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eye_spy2

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Hi Zena

Had my initial consultation and have my first attempt at going under tomorrow. I'll keep you posted.
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Thank you.
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Good luck eye_spy2

Do keep us posted as you go along this journey, when you feel up to it.

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Good luck to eye_spy2.

From a personal point of view, I have a follow up appointment with the urologist tomorrow.

When I last saw the urologist back in September, he prescribed me a combination of Tamsulosin, Betmiga and Vesicare. I noticed very little difference in my symptoms initially, however, slowly but surely things have been improving. My bladder appears to be retaining more, I go to the bathroom a little less frequently and the urges are more controllable.

I still feel there is a long way to go, but generally I am feeling much happier that my symptoms of OAB are improving. I hope they continue to improve.

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Well done for persevering DanS, it is  so lovely to hear of the positives, albeit as you say slow but sure.

Do let us know how you get on with tomorrows appointment .Hope it will be more good news.
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Hi Dan

Thank you for getting in touch. I'm using hypotherapy and now started on toldterodine 4mg so hopefully I get some comfort. Mine is unique in that it tends to be linked to when I'm nervous. I can sit at home comfortably, go in town, go to the gym but it's linked to work stresses I believe. Not ideal since we have to work to live. Hopefully get on top of it soon.
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I hope you get on top of it soon Eye_spy2.

Interestingly, I have been concerned that my OAB may be linked to stress, but I am not too sure how to go about it if it is. It wouldn't say it is linked with particularly stressful situations like yours, as my symptoms are constant throughout the day and night. I work for a family business, and as my responsibilities have grown over the last couple of years, and it may just be coincidence that I have developed an OAB. The medication appears to be helping at the moment, so I will stick with it until I worry about links to stress.

Thanks for your post Kate. I am so determined to beat these horrible symptoms, and will keep posting here. I hit a real low point with my symptoms last July / August, so the positives of the last month have really helped me.

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Hi Dan

I've always had a slightly weak bladder but it's only in the last 5 weeks it has become troublesome on a more frequent basis. Mine has flared up whilst out for a meal, at work, at the cinema and when having a group of friends around. I'm hoping deep down that it is something that could be cognitively dealt with but starting to wonder.

Haven't had any real meaningful test since my first one came back with some blood in the urine. Looks like I had a bladder I infection but the symptoms have persisted since then.

Glad you find that medication is helping you. I'll take anything at the moment.
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I haven't posted on hear for a while so I thought I would post an update. A problem shared etc.

Since my last update back in November, my symptoms have improved slightly in that I appear to be able to hold on for longer and seem to retain more urine than before. The good news is it doesn't seem to be getting any worse. I am still suffering with urgency on average 50% of the time, although I do feel more in control. I saw the Urologist in February who has increased my medication to 1 x Tamsulosin, 1 x Betmiga and 2 x Vesicare.

I was slightly frustrated after the consultation and decided to go back to my GP to discuss my symptoms. The Urologist doesn't seem to want to listen to what I have to say, and appears to be more interested in medication, doing more tests or getting me under the knife!! My GP has referred me to a physiotherapist, who has told me I have very weak pelvic floor muscles. I have various exercises I need to do and the physiotherapist has also asked me to keep a bladder diary until I see her again next week. She has told me not to expect miracles, however, I feel much more positive that there is more options than medication, tests and operation. Finger crossed.

I am not due to see the Urologist now until August, so I am hoping physiotherapy can help my symptoms in the meantime

Dan
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Hi Dan,

I hope the physiotherapy helps. Certainly worth a good shot.

Sorry that the urologist is not really interested in what you have to say but this follows much the same in most instances for most conditions - more medications, more tests, more surgical procedures = more money for the consultant and pharmaceutical industry.  As much as these may help some,   sadly they are not always the right pathway in some situations. 
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