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SilverDove7 posted:
Sometimes when I need to pee..it comes out so slow. Other times its normal. Then I have times when I feel the need to pee and I have to strain to get it out. Does anyone else have this problem or know anything about it...maybe its a menapausal thing?

Sabrina
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redschu responded:
Hi Sabrina!
i had this problem when i was on lyrica - when i went off everything went back to normal - i went thru surgical menapaus 26 yrs ago and never had this problem until the lyrica - hope this helps!
Carol
God bless your day - Carol
 
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Old1now responded:
I have the same sort of problem but I have noticed that it changes when my meds change. I am on Cymbalta and Remeran now and I think the same effect that eases the pain slows the bladder muscle. I don't know that for sure but I have noticed the same thing before. I'd rather pee slowly than endure the pain. All my urine tests have been OK. So I don't worry.
 
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gemgam responded:
I have this too. I used to take Lyrica and now I take Gabepentin.
For me, I think this is a side effect from Plaquenil which I take for "possible" Lupus. I can feel my bladder is full but when I sit on the toilet I have to completely relax and think about waterfalls or water streams to get my self to pee. It can take up to 5 minutes until I am relaxed enough to relax my bladder....strange.
 
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jennagale76 replied to gemgam's response:
I have that problem but it is a symptom of interstitial cystitis, which is a common associated disorder of fibro. Google it and see if you may have any other symptoms of it.
 
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michellemybell1972 responded:
I also have Interstial Cystitis (IC). You may want to google this, like someone one else said and see what you think. Do you have a lot pain in your bladder when you pee?
 
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jimmarti responded:
Oh, yes! I don't have any pain while urinating, but at some times of the day it is so s l o w !! I, too, try to totally relax, think of something wonderful to help relax, and sometimes have to push to relieve myself. But it is my most UNbothersome symptom!!
 
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SilverDove7 replied to jimmarti's response:
No I dont have any pain or burning when I urinate.


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