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  • Think I might have IC - advice needed.

    2 weeks ago I suddenly started having the urge to pee all the time, but I find it hard to go and only a little comes out. I automatically presumed I had a UTI so I started to drink loads of cranberry juice but it wasn't helping so after a few days I went to see my Doctor and she put me on antibiotics to treat a UTI and also sent my urine sample to the lab to get tested.
    5 days later I had finished the antibiotics and the results of my urine test were in - it was clear, no UTI

    My Doctor wanted to get another sample tested so I am waiting on that now - I know it will come back clear again though.

    I don't think I've had any pain to do with it - just the constant feeling to pee and not being able to.

    I was just wondering if anyone else just had those symptoms and what I could do to relieve the discomfort of always feeling like I need to pee.

    It's not too annoying at the moment as I am on Summer holidays from college but I can't imagine being able to concentrate and study when I go back in September if my bladder is always feeling full to the max!

    Thanks in advance.

    Orla

  • #2
    If you do have IC, cranberry juice may be the worst irritant possible for you. Most people with IC will find it causes symptoms to increase rapidly.

    Are you seeing a urologist? If your symptoms persist, I think that would be a good idea.

    Warm healing thoughts,
    Donna
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    • #3
      Thank you for the reply Donna

      I stopped drinking the cranberry juice a few days ago - it wasn't helping and it tasted so bad!

      I will see what happens with my Doctor next week - with the results of my urine test and what she thinks.

      I'll probably end up going to a urologist.

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      • #4
        similar symptoms

        Hi there.

        I read your post and noticed that my symptoms are similar to yours. I just feel like I need to pee all the time. are you feeling any better?

        bmama

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bmama78 View Post
          Hi there.

          I read your post and noticed that my symptoms are similar to yours. I just feel like I need to pee all the time. are you feeling any better?

          bmama
          Hi,

          It's been 3 weeks now and I still need to pee all the time but for the past few days I have been able to pee whereas before it was very difficult.

          I am waiting on the results of another test to come back - I hope I find out what I have soon and that it can be treated some how!
          I hope you do too!

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