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Steven

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Okay guys so this is an interesting new thing I’ve been experiencing for the last 5 or 6 days. So basically it all started one night where for some reason I felt like I had to urinate several times before bed. Thanks to my ocd I believe I woke up the next day and sort of did the same thing throughout the day. Long story short, I think I convinced my bladder to signal me to urinate even just five mins after already going. This was miserable for serval days and I could barely sleep because of it. The last couple days I have started trying to basically hold it for at least 3 or four hours between bathroom trips in order to try to retrain my bladder. This seems to be working somewhat as last night I was much more comfortable and today has not been bad. Have any of you experienced anything similar? I read online that this is somewhat common amongst anxiety sufferers.
 

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experiencing for the last 5 or 6 days. So basically it all started one night where for some reason I felt like I had to urinate several times before bed. Thanks to my ocd I believe I woke up the next day and sort of did the same thing throughout the day. Long story short, I think I convinced my bladder to signal me to urinate even just five mins after already going. This was miserable for serval days and I could barely sleep because of it. The last couple days I have started trying to basically hold it for at least 3 or four hours between bathroom trips in order to try to retrain my bladder. This seems to be working somewhat as last night I was much more comfortable and today has not been bad. Have any of you experienced anything similar? I read online that this is somewhat common amongst anxiety sufferers.
 

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Additionally I’ve been trying to not drink anything for about 2-3 hours before bed
 

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Additionally I’ve been trying not to drink anything for 2-3 hours before I go to bed
 

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Additionally I’ve been trying to not drink anything for about 2-3 hours before bed
Hi Steven. Anxiety certainly could be the culprit or you could be developing an enlarged prostate, not a serious problem but very annoying. Can I ask how old you are? I've had similar symptoms after I got into my fifties and just put up with it, part of growing old.
 

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thank is for the reply, I’m actually only 23 so I don’t suspect anything too sinister
 

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I do think spacing out my bathroom breaks quite a bit has helped a lot. Earlier today I went from waking up all the way until like 2 pm without going which I couldn’t even imagine having done a few days ago.
 
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hi Steven...while i cannot say that this has not happen to me but you may want to consult a medical professional. I know that what whatever it is you are going through can be resolved with time and understanding. You should not hold your liquid either because it can potentially cause suffering to your bladder. I know that stress can cause people and their bodies to go through massive changes that we may not understand and suffering from anxiety does not help either. I believe that things will be resolved in time and that you should not worry too much.
 

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How much do you drink before sleep? And your urine color matters too. If it isn't like very concentrated or unreasonably diluted, I think you're ok, because yes, this can be a symptom of anxiety.
 

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It’s definitely not very concentrated or anything like that. Looks normal. I hear what you are saying Jenn. I’m not like holding in for crazy long periods or anything but I’m trying to avoid going super frequently because that seems to be what makes it worse.
 
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I would agree with Kelculator then. You need to find some way to bring your anxiety levels down...may I suggest relaxing before bed, reading, a long warm bath, writing, etc...even a glass of warm milk but not if you are lactose and tolerant. Whatever you can to relax this may help a little
 
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Happens to me once in awhile, but ironically when it does I'm usually in a good mood or it feels like 'good anxiety' like excitement or something. It can be annoying yes. For me it was about every fifteen minutes though, not every five. Anxiety can cause our bodies to hyper focus on an area/sensation within us and exacerbate it until something physical happens. So people often pace around, vomit, pee/try to poop, yawn and other stuff.
 
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Okay guys so this is an interesting new thing I’ve been experiencing for the last 5 or 6 days. So basically it all started one night where for some reason I felt like I had to urinate several times before bed. Thanks to my ocd I believe I woke up the next day and sort of did the same thing throughout the day. Long story short, I think I convinced my bladder to signal me to urinate even just five mins after already going. This was miserable for serval days and I could barely sleep because of it. The last couple days I have started trying to basically hold it for at least 3 or four hours between bathroom trips in order to try to retrain my bladder. This seems to be working somewhat as last night I was much more comfortable and today has not been bad. Have any of you experienced anything similar? I read online that this is somewhat common amongst anxiety sufferers.
Been there...frequent urinating definitely can be anxiety caused.
 
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I hav totally been here. What you described was actually my first sign of anxiety when I was 7 years old. This was in the 80's and we were in the military health system, so anxiety/ocd wasn't even considered a diagnosis. I went through a battery of tests and medications, and I believe that initial experience has contributed to much of my health anxiety over my entire life. This same bladder issues still stir up when I'm in an anxiety loop.
 

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I hav totally been here. What you described was actually my first sign of anxiety when I was 7 years old. This was in the 80's and we were in the military health system, so anxiety/ocd wasn't even considered a diagnosis. I went through a battery of tests and medications, and I believe that initial experience has contributed to much of my health anxiety over my entire life. This same bladder issues still stir up when I'm in an anxiety loop.
Sally, that sounds just like me. I had all kinds of issues with kidneys and bladder. Tests and the whole trials of meds. No one really ever found anything. They thought maybe too much albumin but that didn't really ring true they said. They said I was hyper. lol I always have these issues when my anxiety is up. There is a definite tie between the two.
 

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This all happened when I was really young. I think I was still in grade school. Nothing was ever found as an adult but I still have that problem when I am anxious.
 
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