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about to go to sleep I get the feeling that I have to go.

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I am a 21 year old female. I often find that just as I am about to go to sleep I get the feeling that I have to go to the bathroom. Most of the time I really do not need to go, but I can't sleep until I get up and try. I have been told that this is possibly due to anxiety. I do have generalized anxiety disorder (not medicated for it but go to therapy regularly), so I guess that would make sense then. Is there anything I can do to stop this from happening?

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replied September 8th, 2014
Womens Conditions Answer A49164
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If your symptoms are due to anxiety, you would need special counseling and behavioral therapy to help you cope up along with anti-anxiety medication. If this is physiological and habitual, then avoiding tea/caffeine intake after 6pm in evening and avoiding excessive water intake before 2-3 hours of sleeping/getting into bed might help. For further clarification and assistance, visit your doctor/psychologist.
Take care.

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