As we know MS patients tend to have bladder issues, either a spastic bladder or having issues emptying properly.
Do you have these systems? If so, is there something you do that helped you in any way?
My (29M) girlfriend (22F) has some bladder problems and has to pee many many times throughout any regular day. It is exhausting for her and bad for her skin because she has to wash her hands so frequently. I asked her if she would ever consider an adult diaper and she was very offended. I am just trying to help though like wouldn't you not want to constantly be running to the bathroom and drying out your hands? She said I was being inconsiderate by suggesting this and that it would be humiliating to wear a diaper at a young age. I told her I could pay for them, like don't worry about that part.
It is very disruptive for her life, and mine as well, but more importantly for her. If we go to the movies she has to leave at least twice usually so she is missing the movie. If we are out to dinner with people she has to excuse herself a lot. She wakes up in the middle of the night at least twice to pee, which I imagine sucks for her because she can't always fall right back asleep. It also di... keep reading on reddit ➡
I used to hike with water bottles but switched over a few years ago to using a 3L Osprey bladder (7oz). I have recently been wanting to go more ultralight, and noticed that ultralight hikers seem to rarely use bladders. Wondering if someone can explain that to me. The difference in weight between a bladder and something like a Smart bottle are just like 6oz, so there are plenty of better ways to reduce your base weight if that’s the reason for it.
Am I wrong that ULers look down on bladders, or what is the reason for it? Thanks.
I'm a daily (ab)user of dissos. There's a few things you can do to help with bladder issues. Blueberry juice (it's expensive), d-mannose, taking breaks (thanks captain obvious), green tea extract (there's actually scientific papers on this, I can link if anyone is interested).
Edit: Source for the green tea helping with Ketamine induced cystitis https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1879522615004157
Brain: Check out NRhypo. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11803444/
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I was going for lithotripsy , for locating the stone they told me get xray done , when I went there they told me to empty my bladder but I had no prior contrasts or anything of that sort so what was the point. When I went under the c arm on lithotripsy machine then also they told me to empty the bladder.
Hello everyone, I’ve been dealing with frequent urination/burning sensation for the past 4 months. Originally, my doctor thought I had a UTI and gave me a round of antibiotics. I finished the antibiotics and was still showing symptoms so they gave me another round, only for them to realize I didn’t have a UTI after all. After being checked out and my discharge being swabbed my doctor said I had BV. She gave me antibiotics to treat that. I thought it was a little odd due to the fact that I didn’t have any of the other symptoms (itching, vaginal odor). I did two rounds of antibiotics for that. The first was in a pill form, but after finishing it I was still feeling discomfort and pain, thus, she prescribed me antibiotics in a form of gel. Nothing seemed to work, so she told me that I would have to seek out a gynecologist. The first gynecologist said that I must have gotten a yeast infection due to the all of the antibiotics I had been taking. So she wanted to treat the BV and the yeast i... keep reading on reddit ➡
Imagine getting to a urinal and not having anything come out... so weird
And none of them listen to me. I try their stupid theory and it doesn't work and I continue to be in pain.
Fuck this shit! Spoke to a so-called world expert this week who told me to douche my vagina with vinegar. Did not help and now I smell like a chippy. Jesus fucking Christ sorry thank you for putting up with another rant.
Ready to replace my Walmart poles but I don't really know what I'm looking for. I know I like cork (Al least I think I do, open to suggestion) flip lock, and the Z fold for air travel. What are my options and what are the community favorites? What material (carbon, aluminum, titanium) do most UL hikers go with? Also if it makes a difference I use the poles to set up my Tarptent and need a short section for the back end of my tent (can't remember the measurement at the moment). I am a small/medium build woman so I don't need anything super strong.
(Edit: A commentor informed me that Z poles and flip locks are incompatible, in that case flip locks are more important.)
