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Old 09-11-2012, 03:00 AM   #1
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7 weeks post TURP - bladder control problems

Hi, I am now 7 weeks post TURP. I also have SUTUS ( Sudden urge to urinate syndrome)
In my case, I injured my back (stretching across the desk to grab a pen!!) 12 days after my TURP and I self medicated with Naproxen and Norflex as I have longstanding back issues.This worked a treat for my bladder control as the combination of anti inflammatory and anti spasm was great ffor my bladder and also eased that burning sensation at the end of each voiding. I thought I was in heaven,strong flow,slept all night etc.My urologist was happy with this.However when my back was back in control and I stopped taking the medication things took a turn for the worse.I am now 2 weeks without medication and have been caught out twice unable to control my bladder.
This is now preying on my mind and like others I find its a vicious circle. I am trying to build up my ability to hold a full bladder while at the same time I am acutely aware that I could be caught out in very embarrasing circumstances so I am taking a regular pee "just in case"!!!
Anybody got any advice or suggestions. I am considering getting diaper/liner but not sure that they can hold the volume (250mls)