breaking down the bathroom door

By runthe Latest Reply 2011-01-19 14:02:55 -0600
Started 2011-01-15 23:10:21 -0600

Hi all I have a question to ask you. I seems to be going to the bathroom every 10 to 15 mins I have to get up two and three times a night. Sometimes when I go out I practically have to knock down the bathroom door to get to the toilet. Is this happening to anyone else…

21 replies

runthe 2011-01-18 17:40:02 -0600 Report

Hi everyone thanks for the response. The riunning to the bathroom is getting out of hand, I am starting to have lower back pain. I have a appt in march to see the drs. I hope that I can hold out until then.

GabbyPA 2011-01-19 14:02:55 -0600 Report

If it is causing issues in other places I would say you need to go see your doctor before march. By then, damage could be done that you could have prevented if you went now.

Skiter 2011-01-18 11:14:51 -0600 Report

Has happened to me when going from glyburide to glipiside &metformin should have informed physician immediately my a1c went from 9to 13 and am now on insulin Physician said I was passing almost all my sugar now 25/5 , 5 ,15/5 I would wait no longer to inform your DR.

RAYT721 2011-01-18 04:50:57 -0600 Report

I wondered where the nickname "run" came from. :) … but frequent urination is one of the symptoms of diabetes. Yup, I share the dashing and dancing around and at some points find myself every hour on the hour peeing. I thought it was old age setting in until I read further that your body is simply getting rid of excess sugars, which, I guess is a good thing. As with any side effect or symptom chat with your doctor. Like the slogan for Verizon, welcome to the Urine Network!

digitaldoorbell 2011-01-17 22:45:39 -0600 Report

I am not on medication for diabetes and my BG is good. I can't believe how much I use the bathroom and at least four of five times each night. The funny thing is that I started writing it down on a sheet of paper in the bathroom just so I can keep track. I wanted to know if it's as much as I think, so I'll know in a day or two and then I'll ask the doctor.

I hope you find a solution to your problem…it is frustrating.


oldbuttercup 2011-01-17 15:38:52 -0600 Report

Like everyone else who posted here I have to go often also.
Be right back I have to use the bathroom!

GabbyPA 2011-01-17 13:37:57 -0600 Report

What are your levels like? That is a sign to me that my levels are too high. Sounds stupid, but drink more water to help with the overload. If it is not that, then I would talk to your doctor about other causes.

runthe 2011-01-17 13:45:56 -0600 Report

my levels are high 300 plus. just got my insulin raised monday…

GabbyPA 2011-01-18 14:03:40 -0600 Report

There is a cause. With numbers in that range, the potty is always calling. I hope that the insulin helps you get lower numbers then. You will notice a huge difference then.

PetiePal 2011-01-17 13:07:09 -0600 Report

I should have known that when I was getting up to pee 5-6x a day during work and waking up during the night to pee that I was pre-diabetic or my sugars were off the chart.

Now I notice that I just get a lot of gas and some other distress from the Metformin. Drug works great just an annoying side effect.

carlamatheson 2011-01-16 13:40:00 -0600 Report

I have that problem quite often also. Seems to be one of the more common problems with Diabetes…really messes with the need for sleep. =/

Harlen 2011-01-16 08:59:39 -0600 Report

from time to time I to get that way but not to much now that my #s are running good.Or if I have a blader infection I will go a lot .
I would go see your doc just to know.
Best wishes

MewElla 2011-01-16 07:58:06 -0600 Report

Absolutely I understand. Some nites I drive myself crazy with all the up and downs. It is a fact one can pick up a lot of steps from all the back and forth. Just one of the blessings we have with diabetes, hmmm?