I had BOTOX injections in the bladder (300 units) 7 months ago and over the last few weeks i am urinating more frequently,
I was also treated with 300 units 2 months ago, my treatment started to wear off a few weeks ago, unfortunately. I started using the medication sanctura to reduce bladder spasms and accidents a few days ago. I still self-cath 5 times daily, but I am now often able to pee unassisted (trouble is I can't empty my bladder completely without a catheter) and occasionally have accidents.
I consulted a neuro-urologist at Stanford Hospital last week, he said that it is very unusual to see the benefit wearing off so soon, I'll meet with him again for a urodynamic exam in a few months. He told me the Botox benefit usually lasts 6 months or more for those with neurogenic bladder problems.
Sanctura was recommended because it has been shown to not cross the blood brain barrier, as a result it is less prone to cause dizziness and other side effects. So far this is the case with me, I used to use detrol (tolterodine tartarate) but stopped because the side effects were too difficult to live with. The sanctura is helping reduce accidents and urgency.
dc10 wrote:so my question is, could something else be causing my morning frequent urination?
Morning coffee perhaps? Best to consult your urologist.