Apr 01, 2010 - 1:27 pm
I originally discovered my PCa after complaining about a frequent urination problem. Hoped it was just due to BPH but unfortunately discovered otherwise.
I was initially given Hytrin for the urination problem which gave me a HUGE headache, nausea and dizziness after taking only 1 pill. Took 3 days to recover from that and stopped taking it immediately.
Was then given Ditropan instead and took it for 2 weeks without any noticeable effect and then was given FloMax. The FloMax WORKED and, after 6 weeks, has almost entirely eliminated my frequent urination problem BUT it also has had the side effect of almost entirely eliminating my semen ejaculate.
Just discovered that this is a common side effect of FloMax and I don't like it. I suppose it really won't matter because semen ejaculate will only be a fond memory after I get PCa treatment (whichever one I choose), but I'm not interested in speeding up the process. So, I'm going to stop taking FloMax and am going to try something else.
I still have an almost full bottle of Ditropan and, since it apparently does not effect semen volume, I'll try it again and, if that still doesn't work, I may try Saw Palmetto instead or go back to FloMax, if absolutely necessary, unless my urologist can suggest something else.
Anyone have any other suggestions based on PERSONAL EXPERIENCE for an effective medication to reduce frequent urination? If so, please let me know what it is. Thanks!