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  • Paxil is making harder for me to pee. Normal?

    I've taken Paxil on and off for the last 10 years or so and in the past had good luck with it. I've been off of it for a year.

    Anyway, I just started taking 10 mgs (half the normal dose) and am finding that it's harder for me to pee. Is this normal? I'm not retaining, I'm just not getting a normal strong stream. Does this side affect wear off eventually? It's not fun.

    I am, however, enjoying the ability to think rationally again! Better living through chemistry.

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    I have tried Paxil samples awhile back and was only taking it for a week. I didn't have any tinkie problems. However, when I first started taking Elavil (antidepressant), for the first 3-4 days, it felt like I couldn't pee as much.

    6/04 dx Mild IC; 3/06 2nd hydro/cysto w/2nd uro; Moderate IC now. IBS dx 11/03. 6/08 dx Vulva Vestibulitis/Pelvic Floor Spasms. 7/20/15 Feels like I have moderate IC now. Burning again.

    tried & failed treatments: Urocit K 2x/day, Prelief & Atarax 25 mg 3/05-6/06; elavil 10mg 11/30/06-2/28/07 (stopped due to hunger); elmiron orally but had throat tightness;heparin instills 1x/mo 9/04-2/05;elmiron instills every 2 wks 7/05-2/06;20 DMSO 7/28/06-9/07.nortriptyline 10mg 4/07-10/07current meds/treatments:Tofrinal 25mg;Yasmin bc. Heparin instills every 2 weeks 2/08-present. Mix: 8cc lidocaine, 8cc heparin (40,000 units), & 3cc sodium bicarb. main symptoms: frequency & labia/clitorial burning


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      I am, however, enjoying the ability to think rationally again! Better living through chemistry.
      I'm on Lexapro and feel the saaaaame way.

      Diagnosed August 2001

      Current IC meds: Elmiron (since 2001), Levaquin (one pill after intercourse to prevent UTIs), Effexor (for depression & anxiety)

      Past IC meds: Amitriptyline (Elavil), Hydroxyzine (Vistaril), Detrol LA, Lexapro (for depression & anxiety, but also helped my IC) (They all helped, but I was able to discontinue them.)

      I've been virtually symptom free and able to eat & drink whatever I'd like for about 8 years now.


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