Hi everybody. I am a 17 year female that has been diagnosed with an inflamed bladder or possibly, IC. The reason I am here is because this problem causes me to be extremely anxious. Prior to my diagnosis, I was constantly wondering what was wrong with me and whatnot. I did not want to go anywhere or do anything because I was so worried I'd experience an uncomfortable situation. I even missed my band concert, which is something that I used to love, but now just scared.
What I am here for is that I have a band concert coming up in a few weeks, and I am ALREADY fretting about it. I don't particularly want to miss another one, due to the fact that I feel silly, but when I am so anxious and worked up, I get so nervous and my stress goes right to my bladder. I'm not sure what to do & kind of ashamed to talk about it with my parents and band instructor because I feel silly.
I hate this whole bladder/anxiety issue because it has created a person who I am not. I'm just extremely frustrated at the moment and looking for some sincere advice. Thanks.
I understand how you feel as I am an anxiety sufferer too. try not to think about it anxiety only wins when we give it too much thought. You are still very young your bladder problem will get better with the right treatment. Try to enjoy life go out and have un don't allow this to make you miss the most enjoyable things in life. Breathing exercises help a lot you can kind them on YouTube good luck.