Ever stop to think, and forget to start again???
I am new to MS and this forum. I am still learning about MS and all its nuances. I have a dx and I have chronic constipation. I also have to work real hard to empty the bladder. That is less of a problem then the constipation. I don't have any nausea unless I am having a bad vertigo day. No nausea just on its own. I don't think this is a very helpful post to you. I worry about you and you are on my daily prayer list. You are a tough cookie and I really enjoy your posts. Hang in there.
Love and prayers,
I've been keeping up with your posts, you sure have been through a lot with this stuff and I feel for you.
I get occassional nausea when I'm feeling dizzy. My bladder has been ok except I think it may not be emptying fully as when I try to keep going after I think I'm done, I usually can. It might have always been like that...not sure.
I've had constipation issues forever. Lately it's been better for some reason, but a few months ago I couldn't go at all without tons of fibre cereal and stool softeners everyday. An early relapse seems to have also affected my ability to control a muscle or something back there... sorry to be graphic!... I mean in a having trouble pushing sorta way, not a can't stop it kinda way, if that makes sense. **red face alert**
I wish you relief from your issues,
According to the DETROL drug page, which can be found here:
...it is intended to be taken once a day, at the same time every day "or as your doctor prescribes", so perhaps John has some issues that his doctor is aware of, that he takes it "as needed", rather than as it is intended to be taken.
I use a generic form of detrol, NOT a time release version (the LA), so I take it twice a day, upon rising in the morning, and at night before bed.
I just checked another half-dozen sites. All say the drug should be taken daily, "or as prescribed by the physician". The reasons someone would NOT take it daily are people who are elderly, and/or have prostate problems, and/or who are pregnant (although it's more an issue of having given birth, and not breastfeeding your baby).
So ask your doctor if you're still uncertain, but if he prescribed it as a daily med, that is what is commonly done, and you should take it as prescribed.