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I Wake Up Every Night to Go to the Bathroom

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I had a terrible nightmare last night, and I can't get over it. I was raped, and I didn't know by whom and I was suddenly like four months pregnant. Everyone at school was laughing...
    kingbrizo kingbrizo 18-21 a week ago

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    I had a terrible nightmare last night, and I can't get over it. I was raped, and I didn't know by whom and I was suddenly like four months pregnant. Everyone at school was laughing...
    kingbrizo kingbrizo 18-21 a week ago

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    I had a terrible nightmare last night, and I can't get over it. I was raped, and I didn't know by whom and I was suddenly like four months pregnant. Everyone at school was laughing...
    kingbrizo kingbrizo 18-21 a week ago

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    I actually enjoy it when they are about my suicide.
    kingbrizo kingbrizo 18-21 a week ago

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    But the natural cycle makes me appreciate her glow all the more
    wingedjaguar wingedjaguar 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    wake whole night till 5am and sleep till 4pm yay!!, only for now, till im back to school haha
    apperentlyicanthavemynameagain apperentlyicanthavemynameagain 18-21, F a week ago

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    I'm having this nightmare from the past month. Every night I sit in a room.. alone. The room has no lights at all. And I sit there, on a chair. Everyday someone comes and stabs me...
    chocolateinmyblood chocolateinmyblood 16-17 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've had night-terrors/nightmares for as long as I remember. There is one in particular that I've suffered from almost every night since I was 5 years old. It leaves me destroyed...
    JaiTor JaiTor 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I am forced to wear a pink barbie doll nightie pink panties to bed every night unless I am being punished and then it's a diaper and the pink barbie doll nightie
    subsissy1989 subsissy1989 26-30, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm having a reoccurring nightmare that five of my friends are killed in a car crash.. Almost every night since last September.. Someone help me :'( #Anxious
    IrishRedhead IrishRedhead 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Every night, it's either dreams of suicide, or nightmares of rape. Thankfully, the dreams are more prevalent, and I prefer those over the rape.
    kingbrizo kingbrizo 18-21 a week ago

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    I pretty much can't help it, I'm up every night till about three in the morning . It sucks when I have classes in the morning. But if it's Saturday and I have nothing family...
    beautifulbrowneyes21 beautifulbrowneyes21 18-21, F Mar 25

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    Every night she lies awake Blaming insomnia. But it's her troubled thoughts That keep her restless. Wondering if she will ever Find piece with her mind.
    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I cry my self to sleep every night and i self harm but nobody cares
    haleighbird17 haleighbird17 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I like the idea of positive posting! The world needs more positive things! 1. I have family that encourages me. 2. I have a cozy bed to sleep in every night. 3. Spent the day with...
    Oliviaa92 Oliviaa92 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    About 4 or 3 weeks ago, I was starting to get very sick. I was getting a sort of stomach flu. I couldn't eat...and I couldn't sleep at nighr either. I would wake up from these...
    DetachedCinnamon DetachedCinnamon 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I really love the night. I sometimes wait until 12:00pm or wake up st three in the morning just to have a glimpse of the night or have a walk. It seems to be peaceful, calm...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I had a terrible nightmare last night, and I can't get over it. I was raped, and I didn't know by whom and I was suddenly like four months pregnant. Everyone at school was laughing...
    kingbrizo kingbrizo 18-21 a week ago

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    I had a terrible nightmare last night, and I can't get over it. I was raped, and I didn't know by whom and I was suddenly like four months pregnant. Everyone at school was laughing...
    kingbrizo kingbrizo 18-21 a week ago

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    i think is very romantic more at night when i am in the car with only the lights from the street and the rain in my window is jist really beautiful
    AndySiixx AndySiixx 16-17, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I have a recurring dream that I wake up and I am still around 4 years old (the age I was when I first had this dream)and it's the day of Easter. I walk down the hall and see my dad...
    cloudierdreamer cloudierdreamer 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I hate how much my nightmares scar me. They are so real! And if I get hurt I wake up aching. I wake up lost and confused of where I am. I need that someone to talk to. To be held...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F Apr 1

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    I have 2 recurring nightmares. 1.) is the repeat of my pet mice dying, I watched them all die and held them in my hand until after they had breathed their last. It's the first time...
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F Apr 3

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    I can stay up really late yet I can wake up very early. I sometimes sleep at around one in the morning and wake up at three in the morning again. I don't know why but I can be a...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F Apr 6

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    Idk why though? All the time when I'm trying to sleep, horrible images enter my mind and don't go away. When I do get to sleep, I dream about the horrible things and wake up crying...
    gummball gummball 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Lately everytime I have a nightmare it's just flashbacks from last year. It's happened a handful of times already and I'm sick of it. Then I just wake up with anxiety and start to...
    ClaireH19 ClaireH19 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    but she was only that way to others. I grew up having nightmares about her running heavily up the stairs to my bedroom to scream at me. As an adult, I still wake up in the middle...
    tealunicorn tealunicorn 31-35 1 Response a week ago

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    I am a night owl because I have basically always worked night shift. I've only had one day job in my life when I used to work at Little Voices for Jesus Daycare. I guess my mind is...
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I wake up and just think to myself...... What happened? Why do people who used to be my friends hate me now? Why would somebody stoop so low to make the whole city hate me? How did...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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