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Bladder trouble

Apr 12, 2017 8:47 AM

Has anyone had bladder trouble with their fibromyalgia? It seems like I can't completely empty my bladder unless I push on my stomach. Plus I ALWAYS have to go. It's not a bladder infection it just seems like over active bladder. Is that part of Fibro?

Apr 13, 2017 8:03 AM

@Frustrated Look up fibro and IBS very common for our condition it sucks ass and causes me all types of abdominal pain from time to time even infrequent bowel movements that are just terrible. I have the same bladder issue I have no clue why this is a symptom but I can't stand it

Apr 13, 2017 10:22 AM

Ya it seems like I can't go anywhere without having to pee! 😡

Apr 14, 2017 8:03 PM

I have Fibro also and my issues with my bladder is incontinence.

Apr 14, 2017 8:31 PM

Thanks jolee. I thought I was going crazy.

Apr 14, 2017 8:55 PM

I always feel like I have to go and then have trouble like you going all the way. I thought I was just a weirdo!

Apr 14, 2017 9:02 PM

Hahaha. Me too goobette.

Apr 15, 2017 3:27 AM

Yeah exactly the same

Apr 15, 2017 1:33 PM

OMG that's me too! I thought it was too much medication usually the opioid pain meds. However Dr Liptan in her fibro manual list bladder problems as common with fibromyalgia--specifically cystitis which can result from not emptying bladder completely a.k.a. urinary retention. Wow I now connecting the dots for my own condition. Thank you guys for posting about this.

Apr 15, 2017 3:37 PM

I have the same problem with pudendal neuralgia

Apr 15, 2017 6:08 PM

Me too! Though I always thought it was from the menopause I was thrown into after my hysterectomy in 2011

I'm glad that I'm in good company, LOL

Apr 18, 2017 7:24 PM

Sounds like interstitial cystitis. I don't have fibro but I have autoimmune disease that caused IC. I ended up having my bladder removed at 28 years old. I'm now 46. Mine was an extreme case.

Apr 18, 2017 10:47 PM

Yes, bladder troubles are also a symptom of Fibromyalgia.

Apr 18, 2017 10:50 PM

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Apr 19, 2017 12:18 AM

Wow...I thought I was just gettimg older! (Well, that may be it!). 😉

Apr 19, 2017 1:12 PM

I've been having bladder issues now for over a year where I constantly have to go and if I don't get to a toilet within 5-10 minutes of feeling the urge....at best I leak a little, at worst I'm incontinent, there is no in between and it can be extremely embarrassing so 90% of the time I now wear incontinence pads which at the age of 37 is very embarrassing....To be fair wearing incontinenece pads at any age is embarrassing!!!

When I saw my rheumatologist about 6 weeks ago and I was telling him about the pain I have he then asked if I had any bladder issues and when I told him my issues he said that was caused by the fibro, there was no hesitation in his response and he said that it is a very common symptom of fibro.....that was my very first appointment with him (with any Rheumatologist) and he dx fibro within 5 minutes, before he even examined me!
He did exam me after and I had 6 of the pressure points that day as when my GP did the pressure points 3 months ago I only had about 2 that day!

So according to my rheumatologist bladder issues are a common symptom. Amitriptyline is also used to help reduce an overactive bladder​ but it doesn't seem to help me....Or if it does help me I'd hate to think what I'd be like if I wasn't taking it!!!
I'm on amitriptyline because it's the only thing that helps my trigeminal neuralgia and fibromyalgia pain along side zomorph

Sorry I've gone on, I didn't mean to write soo much!!!!

Apr 19, 2017 5:10 PM

I have the same problem. My children tend to think I am wired when we are out shopping and I give them "THE LOOK"😯 and start running to the restroom. Yes, I run.... And I have lost my debit card and other items I maybe holding along the way.. Yes, as some of the others I have to wear bladder control pads.. I am only 34. I didn't know it was a side effect from the fibro.. I just thought it was part of aging..

Apr 19, 2017 5:28 PM

Ask to be checked for Interstitial Cystitis.

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