Drug Ratings for FLOMAX

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 4  urinary / prostate problems breathlessness upon exertion, intermittent pain above left eye, intermittent runny nose, vivid and sometimes colorful disturbing dreams, occasional mental confusion and loss of initiative and worse of all weight gain (totally out of character for me all my life) which has occurred very rapidly over the last two weeks after being on flomax for 4 months Urination became such a problem for me I was releived to have FloMax and yes the side effects are bad especially the breathlessness on exertion but as far as I know there isn't an alternative and I would certainly hesistate to try another med or treatment and risk the full bladder pain and discomforts I knew before. I only hope it continues to keep the flow going until the coming day of my surgery for a cancerous prostate removal. M 61 4 months
3/9/2009

 1  BPH/Freq. Urination/Weak Stream I had the "grand slam"! Retro ejaculation, constant headache, couldn't sleep, vivid/wierd dreams, terrible nasal conjestion, constant nasal discharge and worst of all..excruciating muscle pain (around day 9) that later evolved into peripheral neuropathy. And, oh yeah, a moderate improvement in "flow" for the first day or two. Caught a cold around day 3...never had such bad congestion and nasal discharge. No cold meds would provide any relief. Stopped taking Flomax after day 10 (8-days ago). Most side effects are gradually improving except the muscle pain and neuropathy - they're worse. I do have a predisposition to "idiopathic" muscle inflammation but this med took it to another order of magnitude. Right now, my sinuses are still discharging huge quantities of white glop but that's pretty minor compared to the extraordinary muscle pains throughout my body and the fact that my right hand is almost completely numb and partially paralyzed. This is a very dangerous drug!!!! M 58 10 days
3/4/2009
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 1  kidney stone no ejaculation, no orgasm, frequent urination, very dizzy and malaise feeling (flu like), really on edge wanting to hit something at any sign of anger, high anxiety, tremors, sinus congestion I would never recommend this drug to anyone except for possibly persons with extreme prostate problems with no other alternative. I knew of the sexual side effects before hand, but it turned out much worse than I could have imagined with virtually no libido. I however had no idea of these other side effects I experienced. The day after I took the pill I felt dizzy and felt like I was coming down with the flu. I kept getting angry at my friends and found myself kicking and punching walls and just very frustrated and confused feeling. Lots of nausea and it made my already terrible chronic sinusitis problem even worse. I'd take another kidney stone three times the size of the one I passed any day before taking another pill of flomax and this stone gave me some of the worst pain I've ever experienced in my life. Not even when I tore nearly every tendon in my right foot could the pain compare. These side effects don't go away quickly at all. Avoid at all cost. M 28 1 days
3/1/2009

 1  Urine Retention/sphincter dissynerg dizziness, very decreased libido, low semen volume or none at all, difficult erection or NO erection, extreme frustration due to these side effects! I am scheduled for medtronics sacral nerve interstim in 4 days to fix my bladder sphincter issue that is causing my retention and then I will ask my uro to take me off this drug due to the side effects. M 41 4 months
2/20/2009

 3  enlarged prostate Decrease sexual climax, no sperm at first, BP increase, slight headache After two months intensity and duration of sex increased to not quite normal but much better than at the beginning of taking flomax.Helped stronger stream. I pee once a night or sleep right thru the night.Sex is still not quite normal.I think after two months BP went up to 155/82. M 66 3 months
2/18/2009

 2  massive kidney stones after several days, i couldnt ejaculate and orgasm was altered. i almost fainted. doc didnt tell me about this side effect. my kidney stones are large and many, 4mm and 5mm...too many to have surgeries every 6 months to a year. so i pass them. flowmax relaxes the mucsles down there to allow easier passage. i only use it with an acute attack. i just wonder and am scared of where the semen went cause it doesnt come out.... M 36 5 days
2/18/2009

