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Tootiebug58
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   Posted 1/9/2009 8:59 AM (GMT -7)   
does anyone suffer from frequent urination???  I just had a urinary culture and no infection, but I am constantly running to the bathroom, feeling like I have to go.  Not much comes out.  Dr said this could be
the fibro or my anxiety??  Anyone else ever heard of fibro causing this?
 
thanks everyone
Tootie
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Binki
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   Posted 1/9/2009 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Tootie,
I can realate to your problem. A few years ago b/4 I even knew I was on the road to FM diagnosis I would go to the bathroom ALL the time. Drove me crazy! It was hard to drive anywhere that took longer than 20 min. I had seen a couple different docs at the time and only one took tests and the other thought I drank to much water. (YES, seriously thats what he said, but I knew better). The tests that were taken came back negative. He gave me some med to stop an overactive bladder. It made me really ill after the second dose, then never took it again. So, I just lived with the frequent visits to the potty. Anyways, it did calm down on its own after a few months. But now I know that it must of been part of my FM symptoms. I hope you get relief (no pun intended) soon, I really hate when I have little boughts of it now and then but not enough to drive me crazy.

Soft Hugs,
Lori
 


kitkat67
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   Posted 1/9/2009 9:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tootie,
Yes, I have this problem too. I do think it is apart of the Fibro. Before I was diagnosed with FM, it was thought that I had MS. And frequent urination is symptom of MS.
In addition to your Fibro, do you have any spine problems? I have degenerative disc disease that affects my lumbar spine and also involves my SI joints. I experienced a period of time where I had frequent urination and numbness in my groin area. It was really scary because I could not feel my husband while making love! Not to get to graphic, but was trying to find a nice way to say it.

Anyway, the frquent potty runs have seemed to calm down a bit. Hope your does as well.
Best wishes,
Kathy

JCgurl
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   Posted 1/9/2009 12:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Ugh, I have so many problems with my bladder! I don't urinate frequently too much anymore, but I remember there was a time that I did when I first started to get my bladder issues (I have UTI's almost all the time, always did! confused Some people I've heard are just "prone" to them - they are the reason why I avoid taking baths!)
 
Hopefully your frequent urination will let up at some point too! I hope so :-)
 
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vestabula
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   Posted 1/9/2009 1:51 PM (GMT -7)   

Tootie...I have yelled 'stop the car' and peed behind a dumpster at a seven/eleven that had no public restrrom.  I have squatted between two school buses at my son's football game.  My funniest story is we were driving home in a blizzard on a major interstate and I saw a sign that read "Next rest area 25 miles."  I made my hubby pull over, stepped over a guard rail so no one would see me and fell about 50 feet into a ravine.  I have gone before we left the house and ten mintues later have to go again.  The doc said something about me having a 'tipped bladder' from delivering a set of VERY LARGE twins (owwy) and the bladder never empties completely.  Rhuemy says its fibro.  I can't tell you how many times I get up in the night and go.  I always think I have MS and that they have missed something in all my testing because I can't believe this $%#@% disorder can create so many problems.  So far, the only symptom fibro doesn't have is an enlarged prostate!

BTW...many times I only have to go a dribble, yet I feel like my bladder is about to explode.

 

hugs

donna



fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: Lexapro and valium

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Tootiebug58
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   Posted 1/9/2009 2:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad I am not the only one. Donna, you sure made me laugh picturing you behind a seven-eleven. I dont always get this, but when I do it is so irritating. Am up at least 3-4 times at night expecting a flood, but is just a dribble. I just had a complete physical and everthing was fine. The dr does a microscopic urinary test just to make sure I dont have an infection, and I never do. Today is the first day in a week where I feel normal, and not running to the bathroom. It happens every 3-4 months for about a week, then I am back to normal. I googled fibro and frequent urination and sure enough it is a symptom. Never could I imagine that there would be so many symptoms with this Fibro. Thanks ladies for your input. Made me feel more at ease. Sometimes my dr's word is just not good enough, and its nice to know I am not alone in this journey
Tootie
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donnaeil
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   Posted 1/9/2009 9:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Count me in as a member of this club.

Donnaeil

pattipanda
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   Posted 1/10/2009 8:50 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Tootie!!

I'm another member of the La-Treen Queens!!!  Same story here.

I used to work at a place where the ladies room was in the basement.  Had to go up and down the stairs every time I needed to "go".  When I was having a flare or back problems, it was nothing but a nightmare to make a potty run.  At another place I worked my boss would give me "the look" because I went to the bathroom so often.  She couldn't believe I had to go 10 times a day (and that was just the 8 hrs a day I was working with her).  I would always joke that the only thing I inherited from my dad was his pea-sized bladder.  Now that I know its part of fibro, it confirms my theory that I've had this dd for most of my adult life.

I know how you feel and just remember... chances are.. we're all running to the potty at the sametime!!! wink

Warm hugs..


Patti
 
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Heart Disease, Bi-lateral Carpel Tunnel.  (Still being tested for other disorders/or whatevers).


