Sarah Marie (mangofandango) wrote in vaginapagina,
Sarah Marie

Anonymous post: BCPs, cysts, and urinary incontinence

Hey, Superstars! As you may know, from time to time the VP Team makes posts on behalf of people who wish to remain anonymous or who do not have LJ accounts. This is one such post. Thanks in advance for your helpful comments. :)

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For the VP Team

"Some backgound infomation about me: I'm a 29 year old female who suffers from urinary incontinence. I have had this issue my whole life from wetting the bed to wetting my clothes in school. My pediatrican put me on antidepressants to treat the issue, that didn't work. I've tried every pill on the market and had two surgeries to implant a device called an interstim to fix this issue. These are expensive sugeries and neither seem to have worked. I'm currently in therapy dealing with the depression and anxiety that I've dealt with for years because of this illness.

The issue that I'm coming to you about today is that 2 months ago, I went to see a gynecologist for my escalating pms symptoms, depression, weight gain, anxiety, back pain, etc. During that visit my gynecologist also found a 5.5 cm cyst on one of my ovaries. At that time he placed me on Ocella. He told me that the cyst should eventually become smaller while taking the Ocella. About a month after I started taking Ocella, I went to see my internal medicine doctor because I was having migraine headaches daily and the worst mood swings. I could barely talk to my own doctor, because I was so emotional and I burst into tears the moment that I opened my mouth. Well she took me off of Ocella and switched me to Loestren. She wanted me to wait 30 days before taking Loestren so I haven't actually taken the pills yet. I'm seeing the gynecologist who prescribed the Ocella tomorrow.

Well it's been two weeks since I've seen my internist and my urinary incontinence issues have become even worse than before. Today, I went to the restroom 11 times within an 8 hour period. The restroom in my office is up a flight of stais and down two long narrow hallways so there were several nea misses for me. Even while I'm typing this message to you, I feel the urge to run to the restroom.

I'm wondering if the birth control pills or the cyst could be causing my bladder issues to worsen? I'm also wondering if the community can offer any guidance on urinary incontinence?

Thank you so much!"
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