I have a "low, distended bladder that doesn't stretch like normal bladders" with IC due to some psych meds I took for a while- not naming any meds bc they really do help some people.😅 we're treating it with OAB meds and I was wondering if anyone else has had OAB and treated it? Because things have only worked at *tiny* bit or temporarily. I see my urologist this thurs, so I wanted to have some potential options to bring up. Basically, I feel like I have to pee every second of the day and never know when it's real or not. I'm sure y'all know what that is like.
What I've tried:
Detrol- works kinda. Best one so far. On now. When I started it, I was only going to the bathroom every 2 hours. Now, whenever I leave the house, it's every hour or so.
Myrbetriq- Did not work, despite being the best, newest med out there.
I even consulted with a herbalist, and this is what she recommended:
Marshmallow root- works kinda. Soothes the IC.
Cornsilk extract- I have tried an extensive amount, more than the recommended, but doesn't seem to work. I was on it for a few days, but it was just too many pills 3x a day.
I really want to get this fixed. It is very embarrassing, uncomfortable, and I feel like people notice. It's a constant struggle. Any help is appreciated.
Also, I drink about 84 ounces of water per day with meals. I don't actually usually have to pee when I go, but it shows that I don't intake a lot of caffeine on a daily basis. Urologist says it isn't a caffeine problem after I showed him my bladder diary.