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Bladder/urinary symptoms!

Discussion in 'Gastrointestinal and Urinary' started by Francelle, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Francelle

    Francelle Senior Member

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    Although I have heard of bladder symptoms in M.E. namely IC (Interstitial Cystitis) I am wondering whether my symptoms fit this subset diagnosis!

    Primarily, on some occasions I have significant 'urgency' yet I don't have a bladder infection. It doesn't happen all the time but probably every six weeks then it lasts for a week or so. Also since I had a general anaesthetic last month I have been experiencing incontinence/leaking of urine. It doesn't happen every day but certainly is unmistakeable.

    I haven't had a pregnancy or given birth so it is not due to a weak 'pelvic floor' as some may suggest.

    This is not the only symptom which has worsened since the GA but it is the only 'new' symptom.
     
  2. cansado

    cansado

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    My symtoms do fit that diagnosis. Especially one week before my period I nearly always get feelings of a bladder infection and/or significant urgency as well. I often have bladder infections but I have them under control now with a cranberry supplement and a kalium supplement as well. Feeling very dehydrated at times, and drinking water doesnt help.
    Leaking... not as of yet..

    Hang in there!
     
  3. rydra_wong

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    Just a hunch - get your Vitamin D levels checked. I had urgency and no bladder infection jsut before I had my low vitamin D levels diagnosed and it went away after that -- but I didn't notice because I got a whole heapa life-threatening things at menopause (like going from perfect blood pressure to 184/117 in one day). The 7000 units/day Vitamin D may have been what did the trick.

    Not the same for Cansado however because I NEVER got urinary tract infections nor yeast infections or anything while I was low on Vitamin D...but when I took too much Vitamin D (10000 units/day) then it changed my ph so that bacteria could grow and I got a UTI. A UTI is EXTREMELY dangerous for me because I have very high blood pressure and with a UTI nothing but absolute starvation will bring it down. When I stick to keeping my Vitamin D at 70 (via 7000 units/day) I don't get UTI's.
     

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