Last reply 2 months ago
Dreaded bladder issues

I’ve had bladder issues for the past 5 years and had just started to get things under control with Intermittent catheterisation, medication for overactive bladder and accupuncture. Over the last couple of months things seem to be getting worse again. The anxiety I feel over this is so overwhelming at the moment, scared to be too far from my house especially at the moment when there are limited places with toilets to use. I find this a really difficult topic to discuss with friends and family. Does anyone have any good tips on how they’ve managed this and got their confidence/freedom back?

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jamoranto
2 months ago

Dang I definitely feel u Aimee. I’m just super happy I don’t need to sit down to pee ha.


amelialily
2 months ago

Aimee I really feel for you it’s so stressful worrying about needing the loo every time you go out I can prob go an hour or so before needing a wee so trying to time how long I’m out etc is a pain. If me and my husband go for a walk I have to find a bush to go behind.


pauley
2 months ago

Hi @aimee

I feel ur pain…have given in lately and got manpants…I feel better leaving the house knowing no one would know if I had a little accident..not how I expected it to be…..needs must …..hoping to get something to help control it…starting Mavenclad on Monday..
Confidence is what it’s down to now..some really nice brands around that look more natural

Probably a mixture of medication meditation bladder training may help us…easier said than done
Enjoy the rest of your weekend


ralee
2 months ago

I know this doesn’t solve the route cause but I have a solution to share. When lockdown got lifted there were no toilets so finding somewhere was a pain. So I bought the wife a She wee and I bought a portable urinal, which compacts down and upto 750ml.

Used in emergencies, the wife can use the she wee straight into the urinal etc.

With a little practice you can go in the car, discreetly etc.


amelialily
2 months ago

I’ve often thought about the Shewee thingy don’t they use those at festivals?..might consider one..it is literally a pain😣


ralee
2 months ago

@amelialily yup, they can be used anywhere really. We just leave them in the boot of the car.


amelialily
2 months ago

Thanks for that..its something to think about. Where do you buy them from?


aimeemcw0505
2 months ago

Thanks everyone. I’ve just ordered ‘TravelJanes’ on amazon to keep in the car hopefully that’s enough to start building confidence up again x


ralee
2 months ago

I think I bought them on Amazon, along with everything in the universe lol 😄

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