dsharp

March 26th, 2009
I suffered for many years and was convinced that i had some sort of internal fungus in my genital area. I took perscribed anti-inflam meds, but didn't seem to penetrate the area long and strong enough...but did kinda work at first. After doing much research (praying) i stumbled upon a medication for long term use to kill off toenail fungus...you got it Lamisil (terbinafine hydrochloride) tablets. Yeah I know expensive as hell, but after a couple of weeks...I FELT GREAT!!! I really worked after 5 years of on and off discomfort. I may not be a doctor, but this is my contribution to the medical field. ENJOY my brothers.

Let me go back and start at how it started. About 1988 when I younger and dating, I unfortunately was exposed to Chlamydia and did not realize what was going on for months. I did go to a doctor and of course they immediately treated me for a STD. (remember it was the 80's). This nagging discomfort was a mystery to my doctor, infectious disease specialist, Jesus, etc. Catch my drift. Here let me share a recent quote I NOW find as the beginning of my woes. If left untreated, it is possible for Chlamydia in men to spread to the testicles causing epididymitis, which in rare cases can cause sterility if not treated within 6 to 8 weeks. Chlamydia causes more than 250,000 cases of epididymitis in the U.S. each year. Chlamydia is also a potential cause of prostatitis in men, although the exact relevance in prostatitis is difficult to ascertain due to possible contamination from urethritis.

At that point I was very frustrated that the medical people were clueless and quite honestly, not really interested. I was prescribed every NEW antibiotic fresh off the assembly line. (zithromax, flagyl, cipro, Doxycycline etc). I was also prescribed various anti-inflammatory meds. Some worked (I think) some didn't. But HOPE will keep you searching for the cure, so I was game for any and everything. I even received weekly prostate massages by my urologist. I just wanted to stop looking and sounding like a pain-in-the ass patient complaining about my gonads!
This went on for approx 5+ years. However like I mentioned earlier I was convinced that I had some sort of internal fungal infection. Can you imagine the looks I got when I mentioned that assessment? However a few weeks after was exposed and tested for the infection, I noticed other changes in my body, muscle spasms, sweating, unpleasant odors between my legs (especially in the warmer months), white tongue, constipation and finally toenail fungus years later. Now this may have not had anything to do with what was going on below, but as you all know Hope keeps you searching for the cure to end the MADNESS and humiliation. Now I mentioned that I was convinced about the fungus, and with good reason. It seemed that during my time being a human medicine cabinet I noticed that the meds (excuse me for not knowing the names right now) prescribed to me for the muscle spasms seem to work. The lower dosages worked but briefly, however once I convinced my doctor to up the dosage (500mg and up) things kind of worked out for a while. I was taking these meds like candy! By now like most of you I had become my BEST OWN DOCTOR in search of a cure. One day while I was waiting in a doctor's office for something else, I started reading a pamphlet for a new med called Lamisil for fungus infections in toenails. What really caught my attention was that this med would have to be taken for 3 to 6 months. The ingredients looked similar to some of the other meds I crossed paths with, so I figured what the heck, why not. At least it had the dosage longevity I figured was needed to blast this thing out the SAC! I have to be real honest with you, once I was approved to take the med (ins co can be a real hassle prescribing Lamisil) after a few weeks or It was working. I completed the meds 3 months worth, but it absolutely cured me and ALL the symptoms I was experiencing were gone.

It may have been luck, or unrelated to what I was going through but I was cured. I never shared this story since that time till now. Most of these postings are bringing back bad memories for me remembering the frustration I went through. Hopefully this will help those suffering with this disorder and start a movement that the medical wizards can start with to finding a cure.
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