Capernia-can't pee

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dianna30
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   Posted 3/16/2009 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Capernia,
I thought it would be easier to start a new thread, the other one is really long. 
 
You should definitely see a doctor about your inability to urinate.  I don't know if you have any current health problems, but not being able to pee could indicate a more serious problem, and it leads to UTI's.
 
I have MS and one of my new symptoms is this inability to urinate.  The doctor may be able to give you some medication to help the problem, and also look into what is causing it.

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer (Romans 12:12).


rhondab
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   Posted 3/16/2009 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Capernia

U do need to call u'r doc. Yes, the symptoms u describe could be from a UTI, but it's best to allow a doc to dx and then treat that for u. If u have ms, it could def be a symptom of that. U'r doc can give u meds to help if it's neurological. One med i've tried...and i DON"T have ms...is Detrol. It works great! My doc dx'd spasms for me...which may be what's happening wiht u. Either way, it's best to get in touch with u'r doc. Please let us know what u find out and how u'r doing.
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popsie
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   Posted 3/24/2009 8:12 AM (GMT 0)   
Hey Capernia,

This is a really interesting thread so I am pleased you started a new one. The last year or so my bladder control has been really poor, I was leaking a lot etc. Then I was in hospital having pump implanted I could not pee after the op so had a catheter for a few days. All the scans showed I was retaining an average of 400 ml though I have never had a UTI. I also had lost the urge to pee had to go every hour or so to be safe. The urologist did a test & filled bladder then I could not pee. He was not sure what the problem was, did not think it was a spastic bladder but said that the bladder was stretched. So he said I would need to self catheterise 3 times a day. I never did it more than 2 a day for about 2 months. I also started taking urologic, a supplement said to improve bladder function etc. But now I have stopped needing to catheterise at all, have regained a lot of control & am getting some message to pee. My bladder has improved so much that it is like it was about 5 years ago, so I am very happy. Great to have improvement of something for a change. smilewinkgrin smilewinkgrin smilewinkgrin
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popsie
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   Posted 3/24/2009 1:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry, Dianna, you started the new thread.
Have had relapsing/remitting MS since 10 yrs old. Secondary/progressive since 1995. Baclofen pump since 2008.
Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream
Merrily , merrily, merrily, life is but a dream


dianna30
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   Posted 3/24/2009 6:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Popsie,
Thanks for sharing.  I am actually supposed to see a urologist in a few weeks to address my inability to go.  I was really dreading that appointment, but I am glad to see that treatment was helpful for you. 

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer (Romans 12:12).


JohnLuther
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   Posted 3/24/2009 5:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I actually relied on the other "Long" thread. I seen this one started so I figured I would copy and paste...
Well, I can tell you that if you have MS that is a definate symptom. I do and I have been to the urologist as well as the neurologist. I was prescribed Detrol by the neuro. The urologist had a fit. While the DETROL works excellent, it is putting a bandaid on a long term problem that could give birth to more serious issues in the years to come if untreated. I self cath twice a day instead of the detrol, and what a relief it is. Sounds drastic, and it is, but well worth it in the short and long term.....
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Update: Went to the Neuro today, he asked me how the Detrol was working. I told him it worked great but I was no longer taking it per my Urologist....... The Neuro went ballistic......... The saga continues
 

Post Edited (JohnLuther) : 3/24/2009 6:40:14 PM (GMT-6)


Gretchen1
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   Posted 3/24/2009 8:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh man John!!!!  That is not good!!  It is somewhat amusing though.  hang in there.

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