View Full Version : Detrol questions!
10-24-2010, 02:48 PM
Sorry I'm posting so much ;_; my doctor is trying all kinds of meds with me and it's not been going well. The next one they want me to try is detrol, since the ditropan xr made me feel gaggy all day. I stopped taking it due to that and because I didn't feel it was helping. It helped with that urgent feeling, but I still had the pain in my bladder and I had to pee to alleviate it, so it was pointless IMO. My question is- if I took the detrol and that stopped the frequency/urgency (in THEORY), what do I do about the pain? More drugs? Urelle did nothing for me. Elavil is the only thing that (slightly) helps me, but still not much. Anyone take Detrol and nothing else? Or do you just take aspirin or something?
10-25-2010, 08:13 AM
I was prescribed Detrol in the beginning. It helped me but caused so much dryness that I choked on solid food. I am on generic Elavil. Maybe you can have your dr. change the dosage on the Elavil?
10-25-2010, 01:12 PM
Detrol La is what I take occasionally..It does sort of help with frequency.. but I can't take it anymore then 3 days in a way because it really constipates me...Never really noticed it helping much with the pain during a flare. Detrol certainly dries everything up .. mouth and throat...etc.
I was on twice a day Detrol for 3 months. It did lessen my frequency a little at night, but otherwise i found very little benefit from it (though it is worth mentioning that i actually had no side effects from the medication either). I was still having horrendous flares every week and was still in so much pain. My doctor decided i should stop taking it because he didn't feel like it was having any benefical effect on my symptoms- i found following the IC diet did more to lower my frequency and urgency levels than the Detrol did.
But i think it depends on what your symptoms are. My frequency comes from my bladder feeling irritated because my bladder walls are damaged and bleeding- so i want to constantly urinate to get rid of the burning urine. However, some people with symptoms of over active bladder have frequency because the muscles in their bladder walls keep contracting, and they do seem to find some relief from anti-spasmodics. I do hope you will too, and that you'll find some relief soon :)
11-18-2010, 02:42 PM
I took Detrol LA for 5 years. It really helped me with the urgency, frequency and bladder spasms. The only side effect I had at first was feeling tired but that did not last long at all. I would still be taking it if my insurance didn't decide not to cover it. I now take Enablex and it works too but I still prefer the Detrol LA.
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