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anxiety and renal/adrenal problems

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 25, 2007
  • 02:06 PM

Hi there

Can anyone diagnose my condition please? I have seen six GP's and a consultant urologist to no avail. For over six months I have had an overwhelming desire to pass urine between evey ten minutes to once an hour. This began a week after I had experienced an emotional shock. I was already anxious and stressed prior to this, as a result of long-term stress (looking after ailing family members and having a demanding job, the death of three family members and failed infertility treatment).

When I spoke to the GPs and the consultant I stressed that I felt my condition was related to anxiety and adrenalin rushes (I had also had a couple of panic attacks before the onset of the problem). I have been living off adrenalin by over-riding my instincts to rest and calm down for some time. Since the condition six months ago I feel the adrenalin to been more sustained in that it does not appear to lower to the extent it once did and a rush can be set off by the slightest thing (mislaying keys). However, both the GPs and the consultant urologist said there is no link between the need to urinate so often and anxiety, yet I do feel in my bones there is a link as when I have a rush of adrenalin (set off by the slightest stressor) I get a tingling and hot sensation in/around my bladder accompanied by the need to pass urine whcih is usually only a small amount.

I have had a scan, blood-test for diabetes and urine infections, x-rays, internal examinations and a camera inserted into the bladder but no physical sign are to be found.

I wonder if cortisol is playing some part?

Thanks, Jess.

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  • In Chinese medicine your symptoms are definitely connected, as the heart and kidneys have a strong relationship with each other. Your adrenals are shot, and you should definitely try getting your cortisol tested... I recommend finding an acupuncturist who specializes in Chinese herbal medicine to help treat your problems. This is so helpful for getting the body back in balance! To find one near you log on to www.acufinder.com and type in your zip code. Please consider this - it may take a few treatments, but you should notice a real difference after 3 or 4 treatments. Also, go to the healthfood store and get Rescue Remedy. Keep this on hand when you are under stress and take 4 drops in a glass of water. This is AMAZING stuff, and helps with any emotional trauma (great for your pets and children, too!) Even though you had some trauma in the past, you may still be recovering from it - this stuff helps you do that. Hope this helps, and please remember that you know your own body best. If you feel there is a connection with your symptoms and your doctors discredit you, then find a doctor who listens and RESPECTS you! Bestof luck.Doctor of Oriental Medicine
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 25, 2007
    • 03:15 PM
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  • Well the feeling of needing to pass urine a lot, in the experience of a female I know, was a UTI, Urinary Tract Infection. Though I assume you have been checked for this.I have had problems with stress as well. I have heart palpitaions, chest pains, odd sweating and a racing heart. I also think, in my case, that the racing heart is case of too much adrenaline. I had my thyroid checked and it is fine, but still, its very odd. I work out and my heart will no slow down for a long time after I stop. If I ride an exercise bike and keep my heart rate at about 140, it will stay over 110bpm for at least a half hour after I stop and rest. If I stand up, my heart races. Every single time I take a shower, ny rate is over 130bpm. I feel like I have too much energy. I dunno what the problem is. I am going to see a specialist today - if I find anything out, I will post again.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 25, 2007
    • 05:31 PM
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  • In Chinese medicine your symptoms are definitely connected, as the heart and kidneys have a strong relationship with each other. Your adrenals are shot, and you should definitely try getting your cortisol tested... I recommend finding an acupuncturist who specializes in Chinese herbal medicine to help treat your problems. This is so helpful for getting the body back in balance! To find one near you log on to www.acufinder.com and type in your zip code. Please consider this - it may take a few treatments, but you should notice a real difference after 3 or 4 treatments. Also, go to the healthfood store and get Rescue Remedy. Keep this on hand when you are under stress and take 4 drops in a glass of water. This is AMAZING stuff, and helps with any emotional trauma (great for your pets and children, too!) Even though you had some trauma in the past, you may still be recovering from it - this stuff helps you do that. Hope this helps, and please remember that you know your own body best. If you feel there is a connection with your symptoms and your doctors discredit you, then find a doctor who listens and RESPECTS you! Bestof luck.Doctor of Oriental MedicineDear DoctorThank you so much for your response - I am so grateful and so relieved that after all this time i have found someone who can help me. I am an instinctive person and do feel that my adrenals have been knocked about. I shall follow your advice in seeking direct help from a Chinese herbalist.Many thanks, Jess.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 25, 2007
    • 06:39 PM
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  • Well the feeling of needing to pass urine a lot, in the experience of a female I know, was a UTI, Urinary Tract Infection. Though I assume you have been checked for this.I have had problems with stress as well. I have heart palpitaions, chest pains, odd sweating and a racing heart. I also think, in my case, that the racing heart is case of too much adrenaline. I had my thyroid checked and it is fine, but still, its very odd. I work out and my heart will no slow down for a long time after I stop. If I ride an exercise bike and keep my heart rate at about 140, it will stay over 110bpm for at least a half hour after I stop and rest. If I stand up, my heart races. Every single time I take a shower, ny rate is over 130bpm. I feel like I have too much energy. I dunno what the problem is. I am going to see a specialist today - if I find anything out, I will post again.potassium-check that out!!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 26, 2007
    • 02:10 AM
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