wondering about kidneys?

hello everyone :)

This might be nothing, but was a bit unusual...

Im mild lupie and im hypothyroid too, almost 58 and female...Im usually up once,...and sometimes twice, to pee in the night...I drank water in the evening, and last night I never got up to pee and slept like 8 hours., maybe 9! I even layed there when I woke up, and had no urge to go pee....I went into the loo, and it then happened....The rest of the day was normal today, should I be worried...

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  • Wow, that would be a Yahoo morning for me and anybody else that is sick of getting up every night. I do understand that this is unusual for you, so you think something is going on, I probably would too, but the thought of sleeping 8 hours is a dream of mine. If you have been going normal for rest of day then maybe just a one time thing, you are aware of something different so just wait and see.

  • ok...Thanks Chapter :)

    Let me tell you if I had to go to work, or was going away somewhere....I would be up likely 4 times weeing...awful.

    When I do go, can sit there in one sitting and go many times...its weird, but mak sure its all out!!!

    I know, too much information act....:)

    I so worry with lupus, cause I dunno...

    The side of the family that has RA(dads MUM)...my Aunt was running on only one kidney(I don't know her story)...That aunty also had leg problems(?) I gotta say she was the sweetest person I ever met ...They all lived in the UK, and was my goal to meet them one day back when I was in my 30;s...Edging closer to 60 now..cough cough ;(

  • There is no need to worry...sounds perfectly normal. Relax and hope it happens many more nights in future! Xxx

  • ha ha yes...thank you:)

  • Like you I take levothyroxine for an under active thyroid gland although I was once overactive before having radio active isotope. Over the years I've had an overactive bladder. I think your problem depends upon the amount of water related food you consume before bedtime as well as water you actually drink. Therefore, I wouldn't worry too much about when and how often you need to empty your bladder during the night.

  • Like you I take levothyroxine for an under active thyroid gland although I was once overactive before having radio active isotope. Over the years I've had an overactive bladder. I think your problem depends upon the amount of water related food you consume before bedtime as well as water you actually drink. Therefore, I wouldn't worry too much about when and how often you need to empty your bladder during the night.

  • ok...thank you:)

    I noticed back when around time I became hypothyroid about I think 16/17 years ago now, was same time I became a very wee wee all the time person. .One doc says its hormone related, and another you don't empty bladder completely out...When all of a sudden you don't, you think hmmmmmmmmmm, but seems ok now. I get tested likely in January for kidneys/rhumey, but for my physical he never gave me a urine test this time (student gp)....

  • Why worried? I am not sure I understand... I am 61 with Lupus (sle) and nephritis, sometimes I wake up 2 and even 3 times and sometimes not at all. If its because you drank and night and didn't pee it out, its most likely because you were dehydrated, so had no excess to pee.. think of a plant, any plant... water it and it stays, and sometimes it leaks... its the same thing with anybody, not just those of us who have lupus... hope this helps.

  • I just thought it was weird for me, cause usually I do go in the night..I had drank a big glass of water not long before too...

  • I understand the worry - we become paranoid with this disease, watching everything like hawks. I'd keep an eye on this for few days - inability to urinate is an issue if it goes on for few days, so just monitor it. Don't change your drinking habits during this time so that you can compare. If this goes on, and/or you get tummy or back pain, swollen ankles, that kind of thing - see the gp.

  • Thanks Purpletop..

    Ya im fairly new to lupus, so just don't know...

    My ankles don't dent in, but they have been bothering me....(I use to check my Moms, cause she had heart issues, so I know that little routine).

    I wish the rhumey was closer, but he is like 5 hours away in another town (I can email him though, if need be.) Its a hassle I don't have a GP to call me own, cause of a shortage of gp...Anywho, I will just see what happens...was ok last night.

    PS/my brain fog is pretty bad lately too...concentration 0.

  • Hi,

    I have an underactive thyroid too and have had all the symptoms of lupus for about 18 years. I was going to the loo about 7 times a night - 19 times in 24 hours, until I was diagnosed with an overactive bladder a few months ago. I had made it worse my cutting out the amount of fluid I drank, thinking it would mean less peeing in the night. However, it made me dehydrated and my bladder had shrivelled up like a prune! So the specialist said anyway. Now I drink 5 times more and have trained my bladder so I only go twice in the night - about 6 times in 24 hours. So it may be that drinking water that night helped you as you were hydrating yourself- stretching your bladder to hold more. If your bladder has shrunk you are not able to hold much and therfore go much more often. Although I have just been told that my kidneys have slowed down - don't know what that means.

    Don't know if any of this helps! but good luck :)

  • I was told one time I had a large bladder, and needed to shrink it, so go at the first urge...It was a gynecologist thought that...they sent me there, when the proper doc was out of town...I think they guess a lot...I think what you say makes a lot of sense Kirby50....A lady also once told me that if your hypothyroid, that your muscles or tendons (?) become weaker, so some part of that equation makes your bladder not so strong...I dunno...read so much, hear so much....

  • dgleds,don`t worry yet.you could have taken in too much salt that day.

  • Very true :)

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