The PISSING PROBLEM THREAD

I URINATE:

  • A: The same as pre-finasteride
  • B: Less than pre-fin
  • C: More often than pre-fin
  • E: More often than pre-fin and have difficulty holding/controlling it
  • E: I have difficulty urinating post-fin
  • F: More often than pre-fin but difficulty starting/stopping flow

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Proscar is marketed to shrink the prostate by reducing DHT levels by 70% with a 5 mg dose. Some of you may not know this, but Propecia, a 1 mg dose of finasteride, reduces DHT levels by 65%. There is only a 5% difference in DHT level reduction according to Merck’s product literature. Recently I’ve been able to put words to a problem I’ve had since I was on fin, namely frequent and uncontrollable urination.

I have to urinate all the time, sometimes as short as 15 minute intervals if I drink enough water. When I go out of the house I plan to stop drinking fluids well before I leave. I walk 30 minutes from home 5 days a week. I urinate before I leave. Invariably at least a couple times a week I end up having to pee before I get to my destination, if I don’t stop and do it it just comes out. I don’t know if the problem has gotten generally worse, it has not improved significantly. I have to pee often and I can’t hold it.

What it really feels like is I have a weak and inelastic mechanism controlling my urine flow that cannot hold up to light pressure even if the urine amount is not much. Often I also cannot flex to shut off a weak urine stream. I’ve peed in the god damn bed with my girlfriend present.

Please comment on your experience below and participate in the survey. I’m curious how many other people not only have the shrunken, disconnected prostate feeling but also how many people can’t hold urine anymore. Am I the only one?

I responded to the poll but I do seem to have the opposite problem from you. I do urinate more frequently, but not as frequently as you mention. However, if anything, I have some hesitation getting the flow started. This doesn’t happen every time, but sometimes it will take up to a minute for the flow to start.

Hope that helps.

I do feel the need to piss more often, but I suspect it me be partially to do with the thyroid/adrenal problems the drug caused. I’m more thirsty more often and just simply drink more water than before.

A couple of months of brocoli treatment completely resolved all pissing problems i had ie. weak flow and pain

Over time my prostate/bladder seems to be getting more numb. I try to use the muscles but they just don’t react like I expect and direct…

I feel my urine problem just 5 day after use propecia.

and while using propecia,

and after stopping for a few months.

It was very painful.

I had to urinate often before and after taking finasteride. After finasteride, I have hesitation to get the flow starting. I also have to wait up to a minute to get it started. Furthermore, my urine flow is very weak. Before finasteride I had a very strong urine flow.

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Low D vitamin and low magnesium are some possible causes for this. It’s also commom for people having these problems to have involuntary muscle contractions and arritmias. Get your calcium levels checked, hypoparatyroidims may be envolved.