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-Half the time, I feel like I have a UTI. Pain, some burning, and I feel like I have to go but I don't. I've done several at home UTI test strips and they are all negative. -the OTHER half the time, I'm producing much more urine than I can account for in drinks and foods. and it's like water, comes out clear.
When I had my urodynamics test about a year and a half ago, I was peeing an avg of 16 times in 24 hrs and I was getting up between 1-2 times at night. He put me on Vesicare. Now I'm going to PT for pelvic floor spasticity for my bowels. She asked me to do a log of how many times I'm peeing in 24 hrs. Now, even with the Vesicare, I'm going between 14-15 times in 24 hrs and getting up now between 3-4 times at night.
I am a 32 year old female. I am pretty healthy. However, about a month and a half ago, I started having very severe urinary frequency and urgency. I had no pain or burning during urination. However, I tested positive for a urinary tract infection and began on pyridium and bactrim. My symptoms did not improve so I began on Levaquin for 10 days. Since then I have had an ultrasound of my kidneys, ovaries, and bladder, and everything was normal. My labwork was also normal.
Pee, stand up, feel like I have more. Incredible urgency to pee. You give in to go and your lucky to pee half a teaspoon, but it felt like you are holding back niagra falls. I have an overactive bladder. You need to cut down all your coffee, pop, tea, alcohol, and spicy food. Drink plenty of water. I know I know. More fuel for the fire, but 2 32oz bottles a day or you will get dehydrated on the medicine I am about to recommend. For me, Detrol LA, Vesicare, Enablex didn't do anything for me.
So I finally got my internet back. Really bad lightening storm, phone lines under ground had to be replaced. Found out the ethernet port to my dsl box was fried. Got my new dsl box yesterday, hooked it all up and still the same thing. :S SO I grabbed the laptop and it worked fine and now it's also the ethernet port on my desk top, ugh!! lol So I've seen a 2nd urologists and he definitely comfirmed my Interstitual Cystitis..he was it was "moderate" stage.
I had my first infusion July 8. Word on the street was that one generally began to see a Quality of Life improvement by the 4th or 5th infusion. The infusion was unremarkable, except that I got a lot of knitting done. About two weeks later I noticed a subtle bump in energy and mood. Was it real? Was it the power of hope? It didn't matter. It was cool as I noticed that I was more willing to get in the car and run errands or do dreaded paperwork.
It took a long time. All my life, before being hyper, I'd slept like a baby...took a bomb to get me up. Because of that, I didn't have much in the way of "going back to sleep" skills. I think I'm finally learning them... You're still so new to meds and trying to get stabilized...maybe throwing another factor into the equation should wait a while?
and I can not think of the name of it to save my life. To get a bit of relief I sat in a tub of hot water. Just enough water cover my bottom area. She also said that this can happen w/ MS?? It's some kind of a spasm in the Urinary tract. Does this sound familiar to anyone???? I am still trying to learn a bit everyday since my actual dx. As a side note.......I do in fact drink LOTS of water and added cranberry juice to the mix. I do allow myself to have (1) glass of tea on most days.
I know I was scared about taking the Vesicare that i am now taking but it has given me back quality of life, it has made a huge difference to me socially and mentally, I can now go on a long drive without a zillion loo stops, I am no longer in pain and enduring painful spasms, so I am not whining as much..lol, the benefits outweigh any side affects. Goodluck with it all, let us know how you get on, I am sure that the Doctor wouldn't suggested it if he didn't think it would help.
Keep us posted on the Botox, as you know this med was offered to me and I declined, I think I needed someone else to try it first! Vesicare has helped me with both the incontinence/urgency and the spasms, but boy does it constipate you!!! I think if you have success with the Botox I might go down that path.
I never had any UTIs or any problems with frequent urination in my life prior to my symptoms. I've had a constant urge to urinate that popped up out of nowhere last September and hasn't gone away since, to varying degrees of intensity but always present. Certain days I can hold it for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, others I'm going every half hour/hour. On a "good day" I go about 8 times.
dx = demylinating disease/white brain matter disease detrol didn't work so the urologist changed me to vesicare. That seem to be helping. Without the meds I am up every two or three hours without much output.
