I'm a little concerned. I have never had bladder issues (except when I was pregnant of course). But last night, while I was sleeping, I peed the bed. I'm 23, how embarrassing. The really concerning thing is when I realised it and stood up to change, it was still coming out, there was nothing I could do to stop it. Has anyone else had this happen? Is this an MS thing? I have heard of other people having some bladder issues with MS, is this what happens? Thanks (and sorry if this is a gross question :/)
In my personal opinion, this muscle problem results from excess insulin which is known to stiffen and thicken smooth muscles. The detrusor muscles and sphincter muscles ARE smooth muscles.
By the way, there are no gross questions for this group. We try to discuss ALL topics with sensitivity, you phrased the situation very well, very delicately.
Perhaps intermittent catheterization before bedtime would be one appropriate action. I'm sure other people here will have more ideas.
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When I started having serious bladder problems (narry a drop coming out) everyone was only too happy to blame it on the MS, urologist included. But he did order all the standard tests. Cystoscopy, flow dynamics, prostate ultrasound & biopsy. That last one was a game changer. Ultrasound said: prostate enlarge to 4 times normal size. My problem had nothing to do with MS. But then my neuro had already told me this. His reasoning - no other concurrent MS issues - the bladder rarely acts up without company in MS he said.
Now I realize that as a girl, you don't have a prostate to screw up your plumbing BUT you did mention a pregnancy and that can do it too.
These problems often have a fairly simple fix. No need to live with an embarrassing situation if a uro can do something about it.
And nothing is too gross - we all got to stick together with these problems.
take control of your own health.
pursue optimal self care, with or without a diagnosis.
What the doctors are failing to inform people is that a major trigger of various dormant infections/flu/sores is Electrocriminallergy from Bright Lights (such as in stores)... and from Computer EMFs which are prematurely aging people without their knowing! Large bright screens are bad, as are high GHz processors. Lately, they're coming out with Pixel-Qi (Epaper-mode)and also Fit-PC2. Or else use smaller, low-watt netbooks such as eee-pc, HP-mini etc.
Also, minimize processed food, nuts, grapes, salts, sodium-nitrites, Dark-Chalkylate & extreme citrus, spices & raw onion/garlic.
Balance all those Arginine foods with Lysine foods & sweeteners such as xylitol, turbinado, raw-honey, eggs, yogurts, yams, cherries, beets, veggies, sweet melons.
All D-mannose did for me was cause me bad headaches - ditto re: cranberry juice.TeresaL wrote:D mannose powder helps prevent UTIs better than cranberries pills or juice
On the other hand, black-cherry concentrate was wonderful for UTI, albeit without side effects.
(the more viscuous & sweeter, the better. These days, black-cherry is so sour, as to nearly resemble cranberries.
So it needs to be genuine STICKY black-cherry, not the many junk-cherry juices out there.
That's the only way it won't irritate - if you're prone to headaches.
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