I was a up to pee guy at night every 1-2 hours after RP. I tried Imiprimine and Detrol. Mainly to help the incontinence. Neither one really helped and I has some mild side effects so the Uro said to just stop. Even though dry at night I woke up even with the slightest urge and if I did not get up to pee I could not go back to sleep. All during my 2 year journey this continued.
Even now with my AUS I am up 2-3 times each night but go right back to sleep. I had a rather large prostate 70 gm. I suspect my bladder shrunk and not sure it has ever enlarged. I rarely pee more that 150 ml at a time. Everything else is normal. How much is habit I don't know.
I have a cocktail each night and sometime I think that aggrevates the situation. As they say caffine and alcohol are not friends of bladder urge.
If I take one Advil PM it really helps sleep and sometimes I can get by with only getting up once. I think you can take Advil PM with any of the meds but always check with your Uro. Give Advil PM or one of the sleep meds that contain the same active ingredient. It's not habit forming but I can't remember the name but it's the same in Advil as in most of the common OTC sleep meds.
In my signature you will see links to my journey if you want to read something to put you to sleep. Also my email is in my profil if you want to talk I will be glad to share my experience.
66 year old male
PSA jumped 3 to 8 Jan 2008
pt2b NO Mx with a Gleason score 3+3=6.
DaVinci RP, 7/23/08. Tumor type: Acinar
size 5.5 cm x 5.7 cm weight: 77 gm.
Incontinence & ED. Dry nights , no control during day.
FUDS and cystourethroscopy testing 10/09.
24 hr pad wt. 219gm. AUA sympton index 13/35=moderate
Virtue sling surgery 2/3/10 NYU med center
Appeared to help but gradually returned to pre surgery condition.
Back to 3-4 pads/day.
Latest PSA 4/1/10 negative.
AMS 800 artificial urinary sphincter implanted 7/8/10 at U of MI.
AMS 800 activated 8/25/10 Dry for first time in 2 years.
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