Andrew, thanks for the response.
So did you have any urinary issues with the IGRT, that would have kept you on an alpha blocker?
No, didn't have bad urinary issues before IGRT. I took the alpha blocker because my BP was so bad at one point that they had me on a diuretic, a beta blocker and then threw in the alpha because it was going out of control. Even had nitro tablets in my pocket for awhile. My gout was horrible during this time.
Then I made a number of lifestyle changes and now am off all the BP meds except one.
IGRT actually ended up giving me a bit of retention but I was taking a lot of ibuprofen at the same time because of inflammations the radiation was giving me. That seemed to be enough to keep me from having problems. Post radiation I mostly get urgency problems (I now have a mental map of all men's rooms in my city. First thing I look for at a restaurant is the
location of the restrooms).
I've been told that radiation won't improve urinary flow.
I'll be in the shop.
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