Medicine for stress incontinence

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cowboy bob
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 10/5/2007 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I had my prostate removed on June 27 and since then I have been very incontinent.  However, a few weeks ago, after getting notes of encouragement from many of you I took on a new attitude (and a good attitude) of patience.  Two weeks ago I went to my "how are we doing" appointment with my urologist and told him that I was feeling good mentally about things, yet to my surprise, after telling him what was happening on the incontinence front, he told me he wanted me to get dry so he put me on a pill called Vesicare.  It hasn't worked, and it may be that he misinterrpreted my type of incontinence as I've read that Vesicare only works for urge incontinence, while I have stress incontinence.  I've also heard of a drug called R450 that is for stress incontinence, but I'm not sure if it has been approved. Does anyone know anything about this? 

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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 883
   Posted 10/5/2007 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Would be interested in it if it is true. Maybe Swimmom will see this and let us know what she things.
I will ask her if I see her in the chat area.

    PSA 5.7 - Discovered during Annual Physical with Family Practice Dr.
    Gleason 7
    Biopsy - 3 of 12 positive (up to 75%) all on left side of prostate
    RRP on Oct. 17, 2006 - Nerves on right side saved.
    All Lab's clear.  No Cancer outside prostate
    Cathiter in for 3 weeks due to complications in healing. Removed Nov. 9, 2006
    First Post op PSA on Dec. 11, 2006  Undetectable 0.00
    Office visit on Jan. 19th due to continued excessive urine leakage.
    Feb.20th Cystoscope and 2nd Post Op PSA. Another 0.00.....:)
    Dr. said everything looks fine.  Continue to work Kegeal's. Leaking appears to have improved  after Cystoscope?!?!?!  Down to 3-4 pads per day!
    March 1st  Leaking has crept back up to 6 - 8 pads a day ??????? 
    March 8th Started Detrol LA to see if it helps with the leaking?
    March 29th Collagen injection into sphincter / bladder neck area to control excessive leaking.  Worked for a couple of days then back to leaking.
    April 17th (Six Months Post Op) 2nd Collagen Injection to control excessive leaking.  Leaking started back next day at work!
    May 14th Second Opinion about my leaking and Options at OU Medical Center.  After reviewing my records the Dr. feels I will probably need some surgical intervention to stop my leaking.  But did agree to try Bio-Feedback and work hard on the Kegeal's first!
    May 30th Follow up with my Dr. and 3rd Post Op PSA 0.00 agian!!!
    June 1st Start Bio-Feedback to try to control my leaking.

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   Posted 10/5/2007 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey ~ cowboy bob,
Nice to hear about the attitude.  With the help from forum friends you can't go wrong!! 
Stay close!  In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy
  smurf   Hey ~ Swim...  Where are you!!!
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