Same deal on hydration bladder. What am I looking for and what are the favorites? (UL)
(Edit: I don't need in-line filtration and I don't really like drinking out of the bladders. I guess I'm really just more interested in water storage for places where it's not available. So weight and durability would be my concerns he... keep reading on reddit ➡
I may sound crazy, but I feel like dysautonomia (I have POTS) is making my bladder infection worse.
I feel horrible all over my stomach and I’ve thrown up 2x now in the past 20min.
I know POTS gives you some complications in the stomach and gastronomical areas and I feel like it could make people throw up more when they, in reality, have just a minor stomach problem.
Have anyone had this same experience or have any insight for me? I guess I’m just trying to make sense of why I’m feeling so bad.
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Almost all users know ketamine causes bladder damage, some have seen the EGCG study, but few know how to practically prevent the damage. Here's the scientifically proven* solution, once and for all. :)
Drinking a glass of green tea ~1hr before dosing.
>"The protective effect of green tea catechins on ketamine-induced cystitis in a rat model"https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1879522615004157
Basically, after rats binged on ketamine every day for a month straight their bladders were f**ked, UNLESS they were also given the equivalent of a cup of green tea every day, in which case their bladders were not.
What's the science?
The moment you open your eyes, no chance of falling back to sleep. The only way to do it is to become temporarily blind, feel your way to the flusher and get to the throne and back without peeping.
Guys I’m freaking out. I’ve had stones before but never in my bladder. I’m scared and am going to the urologist ASAP. Has anyone had lithotripsy done for a bladder stone? I’m freaking out about any other procedure being done on me.
So four days ago my psychiatrist doubled my dosage of Luvox (from 5mg to 100mg) because of my anxiety and depression issues. Since then my bladder symptoms have worsened, specifically increased frequency and difficulty voiding completely. Nothing else in my life has changed.
Edit: I've read about tricyclic antidepressants helping with bladder issues (especially with interstitial cystitis), but I can't find any info specifically about the effect of SSRIs on bladder issues that are caused by PFD.
I haven't posted here in awhile but I'm back. My (24F) story is a long one, but I basically began dealing with frequent urination and an achey feeling in the bladder/pelvic floor for two years. I used to be an athlete, but the 24/7 symptoms are really taking over my life. The symptoms come and go in severity, but due to my IUD it is hard to tell if it is in relation to my cycle.
At first, I was diagnosed with interstitial cystitis. I had a cystoscopy, which was normal, and they did this test where they poured acid and lidocaine into my bladder, and I couldn't tell the difference between the two. Still, I went through all of the IC treatments and PFD treatments with little success.
Finally, I went to the Cleveland Clinic endometriosis center where my surgeon did a lap and found a lesion of endo on my uterus. She didn't see anything on my bladder though. It was nice to have a diagnosis, but I still don't feel much better. I decided to book an appointment with a well-known endo and IC s... keep reading on reddit ➡
Pt 2 of the question: Do any of you take anything for bladder health? If so what should I get? I've heard cranberry caps and probiotics are good, but any advice on that would be cool too! <3
So I’ve just got back from the emergency vets. Was a giant PITA with this covid and the fact I’m meant to be shielding but last night around 10pm one of my boys, 13 weeks old started doing owie stretches and was unusually quiet. I hoped he’d just pulled something so set him up in a carrier for the night so he couldn’t fall. Then when I woke up this morning he’s no longer stretching but very lethargic. He’s usually all over you but he’s just not happy so I called the vet and they could see him tomorrow at 4pm but then I noticed his pee was bright red! Almost pure blood so I rang them back and took him in as an emergency!
The vet agreed that he’s super lethargic and she’s worried about him. She said she hopes that it’s just a fast onset UTI but that she couldn’t palpate his bladder, which could mean it’s empty but could also mean he’s ruptured his bladder?
She’s given him 2x pain killers and anti biotics but said if no improvement he will have to go back for imaging. Is it normal to g... keep reading on reddit ➡
I thought this was supposed to help? Every time I take it, even a low dose like 10mg, I feel an overwhelming urgency that lasts for several hours.
