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  • Am writing to see if this makes sense to anyone. M...

    Am writing to see if this makes sense to anyone. My husband developed urinary retention following taking Donepezil and required hospitlisation and catheter for months.( He stopped the drug as soon as the retention occured) Had an awful few months I insisted on him eventually having a catheter with a "flip valve" and we gradually retrained his bladder to register when he needed to go and released the tap . We were thrilled with the result when catheter was finally removed and he had control. But his urologist threw a dampener and said he would revert to retention within a month because he has Parkinson's disease/ I am happy to report we have proved him wrong he has been able to control his urine for over a year and we are now certain it was the donepexil that caused the problem, not Parkinsons. Has anyone else had a similar experience?

    Post created 1 day 4 hours ago

  • I am a 46 year old male with chronic constipation....

    I am a 46 year old male with chronic constipation. I started taking Amitiza a few months ago and my constipation has improved but now I'm having urinary retention . I was wondering if anyone else is having this problem. Thanks

    Post created 3 days 12 hours ago

  • I have been taking Luvox for over 16 years and hav...

    I have been taking Luvox for over 16 years and have developed a neurogenic bladder. I am unable to fully void. Has anyone else been diagnosed with neurogenic bladder? Has anyone stopped this medication and noticed improvement in voiding?

    Post created 1 week 4 days ago

  • Hello, I am joining because I was just diagnosed w...

    Hello, I am joining because I was just diagnosed with sciatica but everything is completely numb on one side. I have to push so hard to go pee and feel like it is never gone. I have hemorrhoids and it's so pain full. What can I do? I have two jobs and two boys to care for 😢😢😢

    Post created 2 weeks 2 days ago

  • Hi I am new to this group my daughter is 21 non ve...

    Hi I am new to this group my daughter is 21 non verbal autism. She started having urine retention and it's really bad. I do not want to cath her and dont want to give her flowmax. She is not on any prescribed meds. She is so sensitive and side effects are bad whenever Drs donguve her something. Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated.

    Post created 3 weeks 6 days ago

  • I'm a 33 year old back pain patient who's been on ...

    I'm a 33 year old back pain patient who's been on Methocarbomol 500mg for 7 months. I take it at least once a day, but sometimes 2-3 times daily.

    Upon month 5 i started to experience sudden and terrible bladder symptoms:
    - urinary retention (unable to empty my bladder fully
    - a constant urge to pee
    - extremely frequent urination (urinating multiple times an hour)
    - swelling of my lower abdomen
    - but no blood in urine or stool, no itching / burning, no incontinence or overactive bladder (Thank GOD).
    - and other symptoms that resembled interstitial cystitis. I don't believe however, that "IC" is the original problem; rather, wondering if Methocarbomol caused it somehow.

    At first, i thought it was a UTI - but no signs of infection showed up on 3 urine cultures. In addition, my symptoms didn't get better after 2 rounds of antibiotics.

    Wondering if this "IC" type of problem is caused by the methocarbomol - because when i took a break from taking it for a little over a week, symptoms got better. BUT - during that week, i also cut back on possible food triggers like caffeine, alcohol, citrus, chocolate, artificial sweetners like aspartame, and carbonated drinks.

    So not sure if those were triggering the problem (along w/ possible inflammation) or if they were only worsening something already caused by the methocarbomol. Curious if anyone else has had a similar experience when taking Methocarbomol?

    Post created 1 month 6 days ago

  • Hello my name is.Carrie and I have just started ta...

    Hello my name is.Carrie and I have just started taking Cymbalta along with Wellbutrin to treat my depression. I've taken the Cymbalta only 4 days and am having difficulty urinating and emptying my bladder. Anyone know if this side effect will go away eventually?

    Post created 1 month 2 weeks ago

  • Can't pee!

    Can't pee!

    Post created 2 months 1 week ago

  • If you have urine retention while taking Invokana ...

    If you have urine retention while taking Invokana how do you deal with it? My urologist shut me down when I suggested it might be the drug, and gave me the options of either a prostate operation or intermittent catheters. i took the latter, which can be a nuisance but aren't painful. Just curious what others have done.

    Post created 3 months 1 day ago

  • I am just wondering if melatonin is what is what i...

    I am just wondering if melatonin is what is what is causing my recurring uti symptoms.

    Post created 3 months 1 week ago