Suddenly always need to pee! Please help

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​I noticed a couple of weeks ago i suddenly needed to pee much more often it coincided with me starting sertraline ( anti depressant) but i didnt necessarily think the two were connected. Had a urine test was fine, this week though feels like pressure on my bladder and sometimes i go and not much comes out and its uncomfortable down there a little bit, not helping with sleep. Not drinking any more or less than usual and dont drink alcohol, Any ideas please???

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    Hi Carolyn

    Are you taking any other meds??

    I'm interested to here what others think, i came of pregablin ( nerve pain and to many side effect) 300mg twice a day about 3 weeks ago but was also put on sertraline ( for depression ). Since I came off I have lost just over 12 kg but I have been peeing more and going at least twice in the night never had this problem before. So I don't really know if coming off pregablin has caused it or the sertrline. I have not changed diet or drinking anymore.

    Seeing Gp next week due to rapid weight loss as she said she's not sure if it's drugs.

    Regards

    George

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      He's taken me off sertraline I was willing to persevere with the 2 side effects I had insomnia and ibs flare ups thought the pee thing was a coincidence. So maybe not. Not on any meds yet but he's switched me to amitrypteline but I don't think dose is strong enough for depression. He wasn't interested in the peeing problem as I've given another sample to test for infection. I'm at a loss really. ...

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      Forgot to say, I've had major spinal problems and during my spinal fusion the sacral nerve got damaged, my bladder feels up I get the sensation to go but I actually physically can't pass it's called a atonic bladder, so I have been self catherterising since I was 34 ( now 38). They have said they can't repair and it's I have to do it for life.!!

      What dose of amertryptilin are you on, are they using this as the antidepressant now then??

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      10-20 mg is no where near enough for depression, it would normally be doses over 75mg + once a day. Lower doses tend to be used for help with nerve pain etc, however your Dr might be starting you off on a low dose with increasing as you go, does he have follow ups to see you?
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      Well he was funny with me. He said now I'm not drinking I might not need anything else and amitrpteline will help with sleep and ibs. From what I remember I was groggy for a week or so after starting on the 10 and would still be a bit tired when that wore off. I don't think I could manage on 70mg say and get back to work full time. He mentioned 25mg. He said come back in a month. I wanted to see a different doc but none available. I'm concerned buggsy

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    Could be over active bladder ask your doctor for medication to help relax the muscle that controls the bladder. Sometimes our our plumbing wears out a bit too!

     

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    maybe you're more sensitive to coffee and other diuretics

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