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Old 11-28-2012, 02:28 PM   #1
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Question Overactive Bladder Medication

Those of you that have overactive bladder issues, what medicines are you on, have you tried, likes & dislikes? I am currently on vesicare & have been having very bad, daily headaches (read that this happens w/ some MS patients), I tried oxybutinin (spelling?) first (dry mouth was terrible), looking for what works for others. Thank You!

 
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Re: Overactive Bladder Medication

My mom was given Vesicare and then her doctor switched her to Detrol. For her the Detrol did the best, but she gave up on it too as she did not like any meds due to the side effects (she had Parkinson's which complicated her meds and the interactions therein.
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Re: Overactive Bladder Medication

BTW, for me, overactive bladder is either caffeine or stress related. If I have not had caffeine and the urgency is high, I slow down my pace and allow my body time to rest and escape the stress. I am usually better in 2-3 days.

At night I limit or eliminate liquids 2 hours prior to sleep.
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Re: Overactive Bladder Medication

I use low dose naltrexone, which is controversial. In Europe, its a MS drug, like any other DMD. In Australia its widely prescribed. In the USA, it isnt available for use for MS, although the FDA has approved high doses of Naltrexone for combatting opiate addiction, and no, this drug isnt an opiate. Its used to change the brain chemistry to shut off certain receptors.

In very low doses, (I take 4.5 mgs a day), the benefits to a MS patient are better sleep, less brain activity on a MRI as far as lesions activity, better bladder and bowel control AND less mood swings. It also has zero side effects..

I love LDN for bladder issues. I havent had urgency or constipation since I started on this a year ago, and those were my biggest complaints.

You need to find a doctor wiling to write you for it, and you can read more about it if you look into Skips Pharmacy in BocaRaton Florida- there are alot of interesting pieces of info which you can take to your doctor there- thats how I sold my doctor on allowing me to try it.

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Re: Overactive Bladder Medication

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Those of you that have overactive bladder issues, what medicines are you on, have you tried, likes & dislikes? I am currently on vesicare & have been having very bad, daily headaches (read that this happens w/ some MS patients), I tried oxybutinin (spelling?) first (dry mouth was terrible), looking for what works for others. Thank You!
I have tried a number of medictions for overactive bladder but haven't found any that work for me. Tried Vesicarebu had to stop because I developed pretty bad fatigue as a side effect. And I've tried oxybutinin, detrol, and ditropan to name a few to no avail.
Am currently trying a new medication called Myrbetriq. The prescribing info says that it can take up to eight weeks to show its effectiveness. So the jury is still out on this as I've only been on it for a little over a month.
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Re: Overactive Bladder Medication

I am currently on Toviaz. It's not GREAT, but way better than I was. I don't have headaches from it & don't have to go all the time. I got a sample from my obgyn & tried it for 2 weeks before deciding to get another prescription.

 
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