Treating My Bladder Spasms
Bladder spasms and side effects
I have terrible bladder spasms everyday and have a prescription for Oxybutynin that I can take up to every four hours. Oxybutynin reduces muscle spasms of the bladder and urinary tract. It helps take the "edge" off all the discomfort but it also dries me out. By that I mean, I get cotton-mouth, itchy eyes and it sometimes produces a sore throat. Minor inconveniences to help a painful area.
But did you know about AZO? Over the counter urinary relief. They have multiple types available:
- Urinary Pain Relief
- Urinary Pain Relief - Disinfectant
- Urinary Tract Health
- Bladder Control
- and even Urinary Tract Infection Test Strips
- and many more
Trying over the counter treatment for urinary relief
My daughters encouraged me to try AZO and I am one happy customer. I take the Urinary Pain Relief and within 20 minutes I notice that the spasms are barely noticeable and my urgency to go subsides. One thing you must be aware of - AZO will turn your urine bright red or orange. This is normal. Be vigilant in cleaning your toilet while using AZO because it can stain the porcelain. It is quite a scary experience to look and see all red, even when you are expecting it, but believe me, it is totally normal.
Helpful during BCG treatments
This stuff is amazing! Also, it doesn't dry me out like Oxybutynin. In my case, my spasms get worse the day of BCG and the day after, so that is when I use my Oxybutynin, but the rest of the time I use AZO. It helps me so much more.
My experience with AZO has strictly been used during my BCG treatments, but AZO can help tremendously if you are getting a Urinary Tract Infection and can help with the pain. AZO is NOT a replacement for antibiotics to rid yourself of the infection. It is just another tool we can keep in our arsenal while we fight this beast we call cancer.
(I am not a physician, and this is not to be substituted as treatment until you speak to your own doctor- this is just my personal experience!)
Did you know that May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month?