Jane's Story – I have my life back again
After Urgent® PC, Jane of West Sussex is no longer toileting every 20 minutes; she’s back on the go.
I led a very active lifestyle, which included going to Tai Chi, Zumba and lots of walking. My husband and I travel a lot, both home and abroad. We also enjoy entertaining and socialising with friends.
My symptoms started May 2012. We were on a walking holiday with friends and I felt fine during the daytime. Two days into the holiday I found that I was waking up during the night and had to get out of bed to spend a penny, but about twenty minutes later found that I needed to go again. When we got home I started to need to go to the toilet every twenty minutes during the day too. I really felt quite poorly and very tired, as I was hardly sleeping at night.
I went to the doctor, who said I had water infections, and then took four courses of antibiotics, none of which worked. It was then that my GP (General Practitioner) referred me to Mrs. Suzie Venn, a Consultant Urological Surgeon. In the beginning, Mrs. Venn tried me on an anti-cholinergic tablet which initially seemed to work. However, after a few months it was not working so effectively, so she increased the dose. In the end, it did not work at all. By this time I was finding that I could not walk too far without needing to spend a penny. As you can imagine, I really could not do all the things that I had been doing.
Mrs. Venn then asked me if I would be interested in having the PTNS (percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation) treatment. By this time, I really feared that nothing was going to work, but was willing to give it a try. The treatment consisted of a needle being inserted into my ankle, and a pad being put on my foot. The intensity level was turned up until I could feel a slight tremor in my foot, after which I then would sit on the bed for thirty minutes. I did not find the treatment painful and had no ill effects. I had twelve sessions in total, but started to notice a difference after about the 3rd treatment, and by the end I did not have any problems at all. I have my life back again, and started doing all the activities that I was doing before. I cannot recommend the treatment enough.
Urgent® PC worked for this patient, but not all patients respond the same to treatment. Talk to your doctor to learn more. Urgent PC treats Faecal Incontinence and Overactive Bladder symptoms of urinary urge incontinence urinary urgency, urinary frequency.