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03/02/2012 08:13 AM

Bladder Issues?

mowgli
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I am 2 weeks or so into amoxicillin treatment and have started to have bladder issues. I experience a lot of pressure and even pain and need to urinate frequently. When I awaken in the morning I can barely make it to the bathroom from the pressure and pain. The pain continues after emptying my bladder and is quite intense. My fluid intake has not changed ( I drink water all day) and my recent bloodwork did not indicate any kidney issues. Is this a Lyme symptom? Do I contact my LLMD? It is very distressing.
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03/02/2012 10:00 AM
PosionIvy
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I'm so sorry you are dealing with that pain! I know it well as I have been dealing with it for 20 years before my Lyme diagnosis. A product that helped me more than anything else is called d-mannose. It is found at health food stores. When I was in my worst bouts I took 1/2 teaspoon every hour (generally relief came in 3 hours). I was dx with interstitial cystitis (which means we don't know what's wrong with you and why your bladder hurts). True interstitial cystitis is relieved by urination according to the ICA; I always hurt worse after emptying. I hope you get some relief as that symptom is excruciating. I truly believe thos is part of life with ld for some of us. My past llmd said that lyme patients are either plagued by bladder issues or they have no issue at all, no in-between (in her opinion). My heart goes out to you! I hope you get relief soon!!!!

Ivy


03/02/2012 01:37 PM
mowgli
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Hi Poison Ivy, this is a new symptom for me in past 3 days. Prior I would have days of urinary frequency and urgency but no pain, this sucks. Is this the Lyme buggers attacking my bladder now? Or a herx reaction? It really hurts. Thanks for the info.

03/02/2012 06:56 PM
tizmo
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I've been realizing the pain and frequent feeling like you need to go is the liver being overworked so the kidneys are overworking to compensate. You need to detox the liver more. I have this problem myself, but my liver hurts along with the bladder issues.

03/02/2012 09:35 PM
Leah123
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In my experience & from what I have read Lyme Disease can cause a Herx reaction that is not limited to, but can include frequency, urgency ( needing to urinate quickly), pain, spasms, incontinence (unexpected urine loss),etc.

That is not to say that it is not due to other causes.[b] Dizzy

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03/03/2012 02:05 AM
PosionIvy
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When I first started to question LD (last March) I asked my Allergist/Infectious Disease Specialist about this very thing, "Could I have been dealing with spirochetes in my bladder for the last 20 years?" my allergist always thought my issue was "a co-infection and not LD", but nonetheless, he agreed that in his opinion it could happen.

My symptoms have always followed a cyclical pattern around my moon. Something as simple as sex w/ my husband caused a 2-week long torture session with my bladder. I was at my wits end last year between my bladder and skin issues (still believe they are related).

Two more things that really helped me are 1) taking 3 drops of Banderol 3x day (my LLMD said I could take this with my abx)- my bladder symptoms were gone. It's about $24 for the tincture, so I know that's pricey. It does last quite a long time and you could play w/ the dosage to suit your ecology.

2) Believe it or not, I took vinegar daily. Only 1 tablespoon of the stuff helped that "acid pee" feeling. A ND told me he has great success w/ vinegar w/ his paraplegic patients that has constant bladder issues. Interstitial Cystitis doc's would have had me RUN from vinegar as it is simply not allowed on their diet!

Since last year, my bladder issues have been few and far between. I no longer do the Banderol or the vinegar, just use my rife machine when I'm plagued by bladder pain (maybe once every 2-3 months.

In my search for bladder answers I got some PH test strips. When my bladder is acting up my PH is very acidic (thus the vinegar seems to help balance me out).

If I was doing it all over, I would start with just the (cheap) vinegar first. I used apple cider vinegar (but I know many don't like the sugar in acv), I would think any vinegar will do.

Don't know if any of this describes the type of pain you are having, but I really hope it helps you as much as it has for

me. I feel a little more normal now....well, you know,as normal as a Lymie can feelSmile.

I think the Spiro's are constantly looking for somewhere to "nest". They now leave my bladder alone for the most part,

but attack my kidneys and liver.

Tizmo, you're right in constantly detoxing. You have to run these buggers out of any

area they try to set up camp. These are our bodies, NO CAMPING ALLOWED!!!

Mowgli and Tizmo, I'm so very sorry to hear you're suffering in this way! My heart goes out to you both! I pray you find

relief soon!!

Ivy

Post edited by: PosionIvy, at: 03/03/2012 02:14 AM

Post edited by: PosionIvy, at: 03/03/2012 08:48 AM


03/03/2012 04:36 AM
Bettyg
 
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mo and ivy,

please edit and break up your posts above; too long for us neuro folks; we'd like to be ableto read and help you both.

hugs/prayers,

bettyg, leader


03/03/2012 02:32 PM
ponymama
 
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I have had bouts of frequency of urine to the point of not being able to hold it. I actually started a regimen of 3 days of monostat every couple of weeks and it has really helped my situation which must have been caused by yeasty beasties!
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