Constant urge to pee

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I pretty much constantly feel pressure and like I have to pee. If I hold it in a long time the urge is stronger but as soon as I go, the urge starts creeping up again. No burning. Seemingly no discoloration or smell,

I've had this problem before which lasted maybe a year and then it gradually faded? But then it came back sometime last year and it's wearing me down so bad to where I break down and lose it some days. I've been to doctors and I never really get much help. The last Urologist cost me what? $400 to $500? And I got nothing out of it and now I don't even know what to do or who to turn to. I just don't have money to keep spending and not even be helped. Most doctors I go to just do the same thing. "Oh it might be a UTI. LEt's check" again and again. One of the only doctors who offered anything outside the box was a doctor from a few years ago who thinks I might have unintentionally trained my bladder to be this way. The most recent one I went to said it might be overactive bladder or something and kinda brushed me off.

I officially had lab tests done that determined I do not have a UTI. I know it isn't an STD because I had this problem before ever partaking in anything like that.

I've tried quitting soda and drinking only water. Still doing that. I'm even trying bladder training currently and I just don't feel like it's really doing much for me? I'm forcing myself to hold it in longer now but even when I do that I'll still have to go again shortly after. I once held it for like 5 hours, emptied, felt a little better, and then I get in the car and shortly I have to go again. It's just this constant awareness I have of my bladder, this constant feeling of like a little pressure or urge. I don't really leak much. Maybe once or twice I have though? I remember one morning waking up feeling like I must have just started my perod but it wasn't that.

So I mean I am at my limit here. I just don't know what kind of doctor to go to anywmore. And like I just can't bear the thought of dropping another $400-500 like a damn fool.

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    Hi, I know exactly how you feel. After reading the rest of the posts, middle child 79, made some good advice. For me doctors didn't know, urologist didn't know, had an ultrasound and that came back with nothing. Lived with that torture for over 4 years. Then one day I came across info on interst

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    Interstitial cystitis is the name for what I had. Look that up and really find out what is causing you to feel the urgency. For me diet was #1. Caffeine was the worst. That includes coffee, tea, chocolate, soda ect. Second was citrus fruit like lemons, oranges, pineapple, etc. Third was fruit/vegetables high in vitamin c like tomatoes or broccoli. After I completely cut all that out for about a month, which was a lot of trial and error, then I started feeling better. I also find stress and sickness will also bring on the urgency. For example I may feel like I am getting a common cold which will trigger the urgency to pee more frequently. Best thing to do is live healthy and happy which I know is sometimes easier said then done. Try to get enough sleep 7-8 hours which means if your getting up at night to use bathroom then sleep longer. Yes you can overcome this, you just need to figure out what is causing the urgency. If you have any questions please ask and I will try to get back to you.
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      Thank you so much. This sounds like me. Without this forum and everyone’s good post, I wouldn’t feel this good now. For me it is the caffeine and I just got an antibiotic for a sinus infection. I was a lot stressed bc of major purchases at home. Oi! So glad there’s a cure insight. This was so helpful. 
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      i have same issue,,now it has been more then 3 year..its painful..and i wonder medical science dont even have proper approach to the most common and painful disease on earth...

      i found only few medicine out of many drugs which i have taken to be only usefull which can make u set for  long hours, with less liquid intake ofcourse, without getting urge unless u start runing or apply pressure...all other drugs were toaly useless

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    Hi guys thanks for commenting. I sadly am still dealing with the problem. Today having a really bad depression episode because of it. Lately me and my bf have been wondering if dehydration could be my issue. I typically don't drink a lot of fluids in generall. I think I have always been this way. So I am trying to drink water again but this time a lot more than prior. But it is discouraging me because it feels like it agitates the problem. I really don't know if my problem is mental or physical. And it's so hard to find out. I wish it was just a UTI. I just wish the solution and problem were clearer instead of this weird vague kinda situation

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      Also I dunno if it applies but I possibly could have constipation issues and I hear it can affect bladder weirdly enough. I don't think i empty in THAT way very often. Feels like I can to several days without.

      Wish things were more simple but its so tedious having to dissect this without a doc to further help. The last doctor brushed me off and more or less said pursuing this more could get expensive. And my help ended there. To begin with they were never that amazing to me or seemed like they cared. They just asked some standard questions and finished out sessiond asap

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      Please message me I can share about what has helped me in my time of desperation. Nothing illegal but a lengthy post so I'd rather message you than write a novel post!

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      Hi

      I would love to find a solution for this constant pressure to pee. I have it now for 5 years have had numerous medications cystocopies and colonoscopy . Nothing seems to help. I am nearly used to feeling this way but sometimes it’s really extreme so hard to ignore. I’m booked in for installations for next few weeks. I do think stress makes it worse., I am worn out from it. Very hard to enjoy a walk and my husband sleeps in another room as I wake him a lot during the night. Sometimes I just cry a lot . Dying to hear about your experience.

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      Could you please email me the information.

      Thank you! 

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