Bob Cannady, now 74, recalls that going to the bathroom to urinate was no longer second nature. His urine stream was stop and go, his bladder never felt completely empty, and sudden urges to urinate interrupted his sleep repeatedly throughout the night.
“I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with an enlarged prostate,” said Cannady, of Rio Rancho. “I was put on generic Flomax, and it helped for quite a while, but then about a year ago it began getting worse, so they doubled the pills and added a third medication.”
The medications improved his urine stream but the trade-off in side effects, which included some sexual dysfunction, weren’t worth it, Cannady said.