I had my 23rd BCG yesterday. The last several, I seemed to have more and more reaction.(which I expected) My 1 - 19th instillation was 100%. After a very slow recovery (spasms, and I believe
inflammation) the last of that maintenance was reduced to 50% at the end of December. I actually had to wait three weeks because of the reaction. I never have bleeding or any of the other awful side effects that I have read about. When I started this latest maintenance my Uro reduced 17%. I was in bed for 2 1/2 days. The spasms and pressure were terrible. Yesterday my Uro reduced the BCG to 10%. I had some spasms and some inflammation, however today I feel normal. Is reducing the BCG still effective? Are all the side effects show my bladder is fighting the cancer? I have been clear for 18 months and I don't want to jeopardize my record so far.
I am considering going back to 17% for my last maintenance this round - but of course, I don't really want to be miserable if I don't have to:side: