I am new to this site so I'm not sure if I'm in the right section. I had surgery 5 years ago for a neck problem. I woke up and told the nurse to remove the catheter(it really hurt) and when she removed it it hurt really bad. That whole night I kept having to urinate(like a lot) and it really hurt to and I had to strain and very little came out. As my neck healed and the pain with urinating went away I realized I had to go all the time. I never had to get up in the night to urinate before and now I got up at least 10 times a night(I was still on pain meds and they helped me sleep). After I stopped using the pain meds I realized I had to go a lot more than 10 times. I go to the bathroom, urinate, go back to bed, and immediately have to go again. It is a little every time. It got to the point where I'd sit in the bathroom for literally hours, I even started sleeping on the bathroom floor. I moved in with my new husband 4 years ago I had to do something so now I take ambien to knock me out so I can sleep. Otherwise I'm in the bathroom all night or getting up constantly. I really don't know what to do. I cant' go to the movies because I have to go to the bathroom during the movie. I can't keep a job because they don't let you have that much bathroom time. I tried enablex and vesicare with no luck. The urologist did that test where they put liquid in your bladder to see how much you can hold before you absolutely have to go. I managed to make it to 20 mL before I went. Then I lost insurance and just now got it back. The doctors there had a mishap and lost all my records so now I have to start over but I don't even know where to begin. What is this? How do I stop it? This never happened before that catheter was put in during my neck surgery. I have to stop taking the ambien because I'm sleep walking a lot on it but if I stop taking it, I won't be able to sleep cause I'll be in the bathroom.
Also, I don't know how important this is but for the past 3 years I've had UTIs(one each year)
Post Edited (valkyriemate) : 1/15/2011 2:35:20 PM (GMT-7)