Hey just checking back in today. Well, I slept mostly last night at long last apart from one wake-up - I feel slightly more sane today. But I have to hold up my hands and say that in complete desperation I drank a half a bottle of wine (it's been a while!) before bed because I started getting cramps in my shoulders and back and I was just completely sick of this night-time bladder nonsense and pain. It worked - but before you all think I've a problem it's not a solution I'll be trying every night!
CD - I will ask the GP about kidney stones alright, just to see.
Small retention under 20 to 30 ccs shouldn't keep giving you the urge to empty. Not much pressure in that amount.
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.
Have you been to a Urologist or a Nephrologists' office? Have you had Urodynamics testing?
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.
Cure I tried the pushing and jumping - it did work! Yay! CD I know you said it could push urine up to the kidneys but I'm in desperation here......Cure I will try it again tonight.
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
JL in my multi I'm not sure of the form of the mag but it only contains 100mg mag & 162mg Cal. Then later I take 3000IU Vit D3 along with a 250mg Magnesium oxide tablet (it also contains mag stearate as an anti-caking agent), then at bedtime I take a Cal/Mag tablet with 500mg Cal/250mg Mag Oxide & Gluconate. In the past I've added another Mag tablet (250mg) but then I do get the runs so what I'm on seems to be the upper limit of what I can get away with. I take 4 high-dose probiotic tablets too at bedtime.
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?
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.
If you truly are emptying your bladder with the cath, something is wrong that you have enough to go in a 1/2 hour.
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.
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.
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.
The thing is Loobie I'm on 25mg amitriptyline for nerve pain already, it's got anticholingeric properties that normally
keep the evil bladder under partial control. It's when a relapse hits me then it just goes crazy adn then by the time I get an appt to see someone, the problem has always gone away! I took a week of solifenacin too and it didn't help.
Thank you all for your replies. Hopefully I will sleep a bit better tonight again. x