My Weak Bladder

At first I thought I had diabetes (I read somewhere that exessive urination is a common (early) symptom of diabetes–right?!), but that test came back negative (thank god). So I’m still wondering why I am forced to dash to the restroom 5-6 times a day–this is just while I’m at work, God damn it!

First, my liquid intakes include:
-1 cup of milk in the morning
-1 cup of coffee at 9:30
-1 glass of water @ around 1 (the cup is the same size as the coffee cup)
-1 cup of coffee at 2:30

I’ve already had 1 cup of coffee this morning and have used the restroom twice already. [Yes, I understand it’s pretty sad how I am currently writing about my peeing habits.] So, is there any cure? Stop drinking coffee? Ya, right. I’d literally die at work. You see, I don’t sleep much at night because I cannot sleep more than 5-6 hours, so I typically stroll to bed around 12-1, do a little reading and then crash at around 1:30. The 9:30AM coffee is to wake me up and get going & my only remedy to cure myself of the “1 PM heavy eye-lid & lazy yawn syndrome” is, of course, more coffee. I think coffee is the heartbeat of many-a-workplaces around the country and w/out coffee, the level of productivity would substantially drop! There is truth in that statement. There has to be some studies done on this. Anyway, I gotta go to the restroom, so I better end this here…no joke.


6 comments
who?
who?

Any other symptoms associated with this? When I was 16, the constant peeing started my whole 'ordeal', thought I had diabetes as well, thankfully I didn't, then I would have awful headaches, and then a bunch of crap with my stomach/intestines! Turns out I had(have) Crohn's Disease. Hmm.

forthesakeofargument
forthesakeofargument

Almost forgot. Certain types of infections in men can cause frequent peeing. Although this is usually combined with low output. Enlarged prostates can do this as well, might be time for a dig exam......

forthesakeofargument
forthesakeofargument

Common mistake rocket. Caffeine is caffeine, regardless of what it is in. It is a stimulant, but it's effect on the kidneys and bladder is not stimulatory. Coffee is a bladder IRRITANT -- this is why it makes you pee more than other liquids, many containing more caffeine (ie. tea, Dew, etc.)

rocket
rocket

you will be able to tell if there is a problem by the caffeine headache that accompanies caffeine withdrawl... it is nasty

Moe
Moe

I don't know if there is an addiction really. I might give it up next week to see if there's a craving of some sort. I think any liquid will do the magic, but coffee is just conveniently there, so I drink & drink!

rocket
rocket

the caffeine in coffee is a stimulant, it stimulates your bladder, it stimulates your kidneys. it stimulates muscle tissue. that makes you feel tired, which usually means more caffeine intake. if i have tea in the morning i almost always run out of energy by 4:00pm, and then i end up taking a guilt ridden nap (should be working , not napping). but , i still want that tea sometimes....