I was on valium for years and then switched to Xanax. I am down to 1mg 2 times a day and realized that I wasn't urinating properly. I went to the Urologist and found out that my bladder was stretched and I have to wear a catheter for 2 weeks. What a nightmare! Has anyone heard of a similiar situation? I don't know if the bladder problem is linked to my detoxing?
Unfortunately, some people have that effect after being on xanax or valium, you were probably not emptying your bladder completely each time you urinated. That causes the bladder to stretch and become weak, over time it does not empty properly anymore, using a catheter will give your bladder a much needed rest and keep your bladder empty thus helping it to shrink back to near normal. Just go with the flow "no pun intended", it will get better, and you'll do fine. My daughter had that happen and she had a home catheter for two weeks, and then had to self cath for a month to insure her bladder was completely empty. She did get an infection due to the catheter so don't be surprised if you end up on antibiotics infection while being on a catheter is common, or after having it removed is also common, along with an intense burning sensation. They have a medication called pyridium, not sure of spelling sorry, however it acts like a novacaine and numbs the opening so it won't burn during or upon finishing urinating.
My daughters problem was due to her using xanax and valium for a short time so it made her not feel like she had to urinate, and when she did, she never emptied completely, thus causing this stretching problem, I've not heard of someone detoxing and having this problem, maybe someone else here on this site can offer information on that subject, there are a ton of people here that have great knowlege on these sort of subjects.
I wish you all the luck, and God bless, check back and let us know how your doing.
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