 fatty acids, fresh fruits and vegetables, etc.
I'm not sure if any of these suggestions will help, but good luck!