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    Feeling defeated Incontinence strikes again! #CerebralPalsy #OAB #BladderIncontinence #Depression

    Man these last 6 months my incontinence accidents have really amped up

    (SO #depressed )

    I HAVE DEALTH WITH ACCIDENTS AT LEAST ONCE A DAY MY ENTIRE LIFE...have been using disposable underwear 20 yrs. NEVEVR have I wet through the all untill July!

    I started wetting though.... NEW: without the sensation to go! SO MY Clothes(MY WHEELCHAIR SEAT STAYS WET because of wear damage is to exposed cushion & wood) & floors are now getting soaked..

    SO TIRED & defeated I struggle to even bother bathing--WHY? WET SEAT GETS clean clothes wet anyway! SIGH!

    So Jan 9th, I started taking the Better Bladder supplement...

    I'll be taking 3 weeks this coming Monday.

    At week 2 I noticed I had 5 hrs between bathroom visits HOPE is helping...

    UNTILL last night. I went 4 x barely holing it.

    THEN this morning ---I WET THROUGH

    DOES ANYBODY TAKE BETTER BLADDER supplement? How was your experience? Is this common while getting to the 8 wks for best results mark?

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    Following on from yesterday's post of not being ashamed, here are the aids I use to help me through everyday life.

    These aids give me better quality of life and there is nothing wrong with needing them.

    Not feel guilty for using something that makes your life just that little bit easier.

    #MobilityAids #FunctionalNeurologicalDisorder #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #BladderIncontinence #urinary retention #Endometriosis

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    This Bed, Incontinence, and Fat Me

    This motel bed is worn out from my fat body and the limited space I have on it. I sit up on the bed, and my abdomen sits over my legs, and it causes my right thigh a lot of discomfort. I can't find a position that works except leaning back and to the left, but then I have my phone too close to my eyes (and most positions I sit in, I fall into leaning forward, so the phone's too close to my eyes even then. Leaning back doesn't always help, either.

    The bed I'd sunk in, and the times I've wet the bed (yes, I use bed pads, but when I've emptied my full bladder, it's not enough, plus my boyfriend only gets the cheapest bed pads and underwear, and they don't even carry my size in any brand in the stores.

    Yes, I *am* trying to lose weight, but I'm limited as to what I can eat, and when I stay at the motel instead of going out, like I did today (because I'm sick), I have to rely on what my boyfriend's willing to get me. I only eat one meal a day, and a bag of chocolates as a snack. It's terrible, I know, but it's hard to find healthy snacks you don't have to refrigerate, especially if you crave sweets.

    I'm getting drowsy again, so I'm going to stop here.

    #Anxiety
    #ocd
    #obsessivecompulsivedisorder
    #Depression
    #panicdisorder
    #hoarder
    #hoarding
    #ptsd
    #cptsd
    #disability
    #abuse
    #emotionalabuse
    #mentalabuse
    #Financialabuse
    #Obesity
    #BladderIncontinence
    #Incontinence
    #UrinaryIncontinence
    #urge incontinence
    #bedwetting
    #overactive bladder

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    Feeling shocked by next step with urological stuff 🤯😳🥺

    So I had an appointment today with the Bladder & Bowel team (first face to face appointment in around 5 years…!) as I’ve been getting worse bladder symptoms that, now I have the formal diagnosis of hEDS, I wanted to push to get actually investigated and not just assumed as linked to my back injury or severe B12 deficiency nerve damage… she wasn’t initially keen to refer me to Urology, but has now said that she will speak to her colleague tomorrow at the other hospital and see if they can suggest anything they can do in terms of investigations or if we just continue with the next stage of the plan with this team (that is happening regardless). This next bit is the one that has left me fully shocked as she has referred me to a nurse specialist to learn how to carry out intermittent self catheterisation (ISC) in the hopes that it resolves the urgency incontinence, frequent UTI’s and urinary retention issues I get. I don’t know of anyone who has ever done anything like this to themselves and so it has sent my anxiety through the roof, leaving my IBS playing up and a splitting headache. Not helpful as we have a heatwave again in the UK 🥺. Has anyone here had positive experiences with ISC that you are willing to share? Normally I’d ask for all experiences but right now I’m really scared and anxious so am asking that negative ones are not shared, just to allow me time to calm these feelings before I get the bigger picture - I have previously refused/delayed treatment after hearing negative experiences and ended up needing emergency hospital admission and far more invasive treatment to get me well (ish!) again. Thanks in advance! 🦓🦓🦓 #HEDS #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #ChronicIllnessEDS #ChronicPain #BladderIncontinence #BladderIssues

