I have had bladder problems all my life. As I child I was a bed wetter. I concealed it and don't know if my parents even knew. I was soooo embarassed.
For probably 8 years of my adult life, I took Detrol La for what was diagnosed as an over active bladder. I had to pee all the time and sometimes at night I would wake up either wetting myself or on a mad dash for the bathroom, even with the Detrol La. It did help some but not completely.
That was all before I found out I had candida.
Flash forward to June 2009 and I was at my wits end trying to figure out what was wrong with me. I had given up gluten and many vegetables that made me feel very ill. I now know it was the candida causing my body to reject certain foods.
I told my husband, "If I don't figure this out, I am going to die" He just looked at me not knowing what to say. Right then and there I decided to give up all processed sugar.
Do you believe with in 2 months, I was no longer taking the Detrol LA. I no longer had to pee all the time and I didn't get up 10 times during the night. I was elated but still had no idea what was wrong with me.
After giving up the sugar, I replaced it with lots and lots of fruit......way to much fruit and I started having problems again (I have a lot of digestive issues also). To make a long story short, I discovered I had CANDIDA. Not a fun thing but now that I knew I was bound and determined I was going to cure this thing.
And.....that is where I am today. I am about 8 weeks into the Anti Candida Diet and doing very well.....although I have a problem with carbs and need to really cut out more of them ( UPDATE....I cut out the most all carbs and am doing great) I think I am doing very well with the diet and really don't miss most of the foods I used to eat. Probably because I know how sick it will make me if I eat them.
As for my bladder problem...... What bladder problem???? I no longer have a problem.
I still get up to pee once in awhile but maybe only once a night, if that.
Who woulda thought that all the sweets that I loved so much caused all my bladder issues. The doctors had no clue.....thats for sure.