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Irritable bladder

Oct 30, 2015 1:12 PM

Hi Guys, does anybody suffer from irritable bladder? Any advices? Thanks

Oct 30, 2015 2:07 PM

Drink lots of water. Azo is OTC cranberry concentrate and it helps some, but you may need a prescription.

Oct 30, 2015 2:37 PM

What is irritable bladder? Just curious thank you.

Oct 30, 2015 4:28 PM

Aloe Vera juice is supposed to be very calming and soothing. They sell it at most grocery stores now.

Oct 30, 2015 5:05 PM

If by irritable you mean frequent and urgent need to go, then that what I have had. I stopped the tea and all the cranberry juice my doc told me to drink and it got better. Look on line for things that irritate the bladder and eliminate what you can see what helps.

Oct 30, 2015 8:00 PM

If you have irritable bladder be careful about cranberry it can sometimes backfire on you. But the AZO is just like pyridium which is that older medication that the doctor prescribes.

I have intersistial cystitis, have you been tested for that? Irritable bladder can sometimes be a label they give when they don't do the hydrodistention and cystoscopy which conclusively diagnosis of intersistial cystitis.


One last thing., if you have irritable bladder, you can look at the IC diet and try looking at the IC diet. It may help your irritable bladder to take away the acidic foods that can aggravate the symptoms of irritable bladder.

Big hugs! Hope this helps. Oh and the ic-network has some really great info about the irritable bladder and all the subset of illnesses that go hand in hand with these bladder diseases.

Please let me know how it goes! Will be thinking of you. 😼 signing off :)

Oct 30, 2015 8:46 PM

I have always had irritable bladder, from as long as I can remember. It's a major pain. Not sure what the answer is tbh.

Oct 30, 2015 11:42 PM

I want to know what irritable bladder is too. Everytime I think I am near to falling asleep. I suddenly have the urge to pee. Is that it? Why does my body self sabotage itself?

Oct 31, 2015 1:55 AM

Y'all should totally check out ic-network.org/com can't remember which.

But they have a quiz you can take to find out nor about your condition.

Equine, how often do you get up to pee during the night? Do you pee frequently during the day? Is it ever painful or burning?

Oct 31, 2015 4:37 AM

I have a spastic spinster. ...I catheter myself. ...not everyday. ...I do pee a lot up at night. ...3 times. ....I have a anxiety disorder. ...during day at work if I hold to long. ..boy then take forever. ..lol...

Oct 31, 2015 11:59 AM

I don't have a diagnosis, but that might explain why I have to pee every ten minutes, plus get up 4 times during the night, and not drink any water before bed 😅😨😄

Oct 31, 2015 2:53 PM

Yes get checked out. .I pee a lot then don't. ..get cgecjed

Oct 31, 2015 2:54 PM

Oh dear lord. ..get checked out...sorry for misspelled

Oct 31, 2015 2:55 PM

That sounds exactly like some of the symptoms of intersistial cystitis /painful bladder syndrome and irritable bladder

Oct 31, 2015 3:09 PM

No pain at all. I don't notice anything unusual in the day time. I stop drinking early evening. But every night when I just begin to relax and *try* to sleep I have to go. Then relax again then have to pee again. It is a bad cycle. Maybe like 3 or more times that happens with (30 minutes to an hour between bathroom trips). I am not officially asleep at that point. Just trying to.

Oct 31, 2015 3:17 PM

Correct no pain. .don't know what to say. ..just have cathader..in case I can't pee

Oct 31, 2015 3:24 PM

The pain isn't an indicator of ic/painful bladder syndrome or irritable bladder. I have had intersistial cystitis for years and thought it was normal that I had to wake to go pee a few times a night and that having to go more often than my friends was just normal. I had to use special soaps down there but I have always had a fragrance sensitivity.

It turned out the nocturnal urination was a symptom of the disease along with so the other stuff i experienced. But just because you don't have all the symptoms to have the disease, but in sure we've all experienced this in our lives of living doctor to doctor.

Anyway just some food for thought! Sorry if I sound like a smarty pants. Just trying to be helpful. (I think I'm just over thinking everything and worried about sounding like a know it all).

Oct 31, 2015 3:27 PM

Holy Marie, your doctor prescribed a catheter for you?

Oct 31, 2015 4:03 PM

Kitty I love the feedback and advice. I like to learn from other people's experiences. It is much better then googling things. This is more personal. I didn't discuss this with my PCP. But I plan to.
I have had problems lying on my right side for three years now. My PCP sent me for an ultrasound in 2012, she said it looked like I had a burst cyst. Fast forward, had a CAT scan three weeks ago for lower left quadrant stomach aches and still not being able to rest on my right side without discomfort.
Impression: small amount of free pelvic fluid, likely within physiological limits. Centimeter hypoattenuating structure in the liver, too small to characterize further. In the absence of risk factors for malignancy, this is likely a small cyst or hemangioma.

Anyway, I haven't gone back to see her yet. I don't know what I am waiting for. The stomach pains went away. But the sleeping on the right side thing hasn't. I guess I just came to terms sleep on left side or on my back. 😔

Oct 31, 2015 10:29 PM

Actually, pain and burning is a symptom of painful bladder syndrome/IC. There is a variety of symptoms that one can have, and that is one. I have also been diagnosed with it, and have had since I was a child.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/interstitial-cystitis/basics/symptoms/con-20022439?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=abstract&utm_content=Interstitial-cystitis&utm_campaign=Knowledge-panel

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