Almost forgot my injection on Saturday, not too bad - 1st time in 3 months, I woke up at 2 am and realized it so I was in the bathroom mixing it half asleep. Probably the reason I wasn't feeling top notch yesterday, so I took it easy for most of the day. Hope everyone has a great restful week!
then again, I thought the shooting pains in my head when I cough, sneeze and poop was normal too since everyone has said nothing was wrong with me all my life. I have not really done much research on TCS yet. So I have no clue what symptoms are.
Fourth drug a real loser. That leaves Vesicare, but I truly doubt this will be any life saver, nor even a child-sized water safety vest or WaterWings, though the wings would be a hoot to wear to formal dinners. I, at least, could be safe knowing that when the flood gates opened, I would be saved as all the others washed helplessly by me. :)) She had a long talk with me two weeks ago about Botox. Seems more and more MSers are opting for that youthful bladder look.
Hey Quix, Well when you do things you do it properly, no half measures for sure! Oweeeeee! A lesser man, whoops woman, would of been screeming blue murder doing the damage you did, it wouldn't be your bad leg by any chance?
I have the same problem. Thru out my entire life I'm 25 now and still have this problem. I've been bk&fourth to the doctors and still no solution my social life is ruined and I cry every night. Pantie liners don't work. Try poise.... If it's leakage and vesicare.
as soon as i go to the bathroom i get relief for about 2 or 3 minutes then it starts to build up again i haven't been sleeping it wakes me up every half hour to an hour.they said i had no fever but yet i have the chills i get sick to my stomach..it is making me crazy it is real but they can't find anything wrong...any suggestions?
old female, and for most of my life I've suffered from chronic uti's and occasional bladder, kidney infections. I think I was 21 when I passed my first kidney stone, it was tested and found to be made up of calcium as were all the ones that I passed afterwards. As fast as I could pass one I could have Ivp or ultrasound a week later and would have new ones. They always only affected my left kidney, never the right.
Well, I went to the MS Specialist that I have been seeing for a while and today he confirmed that I have MS. I received the fax stating it last week or so, but kinda didn't fully believe it. I guess I expected them to say..."wait, this is a mistake!", but it isn't. He put me on Vesicare, Lyrica, Vitamin D, DHEA, and has the nurse coming out to start me on Rebif. I am a bit frightened about this whole self injection thing.
There was more, but I will not go into all of it. Needless to say, he is out of my life, and soon to be my neuro that I have now will be gone too. I am biding my time, and waiting to hear from my endo. and family doc. to get me into NIH. I hope I can get in. And,.... I am still looking for a new neuro. in my area. Good luck Kelly, and I can tell you are a nice person just from how you respond and help others. I was always perceived as being too nice.
Sexuality. I have no sex life anymore. But, I do know that for the last couple of years I have had problems with vaginal dryness, can't seem to achieve orgasm Again, I have not discussed this with PCP or anyone else. 4. New sensation. Started yesterday afternoon. A pressure-like very intense pain down in my vaginal/anus area. This sensation put me in the fetal position and took me to the ER. This pain is hard for me to explain.
Its hard to plan and deal with everyday life but we just have to press on and just do it. I've always been moody, irritable and fatigued since i was a child so maybe MS has been lying dormant in my body??? It has crossed my mind why I had been this way for so long and it increased as I got older, then I got diagnosed March 08. Hmmm......
so to speak, both physically and mentally. I can still function in my daily life, but doing anything that requires real thought (including conversation) is very hard sometimes and it's sort of like my mind and body have been numbed and covered in novocain. I feel stoned and like things just aren't really hitting me so to speak.
If you count from when I first knew I had a problem (4/01), then six and a half years. If you count from what I now think was the first noticeable thing in Jan. or Feb. of 1998, then close to ten years.
i too have gains weight. i weighed 135 a month and a half ago...today i weigh 173....for a total of 38 lbs!i weigh more now than when i gave birth , all 3 times! i don't understand. tho possible peri-menopause ? i also have had some night sweats . some woke me up w/ horrible electric heat in my back . sometimes i wake up on cold wet sheets.. i am getting pimples , unsightly hair ,and my boobs LITERALLY feel like huge heavy bowling balls.
The smell is strong. I used to notice it about a half hour after taking my Allegra-D 12 hr. tablets, but now I smell it much more often. Am I going crazy or is there something to this I'm not aware of. Has anyone else experienced this? Please help?
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