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Reminder … click on the REFRESH icon once you get there) Hello from Creed (49 years at dx)
Hi Lana & CJ,
Prescription: Hyoscyamine 0.375 ERCAP
Take one capsule by mouth twice daily.
We started them as soon as we arrived home from the hospital. (every 12 hours)
We continued to use them for 20 days… We had no problems with spasms and no problems with the catheter.
While in the hospital they used suppositories… right before Buddy got up to walk to help prevent spasms. Buddy did not have any spasms during the hospital stay nor at home.
**Excerpt from Dr. Walsh’s book:
This can be extremely painful. Fortunately, bladder spasms are not very common. The men most likely to have them are those who have been troubled by urinary symptoms before surgery (usually, men who have had BPH), who have developed a thickened bladder wall, and a “hair-trigger: bladder that is easily irritated. In this case, the irritant is huge—the catheter—and the bladder is trying its best to push it out, with contractions. Te spasms may happen at random, or they may be provoked by an activity, such as having a bowel movement, or after going for a walk. If you have a bladder spasm, lie down until the contractions improve. If you have frequent spasms, you may be helped by medication. Nonsteroidal analgesics (such as Motrin) work quite well, because they relax smooth muscle. For persistent spasms, tranquilizers (such as Valium) are usually able to control the problem.
I was signing off and saw your post!! I’ll talk with you later…
In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy
mama bluebird - Lee & Buddy… from North Carolina
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April 3, 2006 53 on surgery day
RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy with "wide excision"
PSA 4.6 Gleason 3+3=6 T2a Confined to Prostate
2nd PSA 02-06-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)
Post Edited (bluebird) : 3/25/2007 5:34:04 PM (GMT-6)