Yes its interesting. I have been pondering this for a few months now. Thinking about posibility of an infection or some sort of tissue alterations that finasteride made. The infection senario seems viable, perhaps induced by the quickly rising DHT levels after coming off finasteride altering/inflaming the tissue of the prostate making it susceptable to chronic infection. (I really don’t know) Just some things I have been thinking about and causally researching.
Some people have seen good results from long-term antibotic use correct?
I actually had a series of tests done about 10 months ago that showed moderate bacteria in my urine. But I felt no symptoms of a UTI, and the doc just thought it was a contaminated urine sample (like if something touches the sides of the container while giving the sample).
However after some reading I found that while a prostate infection will not usually display bacteria in the urine, (only the seminal fluid) if the infection is severe enough, bacteria may infact end up in the urine.
I haven’t been taking anything apart from alpha-blockers and tongkat ali for the last 4 months so I may attempt something with doxycycline longer term (8-10 weeks) and see if any good comes out of it.
EDIT: Its also interesting to note that I found cases of severe prostatitis where the sufferers experience depression and anxiety (severe depression and anxiety in some cases). I am in no way endorsing that this the root cause of all the issues but I do think its something that needs to be looked at in light of the fact that alpha blockers are helping quite a few of us here.