Anyone get botox injections in the bladder? Does it hurt? Any side effects?
I LOVE Botox in my bladder. I would have the worst accidents with my bladder just emptying so that even a maximum pad wouldn't hold it all. I have done it 4 times now. Mine last for about 5 months each time. I can function normally as long as I do it that often and with a starting dose. If you get too much, you may have to use a catheter. It is not inexpensive, but my insurance does cover it. It doesn't hurt at all except for maybe the first couple times that you go to the bathroom. I have had zero side effects.
This link is good, now that summer is coming on, I risk becoming dehydrated to just function. My bladder issues are becoming more problematic.
It's a life changer. I've done 5 rounds and they last me around 9 months. Mine are done under general anesthesia, easy peasy. I did not have to cath after my first round, even though I already had retention and probably should have been anyway, but I could still pee on my own. The second round completely paralyzed my bladder so I had no choice but to start. It's become easy and convenient enough to continue 2-3x a day and before I go anywhere a bathroom my not be easily accessible. @A MyMSTeam Member it sounds like you have urgency, frequency & retention? Botox paralyzes the bladder so that eliminates the urgency & frequency, leakage too. So if you are already cathing you just continue. I cath before going to bed and sleep thru the night - used to get up 8-10 times a night. Then I cath in the morning and usually another midday. If I couldn't pee at all I would do more often, but I can. You need to find a urologist that does the Botox. Go to botoxforoab.com and you should be able to search for Uro's that do it..
Botox in the bladder helps with leaking bladder or just not being able to hold your water anymore. There may be other reasons for it but that's the main reason most people get Botox in the bladder.