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  • #16
    Hi I am 21 and suffer from an overactive bladder. I've recently had a bladder and kidney scan which came back normal. My bladder can fill and empty as it should. The thing is I can urinate up to something around 20 times plus in an hour. If my bladder is empty where is the water coming from as after it's empty I still need to urinate and it's worse at night. I've lost two jobs because I'm constantly going to the toilet. It's ruining my life I just want to rip my bladder out of me. Please please help me

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    • #17
      First of all, I'd like to say to the IC Network family. I know you'll find a lot of information and support here.

      To try to answer your question --- I'm assuming that when you urinate, it's in very small amounts. Our kidneys do constantly dribble urine slowly into the bladder, where it's held until we either reach capacity or become painful because of bladder irritation. Sometimes urine can be extremely irritating to a raw bladder lining, maybe due to having interstitial cystitis. There are some things that work for IC that can help with frequency. Number 1 is to be sure to drink enough water (my goal is six to eight cups a day) so the urine doesn't become concentrated. Sometimes taking an antispasmodic works (I keep hyoscyamine on hand, but there are others). Elavil (an antidepressant) can help because it interferes with the pain receptors in the nerve system. There is also pyridium, which turns the urine orange and stains everything. If you opt to try it, I suggest you also use panty liners so you won't have orange colored crotches in your underwear. Pyridium is available over the counter for short term use under the name AZO.

      I hope you feel better quickly.

      Warm healing thoughts,
      Donna
      Stay safe


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