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19 year old female unable to sleep due to urge to urinate

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 02, 2013 at 1:03 AM

Hi, I'm a 19 year old female and I don't know what to do ?! Please help, I have this urge to urinate everytime I try get to sleep on a night :( it keeps me awake for about 2/3 hours where I'm up and down to the toilet I don't drink before I go to bed and I do my pelvic floors, it makes me really uncomfortable I just don't know if this is normal for someone of my age I would be greatful for any help ! Many thanks

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on April 02, 2013
at 02:10 AM

I had that problem. It went away 3 months after I avoided all significant sources of polyunsaturated fats, and the problem hasn't come back (I still avoid PUFA). Don't know if it was a coincidence, I don't think it was.

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on April 02, 2013
at 02:05 AM

Are you doing low-carb/ketogenic?

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on April 02, 2013
at 01:05 AM

I would go see a doctor if I were you. Might be a urinary tract infection, or something else.

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on April 02, 2013
at 02:38 AM

Another thing to ask your doctor about is diabetes... frequent urination can be a sign of diabetes. Hopefully this is not the case.

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on April 02, 2013
at 06:05 PM

As somebody else urinary infection or diabetes could be possible explanations.

Also consider OAB (Overactive bladder), look it up on google. Looking for some similar cases in the family could also be pretty helpful. I had terrible and apparently unexplainable problems of incontinence as a child. And only as a grown up have I discovered that one cousin peed his pants 'til he was 12 and so did my grandma 'til the day she got married. So don't be afraid to make some questions, these could actually be pretty helpful when you go to see a doctor.

And, btw, you're not alone on that. So while you check to make sure that there's no infection or something going seriously wrong there, just try to chill a little bit. Your constantly thinking about it would probably only make your urges worse. It's just peeing after all, relax :)

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on April 02, 2013
at 04:52 PM

Do you actually urinate on your frequent trips or is it just the urge? Let me know because it took me over 4 years and many doctors and medications and procedures to figure it out.

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on April 02, 2013
at 11:45 AM

Is there any stinging when you go the toilet? I've been misdiagnosed with urinary tract infection twice so be careful. Both times the doctor put me on antibiotics and both times my tests came back negative.

Sounds confronting but makes sure they do an physical examination as well so that you can be sure to get the right diagnosis. Other possible diagnoses are interstitial cystitis or overactive bladder. Definitely get it checked out though as soon as you can.

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on April 02, 2013
at 01:15 AM

I would get your electrolytes checked or just try eating a good dose of salt, potassium, magnesium, etc. No it's really not normal unless you are eating a bunch of watermelon or something before bed.

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