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Can't urinate for DUI Tests

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 23, 2007
  • 02:01 AM

I have an unusual problem and could use some help. I have my entire life had a psychological problem with urinating in a strange place. Nothing physical, just psychological. I was ADHD as a child and recently been diagnosed as bipolar. I have gotten two DUI’s and now have to submit a urine sample daily. The sample must be submitted within a 2 hour period during the day and someone must be watching you while you go. Bearing myself doesn’t bother me but the performance issue is intense and I half to drink about 64 ounces to force my bladder to release. If I do not submit a sample I get an automatic 7 days in jail so the pressure is on.

Issue 1 Any advice as to how to handle the performance issue? It is particularly hard for a bipolar person since ones mind is fluctuating in many directions at once, so focusing on any single thing is hard.
Issue 2 Also if our urine sample is too diluted down, we get 7 days for “trying to dilute”. I have been drinking Gatorade, etc but these do have a lot of minerals, salts, carbohydrates and I wonder if they might be creating a problem or not be good for me in general drinking that much. Should I just drink water but try and finish up sometime before going in? What is best for my kidneys to get the bladder filled ASAP.
Issue 3 Is there any self catheter I could use if it became a critical time issue and would it hurt to self install? Is so what brand do you recommend?
Issue 4 Although drugs would likely be a possible problem with failing the test is there any drug that would relax that muscle?
Any help you can give would be appreciated.

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