... to quit phyiscal therapy, because it worked on my nerves so bad! I got an overactive bladder and my bladder took a beating these past 3 months. I got an overactive bladder and i took meds for it, but it did not help! I'm constantly going to the bathroom all the time, because i cannot stop thinking about it anf i'm losing sleep over it! I'm trying to break this vicious cycle of anxiety and i'm trying to feel nornal again like i did beforethe surgery! I got some books on anxiery disorders and doinf progressive muscle relaxation everyu day.I got tapesd and cds on the subject!
Sounds like you are really trying to control the anxiety. Hvae you ever considered taking an antidepressant that also helps to treat anxiety. There are numerous medicines that fall in this category such as Lexapro, Celexa, and Paxil. You may want to discuss this option with your doctor.
What have you done to help control the OAB? Are you doing any exercises to help strenghthen the pelvic muscles? Kegel exercises if done correctly and 80 to 100 times daily over 6 to 8 weeks can be very helpful in treating the problem. Biofeedback is another useful tool in retraining the bladder. You can read about these treatments at:
Keeping working the relaxation exercises. It takes time to retrain the mind. You may also have a chemical imbalance leading to your symptoms. Medication to treat the anxiety maybe necessary.
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