Hello all. I am a 24 year old male with overall great health! Im only 5'7.. I used to weigh 150 but I've lost about 15 lbs since this condition started (4-5 months). Every test to check my health to this point has shown no results (which, in a way, is a good thing). I've had a 24 hour fasting blood test, multiple urine tests, a CT scan, prostate exam, ultrasounds, and a cystoscopy. All show no irritation or anything that could be causing my symptoms.
My symptoms are frequently and constantly feeling the urge to urinate. At its worst, the urge returns within 2-5 minutes and becomes unbearable about 15 minutes later. At its best, usually when I'm heavily distracted, I can hold my pee for about 2 hours and have a nice flow. When I go, I always stop, go, stop, then go again to finish. I try hard not to strain but sometimes I don't have a choice.. I need to go!
There are times when my kidneys ache. They aren't in pain.. They just ache. Other than that I have absolutely no pain, burning, twinges - anything. Just the frequency and urgency.
I've recently noticed white particles floating in my urine at times. Sometimes even black sandy particles at the bottom of the toilet.
The 'urgency' is more of a tingle in my urethra at times, but recently it's been stemming directly from the lower part of my bladder. My urologist believes that I have IC.. However I don't have any pain and foods that should irritate my bladder don't. I can drink alcohol, caffeine, eat tomatoes, etc.
Whenever I poop it's at its worst. I can barely stand going through life with the strong urge to urinate completely overpowering me. When I have a full bowel I do not have the urge to urinate, which is interesting. Once I go though.. Forget it.
I've become depressed, feeling trapped that I can't pursue careers, women, or dreams. I've become anxious, anticipating the next urge always. I'm at a severe loss and come to my absolute wits end. Please - anyone with any kind of insight please share! I'd greatly appreciate anything you could share! I'm scared I'll never shake this.
Current meds: Sulfamethoxazole, cranberry pills, vitamins d and c, b vitamins, myrbetriq, multi (all daily)
Past meds: Cipro, anti-inflammatory