My urologist told me that with MS like symptoms bladder issues can come and go so you may be having a really rough few months with leaking, then have a quiet time. I used to get like 10 UTI in a year at one point it was exhausting. I dont know really what turned that tide. I couldnt even be driven 5 miles up the road to car boot without wetting myself.
Hum the only thing i changed was i take an antibiotic now every night, and i take a high dose cranberry tablet. I always go to the toilet when i need too if i dont well its usually leaking for me and a rush. When i go i am there ages. I have gotten up off the loo and realised i was still going, couldn’t even feel that thought i had finished. (i have had scans do hold but not enough to catheterise although to be honest i havent one for several years now).
I cant remember now who told me but i lean forward to pee now, and when i think i have finished i do a gentle rock and roll lol, and believe it or not i nearly always manage to get more out.
I found if i dont do that i end up having to go back to the loo again quicker. My urologist said i had I think its called a nuerogenic bladder. Its very very slow to empty, i remember doing a test i had to pee on a sensor and he said the results was i was way too slow to empty lol. I found i spent more time in the loo so put some cartoons on the inside of my door to have a giggle.
Hum i still pee suddenly it comes from no where but its not as bad, and when i do go to the loo for a number 2 as we call it delicately i find i have to lean backwards. Now i eat so much fruit i should poo through an eye of a needle but oh no not me lol.
My first worse symptoms for me way back were bladder i was so fed up with it, spending so much time in loo, and i would think where on earth does all this urine come from. At night i have to have a commode as i can get up 2 or 3 times a night and its not safe for me to walk to toilet as i have fallen too often. My husband would empty it for me but sadly now he has died i have to try and do it myself and i remember last week it was really full jeez i couldn’t believe it where did it all come from, i was gong in the day. I left it for my PA when she came and she did it for me, as i had this awful feeling i would loose balance and cover my carpets with about 2 pints of my body fluids lol.
That is something though where does all the urine come from at night lol. I dont drink much at night (water), i have one coffee when i wake up and in 2 hours i can visit the potty 3 times, but i started getting fed up and hold it a bit which is disastrous as when i do get up i really have to pee lol.
I drink water in the day, and occasionally i have a ginger beer when i feel sick.
I used to hate going away i remember when we went to the IOW i had to map all the petrol stations as i knew darn well i would need to visit them lol.
I find the bladder fascinating and its been the bane of my life. One little thing grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr lol.