Has anyone ever been affected with incontinence like me?

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I am 38 years old and it started 3 weeks ago completely out of the blue when I was getting ready for a night out. It was just dripping out of me and has been ever since. I have to wear incontinence pads and night time is the worst, I wet the bed at least twice every night. It is really upsetting me and I have nearly ended by relationship because of it. I am too scared to even sleep next to partner because I feel disgusting and a physical relationship is completely out of the question now. Please help......sad

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    Hi, so sorry that you're suffering from incontinence. Have you been to see your gp? I think you need to know what is causing your problem as soon as possible. And then you can get the problem sorted out.
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    Yes I've been, I've also been for an MRI scan and now been referred to Urology. My doctor thinks that its something to do with a nerve coming from my spinal cord which is either sitting on my bladder or a nerve sitting on an enlarged disc which is sitting on my bladder. I'm just wondering if someone else has suffered from this and what treatment is available. It's so debilitating and totally affecting everyday life.
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    HI to you both,

    yes I know exactly how you feel as I have very similar problems. Mine started after an accident where I hurt my back,leg and foot. This caused various problem with low back ache, pins and needles cold patches and within about five months the symptoms had not abated, to the contrary, they got worse. In addition, I started to leak irine, Four years on I am no better. I have had mRI scans and various investigations. If possible get your GP to refer you to a Urologist and explain to him/her. Mine has prescribed tablets which have reduced the problem considerably. If tablets do not work - keep pushing there are operations available to sort it. My only reason for not asking for an operation is that I have finally been diagnosed as having Cauda Equina Dysfunction - trapped nerves in the base of the spine affecting bladder/bowel control and am waiting further test to try to rectify this.

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    Hi All,

    I am 61 and live in the U.S. I too must deal with this issue. But I have found a non-invasive way to deal with it using acupressure. A friend went to her Doctor friend on my behalf and he identified 4 acupressure points that stops the leakage and gives the control needed to get to a bathroom without having to wear pads or any other disposable. The solution worked within 24 hours. Now I repeat it periodically so the issue does not return. I am more than willing to share my solution with you,

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    Ask to be referred urgently to Urology .You must act as untreated infections could damage the kidneys.I got

    fed up going to Walk in clinics in late 60.s to get immediate testing .I had research yet still knowing this Doctors have ignored because of NHS Low Priority Policy & the they have no training .

    .Is this Care in Community ? There are Incontinence Nurses about ....Unfortunately the Spina bifida charity [Shine] discriminates causing the problem to become worse NB their template letter.They do not want to take problem they are causing on board ie: support.

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    Hi i have sufferd from an over active bladder for about 20 years so i know how you feel. Go to your doctor and ask to be put on Amitriptyline 1 at night and Tolterodine Tartrate 1 a day. Hope this helps smile .
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