Will bladder training stop me from having accidents will it restore the normall function of my bladder so i can get on with my life as usuall going out and about shopping and car journeys
Yes, I found bladder training to be very effective! I was taking 4mg of tolterodine which did a lot for frequency, which I had suffered with for 3 or 4 months before getting any where with my G.P, I cut down on caffeine and alcohol but had urgency issues, I was on a timed voiding schedule through out feb2018 to may2018, which I found would have been o.k but I could not hold my bladder very long at all, I started bladder training and cut out all bladder irritants, I trained intensely for 2 or 3 months drinking 12 glasses of water a day and holding my bladder for as long as possible. My bladder capacity in terms of the volume of urine I can hold increased as I found that with the frequent urination I suffered in late 2017 I was going in tiny volumes up to 30 or 40 times a day. It was not a life!! It caused me anxiety, depression and eventually agoraphobia, I did not want pads and would have found I needed 12 a day, suffered with leakage and the expense of pads some good ones are up to 35 pounds a pack and I would have needed to buy one pack every 2 days!! I’m so glad bladder training and pelvic floor exercises worked! I would recommend it to any one!!, I recently (finally!) spoke to an incontinence nurse who told me that when people start using pads they never get out of them!! Facing incontinence was a nightmare, google bladder training and try to stick to the rules, give it time it is quite a successful treatment!! If your urine is dark, you are dehydrated, drink more water, so as to irritate the bladder less as when your bladder is irritated it is harder to hold on!. Don’t get set in the ways of avoiding social events and sitting in the house!! I do pilates and yoga, I can have a coffee or some alcohol now, but don’t advise it while bladder training as they increase urine production and make urgency worse. I would say talk to your g.p try get referred to urology to rule out mire serious issues, but behavioural therapy and lifestyle really help!.