Iím a 17 year old boy whose been having a lot of problems going to sleep at night because I feel like I have to use the restroom. This problem has been happening since the end of January and Iím finally sick of it. A while back ago I went to a doctor about it who did a urine test and checked my body to make sure everything was working properly. He said I was in good health and he didnít know why I was having this problem. He then said it could be all mental because it only happens when Iím alone at night. Itís almost unnoticeable some nights but others, like tonight, I canít get ANY sleep. Even though Iím completely tired, I still stay awake feeling like I have to go to the bathroom.
Iíve stopped drinking anything before I go to bed. I donít drink sodas after 7:00 ever and I try to relax as much as I can to help me sleep. But it is impossible to sleep with this feeling of having to get up and use the restroom.
Before this started happening I spelt fine and had normal bathroom patterns. If it is mental, anyone know how I can deal with it? I take weak sleeping pills, Tylenol PM, on occasion if I need a really good night of sleep (But sometimes it doesnt help!) Should I get more power sleeping pills or deal with it some other way?
I'm sitting here at 2:00 in the morning after taking some Tylenol PM and I still canít sleep. I really need some help!
I have the same problem with getting the urge to urniate at night. I'm 45, but have had this problem since my early 20's. I used to take OTC sleep meds, but they don't work anymore. Take ambien and now I only have to get up about once a night.
Andrex, you say you have the insistent urge to use the bathroom
but you do not say whether if you try to urinate does that provide
any relief or is it that you cannot pass urine even when you have
that strong urge?? You could have a bladder issue for which there
are drugs that bring relief or it could be a prostate issue. You may
have to see a good urologist for help. You should not go on enduring
On most nights even when I do get up to use the restroom, on the walk back to my room, I have to go again. A lot of times I don't go a lot, itís just the urge to go which keeps me up all night. I was thinking because it only happens at night that it might just be mental and I should just take a good heavy sleep pill on the bad nights. But also, Iím 17, I donít know much about this kind of thing.
Unless anyone else has suggestions, I will just have to go in and see a urologist.
Okay, a few more questions: Do you have urinary symptoms like
difficulty starting, stop and starting, feeling like you still need to
go when you have stopped, pain during urination, dribbling
Well, tonight I have the urge and I canít go at all. When I can go, even after I go, I still feel like I need to urinate again a few seconds later. Today Iíve noticed a little bit of burning while urinating.
Here I am up at 3 AM againÖ still no sleep in sight.
I think seeing a urologist would be a good idea for you. Your
symptoms sound like a swollen prostate which closes off your
urethra and stops the easy flow of urine. It could be an infection,
in which case you'll be put on a month of antibiotics which will
only help if it's bacterial. Other causes of prostatitis may need
to be explored. It's not a good thing to ignore and hope it will
go away with time. But complete closure of the urethra is a
very serious, even emergency room possibility, it can damage
your bladder and even get into your kidneys, so don't try to
brave it out.