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OAB

3 months ago

Sorta venting, but I wanted to see if anyone else has had my experience -
I never had a small/overactive bladder until I went on the birth control pill at 19, and suddenly found myself having to go all the time. I went off of it at 20, but the overactive bladder never went away.
I’m now 22 and it’s starting to affect my quality of life. I have to get up to pee 2-3 times per hour. I can never fully void, I can’t drink coffee, go out for drinks, or be intimate with my partner without the anxiety of needing a restroom near me. It also makes car rides horrifying.
I’ve been tested for everything from chronic UTI’s to diabetes and no doctor can tell me what’s wrong. I was referred to a urogyn but I’m afraid I’ll be dismissed.
Any tips?