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Oh god, my bladder

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 19, 2012 at 5:47 PM

I have what I'm told is called a "thick" bladder wall. So I have to go frequently, and despite wanting to drink more water, can't without making the issue worse. Any tips on how to alleviate this with diet or natural remedies or something? Prescription meds have terrible side effects...

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

(1811)

on January 20, 2012
at 02:35 PM

Not just drinks. The whole diet is an allergenic type of diet. My experience was that milk irritated my bladder :-)

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on January 20, 2012
at 11:57 AM

I've had to do similar things, but I found the chronic dehydration to cause more issues for my overall health. I guess I'm wondering more about what can be done to thin my bladder wall, as that I'm told is most of my issue?

Bdf98e5a57befa6f0877f978ba09871c

on January 19, 2012
at 11:10 PM

I'll look into what you mentioned. I've found that while some drinks make it worse, it's a problem no matter what. Thanks!

Bdf98e5a57befa6f0877f978ba09871c

on January 19, 2012
at 06:09 PM

I don't mind it as a means to get away from my computer when doing homework, but it is troublesome in class or during shows (I'm a storyteller and theatre-maker, in grad school)

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C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

(1811)

on January 19, 2012
at 10:45 PM

Have you heard of interstitial cystitis? It could be that you have an irritable bladder (which could lead to interstitial cystitis). I won't like to any source, as I don't know which ones are trustworthy.

However, diet can make a difference to bladder symptoms.

For me, I found that drinking tea & coffee with milk really made me pee - whether it was decaffeinated or not - a drink of other caffeinated drinks (cola for instance) wouldn't make me pee. It was something to do with the milk in the tea/coffee... I tend to only drink herbal teas nowadays.

Bdf98e5a57befa6f0877f978ba09871c

on January 19, 2012
at 11:10 PM

I'll look into what you mentioned. I've found that while some drinks make it worse, it's a problem no matter what. Thanks!

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

(1811)

on January 20, 2012
at 02:35 PM

Not just drinks. The whole diet is an allergenic type of diet. My experience was that milk irritated my bladder :-)

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Ef31d612a661d9fcb19c8965d3a2bd12

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on January 19, 2012
at 05:53 PM

+1 the 'gotta-pee' tag, hoping that gets more use. Abstaining from coffee jumps to mind, I find that if I drink any coffee at all in the morning, I need to urinate more all day (even long after the time period where one would think the coffee has been emptied).

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on January 19, 2012
at 11:52 PM

I'm disabled and, while at work, often don't have access to an accessible bathroom for 12+ hours at a time. My strategies for avoiding having to pee include: -- avoid eating any veggies, fruit or other water-heavy foods from the time I wake until a couple of hours before I have access to a bathroom. I stick with unsweetened dried coconut flakes as my breakfast carbs. -- strategically avoid water/liquids from ~7 pm the evening before, until the following day, a couple of hours before I can use the bathroom -- definitely avoid caffeine, which is a bladder stimulant -- don't use any nutritional supplements until ~2 hrs before bathroom use; a lot of them can result in the urge to pee (especially B vitamins). -- and if worst comes to worst, I keep some sugary carbs (e.g. nut candy) handy; eating some of these seem to keep those urgent feelings at bay... this might just be psychological and specific to me, though. I also keep some EnurAid tablets on hand ( http://www.drugstore.com/hylands-enuraid-incontinence-tablets/qxp30631?catid=30914&fromsrch=enuraid ). I've used them on a couple of occasions, and they have seemed to help reduce that urge.

Bdf98e5a57befa6f0877f978ba09871c

on January 20, 2012
at 11:57 AM

I've had to do similar things, but I found the chronic dehydration to cause more issues for my overall health. I guess I'm wondering more about what can be done to thin my bladder wall, as that I'm told is most of my issue?

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246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

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on January 19, 2012
at 05:56 PM

I have to pee alot, but I'm relatively low carb (one reason) and I drink a lot of water (6 quarts /day usually). I don't really know how to help, but personally since I sit at a desk for work, I enjoy the bi-hourly breaks.

Bdf98e5a57befa6f0877f978ba09871c

on January 19, 2012
at 06:09 PM

I don't mind it as a means to get away from my computer when doing homework, but it is troublesome in class or during shows (I'm a storyteller and theatre-maker, in grad school)

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