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I searched for this topic in this forum but admittedly I probably don’t know how to do it properly. I am one month post brachytherapy 120 seeds implanted. I take two Flomax .4 at bedtime around 10 pm. I guess I totally underestimated the post brachytherapy symptoms but here is what I’m going through. I have the urge to pee almost every 30 minutes. Usually, I struggle and pee in Morse Code with way more dots than dashes. This goes on all day long. I think over four or five trips maybe I come close to emptying my bladder but I doubt it. I find the Flomax gives me some relief but far far from a normal flow ( which I had before the procedure) from about 8am until 1 pm then it’s back to the same routine all day and all night. I am exhausted from the lack of sleep, exhausted from the frequent non productive trips to the bathroom. I have read perhaps these symptoms could last a year. Please tell me no. Thanks in advance for any help of stories out there.
After reading your story, your first port of call should be your urologist. Flomax can only do so much in improving the urinary stream. From what you have detailed most likely you have urinary retention, and/or stricture, and we can probably throw prostatitis into the mix as well, all of which require intervention from your urologist. I would seek a consultation as soon as possible.
Hello. I am 5 years removed from Brachy. I can tell you what you are experiencing was normal for me. Worse yet is that it felt like I was urinating razor blades while urinating 30 times a day. I eventually got better in frequency, but it took months for the frequency and the pain was
15 months! Ask the urologist for Vesicare as it may help with the frequency. I was almost ready to give up in my situation, but the doc kept telling me it will get better. It eventually did. I still take the Vesicare and flowmax and I have had a steady psa at .2 for about a year and a half. Best I cam ask for. Finally my urologist told me to take the flowmax early in the evening late afternoon.