Incontinence from Anxiety/Panic?

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Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty
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   Posted 3/18/2009 3:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry I haven't been here in awhile.  My financial situation is such that my friends are converting their garage for me to
live in with my beloved cats (blessed be!!).  On the other hand, for the first time in my life I have become nighttime-only
incontinent.  Started when I did this contract job with an attorney that was a bit crazy-making - nice, but unrealistic and
very forgetful - long story.  Day 2 of working there I became nighttime incontinent, completely.  It was contract work, so
I've stopped working there because of the stress/anxiety and my incontinence stopped - for 3 days until another attorney
suggested I work for her - my  mom told me she just needed someone to answer phones and get her organized (which I'm
really good at, so I thought, what the heck).  Ends up she does Family Law which I know almost nothing about and she
wants a full-on Legal Secretary (which I am, but not in family law), and I became incontinent again that night.  I've decided
not to do that job.
 
Just wondering if anyone else has had this problem?
 
NOTE:  Since there's no "Incontinence" forum - didn't know where else to write and it's totally related to stress of the move,
no job other than pet-sitting, errand-running and the medical stress-related issues my cats are having living in an apartment of boxes
pre-move in about a month.
 
Thanks for anything anyone has to offer.  I'm still living in gratefulness and doing the best I can, it's the best I can do - just wondering
if anyone else had this issue with their anxiety and/or panic issues?
 
Thanks so much,
 
Julie O'  (Kitty/Cat Lover)

Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/18/2009 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   
When I have been really stressed out and
I mean stressed out I have had this happen once or twice

Perhaps this is not the kind of job for you I cannot say for sure
I do hope things get better for you
keep us posted

LYN
 DX: Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,
Fibro & Other DD

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Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty
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   Posted 3/18/2009 3:51 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks LYN,

I do believe you're very right!  I've been a civil litigation legal secretary for about 25 years and
after what happened with the Psychologist and Psychiatrist (my earlier postings, it's been awhile)
and being agoraphoebic for those two years, just really want to be around animals, would rather work
at a sandwich shop or manufacturing plant - somewhere that feels safe.

Things will get better, I know.  If I become permanently incontinent, then that's that, I'll accept it.  
I have just been wondering how other people dealt with the continual incontinence thing from stress.

Thanks so much for responding!  :o) 

Julie O'

Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/18/2009 4:03 PM (GMT -7)   
NOt a problem hun
No judgement here and I am not embarrassed by what happens to this body of mine
A/P does the worst of the worst to us

Keep us posted okay
Sometimes ya can wear the small depends to bed..........I have.........
I am also now on what I call my Pee pill lol stops me from getting up or going
during the night

Luvs

LYN
 DX: Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,
Fibro & Other DD

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              CO Moderator @ Anxiety and Panic........Co Moderator   @ Crohns                    
                            Keep The Fight Going..Or YOu Will Lose
               Look For The GOOD, Even At Your Lowest
  We Have Anxiety and Panic...................Anxiety and Panic DO NOT Have us         
   
                                     LYN


Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty
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   Posted 3/18/2009 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   

Oh yeah,

I'm definitely wearing those, except a cheaper brand that Albertson's carries
calls "Equaline" (thank GOD).  Not sure if you have Albertson's supermarket
where you are but they are 1/2 the price and work perfect.

Thanks again so much!  :o)


Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/18/2009 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad to be of help n support hun
Anytime okay

LYN

I dont know if we have them in Ontario Canada but will look ito it


 DX: Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,
Fibro & Other DD

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                               Moderator@Alzheimer's..
              CO Moderator @ Anxiety and Panic........Co Moderator   @ Crohns                    
                            Keep The Fight Going..Or YOu Will Lose
               Look For The GOOD, Even At Your Lowest
  We Have Anxiety and Panic...................Anxiety and Panic DO NOT Have us         
   
                                     LYN


Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 3/19/2009 2:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh, I need to tell you something! I don't come here often but I'm around. I came
mainly to check on Nickki.

I think you have irritable bowel. You will need to go to a gastroenterologist and
have it checked. You will need a colonoscopy. (They are not bad. They give you
a nice IV and you kinda float. You lay on your side and everything is totally covered
up except you .... (you know) ; )

I had that for three years .... a long time ago. I finally got cured. What cureld me
was quite unusual. Anyway, I thought for three long years that I was just going
to die.

Really. I don't know all the boards but if you go to Chrohns they'll know. Good luck.
MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Osteoarthritis all levels of spine right down to Coccyx,Spondilytis,Myofascial Pain
Fibromyalgia,Bulging Discs,Spinal Stenosis,Scoliosis,Osteopenia,Chronic Constipation
Carpel Tunel Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder,
Depression & Anxiety

Methadone for Pain, Xanax for Anxiety, and more, of course.


Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty
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   Posted 3/19/2009 7:21 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Pamela,

Thanks so much for your response and stopping in!  Yeah, I've been diagnosed with IBS, GERD and all that
goes with it - just never had the urinary incontinence before on such a regular basis.

Okay, now you said you got cured, but didn't say how -- not fair!! nono    Must tell!  Must tell!!  lol

The "Neckpain" part of your name - is that part of your medical issues?  I had 6-8 weeks of P/T for adhesive capsulitis
some years ago, and I asked him for some neck and shoulder exercises 'cause of TMJ and he gave me some great
ones of you're interested.  Just e-mail me if you'd like.  If not, that's groovy, too.


paniccu
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   Posted 3/19/2009 7:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I've never become incontinent from anxiety/stress, but I do have to go to the bathroom a lot. Sorry this is happening to you. It does seem that there is a direct link for you, though I would definitely tell your doctor. Are you a really heavy sleeper or on sleeping meds? If not, I guess I'd be a little concerned that you are not waking up to go to the bathroom before it's too late.

Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty
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   Posted 3/19/2009 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for answering!  Yes, I am on meds to sleep, but this never happened until
the second day I started working for this attorney and I've been on the meds for
about 6-ish years for sleep.  (Just the Trazodone which is actually for depression
but helps with sleep).  I've always woken up in the past. 
 
Actually, the only doctor I've gone to in the past 4-5 years since I've moved back
to my home town is a Psychiatrist and Psychologist - I don't have medical insurance.
If this keeps up after a month, though, now that I've stopped that job, I guess I'll
have to go take myself to a doctor {{{sigh}}}  Just have a hard time trusting
doctors anymore.
 
Thanks again for your reply!

stkitt
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   Posted 3/19/2009 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning,

I have some stress incontinence especially with the GERD.  When I have regurge in the middle of the night and wake up coughing and gagging I may have some mild incontinence.

You could also have a  weakened bladder that just relaxes when your sound asleep................ I do hope this improves now that the job is over.  I understand your frustration.

Gentle Hugs

Kitt

 


 

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Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty
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   Posted 3/19/2009 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   

Thank you so very, very much, Kitt!

:o)))  Julie O'


Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/19/2009 2:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so glad you posted this question
Others as you see do and have been thru it
I do hope things turn round for you and all ............

LYN
 DX: Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum,Anxiety/Panic,
Fibro & Other DD

Donate at  www.healingwell.com
 
                               Moderator@Alzheimer's..
              CO Moderator @ Anxiety and Panic........Co Moderator   @ Crohns                    
                            Keep The Fight Going..Or YOu Will Lose
               Look For The GOOD, Even At Your Lowest
  We Have Anxiety and Panic...................Anxiety and Panic DO NOT Have us         
   
                                     LYN


Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 3/19/2009 5:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know about urinary incontinence - just the other ... you know.

Frequent urination can be a sign of diabetes. Can be. I'm not saying you have it.

I'm having an MRI on my terrible neck. I don't know for sure what the trouble is.

Pamela Neckpain

Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty
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   Posted 3/19/2009 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   

Geez, I am SO sorry to hear about your neck pain!  My mom has had two surgeries already on her neck
(she's 79).  I hope, hope, hope they figure out what is going on there and actually fix it completely so
it never, ever hurts again!  My sister and I have neck pain, too, but no surgeries.  Mine has lessened a LOT
since I started wearing (a-hem, excuse me gentlemen), strapless bras.  The first month it still feels like
you're wearing a regular one (memory, I guess), but my neck pain has diminished SO much and can say
I do not have chronic neck pain anymore for making that small change.  I still get very stiff-necked and
it sometimes hurts, but I do the stretches the P/T told me to do and it feels 80-90% better right away.

about Diabetes, I'm actually very hypoglycemic.  I'm not sure if it can transfer over to being diabetic
when it's at the other end, but maybe something I should check out.  My dad had diabetes, but my
mom and the rest of us are very hypoglycemic.  Dizzies, fallen a couple times from not eating correctly
(long ago).  I always keep almonds and protein things in my car, just in case.

I honestly haven't been to a doctor (other than Psychiatrist/Psychologist) in 4 or 5+ years 'cause I
really am afraid for what I believe to be justified reasons.

I am SO grateful for the incontinence unders they have out there!  For a week I was without when
it first started and it was just awful; now I don't have to worry anymore.  It stopped after I quit
that job, then came back intermittently now.  If it keeps up {{{sigh}}} I'll try to get a reference
to a caring and good doctor for it.

Have a great evening/morning/afternoon all y'all!!  :-D

Julie O'

 

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