Urine incontinence Case study
Urinary urgency and frequency in female late 60s. Need to pass urine every 20mins during daytime and 7-8 times at night. No control or sensation of urine coming.
Brief history of condition:
Symptoms started 1yr ago when she found out that her mother had lied to her for her whole life. Her mother died, and she then found out the truth. Her mother pretended to be quite ‘posh’ but really she came from more humble beginnings.
Current meds: None
Other relevant factors: Suffers from MS, uterine polyps and chronic blepharitis
Relevant timeline incidents:
0yrs Born out of wedlock. Birth shrouded in mystery and lies
11yrs Hit by bomb shrapnel in leg whilst living in Cyprus.
12yrs Moved back to UK but badly bullied at school for having dark hair and speaking Greek. Holy Sister at her Convent school broke her finger with a metal ruler as a punishment.
15yrs Went to University as very bright. However there was not much love at home. Father was in the army and was a cold, cruel man. Physically abused her. Mother was also cold and cruel. She physically and emotionally abused her. She was never told she was loved.
16yrs Started Periods. They were heavy and she developed breasts which were painful as they grew. She received lots of unwanted attention at University due to her young age and developed body.
18yrs Moved out to live with friends. Her younger sister sold all her stuff e.g. vinyl records, porcelain dolls and cassette player.
19yrs Got pregnant whilst on the pill, but only found out at 5months gone. The Police stopped her and accused her of stealing the baby as she looked so young. Baby’s father was an alcoholic. Living in a squat.
20yrs Optical neuritis after dental appt. Paralysed from the neck down. Had a lumbar puncture. MS diagnosed soon after this.
23yrs Heart attack in hospital. Couldn’t see properly and paralysed from neck down.
24yrs In and out of hospital regularly. Recurrent UTIs, bronchitis, and pneumonia.
28yrs Met ex-husband but he was quite selfish.
35yrs Gave birth to daughter. But ex-husband was never supportive and she felt like a single parent.
39yrs Gave birth to son
40yrs Son almost died. Choked on dried apricot. Husband not supportive at all.
43yrs Left her husband.
52yrs Pneumonia and MS frequent relapses.
55yrs Daughter attacked on way home from school but got away from him.
56yrs Bleeding after menopause which was from uterine polyps. Had them lasered out. High blood pressure as she had noisy neighbours who were drug dealers so police and lots of drama at all hours. Developed asthma.
66yrs Good friend verbally abused her down the phone. She felt attacked.
Relevant familial history
Mother: suffered with recurrent UTIs
Main remedy: Nat mur
After 1st prescription:
Feeling so well and am sleeping much better. I haven’t felt this good in 20yrs! I’ve had deep refreshing sleep with vivid dreams. Lots of energy. I feel like I’m fizzing! I’m moving easier, without the stiff shoulders first thing in the morning. I no longer need an afternoon nap which means I’m more productive in the day. I can now go 90mins between urinating compared to 20mins before. I have a bit more control and sensation too. I’m not leaking urine so much and am changing my pad less frequently. Energy = 8/10 (previously 3-4/10). I’m much calmer with less road rage. I haven’t touched vodka since I had the remedy.
After 2nd prescription:
Waking 4-5 times in the night to urinate (previously 7-8). Went to the park for 2hrs and didn’t need to urinate! I even had alcohol and still didn’t need a wee. I felt more confident and in control of my bladder. Much less leakage of urine. Urinary frequency between the hours of 8-9am only. Energy: 8-9/10
After 3rd prescription:
Only waking 2 times in the night to urinate, and only 1/7 nights (previously 4/7). Urinary frequency at 8-9am now gone! Bach flower White Chestnut remedy helped with brain chatter especially at night, so am now sleeping even better. Control of urine still the same as last month. I’m amazed! I’ve got my life back and no longer need to plot my shopping route to include public toilet stops. This saves me so much time and has restored my peace of mind. I’m reading again, absorbing it and understanding it. I’m remembering it too, which is such a pleasure. The sublingual Vit B12 spray has also helped with this.
Urgent need to urinate every 20mins during the daytime, with frequent night waking to urinate. Low energy, tired and frustrated. Felt controlled by her bladder. Energy now 8-9/10, sleeping much better, and at least 90mins between wees. Now feels in control of her bladder.