 2  Urinary Rentention Decreased semen production, massively compounded congestion problems from a cold, stool control problems. This medicine definitely increased my urinary flow - on the first day. I was coming down with sinus congestion from a cold when I started Flomax. Since my doctor had advised against decongestants due to my urinary flow symptoms, the sinus pressure became debilitating. After one terrible night, I decided decongestants were the lesser of two evils and then a Z-pack ridded the sinus infection. Congestion is no longer a problem. Like others, I have experienced decreased semen production, but increased erectile function. After about one month I have noticed stool control problems when I urinate. For 3 days now this has required me to sit down and wipe what feels like diarrhea each time I urinate, even though my stools are otherwise normal. This is concerning enough that I am going to stop taking Flomax until I can discuss with my doctor. As a point of reference, I did have successful surgery to remove hemorrhoids two years ago. While I have been pleased with the outcome (if not th M 40 30 days
2/3/2009

 3  BHP inhibited ejaculation; urge to deficate increased with increased gas M 62 30 days
1/29/2009

 1  Uniary retention Migraine, back pain, increased heart rate, didn't feel like myself yelling agitated and extreme tiredness I am the only woman I can find put on flomax. I have been on it for three weeks and feel beyond awful. Sick in pain with a completely changed personality. It is the worst medication I think I have taken and I have taken a lot!! My family is going thru hell with me how horrible I feel. F 3 weeks
1/28/2009

 1  Enlarged Prostate Weight gain (VERY unusual for me!)eye pain & sensitivity, pain in side (kidney?)and back, fatigue, sore throat, stuffy nose and cold-like symptoms. I feel miserable! I am a very active, very fit 44 year old man (6' tall & 170#) & have weighed the same for the last 20 years. I gained 10 pounds in one month since I've been on flomax I have had eye pain and sensitivity, back pain, pain in my side (kidney?), tiredness and what I thought was a bad cold. I don't like the way this med. made me feel and have discontinued usage. M 44 27 days
1/27/2009

 2  enlarged prostate, weak stream always tired, blurred vision, arms and legs ache, lower back pain. Virtually no ejaculate upon orgasm and not as pleasurable. If i didn't have to work, i would sleep 24hrs a day, get up just to eat and go back to bed. While sleeping i rolled over and wham, i had a pain go from my lower back down to my foot, the feeling was like a funny bone sensation, like when you hit your elbow. I'm going to stop the Flowmax for now and just squeeze during urination to get the pressue flowing like i use to before the medication. If someone knows of something natural to take please email me. Good Luck !! 44 3 weeks
1/23/2009
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 1  frequency-enlarged pros. retro orgasm, stuff nose, rapid heart beat. dizzy. M 52 4 days
1/18/2009
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 1   A short time after taking the medication my orgasm went from extremely powerful to very weak. This was coupled with loss of libido and at times, retrograde ejaculations. Soon after meals I found I just had no strength whatsoever and on many occasions would also be on the verge of passing out and needed to sleep. All my muscles ached arms, legs, and particularly around the pelvic area. How many other people can confirm similar side effects as myself after taking this medication? Can other posters please state in more detail in the symptoms they have experienced after taking this medication? M 43 3 years
1/11/2009

 1  BPH Stopped taking FLOMAX after about two months due to weakness in the leg muscles. About one week after stopping the drug, patient started to experience painful muscle contractions in the legs. Muscle contractions persisted for about 8 weeks. There is no known other cause for these contractions. Patient had a preexisting condition: DISH (Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis and has also been called Forestier's disease.) It appears that FLOMAX has aggravated DISH where now the patient has difficulty in regaining previous flexibility in leg motion. Leg motion from rest position can be painful. M 60 60 days
1/3/2009

