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Hi Michelle,

(((((((((Michelle))))))))) so sorry to hear about your Dad :hugbetter:

I don't really understand why were you given Flomax in the first place, it can indeed cause you your current problems and if they were already existent it could make them worse. It's not the usual sort of med to take for hyperspastic bladder. Things like Ditropan work much better.

Whether these problems are due to childbirth and getting a little older or not there are other meds that would help you much better than this. It's an extremely common problem after 40, but not often talked about.

However if you have any other problems with your Lupus like central nervous system involvement then it can happen with that too. I had a combination, some of it happened after a hysterectomy and prolapse and it was extreme due to central nervous system vasculitis. However Ditropan did help in the interim until we sorted out the Lupus. Now I don't need to take Ditropan.

It would be best to go through all the testing again because things can change over time and he probably wants to get you on a better med regime.

take care,

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