After a medical procedure i developed a blatter infection and my prostate squeezed off my urine flow. I am on a catheter and .4 mg of Tamsulosin per day. They took the catheter out after a week and had to put it back in. Is there a stronger drug that may help or maybe stronger Tamsulosin (Flowmax) dosage. I have just finished the doxycycline 100mg for 10 days. The infection is gone should my prostate shrink back? Before the procedure the prostate was weak but OK for my age. IE once or twice a night if i drank within 2-3 hours and occasionally I did not have to get up at all. Weak stream but ok I am 66.
Can i expect the prostate to go back down in size with time or should i be aggressive with my meds?
I am now 66 years old and was on Flomax for about 2 years. IMHO it is a terrible medication. Slowly I began getting tired sleeping 10-12 hrs per day and not really noticing it, Then the abdominal and lower back pain started. Once I figured out what the cause was I stopped taking this med. I switched to Finasteride and will be changing avodart to shrink this thing. So far I haven't needed a replacement to Flomax. Flomax only treats the symptoms but does not reduce the size of your prostate. These two meds address the cause of prostate growth and both also just might help your hair to grow back.
30 April 2012
Warren, Your problems are serious enough to present them to your doctor. There is a stronger Flomax pill with 0.8 mg. I think that Flomax alone will not shrink the prostate. It works by relaxing the muscles in the prostate, thereby allowing a more normal urine flow. There is another med called Proscar which, over time, will shrink your prostate. It works for better urine flowby that shrinkage. It has less side effects than Flomax, but it takes a longer time to solve your problem. Do not change your dose of Flomax without your doctor's direction. I hope this helps you. Kenison Ray Houma,La.