What do MS bladder problems feel like? Bladder problems in MS
A spastic (overactive) bladder that is unable to hold the normal amount of urine, or a bladder that does not empty properly (retains some urine in it) can cause symptoms including: Frequency and/or urgency of urination. Hesitancy in starting urination. Frequent nighttime urination (nocturia)
How do I stop bladder spasms? Pelvic floor exercises (“Kegels”).
Kegels and other forms of physical therapy help strengthen the bladder and other muscles that help the body hold in urine. Kegels, combined with biofeedback, are often a good way to help reduce bladder spasms in children.
Do bladder problems come and go with MS? As with other MS symptoms, the kinds of bladder problems vary from person to person and can change over time. People may: Have trouble controlling the release of urine (incontinence) Experience a sense of having to go right away (urgency)
How do you treat MS bladder problems?
- Darifenacin (Enablex)
- Fesoterodine (Toviaz)
- Imipramine (Tofranil)
- Oxybutynin (Ditropan, Gelnique gel, Oxytrol transdermal patch)
- Solifenacin (Vesicare)
- Tolterodine (Detrol)
- Trospium (Sanctura)