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Uncontrollable Bladder

Arod Message
9 Aug 2012, 09:48 PM

Does anyone experience frequent urination?. I find myself constanty going to the restroom throughout my day/night. It is aggravating when Im traveling and always needing to know how soon will I be to the nearest restroom. Let me know if anyone out there is having similiar problems.
fdemiranda Message
10 Aug 2012, 11:09 AM

Ofcourse! thats one of the things with our thing. I take solifenacing every day (helps with an irritated blader). On top of that, when I know I'll be traveling I do wear adult dypers (which are great - break with paradigms). Lastly i will be trying this... I'll tell you how it goes. All best!
SallyBuckner Message
10 Aug 2012, 12:42 PM

This is a common effect of AMN, for men and women. (By the way, women are victims, not merely carriers.)
SallyBuckner Message
10 Aug 2012, 12:42 PM

This is a common effect of AMN, for men and women. (By the way, women are victims, not merely carriers.)
chrisphillips71 Message
10 Aug 2012, 03:05 PM

I had the same problem for many years. There were days when I went to the bathroom 7 times before 10:00 a.m. My problem was twofold. First, my bladder was overly sensitive and would spasm when I needed to go, causing leaking. Second, I did not empty my bladder when I did go. It was terrible. I would have this sudden need to go, but then I could not empty properly. Anyhow, I had a surgery one month ago that has seemingly cured everything. A doctor injected botox into my bladder. Now I only go 4-5 times a day and never have a sudden urge. The only downside is that I have to use a catheter. However, I do not consider this too big of an inconvenience, especially considering the relief that the surgery has given me. I highly recommend it.
Lonelycat Message
10 Aug 2012, 04:52 PM

You're not the only one. I have pee problems, but I'm usually near enough to a bathroom, and if I really have to go super bad and I'm out in the open, I'll just pee on the ground. I know that's illegal, but wetting your pants sucks. Anyway, I just cut out certain drinks out of my diet, like tea (sad) and beer. These make you pee too much. Yeah it's terrible, but it could always be worse (advice I get whenever I get depressed). AMN sucks, but let's be thankful for the little miracles we all experience.
stevensims Message
10 Aug 2012, 07:48 PM

Hi, I highly recommend you see a Urologist, mine took blood and it revealed abnormal U&E's he then sent me for a Urodynamics test (not very pleasant) and it showed very high pressures in my bladder( off the chart!) and said that if I dont catheretise myself at least 4 times a day the pressure's will kill my kidneys! I've been using intermittent self catheters now since April last year and my U&E's are now normal and also instead of urinating about 14 times a day I go a max 8 times also when I catheterise I know my bladder is empty very helpful before bedtime and car journey's! there is also medication he can give to stop the bladder spasm's. All the best Steve
Anthony90 Message
14 Aug 2012, 02:27 PM

How does the surgery work? I read you could get it in the penis or on the pubic bone. Is this true?
chrisphillips71 Message
16 Aug 2012, 08:57 PM

Anthony90: If you are referring to the botox treatment in your question, I do not know the exact location of the shot. I was sedated when it occurred. However, I am pretty sure that it is not in the penis as the surgery has no effect on sexual activity. The purpose of the surgery is to deaden the nerves that involuntarily spasm when your bladder starts to fill. Before the surgery, I did a test which showed that my bladder spasmed with as little as 3 ounces (the bladder can hold up to 10 ounces). Again, I highly recommend the surgery. It is so nice to go hours without worrying where the bathroom is.
samn Message
1 Sep 2012, 06:16 PM

not sure it will help but when you go, pull your head back a little it helps me relieve the tension and the flow is better, saves me a couple of times of going a day, i believe.
Anthony90 Message
12 Sep 2012, 04:34 AM

Chrisphillips71- your information is greatly appreciated. What is the botox surgery called? Do you have to cathe, or how does it work? If uncomfortable answering her you can reach me via email thank you sir
chrisphillips71 Message
12 Sep 2012, 02:37 PM

Anthony, I am not sure that the surgery has a particular name. If you google botox and bladder you will see numerous discussions of the procedure. The surgery works by deadening the nerves/muscles that spasm when you need to go to the bathroom. Those are (I believe) the same nerves/muscles that help you push urine out. My understanding is that not everyone needs to catheterize after the procedure. However, I do as I no longer have the ability to urinate freely. As I believe I have said before, I have no issues with using a catheter and believe that it is a fair trade-off for not having to go the bathroom 12+ times every day, not to mention that I never wake up at night to go now.
Anthony90 Message
12 Sep 2012, 06:58 PM

Chris, nice! Thank you, very appreciated. And you still have the ability to hold it? Just cathe up and let it go when you need it? Sounds like a pretty good trade! It sucks, i drink lots of water and always have to go.
chrisphillips71 Message
12 Sep 2012, 08:25 PM

Anthony, The botox prevents you from ever going involuntarily or getting the uncontrollable feeling that you have to go immediately. However, the nice thing is that you will still know when you need to go. In other words, your bladder will function like a normal person's (but for the fact that you will need to cath).