 3  BPH Very indirect sort of side effect: It lead me to delay TURP surgery which was ultimately what I needed. Also: It greatly reduced the amount of money in my wallet. This stuff ain't cheap. You can get flomax from Canadian online or telephone pharmacies for about 1/3rd the price of USA prices. This is normal quality controlled chemically identical factory packaged stuff. No difference except the package. It is simply outrageous that our own government prohibits, by law, your doctor from even mentioning this option to you. And you don't have to be a professor of economics or organized crime researcher to know that the pharmacutical companies are selectively ripping off Americans (charging 3 to 4 times as much for the same presecription medicine in the USA as in Canada or Australia) with the cooperation of the US government. There are several legit Canadian online/mailorder pharmacies. I had OK experiences with Canpharm. But it takes as much as three weeks, and faxing of your prescriptions -- so you can't wait to the last minute to get medicine this way. M 66 500 days
12/18/2008
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 3  frequent urination daytime no ejaculate. dizzyniess. mild fatigue My doctor said ejaculation may go in reverse as a side effect. Creepy. This seems to explain the spin given by the drug company stating 'reduced semen'as a side effect. It seems Flomax does not decrease semen production, it just reverses your plumbing! I call this effect anti-flo-max. I did have orgasm, but almost nothing came out. will try suggestions by others. M 50 4 days
12/12/2008

 5  BPH NONE One week after starting to take flomax, the plumbing was working like I was eighteen years old again! M 66 7 months
11/14/2008

 4  Frequent night time urination None M 77 4 years
10/19/2008

 3  My father is taking Flomax My dad has been taking Flomax for two days now and Im on a quest to find the holistic version of Flomax or any prostate medication that will help. He also has been on high blood pressure medication for a month. With all I have read bellow I am hoping someone can post something about a Holistic treatment. I am glad my father is home and watching the Redskins demolish Dallas lol but HELP!!!! I don't want my dad on medication for the rest of his life!!!! NO! So....somebody post info on alternative or holistic medicine. Ok thanks! Ciao! He is sleepy, tired, still has a little pain. Wonders why the doctor recommended such an expensive medication. I am on a quest to find something natural for my dad because I dont want him depressed, uncomfortable or ready to call him self OLD!!! F 27 2 days
9/28/2008
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 1  BHH Very modest increase in flow. While I was in the hospital I had alot of trouble urinating so they put a catheter in. Of course this worked. Then some urologist came in and the next thing I new I was on flomax and finesteride. I never did have to get up during the night and the only time I really had to "run" to pee was immediately on arriving home. Sex is non-existent, erections do not come easily and there is no orgasm and no semen discharged at all. I am tired alot, have lower back pain. My internist said I had a normal PSA and that my prostate was enlarged but not a problem. I guess the urologist was selling either his services, this drug or both. I'm going to stop taking it. Too mucy hype on the air. Looking at the silly actors that are supposed to be portraying real men I have to laugh. I guess even if all you do is row a canoe or ride a bike you will be doing less of it because you will be more tired. Notice, there's rarely a woman anywhere near those men. M 62 8 months
9/24/2008
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 2  enlarged prostate Muscle weakness, muscle pain, lowered blood pressure The morning after I took Flomax I was unable to stand without holding on to the furniture. My legs muscles were weak, and I exercise 5 times a week with no problems. I was finally able to walk normally by 3:00 in the afternoon but my legs ache. I had tired it a week earlier and had simular side effects but wasn't totally sure so I though I'd try it one more time. It helps with the problem but I can't stand the side effects. I am very sensitive to most meds. M 54 2 days
9/22/2008

 5  BPH Runny nose and temporary drop in blood pressure. Runny nose lasted for about 30 days. Drop in blood pressure didn't effect me much as I had high blood pressure to begin with. Reduced semen and libido rigidity. I was greatly relieved within 24 hours. Went from every 30 minutes (really miserable) to every 3 to 4 hours (what a relief!,to hell with the sniffy nose!) Have learned not to drink to many liquids in the evening (especially sodas) or I have to get up repeatedly. Most of the time only once a night if I behave. At my age I don't care about the lack of libido. Twenty years ago I would have felt differently. Another plus for me was to discover it helps prevent kidney stone problems. I've undergone 3 lithotripsy procedures over the past ten years but none since starting the Flomax over three years ago. M 64 3 years
9/5/2008

