Hi all. I am new to this particular group however unfortunately my bladder problems are lifelong. I am 26 and have had urinary frequency as long as I can remember, sometimes having a drink and needing the loo urgently several times afterwards. As I am getting older my anxiety is increasing along with the problem and it is now something that I consider to have massive control over my entire life. I have sought professional help and unfortunately no medications have helped, after a horrible urodynamics test and a cystoscopy , the consultant concluded that I have a small bladder capacity, about 75mls.
On Wednesday I had a cystodistention in an attempt to increase the capacity, the aftereffects were not pleasant, and although I believe they are getting better now, I would like to know if anyone else has had this procedure and how their experience was afterwards. I am currently very uncomfortable and have driven a short distance as I need to return to work but it has made the discomfort worse again. I wasn't told this would quite so long.
Also, if anyone has any tips about managing my condition in general I would be extremely grateful.