So I've got SPMS. I can use a walker with difficulty, but I spend most my day sitting, which of course causes my ankles and feet to swell. My PCP rx'd Lasix. Stand up every hour throughout the morning to pee. And, I also wake up every hour or two at night. PCP says "sounds like Benign Prostate Hyper...whatever".

So, PCP rx'd Flomax. One dose and I woke in the middle of the night with diarrhea. Not pleasant.

I tried Saw Palmetto, but no effect. PCP now says "let's try Cardura".

Okay...but I'd really rather not go thru getting hosed off again.

Can anyone tell me if Cardura has the same side effects as Flomax?