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Posted 25 Dec 2018 at 19:15
I have been taking occasional Loperamide to help with bowel looseness and the Loperamide has helped a lot with this.

However, I have had problems with bottom wind, not a gentle breeze but a full blown hurricane at times. This has caused some discomfort not only to me but also to those around me. Discussing this with another vegetarian she mentioned probiotic yoghourt so I decided to give it a try. I was a bit sceptical but started with two a day four days ago. The results have been spectacular! Now I have a gentle breeze at best, no more hurricanes, and the bowel looseness is greatly reduced.

I hope this mention may help others who may search for such information, so I include the words diarrhoea, fart and flatulence for search purposes.


I wish I had known of the benefits of probiotics two months ago, it would have saved me some discomfort.


John


PS Try " Kefir "


Gleason 6 = 3+3 PSA 8.8 P. volume 48 cc Left Cores 3/3, Volume = 20% PSA 10.8 Feb '19 PSA 1.2 

User
Posted 25 Dec 2018 at 22:40
Thank you for posting. I get acute stomach pain in the morning but am not sure of the cause and this only abates after I have passed wind - will give probiotic yogs a try.
Barry
User
Posted 18 Jan 2019 at 12:57
I am three months "down the line" and I still have some issues, I get tired, I never used to, but now I have a couple of 20 minute naps each day. I still pee up to 5 times a night and night time flow is poor. I guess getting up so much in the night could make me tired.

I have what I think is radiation cystitis, burning when I pee, but not always so maybe that is getting better. I tried cranberry juice and dried cranberries, I think they made it worse!

I wonder if inreasing the Tamsulosin dose would help? I am on 20 mg and I have tried 40mg a couple of times, it seems to help.

John ( a bit fed up )




Gleason 6 = 3+3 PSA 8.8 P. volume 48 cc Left Cores 3/3, Volume = 20% PSA 10.8 Feb '19 PSA 1.2 

User
Posted 18 Jan 2019 at 17:34
Sparrow, I think mucking around with a prescribed dose is unwise. Might you have a UTI? Perhaps check with your GP and have a urine test?

AC
User
Posted 18 Jan 2019 at 19:03
I don't think I have a UTI, I have no fever, blood in urine etc, however I think I will see my GP for a urine test and rule UTI out ( or in!).

I am not sure how long I should expect these side effects to last, maybe I have to be patient and wait a bit?

John

Gleason 6 = 3+3 PSA 8.8 P. volume 48 cc Left Cores 3/3, Volume = 20% PSA 10.8 Feb '19 PSA 1.2 

User
Posted 23 Jan 2019 at 16:30
Thanks AC, your remote diagnosis was spot on! I visited the "out of hours" doc over the weekend who did a dip test, told me "something is there" and prescribed antibiotics. Today the burning has gone but the frequency of peeing is much the same.


Still, that's one little problem sorted, and the diarrhoea ( from the antibiotics) should soon clear up.

John

Gleason 6 = 3+3 PSA 8.8 P. volume 48 cc Left Cores 3/3, Volume = 20% PSA 10.8 Feb '19 PSA 1.2 

User
Posted 24 Jan 2019 at 15:49
Excellent. You were lucky the first anti-biotic worked. Sometimes it takes some experimentation to get it right. But those damned side effects! Very common but short lived.

AC
User
Posted 26 Jan 2019 at 12:24
After a visit to my normal GP I am now also on Oxybutynin 5mg twice a day. They seem to help a bit with the frequency but I was told they take up to a week to fully work. Anybody any experience of this medication?


John

Gleason 6 = 3+3 PSA 8.8 P. volume 48 cc Left Cores 3/3, Volume = 20% PSA 10.8 Feb '19 PSA 1.2 

User
Posted 26 Jan 2019 at 17:48

Sparrow


I have tried many of the anti spasm medications including oxybutinin, most of them take a while to kick in and I also found they become less effective after contined use. 


Thanks Chris

User
Posted 05 Feb 2019 at 12:59

Todays PSA  1.2  (5th Feb) laughing

Gleason 6 = 3+3 PSA 8.8 P. volume 48 cc Left Cores 3/3, Volume = 20% PSA 10.8 Feb '19 PSA 1.2 

User
Posted 05 Feb 2019 at 13:21

Good news on the PSA coming down nicely.

User
Posted 08 Feb 2019 at 16:03
This morning I woke up with a 100% erection and I realised that I had not had to get out of bed for a pee all night. The 1" or so my penis has shrunk also appeared to have regenerated. I was elated, Then I woke up. ‘If it be thus to dream, still let me sleep!’ ( Twelfth Night).

Fully awake I realised I did have an erection but only 50% or so, and I had only had to pee twice overnight, I searched in vain for the lost 1" however. Still, things are on the mend, no discomfort now either. Booked my 2 month holiday today, so if Brexit happens while I am away in France I might have to claim asylum or something if I need treatment!


John

Gleason 6 = 3+3 PSA 8.8 P. volume 48 cc Left Cores 3/3, Volume = 20% PSA 10.8 Feb '19 PSA 1.2 

 
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