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Anonymous Says:
 
I have been on Flomax for over ten years. I also have had the side effects: stuffy nose all year long, thickness in the throat, some problems with retrograde ejaculation, and lightheadedness.. I have read about the side effects and decided that I would try and get off Flomax and just use saw palmetto, which I have also been using off and on over the years. I have been off the drug now for about three weeks and am finally I hope getting to the end of the drug withdrawal symptoms: bladder pain I assume from spasms, other intestinal and abdominal pain, some nervousness, problems urinating (getting going, stopping and starting, weak stream). The good part though is that overall I feel a lot better. I continue to take saw palmetto along with zinc. I am hoping I never have to go back on that drug or a similar one and can control my prostate naturally. I have BPH, benign prostatic hyperplasia.

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Jim Says:
 
Where have you found information about withdrawal symptoms for Flomax? Did you just stop all at once, or did you try reducing the frequency of taking Flomax gradually? Thanks for any info you can give me.

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Barry Says:
 
I have been taking Avodart and Flomax for 2 years and have recently stopped after my Green Light Laser surgery. Urinary symptoms have improved, and no longer feeling dizzy when I get up, but am feeling a lot of anxiety recently. I am thinking that this may be a withdrawal symptom of the Flomax. Wondering if this is a common experience with others and how long it will last.

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MARK Says:
 
I would like to know how to cut back . I was on two a day and for the last 3 days one a day. What do I do now so I DO NOT SHUT DOWN but get completely off fLOMAX.

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feetfried Says:
 
WTF...there is no getting off these drugs! They are not narcotics! They are not addictive! There isnt even any psychological addiction anywhere in this process. Get real.

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timothy Says:
 
Thank u for this. I have all of the side effect. been on flowmax around 2 year. Thanks i realy thought i was going crazy. been on super beta prostate now along with flowmax for six mo. coming off flowmax thank yiu thank you. Timothy from baltimore

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andiejean Says:
 
Really? you don't think there are side effects taking a substance (even not a narcotic one) out of your body after a long period of time. I would like to give you a few for a couple years then take you off cold turkey...and watch you get all messed up! But I wouldn't because that would be as rude as your response....

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