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Anxiety and urination
Anon_153184 posted:
I have had anxiety problems all my life. Of late, past year, I find that when I get up at night to unrinate I also experience palpitations: some very severe. This only happens when I feel the need during sleep. It does not happen during the day, and only most severe when I first have to urinate during sleep. The next time around (I get up about 3 times a night) the relationship between the anxiety and unrination is less, until in the morning I go without any palpitations. I suspect a relationship between the vagus nerve (may be completely wrong) and unrination. But let me add that I do have to strain a bit when I pass water. Can this mild strain be the cause of the palpitations? I don't pass a lot of urine but I do go a lot and have measured about 39oz over 24hrs.
counterso responded:
Anxiety is directly linked to urinary frequency and urgency. If you have chronic anxiety, it is not unexpected that you will have urinary issues. Most urologists will not link this for you or address your anxiety, but it is a common combo.

The nerves related to urinary release are not at all connected to palpitations. You are most likely experiencing a second symptom completely due to your anxiety, and it's only noticed when you urinate (urinary frequency being another symptom).

You need to see a regular doctor or psychiatrist for your anxiety.

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