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    Can emontial stress aggreviate oab
    Maintanenceman1 posted:
    Can emontional stress aggreviate an overactive bladder. The reason every time my mother-in-law comes it causes my overactive bladder to get worse. Before the visit is over I can generally wind up in adult diapers at night. & using afex during the day
    Lainey_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi Maintanenceman1,

    Are you doing anything else differently before your MIL visit? Change in diet? Drinking more fluids?
    Maintanenceman1 replied to Lainey_WebMD_Staff's response:
    no nothing except I work two jobs & drink coffee, My MIL makes my temper boil at times. I have been drinking alot more water.
    Lainey_WebMD_Staff replied to Maintanenceman1's response:
    I would speak with your urologist about this condition. Stress can cause many symptoms. Working two jobs can also be a stress factor. Coffee is another consideration.

    Have you tried Kegels yet?
    Diane K Newman, RN-C, MSN, ANP responded:
    Anxiety can cause symptoms of overactive bladder because the same area of the brain that manages emotions manages the bladder. So when you are anxious, under more stress or worried, you may find yourself going to the bathroom more often. This is a symptoms of overactive bladder and it is called frequency.

    You may want to learn some relaxation strategies to use when your mother-in-law visits.

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