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   Posted 4/21/2011 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
When I get the idea in my head that I might need to pee (micturate), i must go immediately.  I don't mind getting up at night at intervals, but my weakness forces me to wear absorbent pads,  Taking pills recommended by my doctor hasn't helped.  Can anyone suggest better pills or anything to help?

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Date Joined Feb 2011
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   Posted 4/21/2011 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
They prescribe the same pills as they would for IBS. Such as Belladonna Phenobarb or Hyoscamine (sp???).

If you "freak out" about thinking you need to pee, you are sending a message to your brain that doesn't correspond to your actual needs. This creates spasms. You're essentially rewiring the process and need to find a way back to the natural wiring. That's a messy way of saying what my urologist tried explaining to me.
40 years old - Diagnosed at 40
Robotic Surgery Mount Sinai with Dr. Samadi Jan, 2011
complete urinary control and good erections with and without meds
Prostate was small, 34 grams.
Final Gleason score 7 (3+4)
Less than 5% of slides involved tumor
Tumor measured 5 mm in greatest dimension and was located in the right lobe near the apex.
Tumor was confined to prostate.
The apical, basal, pseudocapsular and soft tissue resection margins were free of tumor.
Seminal vesicles were free of tumor.
Right pelvic node - benign fibroadiopse tissue. no lymph node is identified.
Left pelvic node - one small lymph node, negative for tumor (0/1)

AJCC stage: pT2 NO MX

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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 252
   Posted 4/21/2011 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I know the feeling. Filling a pitcher of water at the sink, pouring water into the coffee pot, both give me an instant urge to pee. I was prescribed Detrol for the night time pees (am getting up every 2 hours). Took it for six months with absolutely no help. Have my 9 month follow-up appointment today with rad/onc and will see what he prescribes this time. I do agree that some of the urgency is in the mind, but you need strong willpower to override it or you get wet pants. Squid.
*Age 63, PSA July 2009 .66; Biopsy: 2 of 12 cores positive, Gleason 3 + 5
*open Surgery 10/22/09
*Post Surgery Biopsy Gleason 4 + 3; 2 positive margins
*03/11/10 - Bladder neck surgery for stricture
*PSA - 30 day/.07, 90 day/<.1, 180 day/.21
*07/27/10 - IGRT done - 39 zaps, 70 gys
*10/07/10 - 90 day post IGRT PSA <.1.
*01/20/11 - 180 day post IGRT PSA <.1.
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