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I Wake Up Every Night to Go to the Bathroom

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    3x's Cancer Survivor

    I had stage 3 ovarian cancer in 97 and breast cancer, stage 2 in 2004 and again in 2010 (was so small they couldn't stage it).  Last couple of months I have been having breast pain,I will have all my testing in March, should I call the doctor and get them done earlier?  I have...
    BSchach BSchach 61-65, F Jan 25, 2012

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    Oh God. . .

    Story of my life! I wake up more than once every night (sometimes MANY) in pain having to go to the bathroom....(urinate) It sucks. I have gotten used to it. I have Interstitial Cystitis. So, you learn to live with it. But, I am constantly in pain, constantly bloated...
    DeutschBag DeutschBag 18-21, F Oct 20, 2008

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    Most Of The Time...

    I too am one of those who wakes up to go most nights... but on some nights, unfortunately, I don't wake up in time. I've always had an under-developed bladder and I generally need to go within 2 to 3 hours (give or take) of falling asleep. If I don't wake up and go at that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 7, 2010

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    I Enjoy A Night

    I enjoy a night when I don't wake up to go to the bathroom as it gives you a decent rest instead of an interupted one.
    cndrewdrvr8 cndrewdrvr8 46-50, M Jun 17, 2011

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    Me and the Dogs

    My dogs need to go out at least once during the night.  Since I have had my dogs for many many years; I am now like them in that when I get up to let them out I have to go as well. I can not remember the last time I slept all night with out having to get up and go.  I...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 2, 2009

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    Several Times a Night

    I wake up several times a night to go to the bathroom.  My husband also has this problem and his doctor diagnosed him with sleep apnea.  See what is happening is he stops breathing in his sleep and to protect him from dying his body will send out the sensation of a...
    rondat rondat 41-45, F Dec 28, 2008

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    35 And Up More During The Night Than When I Was A Toddler!

    I am a 35 year old woman, non-smoking, healthy, 130 -ish pounds...no major medical issues  yet I haven't had a full night's sleep in 3 years! I am up a minimum of 4 times to go to the washroom every night.  Not just a feeling, I actually have to go.  I cut out the fluids by 6...
    alisonashdown alisonashdown 36-40 1 Response Jan 20, 2011

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    A Bother

    But at least a legitimate excuse to walk naked allong the whole house.
    Drzewowit Drzewowit 36-40, M Jun 28, 2012

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    Very Annoying!

    It doesn't matter whether I drink water before bed or not, I still wake up several times in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. Sometimes I don't even want to go that bad, but my mind just wakes me up for some reason. Weird reason. The only time when I may not wake up...
    misasja misasja 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 4, 2008

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    Its Like Groundhog Day...

    Every night, its the same thing.  I wake up needing to use the bathroom.  Always with an erection too.  I look at the clock, and its 4:30.  Every night - 4:30.  There was a time when it was always 3am, but for a while now, 4:30 is the time.  Now all...
    jasonk jasonk 41-45 5 Responses May 24, 2008

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    One Of Life's Unsung Priorities

    This is not a unique experience.  If you'll pardon the tongue stuck in my cheek (I mean my own tongue, folks), I'd say doing this -- getting up to use the washroom -- is preferrable to the vast majority (I know there are exceptions, even here in E.P.) than the alternative...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M Dec 29, 2011

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    A Haunted Shower

    i was shaving in the bathroom when suddenly a creepy little girl flashes into my mind so i walk quickly towards the shower wich in some of my dreams is haunted so once there my mind flashes again but i see my little sister when she was younger and her in the present age but its...
    yowda yowda 16-18, M 1 Response Sep 4, 2007

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    Almost Every Night

    I have been told, not to drink two hours prior to bedtime and I find this hard cause I'm always thirsty.  By drinking, I wake up since I need using the bathroom.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 3 Responses May 21, 2011

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    I tend to do this every night. Then, I take a nap for a long period of time the next day then have a hard time sleeping that night.
    laubrown1 laubrown1 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I'm a 15 year old girl and my cousin and I have been best friends a long time but just recently I was almost asleep when I felt him grab my butt, he then continued to grope me. I...
    Fighter99 Fighter99 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 15

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    I have anxiety and am a huge hypo. Sometimes I think it's something else though. I fall asleep and feel like I'm being swallowed whole, I feel like I'm not going to wake up the...
    Wolloo Wolloo 18-21, F Jun 29

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    It's normal for me to fall asleep around 2-3 AM and then wake up at 5-6 AM and then start the routine all over. I'm used to only going on 4 hours of sleep at the most. Probably not...
    DarkSoulInsaneHeart DarkSoulInsaneHeart 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am not a strong believer in god but i do believe there is a higher being than us who helps people when we need it. People say if there was a god then why let so many people die...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F Jun 30