WhyFibro
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   Posted 9/18/2011 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Count me in.. this Fibro thing is a real pain in the butt (excuse the pun)

grandmaroses
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   Posted 9/18/2011 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Count me in as well, I usually get up 3-4 times during the night and during the day I have to limit how much I drink when I am going shopping so I can make it from restroom to restroom. However my daughter just went through the same because of endometriiosis (sp??) her bladder was attached to the tumor they removed, do mention the problem to your doctor there might be other reasons than fibro. I've been tested for UTI and I'm fine but still need to go alot so for me its FM.
Take care
Rose



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crazykitty
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   Posted 9/18/2011 2:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Me too!...my neighbor and I were walking home from a friends home, only a couple blocks a way. We both drank enough sweet tea to float a boat, and should of used the bathroom before we left. She moves about as quick as I do and we were trying to hurry home. We both started laughing and as we rounded the corner we wet our pants in unison...good thing it was dark out. We were laughing so hard we were both crying.

I know where all the restrooms are where ever I shop...never knowing when nature is going to call :)

Hugs, Robin
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tara_
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   Posted 9/18/2011 3:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had this problem for years and years, so you are not alone!

I can't even drink anything when I'm out because I know I'll have to run to the washroom within the next 15 min, then again, and again, and again over the next few hours. It makes it really tough to get through lectures, meetings, work, or anything really, not to mention its ruined quite a few intimate moments.

It's so embarrassing! I'm wondering if anyone here has tried medication for it, and if so, did it help?
*Fibromayalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, restless leg syndrome, vitamin D deficiency

BunBun1982
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   Posted 9/18/2011 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey all,

I'm only 29 years old, but can I ever relate. Though it doesn't wake me up at night, my bladder instead has the tendency to still feel full even though I've JUST urinated. So I end up sitting on the toilet for another 2-5 minutes until the dribbles come outmad. I wouldn't be surprised if we all had Irritable Bladder Syndrome *I've been reading on this* as I know most of us have IBS rolleyes. If it's not the one end, it's the other...what a rip! tongue lol tongue

Anyway, this thing is just annoying enough to make me map out where the washrooms are wherever we go. The worst part is that I'm terrified of public washrooms being dark over the toilet or dark in general, or if the lights are on a timer skull mad mad mad skull Where this phobia came from *shrugs*, I wish I could tell ya turn
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luv2ride
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   Posted 9/18/2011 6:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Me too. Even had the bladder scoping done... didn't realize it was part of fibro, but it's yet another symptom like: IBS, chronic headaches, insomnia, pain, numbness and tingling, etc...

There is a great chapter on Fibro in the book "The Autoimmune Connection" - yes, it does explain that fibro is NOT auto-immune but since it is common with other auto-immune diseases, they included a chapter on it. The book is geared towards women with auto-immune issues and how to recognize, test, treat, etc...

applevenus
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   Posted 9/18/2011 8:28 PM (GMT -7)   
You may want to look up interstitial cystitis. Don't drink cranberry juice, it is too acidic & will make interstitial cystitis worse.

kathydownunder
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   Posted 9/20/2011 9:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I HATE MY BLADDER, yes when we leave home I go when we are 30 mins away from home and I need to go.
I had a bladder infection which ended up making it a lot worse.
Kathy

Not So Fancy
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   Posted 9/21/2011 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Reading this whole thing made me have to pee. AND I JUST WENT PEE!

I hate this, I hate that it wakes me up at least twice a night to go.

I also have to take 2 breaks at work to go in addition to my 2 scheduled breaks and lunch!

I always feel like I have to go, but only get dribbles (except in the morning!).

Personally, I think it is stress/anxiety related. The more relaxed/out of it I am the easier I can go.

about once every two weeks (sorry this is graphic) I fill a bathtub with very warm water and sit in it. The instant I sit in it I start to pee and pee and pee. Its like a neverending pee. Then I let the water out and shower as usual. I have no idea how/why it does that. I assume its because the muscles are all relaxed in the hot water.

applevenus
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   Posted 9/21/2011 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't think anyone here cares how graphic it gets if the information will help them too! So don't worry, if it works for you it works for you, and urine is sterile, it's only when it sits around and grows bacteria that it's dirty. :)
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applevenus
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   Posted 9/21/2011 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh, another tip I just thought of is to lean forward when you think you're done urinating, there's often a little more that will come out from doing that.
46F, Fibromyalgia, Vitamin D deficiency, allergies/chemical sensitivities, possible Chronic Fatigue & maybe some IBS (only God knows what else is going on!)
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mrsbubulz
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   Posted 9/21/2011 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Ditto....thankfully I am never out of the house much anymore so I am always near my bathroom...but the same thing...just a dribble not a stream...and in the middle of the night too...

I am glad I am not alone in the bladder boat

luk4dgudnit
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   Posted 9/21/2011 7:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello,
Bladder problems? OMG, understatement! I use the restroom every hour. I don't have to drink much. Dont sleep at night due to getting up every 45 min to an hour. I try to hold it but then my lower stomach hurt and I get nauseated. This is the pitts! Glad I'm not alone. I'm almost confined to the house.

luv2ride
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   Posted 9/21/2011 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Once I got off the amitriptyline, I noticed this get much worse. Hadn't realized it really helped with the bladder issues. Now that I'm on Cymbalta, it's been improved again. I am only going 6-10 times/day instead of like 25!
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