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Author Topic: Urinating during the night  (Read 1356 times)

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Offline tommy246

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Urinating during the night
« on: September 19, 2009, 02:22:28 PM »
I am 49 drink lots of water but nowadays am getting up every two hours during the evening also not sleeping like before,i am having a prostate exam next week just wandered if others had this problem and its just part of aging .My brother and father also get up two or three times a night ,can nerves cause this ?
jan 06 neg
dec 08 pos cd4 505 ,16%, 1,500vl
april 09 cd4 635 ,16%,60,000
july 09 ,cd4 545,17%,80,000
aug 09,hosptal 18days pneumonia cd190,225,000,15%
1 week later cd4 415 20%
nov 09 cd4 591 ,vl 59,000,14%,started atripla
dec 09  cd4 787, vl 266, 16%
march 2010  cd4 720 vl non detectable -20  20%
june 2010  cd4  680, 21%, ND

Offline Dale Parker

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Re: Urinating during the night
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2009, 05:05:39 PM »
Hey Tommy. Waking up to pee in the middle of the night can be caused by any number of things both physical and emotional. Just as well your going to get checked by the doctor. A lot of my "healthy" friends over 45 have the same problem. Most of them have limited their fluid intake to 0 a few hours prior to going to bed and cut out caffeine and found that made a difference.
    I was waking up to pee in the middle of the night when I was first diagnosed and first started to take my meds.  It worried me as I sleep like the dead. Seriously I've slept thru fire alarms, fires and explosions. After a month or so my I got back to sleeping thru the night.
Apr 09  CD4 21, CD4/CD8 ratio 0 VL 500,000+
July 09 CD4 158, CD4/CD812% VL 750
Oct 09 CD4 157 CD4/CD8 14% VL UD
Feb 10 CD4 197, CD4/CD8 11% VL UD
May 10  CD4 252 CD4/CD8 12% VL UD
Aug 10 CD4 211 VL UD
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Offline AboutToStart

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Re: Urinating during the night
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2009, 01:35:42 AM »
I used to get up and pee every 2 hrs but that was due to sleep apnea.. apperantly, when your sleep is bad and you keep awaken (though not aware) endless time - the liitle bit of pee would get you going.. That problem went away after fixing the sleep apnea issues. Nowadays I'd get up no more than once, which I'm told is normal.. If I take a sleeping bill (Ambien CR) which I do on occasion, I wouldn't get up at all and just sleep strsight for 7-8hrs..

Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: Urinating during the night
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2009, 02:08:03 AM »
Tommy,
I have had the same problem! But every 4 hours. I had everything checked out and am fine in that area. Maybe it's just getting older? I hope you will be fine. You are smart to check things out.
All the best,
Jeff
Positive since 1985

Offline PozBrian

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Re: Urinating during the night
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2009, 02:12:53 AM »
50% of all men have some enlargement of the prostate by the age of 50. I got a benign prostate heyperplasia (BPH) diagnosis when I needed a catheter after surgery.  I was getting up at 230 am every night prior to that with a weak stream.  Those are the most common signs of BPH. While i was in the hospital after the surgery, they did ultrasounds of my bladder and knew I wasn't voiding completly. So a referral to urology, a simple form about symptoms, and a quick "finger wave", was all it took. I'm taking Uroxatrol for it now with no problems or interactions with my HIV meds. I'm 48 now and this happened when I was 45.

As long as the DRE is normal, ie prostate is smooth and symetical, there isn't much else to do. If your urination patterns bother you, and it sounds like you're not happy, then something like Uroxatrol or Flomax might be worth it.

And yes it is part of getting older.     
3/8 CD4: 495, 31%, VL UD
2/1 CD4: 564, 20%.VL UD, switching to Issentress & truvada
10/11 CD4: 446, 29%, VL UD
7/11 CD4: 873, 35%, VL UD
4/11 CD4: 573, 34% VL 0
12/10 CD4: 405, 30% VL UD
9/10 CD4: 416, 31% VL UD
5/10 CD4: 393, 29% VL: UD
02/10 CD4: 423, 37% VL: UD
11/09 CD4: 379, 25% VL: UNDETECTABLE!!
10/09 CD4: 245, 25% VL: 87
9/09 CD4: 246, 24% VL: 49!
8/09 CD4: 277, 26% VL: 115
7/09 CD4: 346, 24% VL: 221
6/09 started Atripla
5/09 CD4: 326, 16%  VL:125000
4/09 HIV +, CD4: 397, 16%  VL:195000, PPD reactive

Offline tommy246

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Re: Urinating during the night
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2009, 03:44:48 AM »
Thanks for the replies last night three times went before going to bed midnight woke 2.30,3.45 and 5.30 then went when i got up at 9am. I think i am not fully emptying the tank as even sometimes in the day i go and then have to go back a couple of minutes later for a trickle.Last night i drank less water when i woke 4 or 5 times ,i have always drank water in the night from a young boy but didnt used to wake as much.Tonight i will try almost zero drinks before and during the night.I dont sleep like i used to i dont know if thats due to the hiv or some sort of subconcious stress as i feel mentally ok,but i dont want sleeping pills.
jan 06 neg
dec 08 pos cd4 505 ,16%, 1,500vl
april 09 cd4 635 ,16%,60,000
july 09 ,cd4 545,17%,80,000
aug 09,hosptal 18days pneumonia cd190,225,000,15%
1 week later cd4 415 20%
nov 09 cd4 591 ,vl 59,000,14%,started atripla
dec 09  cd4 787, vl 266, 16%
march 2010  cd4 720 vl non detectable -20  20%
june 2010  cd4  680, 21%, ND

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Urinating during the night
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2009, 03:52:57 AM »
Hi,

I was getting up 4 or 5 times a night, when I first started on medication, and also urinating quite frequntly during the day.   It seemed everytime I drank something, very shortly after, I was urinating. The longer I was on meds, the less of a problem it became. My prostate tests always came out good.


You may want to stop the liquids by 8:00pm and see how that works for you, but make sure you drink enough liquids during the day.


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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Offline PozBrian

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Re: Urinating during the night
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2009, 09:57:14 AM »
A PSA will come out normal even with enlargement that causes problems urinating.  My PSA results have always been less than 1 except twice in the first month or so after I was diagnosed with HIV.  The first was 5 something and the second was around 3. Next test after that I was back to normal at .9. under 5 is normal, 5-10 raisea the concern and a number over 10 might indicate cancer but it usually takes a very long time to get there. There is some evidence that the rate of change is more indicative than the absolute number.  Fortunatly the pills for BPH work well and will let you sleep through the night.  Of course nothingh is going to help if you drink a quart if wafer before bed.  :) 
3/8 CD4: 495, 31%, VL UD
2/1 CD4: 564, 20%.VL UD, switching to Issentress & truvada
10/11 CD4: 446, 29%, VL UD
7/11 CD4: 873, 35%, VL UD
4/11 CD4: 573, 34% VL 0
12/10 CD4: 405, 30% VL UD
9/10 CD4: 416, 31% VL UD
5/10 CD4: 393, 29% VL: UD
02/10 CD4: 423, 37% VL: UD
11/09 CD4: 379, 25% VL: UNDETECTABLE!!
10/09 CD4: 245, 25% VL: 87
9/09 CD4: 246, 24% VL: 49!
8/09 CD4: 277, 26% VL: 115
7/09 CD4: 346, 24% VL: 221
6/09 started Atripla
5/09 CD4: 326, 16%  VL:125000
4/09 HIV +, CD4: 397, 16%  VL:195000, PPD reactive

 


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