Post Edited (PAlady) : 7/13/2008 12:34:25 PM (GMT-6)
PALady, no problem!! I hope it helps! And THANK YOU too for all of your help and support, you always have great advice, and I know I, for one, really respect that and love that about you! Thanks!
As for Cauda Equina, I'm not sure, I will have to look it up! Though I don't have any bowel trouble, except being constipated from the meds!! But I think that's a lot of us!! LOL!
Lindaloo, I'm SO sorry that you had that trouble, but I'm glad they were able to help that, at least! That isn't fun to go through, and I'm very sorry! I appreciate you mentioning that! I will definitely look more into it! Though I had been lax about it because I was getting the little relief from the Cranberry! I've been taking over 1200 mg a day, at night, which calms it down!
I don't know if I truly had an infection when I went to the urologist, but he started me on Abx too to see if it was an infection, but that didn't work! I've tried the Kagal's, thank you wrinkles for the suggestion, but it didn't seem to help too much, I've tried pretty much all the newest drugs for incontinence, Detrol LA, Vesicare, etc., all failed! The Detrol helped in the begining and slowly faded to nothing! The cranberry is the only thing that had done anything! And just like you said PALady, I would have thought it was for infections too!! I think it's for Bladder Health? Not positive though! Hey, whatever works at this point!! Though that time of month is the WORST, I pee myself all the way to the bathroom sometimes!! LOL! Though it doesn't have to be that time of month, it's just worse then.
Wrinkles, they took out your bladder? Why, and what did they do? I'm sorry that you had to go through such a thing, that doesn't sound fun at all! I hope things are getting better!?
Thank you all SO much for your support and help!! I wish you all the best, and good luck!
OMG, as I was looking at the Cauda Equina symptoms, I have most of them! I don't have the bowel problems, as incontinence, but I do have the constipation that they mention! Weird! Anyone know a bit more about Cauda Equina?
Thank you very much for the info PALady, I hope this isn't the start of another problem for me!! I don't like that! LOL! I was bad enough being diagnosed the way it was, but now I'm really concerned!!
Good luck to all!
mrsm123, I'm SO sorry that you have to go through all that! I'm not near that bad, and I can't imagine having to cath yourself every 4 hours, wow, I'm so sorry :( Thank you very much for your advice and support!
Scared_for_life and Pamela Neckpain, thank you for the advice, that is very helpful! I appreciate the support!! Oh, and Pamela Neckpain, I think it was PALady that said, "we'd all die before getting a proper diagnosis", and I believe that too!! LOL! That was good advice as well, because for some of us, we want to know, "WHAT" is causing this or that, I guess so that we can find out more about it, but they don't always know, they are human too! I know from a medical point of view, that it's not always "textbook" and some doctors try to believe that that is what they will find, but that's not always true!! A good doc will find out more, will do the research, and will tell you what they think, not just treat because they think it's this or that!! I wish doctors underwent a better system, for compassion, for intelligence, and for those that are willing to continue to learn and research!! But, hey, we don't live in that kind of world!! Sorry about the rant!! LOL!
Also, I was just talking with my boyfriend about going to see another Urologist, wouldn't they start all over again with the testing? I don't want to go through all that again!! The one I had was an older guy, that was supposedly very well known and good, and I'll tell you, I know it's medical, but to be sitting like you're at a OB office and having someone in your "area", is very uncomfortable, even if it was a female doc!! I just don't want to go through that again!! Maybe if I bring my other docs paperwork? But then if he wants to get another look, I have to do it again!! That was very uncomfortable, and made me feel like I had to go, ALL day! I hated it!! LOL!! (I didn't clarify, I'm talking about the bladder scope that they do)
Thanks again for everyone's help and support, those are very good things to think of, and I will start keeping a set of pants, or whatever with me!! LOL! And Pamela Neckpain, I like that add on with the tissue!! LOL!! I like that, but you are SO right!! Thanks all!