 1  Suspected Prostatitis Retrograde Ejaculation to start with. After a few weeks persistent cough, pelvic pains, feeling of a lump in the bum and diuretic effect Initially it helped with urinary flow. But after a few weeks I had the most annoying cough that would simply not go, and I ended up having to urinate more often and found this was dehydrating me. I started to get pains all around my pelvis and felt as if there was a huge lump in my rectum. After discontinuing this and instead using a small dose of amitriptyline all side effects slowly dissapeared, but it took some time. Urinary symptoms fine now. I don't like this drug at all. M 32 1 years
9/4/2008

 1  Frequent urination Stuffy nose, dizzy, weak,no energy,tired.slight confusion. Way too strong side effects.I'm through with it. M 73 2 days
8/27/2008

 1  BPH severe sinus congestion, thought I had allergies, sexual problems - difficulty in ejaculation, worked for BPH symptoms though - switched to Uroxatral M 30 days
7/11/2008

 3  BPH M
7/8/2008

 1  to improve urination One pill then light headed the next morning then total unconsciousness with heart stoppage. Was revived and required the emergency installation of a pace maker. The doctor said it was not related to the Flomax and said to take another Flomax pill the next evening which I did and had drastic fluctuation of bloob pressure. No one should take this unless you are already in the hospital and are under constant care to monitor side effects. It helped with the ability to urinate but with risking a near death expericnce. It is a very dangerous drug. Don't risk it. M 72 2 days
4/25/2008

 2  BHP Dizziness when standing from sitting or crouching. Not too good if you are working on the roof or working with a chain saw. While working out at a gym and using the leg push machine, I had to hold on to something when I got off the machine. M 70 6 months
4/8/2008

 2  BPH Interference with blood pressure medicine - readings would spike at different times of the day. Muscle weakness - I'm a runner (average 25 miles/week). After starting Flomax, running at 13 min/mile pace would tire me. I had to walk after less than one mile. My 5K/10K race times (prior to Flomax) normally 8:30-9:30 min/mile - not fast but ok. Lastly, sexual problems simliar to other posters Before Flomax, BPH meant an average 2 trips to the bathroom during the night. Initially upon starting Flomax, I noticed improvement in stream strength and reduction to 1 bathroom trip per night. [Caution - first day left me very dizzy - low blood pressure] Concurrently, the urologist perscribed Prostate SR (saw palmetto). Previously,I took another brand occasionally. Now (60 days) I take this one rigorously in the morning. Given the side effects (blood pressure and muscle weakness) I stopped the Flomax after 60 days. I believe that the consistent taking of the saw palmetto has helped me (not a general endorsement). I am going to suggest monitoring with my urologist. (Note: 45 days ago he did a test which showed that I was not retaining urine - i.e., potential for kidney disease). If the symptons get worse, I will look into another treatment. Summary - I would not recommend Flomax for men who are physically active. Also, for those taking blood pressure medicine, be careful in M 59 60 days
4/6/2008
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 4  BHP sexual side fx, near to faint when standing up, feels like a heart attack if I so much as pick up a chair. All told, I'm 60, sex would be nice, but not having to go to the bingo every hour is better. Also I might add for those of you with spigots not completely shut down, have your Dr. give you vesicare along with Fmax. Vesicare works on the bladders need to be emptied. Without these two chemicals I go into sleep deprivation so the choice for me easy. Once I was pissed because of the sex side fx that I stopped taking the drugs, then I remembered why I started taking them. Being able to pee is actually better than sex (I have to tell myself that or I would be ranting like you guys) M 60 365 days
3/4/2008
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 1  BPH Fainting, weakness I only took one capsule, but after reading about it, Avodart does the far more important job of reducing prostate size with way fewer side effects. A note to the poster who said he flushed his remaining Flomax down the toilet "where it belongs": no, it doesn't belong in your neighborhood's water ecosystem! It's all interconnected; pharmaceuticals have been found in drinking water; and pregnant women taking Flomax has produced birth defects in children. M 58 1 days
1/30/2008
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 1  BPH no ejaculation. poor orgasm. dizzy feeling and blurred vision, no sex drive, tiredness, weak feelings at any time of day, poor sleeping, terrible dreams and weight gain. Thank go the doctor give me samples as I would have tossed the remaining bottle after the two weeks. M 44 2 days
1/27/2008

