Irritation inside bladder

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no uti present but feeling of irritation inside bladder. flares up then goes away. no pain, no bleeding. past menopause.

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    It could be vaginal atrophy (vaginal dryness) you could try vaginal moisturisers like Replens or Yes which you can buy over the counter or get on prescription. Its a matter of trial and error on what suits you. If nothing helps you may need Vagifem. Look up vaginal atrophy to read up on it. Take care.

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      thank you for your kind messages. bladder is ok last two days. dr thinks as i have anxiety and depression it may be nervous system related when it comes and goes. yesterdays problem was the runs. i have had this gastric upset on and off too. they gave me anti depressant which has made things worse. just dont know which way to turn.

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      Really pleased your bladder has been OK but sorry you have other problems. I suffer from health anxiety and get anything from tummy/bowel problems, headaches, eye problems etc. I am at present struggling with my ears/hearing which has been diagnosed as hypercusis. I thought have a diagnosis would be helpful but it was not to be, worry and anxiety apparently makes the problem worse, I have got to give it three months of not worrying or getting anxious and it should improve - the thing is I dont know how to not worry.

      Anxiety certainly causes a lot of problems.

      Take care of yourself and if you find out how not to worry and get anxious then please tell me.

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      thanks for reply. i am finishing a trial of less than a month of trazodone, it has caused tummy and bowel to be worse. ive been told anxiety is my real problem so still using diazepam for that Yes i need to stop worrying but i just cant so i understand your problems too. do you have ibs? I think that got worse on trazodone so not for me. do you take something for anxiety?

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      hi,

      I dont have ibs, just a sensitive tummy which causes me to to have the runs if I get stressed. I did have medication for anxiety but its didnt help so I stopped taking it.

      Take care if yourself.

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      you are fortunate you managed not to use anxiety meds i think theyre making me worse. im having a difficult time with nausea too but im sure it was anti dep trial which caused it. feeling pretty awful hoping it will pass given time. thanks for input

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      I am sorry you are feeling so awful.

      I did take anxiety medication for about 10 days but it didnt help and I felt sort of spaced out while taking it, the doctor did say I might feel worse before I felt better but because I didnt believe it was helping me I decided to stop taking it.

      I hope you will soon be feeling better. Take care of yourself.

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      yes i think youre right. i have asked dr if i can stop,trial of anti depressant as its really upset my bowel and stomach. although it was only a short trial i am getting all the side effects of coming off, hopefully wont last too long as i already have anxiety.

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    If it's definitely your bladder that's bothering you, get rechecked for a UTI. Dipsticks are notorious for being wrong and even standard cultures aren't usually sensitive enough. If you can have your doctor send a specimen to a specialty lab, do it. If there's no infection, see a urogynecologist to be checked for interstitial cystitis (I have this). It's a chronic bladder issue that can feel like a UTI and can cause pelvic pain. Try drinking plenty of fluids and follow a low acid diet. If you're bladder is irritated for any reason, avoid acidic foods/beverages (no cranberry juice!!!) and try AZO or some other OTC bladder pain reliever.

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      thats great informative ideas thank you. this is sporadic and i could wake with it one day and then it goes for a while. i think it may be related to my ibs. i will ask my dr about urogynaecologist, she hasnt mentioned that to me, only said urinary specialist who said maybe its interstitial, but it goes away, so nothing done yet. i am in uk and im on warfarin so i think i can only take paracetamol for painkiller. i avoid many foods, most of which are not allowed on warfarin anyway like grapefruit, cranberry etc. and drink only water. i have anxiety badly and gp thinks this could be causing it.

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