Ok, bit of background, I'm 27 years, female, Caucasian (in case that matters somehow). I've had bladder issues as long as I can remember. I've often equated my bladder to that of a pregnant hamster wearing a corset because I have to go so often. I will on average go to the restroom every hour to an hour and a half. This is also with not drinking as much as I should through the day, if I drink as much as I should I'll be going even more often. I have seen a urologist for that and they did the ultrasound and the camera in the bladder and found nothing. They tried 3 different overactive bladder drugs, nothing helped at all. I've only had 5 bladder infections (that I knew of, it's possible I had others that cleared up on their own) in my life. If I drink mint tea or take B vitamins in the morning I'll pee every 5-20 minutes for several hours (that is not an exaggeration). But I can take B vitamins at night and be ok.
A little over a month ago I started having issues where I wasn't sure if I was getting a bladder infection or not, the urgency was a bit more and I'd feel like I had to pee for about 20 minutes after I peed, then I'd be ok again. It would come and go, wasn't sure what was going on, figured it might have been my own bladder issues. I was drinking cranberry and taking the cranberry pills, until it just kept going and I figured I should see the doctor. I saw a doctor on 17th of this month (Wednesday), she said there was a trace infection, prescribed me a 3 day antibiotic, said to come back on the following Monday to make sure it cleared. We back on Monday, they said there was no infection, but I still had the symptoms. I was told symptoms can persist several days after the infection was gone (which I've never heard before) and they would send in a referral for the urologist. It got so bad that night I had to drive to the drug store and get this Azo product that is supposed to help with UTI symptoms. I went back to the doctor the next morning, was told there was nothing that could help me and basically to suck it up till I can see the urologist (HMO, referrals take a while to authorize). That night (Tuesday now) it got so bad I ended up in the ER. All the ER did was check my urine, say there was ever so slight amount of bacteria and white blood cells, and gave me more antibiotics and some ambien so I could sleep and said they can't help me and to see a urologist...
Finally saw a urologist on the 25th (Thursday), who thought it might be bladder stones. He sent me in for a Cat Scan, we got the results back today, there is nothing wrong with my bladder, no stones, nothing... The urgency is so bad at times I feel like I'm about to pee myself. Sometimes it is tolerable, but the urgency is never gone. The doctor basically told me he has no idea and if I really feel it's necessary I can come back in and we can try other overactive bladder meds. OH, he had also prescribed me some bladder relaxants and an overactive bladder drug, neither of which have helped. He told me it was probably a nervous bladder and basically sounded like he was done and gave up.
I don't know what to do. I can't live like this, I can't even sleep without pills. I can't concentrate, I'm miserable most of the time. I am clean and hygienic, I don't use drugs, I rarely drink alcohol. Does anyone have any idea what could the cause of this and what I can do to fix it?
Also, I stopped all vitamins two weeks ago when I first saw the doctor in case something there was the cause. I'm also not diabetic, they just did a full blood panel on me 3 weeks ago (unrelated).View Thread
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