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Hello i'm a 47 year old lady who's finally been officiàlly diagnosed with an over active bladder in Feb this year.
I always needed to go to the toilet a lot and joked i had the bladder the size of a peanut!! I eventually plucked up the courage to go to the doctor 2/3 years ago. Since then i've tried various tablets but all they seemed to do was give me a dry mouth!! In Feb i was sent to the hospital where i underwent all the usual flow tests. Kidney n bladder scans etc. I was then told that not only is my bladder over active but it's unusually small as well (see i said it was the suze of a peanut!!)....oh joy!! I can only hold roughly a shot glass of liquid before i spasm and leak. I am consequently padded up 24/7. I also need to get up at least 4 times during the night. All in all things are really getting me down now. I'm tired n irritable through lack of sleep. It has such an impact on everything i do. Work...home everything...
I have had my catheter training and am due to have botox in 3 weeks time. I have been told the chances of it working are quite low due to my small bladder and that i might have to go down the bladder enlargement route.
Has anyone else had the treatment?
What's it like post treatment?
I have know one to ask. Although i'm dreading it i know i can't go on much longer like this.
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