 1  BPH Runny Nose, dizzy, retrograde ejaculation, erectile disfunction M 65 60 days
1/26/2008

 1  to keep from urinating often and in No sperm during intercourse 2 years
1/22/2008
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 5  Difficulty urinating - blockage None Know within 12-24 hours if missed. Works well - hoping for stronger dose to come to market. M 55 12 years
12/30/2007

 1  BPH Panic attacks woke me up at night, accompanied by a racing heart and palpitations. My nose got so stuffy during the night that I could not sleep without getting up for an hour or so to drain my sinuses. I also began to notice constant tiredness, borderline depression and lack of enthusiasm about things during the day. I made some bad decisions. Flomax had little effect on my stream, beyond the improvement that Avodart already provides (with no Avodart side effects I can notice). A year ago, I was prescribed Avodart and Flomax for a 90g prostate, reduced volume and dribbling. I took the Avodart for a year with good results. I held off on the Flomax, though due to what I read about its effect on the eyes and safety when operating machinery. A month ago, after talkinfg to my eye specialist, I decided to take Flomax too. I did not notice the symptoms immediately, and did not immediately associate the symptoms listed above with the drug, since I had a change of shedule and change of location -- and got a cold -- about the same time I started the drug. It took me a while to make the connection, since I blamed other things. As for the effect on my sex life, I actually think it may have improved erections, but anyhow I decided to discontinue, and immediately feel rested. M 62 1 months
12/14/2007

 1  enlarged prostate light headed, restless sleep, little ejaculation, stuffy nose. This medicine is horrible. Felt disoriented not myself. Had trouble concentrating. Felt it effected blood pressure. When walking upstairs was winded, afraid to exercise. Felt lower back and groin pain. Cant wait until this wears off. Called doctors office and was told to stop using. Side effects not worth it. Use with caution if you dare try this stuff.
11/14/2007

 5  BPH Continued problems attaining erections, but already had that problem with BPH, so no loss there (nothing that Viagara can't deal with). Began working within 24 hours--went from difficult urination (almost impossible during the night) to free flow by day and slow flow during the night (0-2 bathroom trips during the night, down from 3-4). No more bladder attacks if taken pretty close to 30 minutes after a meal, the only tricky part. M 65 3 years
10/25/2007

 3  chronic prostatits & weak stream Retro ejaculate. Little to no orgasm. Dizzy, tired. No semen upon ejaculation. Nasal Congestion. Mind Funk!! I have only been taking this medication for 2 weeks. I am trying to let my body adjust to the side effects, but there are alot of side effects. Not sure if this medication is going to work for me. I have had a slight improvements in my urine stream. Nothing yet to get excited about. Take once at bedtime. M 56 2 weeks
8/23/2007

 1  Frequent Urination See 4/2/07 post For the gentleman who posted on June 26th, it was nearly 2 months before I was back to normal (gaining erections, full ejaculations with restored sensation, etc.). I repeat, I WOULDN'T TAKE THIS DRUG EVER AGAIN!! M 60 8 days
8/17/2007

 4  BHP Retro ejaculate. Little to no orgasm I wasn't happy with the sexual side effects so after a month I switched to taking a pill every other day. This has worked fairly well although by the end of day two the symptoms of BHP are back. I plan on sticking to every other day and if I can manage to have sex on day two it's much better! M 58 4 months
8/16/2007

 1  nightime need for urination Sexual dysfuntion, vertigo, nasal congestion, gastrointestinal reaction. I have taken Ambien or Dalmane, as sedatives for insomnia, which allow a full night's sleep without the need to awake to urinate. These drugs are a better alternative without the side effects I experienced with Flomax. The remaining 22 capsules of Flomax went down the toilet this morning, where they belong. M 61 7 days
8/16/2007

 4  incontinence None that I could notice, except going for two hours without a bathroom break, instead of 30 minutes (maybe). After radiation for prostate cancer. I would prefer 8 hours, for sleep. M 84 1 years
8/13/2007

