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.
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 :)
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...
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.
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).
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. 😔
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.