Urinary frequency is associated with many chronic illnesses, especially neurological illnesses. It is well-known to be a symptom of multiple sclerosis, but many doctors don't know it's also very common in fibromyalgia and CFS/ME. The latter are also often associated with interstitial cystitis, a chronic bladder condition that causes frequency, urgency and often severe pain.
The cause of interstitial cystitis isn't known, but the symptoms are thought to stem from inflammation in the bladder, with possible connections to allergies or autoimmunity. In most people with urinary frequency, however, the problem is spasms of the bladder or sometimes excessive urine production (polyuria).
Ha, well my x2 mugs of coffee for breakfast are non-negotiable!! They make no difference to the night time thing tbh, because most of the time this problem does not happen. I just drink water or decaffeinated tea at lunch. No green tea anymore, no fizzy drinks or cola etc. Just juice, milk, or water after lunch. Magnesium I take every day so it's not that. Thanks for the info. xother than that, what is your caffeine intake like? coffee? pop? any other diuretics?
That's the volume that is coming out though, that's why I am so frustrated it's because I'm having to void such small amounts.Small retention under 20 to 30 ccs shouldn't keep giving you the urge to empty. Not much pressure in that amount.
Yes I have had a full exam and urodynamics testing - all normal - - they tested me when I was fine, so that was a wasted exercise. My neuro did get a ultrasound done of my bladder and it showed retention at that time. The neuro clinic is currently under extreme pressure and I don't think I'll get assessed before this bout passes as it's a public, not private clinic.Have you been to a Urologist or a Nephrologists' office? Have you had Urodynamics testing?
i'm looking at the cal/mag/zn thing though, and pondering whether you're getting enough magnesium absorption out of that combo pill.. how many mgs of cal mag and zn are there in each of those pills? and what form is the magnesium? AND, do you eat lots of high magnesium foods? ok i'm done now Wink
Loobie sorry to hear your bladder is also the bane of your existance. I was wondering about the cath - I've tried putting it in as far as it goes - no good- now I'm wondering if it's the angle - maybe I'm missing a 'pocket' of urine. No - haven't had kidneys checked, it's worth asking my GP as I'm going at the end of the week.I would say if you are getting very little out with a cath, then you may not be inserting it far enough? If you empty your bladder with a cath, you should absolutely not have to go in a 1/2 hour. Have you had your kidneys checked?
I agree - and I'm talking about 'going' with only a very tiny amount too - it's as if my bladder cannot tolerate the feeling of storing ANY urine at nighttime. During the day I ignore the feeling and it's much less of a problem.If you truly are emptying your bladder with the cath, something is wrong that you have enough to go in a 1/2 hour.
Yes I suspect that I do own the most overactive bladder in the universe. One night about 7 years ago I counted 28 visits to the loo after 9pm. I think the pre/post-cath session is what's needed - I need to visit the neurology clinic for that I don't think my GP has this equipment.On the other hand, you could also possibly have the most overactive bladder muscle there is. If that's the case, check with a urologist for an anticholinergic. I would also get a bladder ultrasound pre and post cath session to make sure you are emptying with your cath.
Magnesium deficiency is seen with some frequency in the outpatient setting and requires oral repletion or maintenance therapy. The purpose of this study was to measure the bioavailability of four commercially-available preparations of magnesium, and to test the claim that organic salts are more easily absorbed. ... Results indicated relatively poor bioavailability of magnesium oxide (fractional absorption 4 per cent) but significantly higher and equivalent bioavailability of magnesium chloride, magnesium lactate and magnesium aspartate...
Magnesium absorption from the two magnesium salts was measured in vivo in normal volunteers by assessing the rise in urinary magnesium following oral magnesium load. ... magnesium citrate was more soluble and bioavailable than magnesium oxide.
Mg L-aspartate compensated for magnesium deficit more effectively and faster than all other salts. Mg chloride showed the highest efficiency among inorganic magnesium salts. Both Mg chloride and Mg L-aspartate in combination with vitamin B6 caused statistically significant compensation of magnesium deficit.
Glycine enters into a variety of metabolic functions. It is directly concerned in the synthesis of glutathione, the tripeptide which plays an important part in intracellular oxidation and reduction. Rapport and Katz have shown that when glycine is added to perfused muscle, the oxygen absorption is 40% higher than otherwise, indicating that the presence of this amino acid stimulates the combustion of other tissue constituents. To the body in general, glycine is no doubt most important because of its wide adaptability in the detoxicating process of the body. More than one hundred substances, when fed, are joined in the body with glycine. In the deamination of glycine, three products will be formed: ammonia, carbon dioxide and water. The ammonia from this reaction is then quantitatively converted to urea.
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