bladder frequency, help!

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bladder frequency, help!

Postby indigoinmotion » Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:01 am

What do you guys do for bladder frequency? I'm going crazy with 2/ hour trips to the bathroom. I don't believe it is an infection (although, I sent a sample to the lab anyway). Thanks! Indigo
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Postby Bubba » Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:35 am

You can either go on meds like Detrol or start self cathing. I was doing the same thing, would get up 18-20 times a night to pee. That got old quick. My urologist said that I wasnt emptying my bladder each time and had me to start self cathing...what a relief that has been!
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Postby notasperfectasyou » Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:54 am

I understand. Kim had this. She got very unhappy about it. We were buying pee pads in bulk. Simply put, being on the antibiotic protocol has resolved all of Kim's pee frequency/control issues. We still carry one around as a precaution, but it's a rare use like when we were at the family camp. But, she used to wear them all the time. ABX cleared Kim of this issue and others.

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Postby JFH » Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:28 am

Good article by v respected practioner Prof Fowler here ... index.html
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Postby Punchy » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:02 am

I am a huge fan of Detrol, it literally changed my life.

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Postby seeker » Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:02 am

I use DDAVP (desmopressin acetate). It's a nasal spray you use a couple times a day. Covered by my insurance, otherwise it's very pricey at $150 a bottle (each bottle lasts about 2 weeks). I had horrible bladder frequency/incontinence and this is the only thing that's given me any relief. It's miraculous. Good luck.
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I feel your pain =(

Postby MichelleS702 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:49 am

I also cannot seem to make myself go even when my bladder is so full it hurts. My doctor finally put me on Neurotin and it seems to help a bit. I go into the bathroom at least 6 times a day and simply cannot go.
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