|Thanks very much for the birthday wishes!
I don't actually have a problem with holding urine, I just find that anything I drink seems to pass through my system at the speed of light.
I just cant understand why everytime I drink something I'm going every ten of fifteen minutes for the next hour and my bladder is pretty much full every time I go.
I sometimes get a burning sensation and other times I get lower back pain, and I suffer a lot from "feminine itching" as some people call it. I mean almost all the time.
Yes I was tested for diabetes as part of a routine blood test and my test results were completely normal (apart from me being iron deficient).
When I first went to a urologist a few years ago I did a "bladder diary" for a week (measuring the amount of urine passed) and my bladder can hold large amounts of urine, it just seems to fill really quickly when I drink anything. I mean I seem to go to the loo three times as much as anyone else after having had less to drink, it's crazy.
And yeah I have been on various meds for my OAB, anti-diuretics, muscle relaxants, anti-spasmodics, the works.
I've tried Vesicare which had little to no effect, Regurin, which was the same, and oxybutinin which made it worse.
I have been put back on Oxybutinin but only supposed to take it when it's really bad, but I'm having the same problems again, so I've stopped taking it because it's causing my bladder to go haywire. It helps for the first few doses, but then does completely the opposite, seeming to make me need to go more, and I also find that it is actually stopping me from going properly, I find it difficult to empty my bladder at all.
I feel like I'm going in circles because all the treatments I'm being recommended I've already tried.
It's just very frustrating and I'm sick of it, I've put up with it for six years and still no-one even has a clue as to what is wrong.