stopping Tamsulosin

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Has anyone just stopped taking this med? If so what were the results? How long were you taking it before stopping? 

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    I stopped once and I was barely going before I started taking again.
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    I am 59 and have been on Tamsulosin for several years with no negative side effects.  I only received relief--as I was supposed to.  I had a Urolift 4 weeks ago and yesterday was told by my urologist to stop the Tamsulosin.  So, today was my first day off Tamsulosin. We will see...
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      Hi Bob,

      I am 58 and have been on Tamsulosin and Finasteride for a year with all negative side effects, during last month. I declined TURP last week and The good notice is I'm now candidate for Urolift. ....but..... from my pocket.

      How was the cost for your procedure ?  And how many staples worked for you ? Where ?

      Thanks

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      Vic,

      Thanks for the note.  I will also have to pay for the Urolift myself.  Given the information on the other options I felt Urolift was right for me.  My urologist gave guidance that my age was a positive for the Urolift proceedure.  My urologist submitted the Urolift cost to my insurance company and I have not yet received notification of the denial or a bill.  I was told the cost would be about $4,000.  I am located in Southern California.  I was scheduled to get 4 staples but ended up with 5.  My result has been very positive and I can sleep through the night now and do not experience the urgency and frequency that I had before. Because I had no bad side effects from the Tamsulosin, I did wait a bit before the scheduling the Urolift.  Good luck with your procedure.

      Bob

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      Hi Bob,

      Thanks for your answer. I hope you will get the bill from your insurance company and results continue to be positive. I could go to San Francisco, could you tellme where it was your procedure & Dr. name ?

      Thanks a lot for your answer.

      Vic

       

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    Was on Flomax for years then the generic Tamulosin...probably ten years or more.  Had the Urolift and doc said I didnt need it anymore....so went off it.  Good to be off...swelling in my thoat reduced....able to ejaculate again....what we didn't account for was Tamulosin does help reduce blood pressure and without it my blood pressure went up.  Had to take an additional blood pressure med to get it back down.  SO WATCH YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE WHEN YOU COME OFF IT.   Been off 8 months now and no problems...the urolift does it better.
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      Thanks for the BP warning.  When I started Tamsulosin, my internist & cardiologist looked at my numbers and recommended cutting my BP medicine in half.  I anticipate increasing BP medicine as soon as the Tamsulosin is out of my system.  Having the Urolift next week.

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    After taking Tamsulosin for many years I was able to get off of it for about 6 months but then had to go back on it as my ability to pee was reduced to dribbles. On Tamsulosin I was able to pee with effort but with incomplete bladder evacuation. Up many times during the night to pee. I also was dizzy while taking Tamsulosin and additionally experienced retrograde ejaculation. If all that was not bad enough Tamsulosin interfered with my ability to run or exercise intensely near maximum effort. Very unsatisfying. Three weeks ago I obtained the Urolift and one week post implant I was peeing well and again stopped Tamsulosin. I have been without Tamsulosin for two weeks now and am peeing without effort. No dizziness and no retrograde ejaculation. Running all out no problem. I am a very happy camper.
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    I've been taking Tamsulosin for a few months.  So far only one side effect: no orgasm. I'm almost 75 years old so I'm wondering if anyone has found a way to get off tamsulosin long enough to have some good sex then go back on it before nocturia or sleep deprivation sets in?

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      Was going to have a PAE about 3 wks ago but my artery also went to my bladder so this didn't happen. Had been on Tamsolosin for probably 3 yrs which gives me bad side effects, dizziness on standing ect ect so have stopped it & gone onto Cialis 5mg per day which intially was difficult but has improved going into the third wk & is suppose to improve significantly up to 4 wks & a little more after that. It would appear that you have to give it time to act & it's not as immediate as Tamsolosin (which I'm feeling so much better being off, given you get slightly immune to the side effects over time)

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      You can try self catheterization.  It takes a week or two to get used to it, and you should ask your urologist's office to teach you how to do it and give you the supplies. I have done it and noticed that orgasms are much stronger. since I stopped Tamsulosin. I never had much problem with retro grade ejaculation because I timed it to be out of my system after 12 hours. I think Tamsulosin relaxes your prostate so that you can pee easier but it also makes it less effective at pumping sperm.  After the 12 hours when it is out of your system you will not have RE but your pumping action will be lack luster.  If you were asked to run a race but took vallium before the race, you would feel relaxed but would not run very fast..

      Thomas

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