I completed My 12 weeks!!!
I have graduated to maintenance appointments which will be every 2 weeks for 6 weeks (so 3 months total) then we go to once a month. Some go for about a year then phase out. Some have resurfaced years later saying PTNS was working for me and start again.
I’m not sure if I’ll have to do this for the rest of my life or just phase out. I have the hope that my bladder has been at least reset in not having to go potty every single hour. I know it’s helped because some days I feel like a regular human and can sit through a two hour movie. Other days I do have to go once an hour for a few hours depending on the amount of liquids I have taken in.
I started trying to remember to go potty first thing when I wake up, walk around for 15 seconds or so and go potty again. I’ve been trying to do this mid day and right before bed too. Most nights I can sleep at least 4-6 hours before I have to get up.
Medical mambo jumbo:
Normal adult bladder capacity is 400-550 mL. A female bladder experiences a first desire to void at a volume of approximately 150 to 250 mL, a normal desire to void at 300 to 400 mL, and a strong desire to void at 400 to 600 mL.
Normal bladder function is passing urine every 3 or 4 hours but should be less than eight times a day and not more than once during the night.
Soo yeah like I said most days, I feel normal! Others in over the 8 times a day but at least less then before I started the PTNS biofeedback.
My mindset is on being better or at least improving my health and this is a good step for me. Now I can actually drink enough water and not be worried I’m going to pee my pants during a work meeting or a massage even!