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I Didn’t Let Overactive Bladder Stop Me from Living My Life

Byline: Deenise Abrams

I remember my overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms starting about three or four years ago. Whenever I would sneeze or cough, I’d urinate a little bit. Then it started to become pretty frequent, which was frustrating, but not yet to the point where it was disrupting my life. Then after a while, my symptoms got a lot worse. I would be making my way to the bathroom and suddenly it would just let loose. I was terribly embarrassed, and a little worried too. My symptoms really started to interfere with my day-to-day life. Still, I thought it was just another milestone of aging and something I had to live with.