Imipramine for incontinence --- Question?

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NY-Sooner
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Date Joined Sep 2009
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   Posted 11/13/2009 7:20 AM (GMT -6)   
My uro persribed imipramine to see if it helps stop my stress incontinence. I am curious if anyone here has tried this drug and if it really works and what side affects they had if any.
 
Age 56, Biopsy 6/2007 - PSA 4.5, 2 of 12 with  <5% cancer Gleason 6
Surgery 9/2007 Strong Memorial,  Rochester  NY with Dr. Jean Joseph (1300 plus surgeries)
 Path - Negative margins, cancer in 20% examined tissue, Gleason 6
 Post Op - No ED issues, full erections without drugs,  used 5-7 pads a day for 3 months. Now dry except for stress leaks now and then.
 All post op psa's <.04


Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 11/13/2009 8:07 AM (GMT -6)   
That's an Antidepressant drug isn't it?
 
 
 
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
•allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
•abnormal production of milk in females
•breast enlargement in both males and females
•breathing problems
•confusion, hallucinations
•fever with increased sweating
•irregular or fast, pounding heartbeat
•muscle stiffness or spasms
•pain or difficulty passing urine, loss of bladder control
•seizures
•suicidal thoughts or other mood changes
•swelling of the testicles
•tingling, pain, or numbness in the feet or hands
•yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
•change in sex drive or performance
•constipation or diarrhea
•nausea, vomiting
•weight gain or loss

I tried to post a link to the site but it wouldn't work. You can Google the drug name and find tons of info.


Age 54   - 5'11"   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 2007 & Jan 2008 -> 1.3
Biopsy - 03/04/08 -> Gleason 6 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy
05/14/09  - 4th Quarter PSA -> less then .01
Surgeon - Keith A. Waguespack, M.D.


60Michael
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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 11/13/2009 9:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Sooner,
You can go to WEB MD and look up the medicine and they have reviews from people using the meds. Sometimes there are also drop down boxes in the reviews that tell you excatly what condtion they are taking the meds for. It is informative, but really it comes down to the person and how they respond to that particular med. good luck.
Michael
Dx with PCA 12/08 2 out of 12 cores positive
59 yo when diagnosed
Robotic surgery 5/09 Atlanta, Ga
Catheter out after 10 days
Gleason upgraded to 3+5, volume less than 10%
Margins not involved
2 pads per day, 1 depends but getting better,
8/5 1 depend at night only
 started ED tx 7/17, slow go
Great family
Michael


Worried Guy
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 11/13/2009 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
My Uro gave me Vesicare after I threatened to stop drinking anything. The only effect I saw was constipation - but that could have been a result of my reduced fluid intake.
I'm still looking for "Stop Leak for Peeps" in a can.
http://www.barsproducts.com/C16_R6.htm
Jeff
DX Age 56. First routine PSA test on April 8th: 17.8.
May PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: PSA: 23.2.
Biopsy 6/10/09: 7/12 scores positive, Gleason 6=3+3. Bone scan and C/T scan negative.
RP DaVinci -7/21/2009 @ Univ of Roch Medical Center
Left nerve gone, right partial spared.
Catheter removed - 7/31/2009 Pathology report received:
Gleason 3+4=7 Tumor size: 2.5 x 1.8 cm location: both lobes and apex. No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Extraprostatic extension present; Perineural invasion: present, extensive
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX
Post Surgery Status:
Potency - 10/31 3 months, Still no activity, nada, zip
Incontinence - 8/20 4 full pads per day
. 9/7 3-4 full pads per day (I'm going to try cutting down on fluids. Bad idea. I know.)
9/17 2 months: Still 3 pads per day.
10/31 14 weeks: Still 3 pads per day. At this rate I'll be fine in 2012.
Post Surgery PSA - 9/3 6 weeks- 0.05, 10/13 3 months- 0.04 undetectable.

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