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Author Topic: HIV and Bladder Issues  (Read 3747 times)

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Offline ect9148

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HIV and Bladder Issues
« on: March 22, 2008, 06:28:43 PM »
I have a history of waking up frequently during sleep with the urge to urinate. This despite sleeping aids. initially it was not bothersome, but now i get up 6/7 times in 9hrs. Saw a Urologist who recommended meds but also informed me HIV causes nerve damage in the bladder. Does anyone else have any relevant info.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: HIV and Bladder Issues
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2008, 06:02:14 AM »

Welcome to the forums. How long ago were you diagnosed HIV positive, and what are your current numbers.

There was a period of time, shortly after I had started meds, That it seemed I was urinating every 30 minutes. I was also getting up quite frequently during the night. ( or in my case the day). The minute I drank something, it came right back out. But eventually things went back to normal. Is the urologist recommending any further tests ?

Have you been tested for any other STD's ?

« Last Edit: March 23, 2008, 06:03:54 AM by J.R.E. »
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 20mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 9/24/2017

Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 9/18/2017,  Viral load remains <40
CD 4 @358 /  CD4 % @ 13

 65 years young.

Offline ect9148

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Re: HIV and Bladder Issues
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2008, 07:29:24 AM »
Thanks for responding
I've been poz for almost 13 yrs and my numbers are good: T's at 750 and viral load undetectable. No STDs. The meds for this are starting to work; I actually had two periods of 3 hrs of sleep  without waking last nite.

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Re: HIV and Bladder Issues
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2008, 04:07:29 PM »
Ect, first, welcome to the forums. :)

Oh, I get up about 4-5 x a night having to pee.  Of course, I'm diabetic, so for me it depends a lot on how much sugar I consume before beddy-by.  It is bothersome sometimes.  I also drink a lot of water.  I hope things go better for you and hope to hear more from you.
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Offline ect9148

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Re: HIV and Bladder Issues
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2008, 05:40:26 PM »
Thanks Betty
I've been on Vesicare for 5 nites and am actually seeing results. I was only up 3x last nite. So I'm hoping it will improve even more.

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Re: HIV and Bladder Issues
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2008, 07:10:31 PM »
I've had HIV for 20 years and I rarely wake up to take a piss, and if so never more than once.  I've never heard or read of "HIV causes nerve damage in the bladder" type things.
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