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    To pee or not to pee!

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    I'm curious, during a flare, whether it is better to hold it in pain/discomfort until the bladder is closer to being full or to pee every 30min to an hour when my bladder wants to do that?

    Also drink a lot andnpee a lot or drink less and pee less?

    I know everyone is different but I'm curious about the strategies folks use.

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    Re: To pee or not to pee!

    One thing I have found is that if I don't drink enough, my urine becomes concentrated and more irritating.

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    Re: To pee or not to pee!

    I find the more I pee the more pain I get so I hold off as long as I can. Its so hard sometimes though. And I drink lots to dilute my urine.

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    Re: To pee or not to pee!

    I ussally drink lots anyways, I oee frequently but I do better when my urine is dilute.

    For a flare I drink more, I hope that it helps flush out what set me off providing it was food.
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    Re: To pee or not to pee!

    I'm drinking and peeing a lot. I do notice that if I take benedryl at night and sleep well without waking up to go my day will be significantly better. Idk if this is because I manage to get a full bladder or the antihistamine effects or both.

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    Re: To pee or not to pee!

    Quote Originally Posted by cazattack View Post
    I'm drinking and peeing a lot. I do notice that if I take benedryl at night and sleep well without waking up to go my day will be significantly better. Idk if this is because I manage to get a full bladder or the antihistamine effects or both.
    I suspect it's both --- getting adequate sleep can be important.


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