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My pain has been a little worse since I got back, which I know is partly due to the emotional stuff going on with my dad but also because I am really trying to do too many things all at once—new job, finishing old job stuff and also wanting to carry on with this blog. I just wish there were more hours in the day at the moment and that instantly illustrates that I am a little stressed out! Never good for endo!
Anyways, so I have noticed a new symptom which I never necessarily associated with endometriosis and wanted to ask you if you have it too. It could be part of having interstitial cystitis or endo or the mix between the two. Often we have both!
I find that when I wake up in the mornings, I have this strong urge to go to the toilet to pee. It is not like, “Oh, I need to pee, I will go shortly.” It is more like, “Ouch, I need to pee, now!” It is really sore if I wait and it takes about 30 minutes afterwards to calm down again. It is cold here in New Zealand, so my desire to get up is not really there. So, sometimes I just lay in my warm bed and don’t get up, convincing myself that I don’t really need to get up yet. If I lay there long enough, my left side gets really sore. I know it is because I need to pee but in the past I wouldn’t get this sore from not going straight away. I know it is not a bladder infection because I have none of the other symptoms. I find that I also have a strong urge every morning to pee. I find that if I drink more water the day before, it is much better but it is still there, most mornings. It also hurts slightly actually going to the toilet. It is not severely sore but it is quite sore if I push while my bladder is still full.
The funny thing is, I used to always think this was just interstitial cystitis, until I learnt that the bladder is located in the middle, under our belly button and not on our left side. I honestly always thought my bladder was on the left because it always hurt there the most when I got bladder infections.
I know we all experience endometriosis in different locations, depending on where they grow. I know we do experience pain when we go to the toilet, which I guess makes sense as there is extra pressure down there, but I wasn’t sure if you also had it when you need to pee and if so, if you experience it on your left side or where?
I am going to get back onto my natural bladder healer, which helped me heaps in the past with this one and drink more natural diuretics like dill seeds and parsley. I am hoping this will alleviate it and it is just interstitial cystitis playing up and not too much of endo.
Would love to hear your experiences and if you also have this pain or anything similar with going to the toilet.