New to all this.
Always had stress incontience (mild) after 3rd daughter wore liners. Suddenly over last 3 weeks have developed an overactive bladder with urgency and frequency.
Bought a device to help with pelvic floor exercises, been referred to a continence adviser, not uti been started on oxybutin. Im seriously struggling to work, as having what can only describe as bladder spasms and pelvic pain plus constantly wanting loo!!
Just wondering everyones experience of this.
Sorry to hear that you’re struggling with this.
Don’t worry, it can be managed. What product are you currently in? For urge incontinence, I would recommend a pull up pant or incontinence slips.
I recommend carrying on with the pelvic floor exercises, as these can be useful in strengthening your muscles. Have you already seen the continence adviser you have been referred to? Oxybutynin helps prevent spasms of the bladder, so this will be very useful.
If you haven’t already, I would also ask your Doctor for a scan/check up to ensure you do not have a serious infection or condition that can be treated, particularly if you have pelvic pain. Don’t worry about this, Doctor here about this on almost a regular basis. More people than you think have incontinence.
If anyone on here has experienced urgency incontinence, it would be useful to hear your experience.