 3  bhp to the gentleman that posted on 6/26 yes i have used both flomax and uroxathrol and both had the same side effect. no ejaculate and loss of sensation.within two days of stopping medication on either drug everything pretty much went back to normal. M
7/28/2007
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 2  As an during Prostate Radiation Very, very slow "Start" for urination during the nightime. Not able to M T the bladder -- so it seems. I tend to think and feel, that THIS Medication is highly overated if you consider the tremedous AD campaign that goes on -- every magazine, constantly on TV, on the Walls of many Dr. Offices, many Dr.'s are "pushing" this product, etc. M 76 5 months
7/4/2007

 2  FLOMAX Complete lack of satisfaction through orgasm. Pre Flomax I was 3 to 4 times a day. First 'dry' experience scared me good! This board has lots of great info - thanks to all. Curious, for those who stopped taking Flomax, how long till your orgasms and ejaculations returned to norma (volume and sensation)? For those that switched to other alpha blockers - which ones and did you find any with less dramatic impact on organisms? Has anyone had better results with Uroxathral? I'm really hesitant to even try Avodart. Please email responses. M 45 6 days
6/26/2007
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 1  BPH Dizzy, tired Less ejaculate. Sex was diminished M 57 90 days
6/18/2007

 3  urination frequency no semen upon ejaculation i knew what the side effects were before i started the drug; i was just hoping it wouldn't effect me. but after two days no semen. it sort of helped my condition but i took levaquil for five days and my symptoms went away. stopped the flomax and in 2 days semen was back to normal. not a bad drug but you have to be ready for the side effects. M 50 2 weeks
6/10/2007
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 3  Enlarged Prostate retrograde ejaculation I have been taking Avodart concurrently with Flomax. It's about a year that I'm taking and my Prostate has shrunk. I've reduced my Flomax dose from two to one a day. I'm now going to eliminate Flomax as I'm urinating with strong flow consistently. Avodart needs several months to do its job. It has worked for me M 73 2 years
5/31/2007

 1  prostate So tired I can barely get out of bed, way low blood pressure, dizziness, confusion, flu-like feelings, general feelings of unease. I would not recommend this drug to anyone. M 50 2 months
5/28/2007

 4  chronic prostatits Retrograde ejaculation and painful ejaculation OK guys. I've passed this on before and I'll say it again. I found that Flomax beneficial effects diminish after 24 hrs. Likewise the ejaculation side effects follow the same pattern. I take Flomax in the evening. I have no ejaculation side effects at bedtime, my normal time for sex. But then it kicks in during the night and all day long, reducing my frequent, prolonged and painful urination problems. I've been taking it for 5 years and it still does the trick. Try this pattern before giving it up for sexual side effects. I have run out a few times and I can defitely tell that I need to keep taking it. M 56 5 years
5/3/2007

 3  BPH - extreme frequency Sexual (it cut me off again! continuation of my post today) ....even very healthy people may react badly to the mix of Viagra/Levitra and Flomax. This link has the info:/www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.php M 60 2 months
4/28/2007

 3  BPH - extreme frequency Sexual IT'S NOT ADVISABLE TO TAKE VIAGRA OR LEVITRA WHEN YOU'RE ON FLOMAX!!! I've seen some guys here talking about extreme dizziness from Flomax while adding they also take Viagra to combat the sexual side effects of Flomax, or they were already taking Viagra/Levitra when they started taking Flomax. These two erection helpers magnify the blood-pressure-lowering effects of Flomax (it's an alpha-blocker, after all) - they are both contraindicated for use with Flomax (though individual results may vary). Too-low blood pressure - hypotension - can make you real dizzy and a whole bunch of other things including, if you're too susceptible, dead, but mostly just real miserable. If you're taking Viagra or Levitra with Flomax, and you're having dizziness/weakness/etc. problems you're blaming on Flomax, try switching to Cialis; the effects should be much less or entirely absent - and they're very individualized anyway (I have no problem myself taking any of these with Flomax) and even very healthy peo M 60 2 months
4/28/2007