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    I'm always up past 6 in the morning because I'm on my phone, playing video games (on my ps3), watching a show, or I just can't sleep. I like saying up late though :)
    animeobsessed18377 animeobsessed18377 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I usually go to bed at 2 or 3 in the morning and occasionally I'll stay up till almost 5. Even when school is in session and I have to get up early I still stay up. It's a really...
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't like to getup early but almost morning we want to go for work
    khanmand khanmand 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    Every night for the past week I haven't slept at all at night! I'm up all night and when I do fall asleep I don't wake up. I guess there's too much on my mind.
    PrinceAkeem PrinceAkeem 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    It's sucks try to sleep every night and not being able because all of those bad dreams, my body is tired, my mind is tired, i can't think right, i'm switching the day for night...
    nahmr nahmr 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I am 24 years old, and a mother to a wonderful 4 year old little girl. Let's start this off by saying that if not for my daughter, I would care less about anything and more than...
    Iheartjayla Iheartjayla 22-25 Jul 1

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    So, I'm 13 and have been wetting the bed for as long as I can remember. I had this point when I didn't wet as much (maybe have accidents a few nights apart instead of every night...
    theanonymousloser theanonymousloser 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 6

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    In attempt to sleep earlier, I went to bed just before midnight after completing some more of my summer homework. Summer is going to end soon and I really need to fix this bad...
    mahnouls mahnouls 16-17 1 Response Jul 17

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    Every night, I'm wishing this will happen soon. Every damn night..
    deteste96 deteste96 16-17, F Jul 4

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    A few years back I went on daily outings during the nighttime alone. I often went out to dark places with nothing but the light of the moon and stars to guide me. It really is...
    Wattouat Wattouat 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I love to wear women's used nighties. Every night I wear nighty. Even day time also I wear nighty under my pant and shirt and go out.
    lingarielover lingarielover 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 8

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    Every night I wear nighty and during day time also I wear nighty under my pant and shirt while going out.
    lingarielover lingarielover 31-35, M Jul 8

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    Hello to my fellow night owls! Almost every night I'm up at this time. It's a time when I feel I can do a lot more, because everyone is sleeping and the house is quiet. No one is...
    RavenS45 RavenS45 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 17

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    If I could run on the beach every night I so would. The beach brings me happiness. If I lived there I would be away from all of this. Too much problems. Running at the beach, I can...
    Diamondgirly Diamondgirly 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I would love to sit and watch the sunrise. I would love to see the beauty of the dawn at night. Stars that are clear, Every night. To lay in the grass with my hair all down. Hear...
    Moweb95 Moweb95 18-21, F Jul 14

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    I had a dream where, I was hanging out with the Doctor from Doctor Who. I was hanging out with David Tennant. I don't exactly remember how it started, but I remember that I was...
    creatazy creatazy 13-15, F Jun 30

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    I lay awake every night thinking wondering and worrying.
    mssst mssst 36-40, F Jul 8

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    I completely blame EP every night Im on here talking with so many different kinds of great people I never would have met otherwise :)
    EffyXOXO EffyXOXO 16-17, F Jul 8

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    I love staying up late!!!! 😍 But in the morning I regret it... And yet, I still make this same mistake every night lol 😂
    ThisGirlCyndi ThisGirlCyndi 16-17, F 9 Responses Jul 11

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    So every night results in being an energy boost
    VictorFernando18 VictorFernando18 18-21, M Jul 15

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    I have this friend... We used to stay up every night talking about anything and everything that came into our heads and I actually started crushing on him when he came to me and...
    selfinflictedgoodintentions selfinflictedgoodintentions 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    but then it's really hard to wake up and sometimes regret it, but what can i say? i love staying up late :D
    ciel472 ciel472 16-17 9 hrs ago

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    Wasn't thinking and still not thinking. I'm at a weight I do not like and I want to be less. I'm active so I'm not concerned cause there's more side affects when I search it but I...
    Cdb15 Cdb15 13-15, F 10 mins ago

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    Late night conversations are the best, it's nice when you can have a good conversation and talk all night with a good friend.The kind of friend where no topic is off limits and...
    AllThatGlitters29 AllThatGlitters29 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Yes i did! 😍 it was truly amazing && without even planning it. But, seems to always be the best! She made my whole night. We went out to eat had a beer and then went for ice...
    Jaiyy76 Jaiyy76 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    ✏️ We were in a large room. Everyone was grabbing backpacks and duffles. There were people lying on cots… they were wrapped in sheets as though swaddled. They were sick, and...
    andthislittlepiggy andthislittlepiggy 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    Woke up now presently at 4 am I can't stand it anymore I wake up terrified every single night I'm not traumatized, I don't have PTSD Why am I so scared? I can't ever remember my...
    rjschuler rjschuler 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    When I get very sad upset hopeless suicidal I always feel like I'm just stuck in a dream and I need to wake up, expect to wake up. I feel trapped. The longer I go without sleep the...
    missmalady missmalady 31-35, F a week ago

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    I am A constantly angry person! My one week life cycle is exactly as follows: Every Monday morning I wake up after a very long fight with the self about whether I should get off...
    TheAdmasB TheAdmasB 22-25, M 7 Responses Jul 12

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    I'm the first to wake up and last to go to bed. Yesterday I stayed up till' 4am talking on the phone with my guy friend Felix, and then I went to sleep at 5:30am and woke up at...
    AnonymousJSS AnonymousJSS 13-15, F Jun 29

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