Am I doing this wrong?

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Am I doing this wrong?

Postby Alicia » Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:48 pm


I have a question. For the past year or so I have had overactive/painful bladder issues. So I went to a urologist, two of them in fact. These two urologists came up with totally different plans about how I should be treated. I didn't feel like I was getting any positive results with the first urologist. The new urologist wants me to go on an overactive bladder medication indefinitely and have the pressure in my bladder checked. I have been on overactive bladder medications, the side effects are horrible. This course of treatment just doesn't sound right to me. I have had every test from cat scans to bladder scopes to see if I have cancer, etc. Both urologists agreed my symptoms are probably due to MS. Does it have to be this way? Can't my MS Specialist just treat me for this or refer me to a urologist that has lots of MS experience? I am tired of going from doctor to doctor to try to solve MS symptoms. It just seems like this has been a lot harder than it had to be. How does your MS doctor handle new symptoms like this? Any advice would be appreciated.

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Re: Am I doing this wrong?

Postby civickiller » Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:55 am

i personally think drugs is hardly ever the answer. i would go see a Upper Cervical Care dr and try acupuncture. i have never done acupuncture just UCC
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Re: Am I doing this wrong?

Postby munchkin » Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:09 am

I tried oxybuten but it ended up being worse than the uncoordinated bladder. Did you read the thread about MS and Interstitial Cystitis. I have never had pain just urgency and hesitancy. The MS clinic I go to has a nurse who assess your bladder and kidney function and then recommends the form of treatment (usually drugs and keigel exercises). They have approved botox for spastic bladders but I don't know how well it works in general.

Good luck and hopefully you find something that is helpful.
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