Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Washing

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Washing

    Hello!

    I am very new to all of this. My question for you is what can you do about having to urinate right after bathing? This is driving me crazy! I hate the fact that I am washing in the shower, and I have to immediately pee! I tried switching soaps and nothing helps. Please, any suggestions?

  • #2
    Hello,

    And you're not alone. The sound of running water drives me nuts, especially in the shower. My trick is to go to the bathroom right before you hop into the shower, that way your bladder empty. Other than that, I just try to be as quick as I can.

    What do you wash with (wash cloth, hand, puff thing)? Sometimes things that are rough can cause irritation which can make you feel like you need to go to the bathroom. Also, have you tried Aveno body wash? That's very very mild.

    Medical "Issues":
    IC
    GERD
    Tachycardia(resting rate is 125-130 )
    Medicastions:
    Tramadol-as needed (IC)-50mg
    Elmiron 200mg twice a day
    Levsin .125mg 1-2 pills 4 times a day

    Comment


    • #3
      Hi!

      I DO use the bathroom right before I shower. I have tried all of the diferent soaps, but I am thinking it is a physical problem, not an irritation thing. I just use my hand. I thought using a washcloth might even be worse.

      Comment


      • #4
        Do you take any medications for frequent urination (Ditropan, Detrol, ect)?

        Medical "Issues":
        IC
        GERD
        Tachycardia(resting rate is 125-130 )
        Medicastions:
        Tramadol-as needed (IC)-50mg
        Elmiron 200mg twice a day
        Levsin .125mg 1-2 pills 4 times a day

        Comment


        • #5
          I keep a soft, squeezable water bottle (I got it from the ICNShop) full of water beside my toilet. I use that to wash off with plus a roll of paper towels to pat myself dry. You can find a link to the ICNShop at the top of this page. Also, I know some people might find this gross, but if I need to urinate while in the shower, I just go over the drain.

          BTW... to the ICN.
          Sharon

          Shopping??? Did someone mention shopping? I'll get my hat... ;-)

          Where I can be found most days.



          Link to the ICN Patient Handbook:
          http://www.ic-network.com/handbook/

          Link to the IC Diet:
          http://www.ic-network.com/diet/


          IC Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

          Comment


          • #6
            I can't even stand to brush my teeth or do the dishes - the sound of water is an instant diaretic (SP?) for me.

            Comment


            • #7
              I don't drink anything and I go to the bathroom before I get in the tub.

              Comment


              • #8
                Nothing seems to do anything for me. I always go to the bathroom before I shower, but I still have to pee after. I have done it so long that I think it is a habit. I agree, it is so aggravating. Sometimes I just get right back in the shower. That seems to work. Maybe I shouldn’t go to the bathroom before I shower, just get in and then get out, then get back in .
                TREATMENT: PRN lidocaine/heparin Home Instillations since 2004
                My Helpful Hints for Home Instillation: http://www.ic-network.com/forum/show...985#post309985

                Institute of Female Pelvic Medicine (J. Dell, My MD) http://www.mypelvicmedicine.com/index.asp
                Thank you for allowing me to share my experiences and offer support. Your physician is the only one to give you medical advice. I hope sharing the information from this site will help you and your physician develop successful management of your IC.
                I post to encourage and offer total support for rescue instillations.
                Find me on facebook: L. Clark Thomas
                Louann

                Comment


                • #9
                  I get that too, every time I'm in the shower. I think a lot of women have this problem though, not just those with IC. It's the hot water, it gets you relaxed!

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I always urinate after I shower. It actually removes any soap residue and helps me avoid irritation.

                    Donna
                    Stay safe


                    Elmiron Eye Disease Information Center - https://www.ic-network.com/elmiron-p...mation-center/
                    Elmiron Eye Disease Fact Sheet (Downloadable) - https://www.ic-network.com/wp-conten...nFactSheet.pdf

                    Have you checked the ICN Shop?
                    Click on ICN Shop at the top of this page. You'll find Bladder Builder and Bladder Rest, both of which we are finding have excellent results.

                    Patient Help: http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html

                    Sub-types https://www.ic-network.com/five-pote...markably-well/

                    Diet list: https://www.ic-network.com/interstitial-cystitis-diet/

                    AUA Guidelines: https://www.ic-network.com/aua-guide...tial-cystitis/

                    I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.
                    [3MG]

                    Anyone who says something is foolproof hasn't met a determined fool

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I am like Donna, I think it is better to actually urniate after you shower so you can flush out any soap or bacteria that may be lurking. Also, I totally avoid taking baths as they can cause UTI's. I miss taking a hot bath, but I would rather just shower instead of risking getting a UTI.
                      Jen

                      Comment

                      Working...
                      X