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?