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LanaTurner

299d

I'm turning 65 and I thought I had overactive bladder syndrome.. I don't have to go to the bathroom often.. I can go for hours without having to go but then when I DO have to go... it goes from zero to a thousand in one second! I goe from not having to go to the bathroom at ALL... and a SECOND LATER it's BURNING and I can barely get to bathrooms in time! So I just saw a doctor and she said it's probably postmenopausal low estrogen levels. So she gave me a vaginal cream that you insert with a syringe. she said the oral medication goes all over your body and it's dangerous so she wanted to target where it goes. I have refills for a year! it's been a couple of weeks and it hasn't worked yet. does anybody know how long it takes for this kind of treatment to work and what are the side effects and does it have any benefit with making your skin look younger? I need feedback on this from ladies that have also had this problem...

    • dolphinblues

      299d

      Hello. I'm following your feed as I have just entered menopause and want to learn more about some of the issues that could arise later. I hope you find the answers and support you are looking for! 🤗

    • Salty_Icecream

      299d

      I came down with this situation in my late 60’s. Urgency and frequency peeing. Also, this is critical for this diagnosis, almost constant lower abdominal aching. Turns out I had interstitial cystitis ( inflamed bladder) I went to a uro gynecologist and I got that dx after after a cystoscope. Also, really dry vaginal atrophy and a pelvic floor tightness. He put me on estrogen cream with an applicator for 2 weeks straight then 2x a week after. It took a long time to get rid of the symptoms as I had it so long( delayed going to the doctor) the whole thing had gotten into my head! Little by little I got myself out of it, the estrogen was a great help. Also, no more hot baths!! Now I take Estradiol cream, 2 x a week … the size of a blueberry, applied locally. My urogenital tissue is very dry so to supplement l use Emerita vaginal moisturizer which I apply every time I urinate. My tissue is frisable ( think that’s the term) so with friction( tight pants for ex) it will break open and bleed a tiny bit. That’s why I use the moisturizer, too. Hoped this help a bit. I had no idea I would be dealing with this after menopause. It’s so freaking complicated as I have anxiety disorder, too. Re: the burning. That sounds like a uti.

      • Salty_Icecream

        299d

        @Salty_Icecream One more thing. When I first came down with IC there would be little silvery bits in my urine. Weird! I had a bad case if it. My bladder had lots of angry red stripes in it. As I was urinating blood sometimes he thought I had a tumor in my bladder. Scary… thank God I didn’t. That was almost 15 years ago.

        • Trainwreck

          299d

          @Salty_Icecream Hi…I recently been diagnosed with OAB …the symptoms started late last year of having to go frequently, esp during sleep hours and aches in lower abdomen where bladder is and burns when peeing .. years ago had a sling put in for incontinence that worked great with no issues till recently, at least this time no leaking ..I am dry. Doc tested for infections …were none. Wonder if there is a specific test for your diagnosed issue of cystitis that what tests my doc ran didn’t include? I’ll have to check with her. The achy, burning felling in lower abdomen and below makes me think I have an infection…but tests were negative. Plus, in past, if I ever got a UTI…cranberry juice is what I drank and burning pain would be gone in hours. I drank so much cranberry juice this time and never stopped that burning/achy feeling. I knew then that something else is going on ..so went to doc still thinking AJ gave an infection if some kind!! With no positive infections….my doc suggested Premarin for OAB…but I am first trying other alternatives for OAB. So far no luck. Symptoms not worsening but still annoying. Guess I don’t want to deal with those messy creams needed to be inserted like with Premarin. Going to try this product….Julva(a cream applied to surface area only) that has claims to help those with incontinence and great for women’s private area health. Good you are having improvements with your treatments.

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