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What about actually getting to the toilet? Do you have any difficulties?
And what is it like, when you do go to the toilet? Do you pass urine easily, in terms of starting to urinate and while you are urinating?
When you cough, sneeze, get up out of a chair or lift something heavy, do you ever experience bladder control problems?
Mrs Scott, have you had any falls recently?
How many times do you think you have fallen in the last month?
Have you taken any other prescription medications, antihistamines, decongestants or cold and flu tablets recently?
What about any over-the-counter medications, vitamins or herbal remedies?
Well, Iím often rushing to get there, but I canít move fast on account of my arthritis. I guess thatís part of the reason why I sometimes donít get there in time.
Yes, itís just getting there on time thatís the problem. The flow seems pretty normal, compared to what it has always has been. Except for the pain towards the end, that can be excruciating.
Yes, I do sometimes lose a bit of urine in those circumstances.
Yes, yes I have. Iíve fallen a few times at night when I get up and have to rush to the toilet.
Iíd say about 4 times, although I never used to fall as often as I do these days. Now that Robert is sleeping better, I donít wake him up to help me if Iíve fallen.
No, nothing at all.
Some medications, particularly sedatives, antidepressants, heart medications, blood pressure medications, antihistamines and cold tablets, can precipitate incontinence.
Yes, I take glucosamine for my arthritis and psyllium for bowel health and a general health tonic.
High doses of vitamin C and vitamin B12 can cause polyuria.