I have already tried Detrol and Ditropan. Each one for two weeks. They didn't help my problem at all. I am now on Sanctura . . been on it for less than two weeks. I stopped all caffeine drinks about a week ago. I don't know if the Sanctura is helping my problem, or the lack of caffeine in my diet. But, I've been somewhat better. I still have some urgency at times, and I'm ok until I lift heavy packages or bear down to have a bowel movement. Then I feel pressure in the pelvic area, and I feel as if I have to urinate all the time.
This is so complicated . . what can I do to feel better all he time? Will this overactive bladder ever get better? Do I have to take medication for the rest of my life?
Please let me hear from someone who can answer my questions.
The OAB medications should work if you take them consistently for 4 weeks or more. If the problem persists, consider evaluation by a pelvic floor physical therapist. Sometimes pelvic floor muscle spasms can cause you to feel pressure and a strong need to urinate. A qualified pelvic floor physical therapist can help you cure the muscle spasms, which can often reduce your feelings of urinary urgency and pelvic pressure.
Thank you so much for your response . . I will speak to my Urologist about a pelvic floor physical therapist.
Sanctura finally kicked in after four or five weeks. Still have some flare ups. I have a feeling some may be due to stress. I also agree with you regarding pelvic floor spasms.
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