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Has urinary incontinence caused you to restrict your activities and limit your social interactions to avoid embarrassment?
I had a terrible cough that started in July and it lasted for seven weeks. During this time I developed a problem with urinary incontinence. I leaked urine every time I had a coughing fit. I talked to two doctors and neither one could help me. The first told me I would need to lose 25 lbs before she would investigate further. The other doctor told me he couldn’t do anything until it became a daily occurrence. I’m only 42 years old.
I’ve now developed a cough again and the incontinence issue has returned. It’s been a depressing two weeks and it’s keeping me from going out and doing things away from home. I had a terrible coughing fit the other night when we were returning home from trick-or-treating and I had to run inside to change my pants because they were soaked. I was lucky I made it that long without a problem.
I just told my one of my sisters about my problem (by text) and her response was “lmao”. I’d feel alone right now if I didn’t have the support of my husband.
How did you cope? How did you get treated? Who supported you?