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Frequent trips to the Loo

Postby penfriend » Tue May 20, 2014 3:32 pm

Dear friends, I know that frequent passing of urine can be common in several illnesses, but I do just wonder if any of you also suffer with this. I am worse in the mornings and late at night, but usually a bit better in the afternoons, when sometimes, I can manage to get out for an hour or so without having to go! It is true, I do drink a lot, not because of necessity, as I am not particularly thirsty, but know that water is good for you and some fruit juices etc. As I also have swallowing troubles with very weak muscles, due to M.E.,(caused I believe from the contaminated polio vaccination I had as a girl) and Fibro, I feel the need to drink more. I have asked the doctor for a blood check about diabetes and am now waiting for a Nurse to come. Does anyone else suffer from frequent passing of urine, feeling that you cannot hold it for long? Penfriend
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Re: Frequent trips to the Loo

Postby redhead » Tue May 20, 2014 3:41 pm

I think we all suffer from this with fibro, the list of symptoms is endless :( I don't even go out these days as its to much stress x
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Re: Frequent trips to the Loo

Postby becslb » Tue May 20, 2014 4:07 pm

I've understood it's quite common in fibro. I'm worse late at night through to mid-morning and my GP said it was called irritable bladder and for me it's worse when my painkillers have worn off ie during the night and it settles once I've take the first lot of the day (& they've had time to kick in)
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Re: Frequent trips to the Loo

Postby Storm » Tue May 20, 2014 4:16 pm

I have the same problem at night time. I can't hold myself too when I need the toilet :( It's embarrassing, I feel like an old lady.
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Re: Frequent trips to the Loo

Postby Lindilou » Tue May 20, 2014 5:09 pm

Yes I can also relate to this :roll:
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Re: Frequent trips to the Loo

Postby fibro-lu » Tue May 20, 2014 6:59 pm

penfriend wrote:Dear friends, I know that frequent passing of urine can be common in several illnesses, but I do just wonder if any of you also suffer with this. I am worse in the mornings and late at night, but usually a bit better in the afternoons, when sometimes, I can manage to get out for an hour or so without having to go! It is true, I do drink a lot, not because of necessity, as I am not particularly thirsty, but know that water is good for you and some fruit juices etc. As I also have swallowing troubles with very weak muscles, due to M.E.,(caused I believe from the contaminated polio vaccination I had as a girl) and Fibro, I feel the need to drink more. I have asked the doctor for a blood check about diabetes and am now waiting for a Nurse to come. Does anyone else suffer from frequent passing of urine, feeling that you cannot hold it for long? Penfriend


bit off the topic
how do you know your polio vaccination was contaminated?
I had only one of two and went very unwell
my mum hardly recognized me when I got home from school
I was all puffed up etc and felt like having very bad flu (I was about 7)
she then decided (after I got better and some frustrating phone calls to officials who "assured" her that this had nothing to do with the vaccination) that I would not go for the second one
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Re: Frequent trips to the Loo

Postby caz666 » Tue May 20, 2014 7:02 pm

I can relate to all of this, did not make a connection to fibro though, so now I know. I'm worse during the night, I average every two hours, but I can be up ever hour. A good night would be 3 to 4 hours. And when I have decided to go, I find it hard to hold it, and occasionally have "accidents" right at the toilet. It does feel like the bladder is irritated, so perhaps I have irritable bladder. It's also made worse when you decide to go that I cannot move very quickly to get there. I feel like a right old lady.
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Re: Frequent trips to the Loo

Postby whoami » Tue May 20, 2014 7:21 pm

Frequent urination.......pre/post menopause, medication, illness as well as childbirth can change our urgency or amount of urine.

Ask your Dr to send you to a specialist if it becomes an issue. There is medication to help this , exercises and the worse scenario, surgery.
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Re: Frequent trips to the Loo

Postby hippychick » Wed May 21, 2014 10:03 pm

Just want to butt in here peeps even though as of this exact moment I feel very fortunate NOT to have this particular problem :bear-dancing: But keeping everything crossed as I type because you just never know what may be around the corner do you...... :nono:

Howsomever, I have some info that may or may not be of some help to those of you with the urgent tiddling business especially when it disturbs you at night and it's from something my dear daughter-in-law discovered and she's been known to be up for a wee up to ELEVEN times a night poor gal!

She found out, purely by chance, that if she has decaffeinated tea.........her problem is over 50% better! And even when my hubby forgot to do her a decaf tea one evening, she was unaware because it doesn't taste any different and he only told me what he'd done, the poor gal was up and down all night again! I make sure I remind HIM every time he's making the tea for her now though :roll:

Anyhoo, I hope it might be of some help to some of you with the tiddling probs. Wish the cure for my bowel probs was as simple :oops:

Oh and when my dear ole Mum was suffering from wee probs, she was told to have a glass of cranberry juice each day but I know that will be old news to most of you laydees at least ;-)

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Re: Frequent trips to the Loo

Postby Lindilou » Thu May 22, 2014 10:01 am

I drink decaf tea and it does help. I also drink cranberry and other fruit teas as well.

When I had a water infection last month I discovered on the web and through the nurse that the cranberry 'sticks' to the lining of the bladder thereby reducing any bugs with may decide to try and attach themselves. This is me when I need a wee :chicken-dance: :lol:
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Re: Frequent trips to the Loo

Postby FluppyPuffy » Thu May 22, 2014 12:04 pm

There can be a number of reasons behind the need for frequent trips to the little girlies room....other conditions/illnesses, muscle weakness from childbirth, infections, and even our closest companion...FM. Our fibro friend can affect the muscles of the sphincters/valves that contract and relax to open and close the urethra, thus making us go to the loo. Irritable, Overactive, or Allergic Bladder may be another possibility.

Altho it is rather :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: a trip to see your GP is necessary to determine the cause of the problem. I was up and down numerous times in the night {I still am at times, but not quite as frequently as I was then} along with experiencing a number of other problems, so :penguin: :penguin: :penguin: :penguin: :penguin: off to see my GP. After a number of tests, I was found to have Diabetes, one of the symptoms/indicators for is frequent urination.

There are various ways to treat/manage the problem, some are very straight forward and relatively simple, whereas others are much more complicated and can involve surgery. And like a good number of things, the earlier something is done, the easier it can be to treat, and the better the outcome can be.
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Re: Frequent trips to the Loo

Postby mand » Wed May 28, 2014 11:43 pm

Yep... im the same. Usually 20-60 mins after drinking and with urination you have to replenish fluids.... I have been de-hydrated in winter when snowing :snowgrumpy: how crazy is that, its better if I am not moving,I can hold on for longer. just living with it, and plan the W.C runs around activities, I don't want medication with yuk side effects I know a few ladies that are taking it, I drink de-caff tea.........great all the little add ons you get with fibro
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