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Been on the prostate forum and had some amazing people help me out,very kind indeed.Thought i needed to start another thread relating to my issue.
I have mainly at night had what can only describe as a burning bladder and urge to void keeping me awake all night on some occasions Saw Urologist and first time said could be Painful Bladder Syndrome the next possible Prostate problems.Neither times did any real testing.
Few months back was tried on Toviaz and very slowly have realised my urinary stream was getting smaller so saw Doc who put me on Tamsulosin.After about 4 days the urine stream was back to normal but the doc then doubled my dose of Toviaz and within a couple of weeks the stream weakened again.I just thought "Well its one of those prostate things" but then ended up with my burning bladder problem being almost 24/7 so went to see local doc at a walk in clinic who put me on Oxybutynin.I said i was on Toviaz but she did not say anything and just gave me the prescription.Over the weekend i found it a struggle to urinate to the point monday ended up in A&E who scanned me and said i had 540ml retention and straight away catheterised me.I am now at home wearing a bag feeling very down about it.
I also have to admit that i have CFS/ME which ironically i find it hard to drift off to sleep.About three years ago i had some pains and used codeine approx 60mg a night which eased pains but also helped me drift off.For three years now i have taken 60-90mg every night which really i guess i have been taking it the wrong way and as of sunday stopped it for good.
I am just wondering if anyone had retention with Oxybutynin or Toviaz and how long it took to return to some normality.
Also been looking around to try to find out the effect of codeine on the bladder?Could this have added to the problem and if so is it possible once stopped that it would ease and is it a long or short process.
Thanks so much everyone for viewing,really appreciate peoples views and comments...and yes i was a total idiot reagarding codeine! :-(
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