Thanks for this, Wendy.
When I saw the continence nurse several months ago, she said I was retaining only “minimally” - i.e. below the threshold for concern, however, I still don’t feel I’m as I once was.
I have no specific evidence of infection (that was clear, too, when I saw the nurse), but keep wondering whether I should be taking anything anyway, as a precaution. I wasn’t sure about the capsules, as I’ve no idea whether they are as effective as drinking the normal juice.
My main problem is that the urge to go doesn’t seem to be inhibited overnight, the way it should when things are working properly.
I’m not sure if this is because I’m failing to empty properly before retiring, or just that the neural pathways that should instruct: “Stop, now, she’s asleep!” are b*ggered, and keep carrying on as if I’m awake.
Alternatively, it could be that there’s nothing much in there, but the sensitivity is on the wrong setting.
Anyway, all told, something’s not right - but I realise that’s true of about half of women of a certain age, irrespective of MS. Certainly, as far as the nurse was concerned, it’s sub-clinical at the moment, but although symptoms are mild, my annoyance is the contrast with how I used to be.
I used to be able to have a lovely long lie-in, but now I either need a wee and have to get up for that, or start cramping, and need the morning Baclofen pronto, or both!
Do you think the cranberry pills may help at all, even for someone who doesn’t have a record of infections, or are only infections the only thing they combat?