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I'm a 22 y/o female and I've been suffering from OAB that seems to be slowly getting worse. I'm now at the point where I need to use the toilet between 14-18 times during the day and at least 3 or 4 times during the night.
Over the past 12 months or so I've also been having accidents during the day where it's just impossible to hold on any longer and I've recently woken up during the night to find I'm soaking wet through, something that hasn't happened since I was a teenager!
I finally plucked up the courage to see my GP who prescribed me Oxybutynin, they took away some of the frequency but didn't help with the urgency. I've been took off the tablets now while I wait for a blood test on my kidneys and blood sugar.
What will happen if they come back as normal? Will I have to just live with it? I'm now a complete hermit and I'm scared to even walk to the shops in fear of needing the toilet. The doctor was nice enough but I don't think he actually understands just how much this is bothering me. I mean it's literally ruining my life and I can't bare the thought of having to live with it because nothing more can be done.
I've tried bladder training and pelvic floors but they don't seem to make the Slight bit of difference. I've finally given in and started wearing pads but at 22 years old they're not the most pleasant of underwear.
Anyone got any ideas or advice? I just want to be able to go out with friends and enjoy myself without constantly worrying if there are toilets close by or if my pad is showing.
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