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    Really scared - urine/bladder symptoms

    Hey!

    Iíve got myself into a bit of a state.
    Iíve been obsessed with bladder issues for a while now after struggling with the frequent urge to urinate. I know this is a common symptom of anxiety so I was trying to chalk it up to that. Iíve had some numbness down my left leg and saddle area which my GP thinks was stress related and it had since gone and havenít had any issues for 2 weeks. Every time I start to feel positive something else comes along. I now feel like I have lost the urge to wee???? Itís as though I canít feel bladder pressure but feel pressure in the urethra area when I need to go. Even if my bladder is full and I pass a good volume of wee, I donít have that full bladder feeling in the lower abdomen. Iím freaking out now thinking my nerves are damaged and I have a spinal tumor or MS or something hideous. If I press on my bladder I can tell if itís full but other than that nothing. Iím 30yrs old. No children yet. Was healthy and fine before all this stress.

    Iím day 12 on 50mg of sertraline (25mg for a week before that).

    Im convinced Iím going to die x

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    Re: Really scared - urine/bladder symptoms

    Anyone? ��

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    Re: Really scared - urine/bladder symptoms

    You're very, very unlikely to die, it's almost certainly anxiety but it wouldn't hurt to speak to your GP and see if it's anything treatable.
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    Re: Really scared - urine/bladder symptoms

    Quote Originally Posted by TKL04 View Post
    I now feel like I have lost the urge to wee???? Itís as though I canít feel bladder pressure but feel pressure in the urethra area when I need to go. Even if my bladder is full and I pass a good volume of wee, I donít have that full bladder feeling in the lower abdomen. Iím freaking out now thinking my nerves are damaged and I have a spinal tumor or MS or something hideous.

    ...Iím day 12 on 50mg of sertraline (25mg for a week before that).
    Paragraph two probably explains the first. Bladder problems are potential side-effects of many antidepressants including sertraline. They include both increased or decreased urine output, urinary retention or hesitancy, burning/painful urination, bladder pain, loss of control and dark/cloudy urine (less common blood in urine). They usually diminish after a few weeks.

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    Re: Really scared - urine/bladder symptoms

    A lot of my problems have come on since I started the sertraline.
    Just had a big wee with barely any urge to go.
    Waiting for a call back from my GP now x

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    Re: Really scared - urine/bladder symptoms

    Just had a phone call from my GP.
    Having bloods next week (have to wait for an appointment because of covid) and MRI lumbar/sacrum on 7th June.
    She says if they are ok we can look to take me off sertraline and try something else although she isn’t convinced it is that because I was on it a few years ago and was fine.

    Super worried now �� xxx

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    Re: Really scared - urine/bladder symptoms

    Quote Originally Posted by TKL04 View Post
    She says if they are ok we can look to take me off sertraline and try something else although she isnít convinced it is that because I was on it a few years ago and was fine.
    Initial side-effects can differ each time an AD is restarted, plus changing to another med won't necessarily solve the problem as these are relatively common with all ADs. If it is an initial side-effect it will likely resolve soon anyway.

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    Re: Really scared - urine/bladder symptoms

    Quote Originally Posted by panic_down_under View Post
    Initial side-effects can differ each time an AD is restarted, plus changing to another med won't necessarily solve the problem as these are relatively common with all ADs. If it is an initial side-effect it will likely resolve soon anyway.

    Iím not entirely convinced itís the sertraline anyway. I have lower back and leg pain also which is leading me to think itís a lumbar issue xx

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    Re: Really scared - urine/bladder symptoms

    Just coming on for some support. Have an MRI this evening and really nervous. Not too worried about the process as I’ve seen it many times at work but I’ve never had one myself and hoping I don’t feel anxious/unwell in the scanner.
    More nervous about the results. I’ve convinced myself it’s metastatic cancer.
    Still having urinary symptoms ranging from slow stream on and off and the constant need to go (urethral sensation)
    Bladder never really feels full. Dipped my urine a couple of times and it’s always positive for blood - no UTI. MSU was sent a while back for these symptoms and it was clear xxx

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    Anxiety waiting for MRI results

    Hello everyone

    Iíve had a lumbar/sacral MRI this evening and am now waiting for results. I should hear by the end of the week apparently.
    Scan was done for numbness and tingling in my legs and saddle area and urinary symptoms.
    Iíve had a look at the images on the disc they gave me(stupid I know) and on one of the images there is a warning sign (triangle with ! In). Now Iím worrying that this is something awful!

    Iím managing to stay relatively calm right now but Iím still slightly on edge thinking the phone will ring any second and it will be the hospital saying theyíve found something terrible.

    Xx

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