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Hi there, A couple of months ago, I experienced what can only have been a sudden overactive bladder episode. Had to walk about 3 minutes to nearest loo in town centre. Felt like 300 miles. Really bad pain in my bladder. Could barely put one foot in front of the other. Was shaking and feeling sick in fear of wetting myself in the town centre - I'm 59 by the way. How I got to the ladies before I had an accident I will never know but it left me badly shaken up all the same. That was 20th July.
Since then I've been terrified of having another OAB episode. I've had milder episodes. Perhaps they weren't as bad because I was nearer a toilet at the time. But it still requires me to get to the loo at the speed of Concorde.
So now I'm nervous of going anywhere where I don't know where the toilets are. And I get stressed before I go anywhere too.
As well as the OAB episodes, I also get times when I can hardly wee at all, both stress related I think. I noticed last Friday from about 12 noon till about 11am on Saturday morning, I could only do small wees. I think that was because of the tension surrounding having a weekend away. I wasn't great all weekend either.
Now I'm home - got home 2.30pm yesterday, I find im back to hardly weeing again. I think this is because I'm fretting about my weekend with the bladder problem and still tense about it all.
It was only a week or so ago, before the weekend away, that I stayed at home all week because none of my friends were available and nothing to go into town for either. I noticed that my urination was completely normal all week - till the Friday afternoon anyway.
So what I'm saying is I can either hardly urinate at all, or I'm getting OAB episodes (I got one in the car on Saturday morning going down the A59) or I find I need to go too often, like yesterday afternoon on my way back from Skipton.
Trouble with not being able to wee hardly at all is I'm scared the amount of liquid in my bladder, till I finally empty it, will damage it, or cause it to give me an OAB episode eventually.
So I'm quite upset really. I'm being seen by the bladder nurse. But I'm going to have to make her see that this problem is mostly psychological since my bladder works normally when I'm not stressing about it. I think that episode in town really shook me up and impacted on me psychologically.
Also, like today, so far I've drank almost a litre but daren't drink much more incase it damages my bladder with not weeing normally and "Retaining" almost everything I drink.
Anyone experienced or experiencing anything like this?
Thanks for listening.
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