Guihan Posted January 5, 2018 Share Posted January 5, 2018 When I had a radical prostatectomy, nobody was too surprised that this left me with urinary incontinence requiring the daily use of medium-grade incontinence pads. Prior to that (in 1999) I had been diagnosed with glaucoma. To try to save my sight, I had to use daily eye-drops to reduce my eye pressures. Various drugs were tried over the years, but eye specialist seem to have their favourites. By the time of my radical prostatectomy in 2003, I was using Xalatan and Cosopt eye-drops. Eleven years later, it was discovered that the Xalatan was the cause of my daily migraines. When the Xalatan was dropped, the migraines disappeared, and I continued with the Cosopt and various other drugs, including Alphagan. In recent times, my eyesight has degraded. I am already blind in one eye, and the optic nerves in the remaining eye are described as “end-stage”. I decided my remaining bit of vision was worth fighting for. To that end, I purchased my own tonometer (for measuring eye pressures) and ran a series of tests to establish which type of eye-drops worked best for me. My test results shocked me. It turned out that, although Alphagan worked quite well, Cosopt seemed to be serving no useful purpose. I then dropped the Cosopt, and increased my use of Alphagan to three times a day (in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations). After about a week, not only were my eye pressures lower, but I discovered that I was no longer incontinent – after 14 years! Now, many weeks later, I am still free of those pads, and I can state that my incontinence has gone. Now, who would have imagined that glaucoma eye-drops could have such an effect on a sensitive bladder! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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