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Bladder Spasms from BCG

11 years 11 months ago #14676 by Gordo
Wish you well with your remaining maintenance treatments Nancy. I had the 6 installations first round, and 6 again second round, but the side effects were considerable for me during the maintenance installations. I found that lots of water after the 2 hours wasn't helping much. Ibuprofen helped a little. But when my BCG dosages were reduced in half (last 3 installations), that made a world of difference as far as pain, fevers, etc. I still had the usual blood, and tissue when voiding. As Dr. Lamm so well put it (not quoting directly), there's no need for anyone to suffer when the reduced dosage of the BCG is still effective. Amen to that!!!

Regards,

Gordo

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11 years 11 months ago #14631 by Nix
Craig,
Thank you so much, I will ask. Did you experience Spasms? I did not have very many during the first 6 but this time is a little different. You are right - so far so good. BCG sure beats Chemo! Hopefully, I can dodge that bullet with BCG.

Nancy S

Nancy S
Ta CIS
dx Ta 11/06
dx Ta CIS 10/07

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11 years 11 months ago #14625 by cstockton
Nancy, I believe that is the drug my urologist gave me for just that purpose, during my BCG treatments (I would have to go check the bottle to be sure, but he did mention the blue/green color and risk of stains).

Aside from the spasms, you seem to be doing VERY well! Good to read your report!

Craig Stockton

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11 years 11 months ago #14624 by Nix
Karen,

Thank you for the suggestion, I will ask my Uro about Urelle.

Nancy S

Nancy S
Ta CIS
dx Ta 11/06
dx Ta CIS 10/07

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11 years 11 months ago #14622 by momof4
Hi Nancy,

Ask your Dr. about a drug called "Urelle" it is taken orally, and is a bladder antiseptic, and also controls spasms. It is alittle alarming in that it turns your urine blue/green, and it will stain anything it touches. It does work dramatically well on the spasms...but I am not sure if it can be used with your BCG treatment.

Good Luck,
Karen

Caregiver for my Wonderful Husband Angelo, who has Metastatic Bladder Cancer.

Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.

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11 years 11 months ago #14621 by Nix
I had 6 BCG's last Nov - it went fairly well - a little fever and a hour or two of spasms. The BCG did what it was suppose to (yeah!!) I had a clear cysto - and now I just finished the second of three maintenance. This time, I had bladder spasms for over 14 hrs. Is there an little trick to help manage the spasms? The best I could do was walk around the house all that time. If anyone has any help, I would be very grateful.

Nancy S
Ta CIS

Nancy S
Ta CIS
dx Ta 11/06
dx Ta CIS 10/07

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