I was diagnosed with PFD earlier this year. Could the answer be related to that?
I feel like I'm going crazy and my doctor tells me I have overactive bladder but he isn't telling me the cause. It feels like a uti but it's not and everything comes out negative! My urine is always fine and I just dont get it cuz it feels like I have to pee every 5 minutes but nothing comes out, always pressure on bladder. I get this every 2 or 3 months eventually goes away and comes back. Food doesn't trigger me either.
Anyone happen to do xray of bladder? Any findings?
3 bladders have leaked all over. We have it in a reservoired cart but we seems to be having issues with the bladders leaking when clamped. I dont know the cause. Should i contact the company and inform them
I've been suffering menopause symptoms for the last 18 years...I am only 41, but after my second pregnancy night sweats, hot flashes, severe depression, and mood swings were prevalent. Oh my goodness am I sore and beyond exhausted...and I am terrified of my first BM. Love to all you ladies!! Imma have a nap now.
Does anyone know how to treat swim bladder? Please I really dont want him to die.
The doctor I saw was a gastroenterologist and my main issues are gut related. I had had serious gut problems and constipation since birth. All I've been able to eat the last 4 years is rice and chicken. I also have SIBO (small bowel bacterial overgrowth). I was also diagnosed with fibromyalgia and since being around 13 (I'm now 28) have had what up until yesterday I was informed was non bacterial prostatitis. I get frequent urination and guaranteed severe burning pain after sex for at minimum an hour. I also have numerous food intolerances.
I've never had a solid diagnosis and was thrown around from doctor to doctor all of my life. I've always been in chronic pain.
My joints though generally are ok other than being painful, I also never thought of my skin being particularly flexible.
The doctor in brief told me to lift my skin and he felt it was a big stretchy but I've never though it was at all really. He also told me to bend my finger to a 90 degree angle which I could but that'... keep reading on reddit ➡
I am in Quarantine alone so if anyone has tips on how to get a cat to swallow a pill without a second helping hand, I'd very much appreciate it. I've tried wrapping her in a towel but she squirms her way out. I've watched almost every video there is on YouTube on how to pill a cat and still, the two times I pilled her it took 20 minutes of her scratching and spitting it out to get her to swallow it.
Gender: male Age: 13 Not sure if this could have anything to do with it but at birth he had some issues not sure what exactly which resulted with him losing one arm.
I got her to buy a alarm for when he pees but it doesn’t seem to be helping at all. I suggested maybe getting a sleep study done.
10 month old, 90lb German Shepard. Really sweet dog, loves people.
When meeting new people, or seeing people he hasn't seen in days (or hours) he starts absolutely losing it and screaming while simultaneously peeing all over the floor. Typically his entire bladder empties.
He has peed on strangers who came in to look at furniture I was selling. He peed all over my dad nine or ten times already. The neighbors must think he's being murdered when someone new comes over because he screams so much.
Will this change or is this a behaviour that we are in for the long haul?
Isn't he a master enhancer? Why didn't he just enhance it so that the leech eggs don't hurt him? Why drink beer instead?
I went to my gyn and he gave me a ultrasound on my bladder and told me i had bladder ulcers. He gave me this med called "Elmiron" I instantly looked it up when i got home to check side effects and they were not great. ( I know its not 100% chance ill get any side effect but i'm very scared to take more meds since 3 months ago i had to take 5 antibiotics for other issues all in one month.) Anyways i'm curious if there is other meds out there i could take or something else i can do to help the ulcers?
(i dont have a urologist cause they are all closed in my state cause of the virus and these issues are relatively new)
So I’ve had this stone for nearly three weeks now. The pain is intermittent, I’ll have excruciating back pain for a day and then go three days without pain. What I was wondering, was if the back pain means it’s still up in the ureter and not in the bladder yet? This stone is really annoying me now, I’m tired of feeling like I constantly have to pee and the back pain is really pissing me off.