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    Anyone with Interstitial cystitis, what did it take for you to be finally diagnosed?

    Anyone with Interstitial cystitis, what did it take for you to be finally diagnosed?

    Had 6 courses of antibiotics, the current course is meant to last for 3 months.

    Been a couple of weeks, but still dealing with: incontinence, taking ages to pee, intense and debilitating bladder pain... Exhaustion

    My body is knackered and I really don't feel like the antibiotics are helping 😭

    ...and if I have to drink another cup of cranberry juice I'm going to hurt someone lol.

    The Urologist discharged me with the latest batch of antibiotics and a quick fat shame (thanks doc 🙃).

    Terrified about being fired from my job and failing my uni course 🙁

    #InterstitialCystitis #BladderIncontinence #Overactive bladder #ChronicPain #Fibromyalgia #ChronicFatigue #AuditoryProcessingDisorder #Depression #Anxiety #IrritableBowelSyndromeIBS

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    Generic vs. Name brand

    Hi everyone,
    Does anyone else think generic pads for bladder issues are better than name brand?
    #BladderIncontinence

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    Struggling with my medication.

    Battling to take my #Medication . Sometimes I feel like "for what" "it don't work." I've been taking medication on and off for as far back as I can remember. I'm 41 now I'm so sick of it. I read a lot sometimes about mental health and how we overmedicate in America and I just don't want to be one of those people if it's not necessary.
    #mental #MentalHealth #MentalIllness #Bipolar #Mania #Depression #Anxiety #AdultADHD #ADHD #Incontinence #bladder #BladderIncontinence

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    Has anyone else felt a huge dip from lowering dosage of Sertraline?

    It’s been about a week since I started taking 150mg instead of the 200mg I’ve taken for over 2 years. I’ve been feeling so crappy. I had one day of feeling insanely dizzy and nauseous, the next day I was anxious and panicky, yesterday I felt so depressed and had a “sad attack” where I couldn’t stop crying. Today I’ve felt numb and exhausted (maybe even a bit flu-ey) and I’m trying to stay clearheaded, but there’s an overwhelming feeling that this is the new normal. I feel like I had a very delicate balance before reducing dosage, despite COVID I’ve been doing really well mentally. (TMI I decided to reduce because I’m pretty sure Sertraline is causing an overactive bladder - very inconvenient, embarrassing, and stresses me out)

    I just want to feel balanced and normal. Lots of intrusive thoughts and guilt for feeling this way.

    Has anyone had this dramatic a dip after reducing dosage? It feels like my body’s gone cold turkey 😣 #Sertraline #SSRI #withdrawal #Anxiety #Depression #symptoms #BladderIncontinence #Antidepressants #Fatigue

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    Discomfort with pessary ring. I was just fitted with a #3 pessary ring & how long will it feel like it's going to fall out?

    #BladderIncontinence

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    Bladder Incontinence Issues

    Sick of MS. Can’t hold my Urine and Bladder medicine no longer works. I HATE having this problem.😫😢 It has been psychologically depressing.😔 I use Poise Pads. I DO NOT like the pink packaging so I am removing it from all of them. ‼️ #BladderIncontinence
    #MultipleSclerosis

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