For over a year I have dealt with constant urgency and chronic "pain". It has made me unable to sleep. I was diagnosed with overactive bladder and given vesicare a year ago. Vesicare made things worse. Recently my GP checked my prostate and said I may have prostatitus. My new urologist checked my prostate and is not convinced. I have a bladder and renal sonogram wed. I personally think I have interstitial cystitus. I don't think prostatitus or oab can cause the frequency I am expieriencing. Even when I empty my bladder I feel awful. I am getting frustrated because A: everyone keeps asking if I feel pain and B: everyone assumes I am sexually active. Pain is such a relative thing... I used to run marathons competetivly before I started having bladder issues. I suffer from real legit migranes. My idea of pain is getting tased or a migrane. I don't consider the bladder sensation painful per say but.... it is so unpleasant that it has ruined my quality of life because I avoid everthing I enjoy. Nobody seems to understand how badly my life has gone down the tubes. And the worst part is that everyone assumes it is because I have just become sexually active! Just because I am a 19 year old male! I am asexual and obviously a virgin! I don't have any fucking stds. I don't have some infection I got from getting crap up my urethra during sex.
Anyway despite the lack of input from my doctors. I have started to change my diet to not irritating foods and am drinking lots of water. I am feeling better but I still wake up 4 or 5 times a night to urinate.