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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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    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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    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 31-35, M 5 Responses May 24, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 4, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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 46-50, M Dec 29, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    Since as far back as I have firm memories of childhood (fuzzy at about age 3, clearer at age 4) I also have firm memories of my dreams. They have almost always been lucid dreams...
    oldirtybeaner oldirtybeaner 31-35, M 1 Response May 21

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    As long as I can remember and i have no idea how young that is i have had lucid dreams where i just did what I wanted and sometimes it was not complete ones but as i got older...
    vpiukkula vpiukkula 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Deppression The Enemy Within I am disabled and unemployed and suffer severe deppression.I wish I could get a good nights sleep every night ,which I cant. I have insomnia ! I want...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M May 13

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    I like working nights. It is a different world. Totally different group of people out there that you deal with, some interesting and some just strange, others that are like me and...
    SoConflicted233 SoConflicted233 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    I used to have nightmares all the time, every night. But then it stopped. It just went a way. Now it's back and this time it's not alone, they contain the tortures of my past. At...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F May 20

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    Sometimes we used to look up above and wish that everything was just a dream, that you were just sleeping and that was just a nightmare. But tears were just shed on your pillow...
    EmSandy EmSandy 18-21, F May 20

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    I sleep in satin nightdresses every night
    satinbitch58 satinbitch58 56-60, M 4 days ago

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    A couple years ago, when I lived in Arizona, I used to sneak out every night. When I snuck out, I wasn't the average rebel of a teenager who went to parties to drink alcohol and do...
    AnonSmiles AnonSmiles 16-17 3 Responses May 3

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    im 16, and i want to die. i feel like i have literally nobody at school, theres people i talk to, but there not real friends, i have 2 friends who know im depressed, but theyve...
    Depressedgolfer96 Depressedgolfer96 16-17, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    This is easily one of the most horrific nocturnal events of my life so far. It happened at 3am today and I haven't been back to sleep since. It's also going to be a rather long...
    minokay minokay 22-25, F May 18

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    We have come a very long way from bygone times when outhouses were the order of the day. There can be no doubt that we all appreciate that we have finally moved away from the...
    deepakrajput deepakrajput 22-25, M May 21

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    Ive had this dream and slight variations since my car accident in december but i dont know why, im someone else and i keep going inti my bathroom and theres a baby rabbit and a mom...
    Blackeye242 Blackeye242 16-17, M 1 Response May 20

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    so yeah about 4 years ago I started working nights n pretty much loved it. Now I got a way better position but it 9-5 ehh kinda sux since I'm up till 2 am but could be worse I...
    krlurban krlurban 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    Whatever mankind decides to believe, is his choice, but whichever way he decides to believe, won't change God's plans for our future, in the least. If you don't want to believe in...
    ArtLover01 ArtLover01 66-70, F May 2

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    Washrooms are a major component of your habitation. Thus, much the same as whatever other zone in your home, this washing room too needs to be in any way dealt with every so often...
    graphicmagic graphicmagic 22-25, F May 20

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    When I started having more extreme nightmares when I was a six/seven, I used to sneak into my mum’s bed because I knew that my nightmares wouldn't follow me there. But the...
    lunightandday lunightandday 18-21, F 1 Response May 3

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    I'm not sure why but ever since j can remember I have had to most terrifying night mares. I actually just dozed off and scared having one. I'm not sure why it always happens to me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 8

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    I have just finished doing night shift work at the hospital. While I hate having my sleep schedule messed up there is something special about the night. Working while everyone...
    Will0108 Will0108 36-40, M May 7

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    I feel at the end of my rope. I am a square peg being hammered into a round hole. My best hours are in the late evening. I'm miserable unfocused and tired during the morning and...
    synthp0p synthp0p 31-35, M May 1

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    I don't mind it sometimes but I do now because of exams.I'm having an early night tonight I had a goof day can't wait for the soccer tournament tomorrow so excited anyway night...
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 1 Response May 11

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    I have always feel like ending my life. I can't bear my own existence, I struggle to make myself do normal things, I feel like stealing drugs so I could go to an eternal sleep and...
    DerpyChemist DerpyChemist 22-25, F 5 Responses May 18

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    I swear it's everynight i wake up from a dream involving someone i care about dying or leaving me. It's kinda to be expected considering how I was brought up but it happens...
    SimplyTori SimplyTori 16-17, F 2 Responses May 2

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    I don't know why I am unaffected my many things. For instance, last night I had a dream about a car crashing in front of my house. It was on fire and burning up and all the people...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 13-15, F 3 Responses May 20

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    Here's another one up for analysis... People in this story are: Crystal: My best friend and roommate Amber: Another friend of mine Leslie: A girl that was my friend until I found...
    koolove101 koolove101 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    The last 2 nights I started wearing nappies I wet the bed at night so I decided to try nappies. My bed would be soaked in the morning and so would my pjs. I am loosing my bladder...
    lividiniv lividiniv 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I wanna sneak out in the middle of the night and drive to the middle of nowhere and lay on the roof of the car and stare at the stars.
    Letibeme Letibeme 31-35, F 6 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Once again i wake up terrified and cant go back to sleep.. I dream alot that im being haunted by a ghost and im trying to run but im paralyzed and cant even scream and im always...
    bunnydisaster77 bunnydisaster77 22-25, F 3 Responses May 18

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    Kept having them last night. I'd wake up, falk back asleep, the nightmare would just pick up where it left off. Irritating to say the least.
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Yep I hate it but sure I have to go to school.I'm going to bed early tonight pe was great today I'm wreaked after school today night everyone love you all
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F May 5

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