 1  frequent urination / prostatitis Sexual - ejaculatory dysfunction Semen completely dried up after taking this for a week due to protatitis. I beat myself off this morning, failed to cum, then freaked out and went straight to the internt for answers. Thank goodness for this website. I thought there was something wrong with me... I didn't realize dry orgasm was a side effect of the medicine. I'd rather have to urinate all the time rather than have no load upon orgasm. I wonder what happens to the semen? Does it simply not get produced or does it enter into the bladder? Wow, I feel better after reading this article. M 43 7 days
4/28/2007

 3  BPH - extreme frequency Only sexual. Either takes a long time (hard on my wife) or causes complete inability to achieve orgasm, greatly reduced semen, greatly reduced orgasmic sensation (so what's the point?) - all of which make me very uncertain about performance and get in the way of my desire, so decreased libido and erections could be psychological or physical. This works great for its intended purpose - makes long bouts of exercise and travel possible, prevents the pain in my penis from peeing too often (urine passing through the urethra too frequently causes irritation and pain that also occurred in ejaculation), so it's a great relief. But the sexual side effects make it almost not worthwhile; very depressing. So here's what I do: take it only when necessary, and that's been about every 3-4 days. It takes a while to wear off, so a day after I take it the sex begins to improve; I don't take it again until peeing becomes too frequent and non-emptying, or when I know I'm going on a long trip or long walk or doing heavy labor and can't stop to pee every hour. So I'm back to having sex about 8-10 times a week (I'm a stud! ;-) Being incredibly fit helps, and that takes a lot of effort, so I'm lucky that way). Don't assume that your decreased libido is physical. It could be a psychological reaction to the difficulty in coming and the poor results M 60 2 months
4/26/2007

 3  BPH - extreme frequency Only sexual. Either takes a long time (hard on my wife) or causes complete inability to achieve orgasm, greatly reduced semen, greatly reduced orgasmic sensation (so what's the point?) - all of which make me very uncertain about performance and get in the way of my desire, so decreased libido and erections could be psychological or physical. (continuation of my long-winded comment below) - what I call "an orgasm I can't even feel" - so you get performance anxiety and you know what happens then. You have to use this drug very judiciously and also be able to accept the sexual side effects and work around them. M 60 2 months
4/26/2007

 3  Urgency and frequency Nasal Congestion, Increased heart rate while bike training (15 to 20 beats higher), some light headedness. It helped with my problems, but the increased heart rate is a problem. I will probably try something else. M 48 7 days
4/23/2007

 1  Weak flow It did improve flow, but also caused problems keeping an erection and no ejaculation or orgasm. Also, my testicles decreased in size and were sore and puffy. I'm tired and have no get up and go. I dont recommend it. M 61 1 days
4/20/2007

 3  Frequently got up at night to go Fatigue, pressure in my head, extremely stuffy nose; pretty much felt like a hangover. I have to be a bizarre case, because I'm convinced Flomax improved my sexual performance instead of diminishing it. But I'm also convinced the reason is interaction with other drugs--Levitra (for ED) and lithium (for psychiatric reasons). My Dr. says Lev. is working very well for me because causes Lev. to not break down as quickly because of effects on the kidney or liver (?). So for me it works for hours (up to 12), but she said for many men Lev. only works for about an hour But, Lev. often leaves me feeling like I have a hangover--sometimes very unpleasant. Headache, head pressure, stuffy nose. When I started taking Flo. for mild urinary reasons, I was very surprised to see noticable penis enlargement (unaroused) and that it was often easier to become hard. And very strong ejaculations. To me it seems that Flomax and Lev. both act similarly--acting on blood pressure and relaxing parts of you. Taking both together, for me, the sexual effects have been "better," but the h M 56 2 weeks
4/18/2007

 1  intense urge to urinate no ejaculation. poor orgasm. This drug should be taken off the market. Company should be sued. M 53 2 days
4/14/2007

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