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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I have dreams almost every night and I can still remember them clear as day and some feel so real and others feel like memeroies. anyone else have this?
    shellxo shellxo 18-21, F Feb 25

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    i have been sleeping in this nice nightie with built in bra. i had washed it one day and it got ripped from washing it. so my wife said just wear a t shirt to bed with your panties...
    lifewithbreasts lifewithbreasts 36-40 4 Responses Feb 22

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    I am lonely and I am looking for some woman to chat with me at nights.
    lusterman lusterman 31-35, M Feb 19

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    Every girl in my phone list would be like " wtf, why are we talking more than 5minutes ". I would like to have a full conversation about life and random thoughts, but none of them...
    Mardiez Mardiez 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 25

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    We all have problems, stresses, difficulties and a never ending list of things to do work, family, school maybe whatever it is you do. But I have always loved the fact that when...
    louisetiger1 louisetiger1 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I sat down to write because you are all I can think about when the sun has gone down and the place grows quiet. I could do a great many other things with this time, but my heart...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    I gave you my heart and all I had, but it seems to me like you don't even care. You rather be with your friends, and front to be a single man.but when we're alone its just...
    ImForYouOnly ImForYouOnly 36-40, M 6 Responses Feb 8

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    Every night I try to sleep but I can't because every aspect of my day then my week run through my head. I revisit conversations or messages and start to overthink them and what...
    jesspethy jesspethy 13-15, F Feb 13

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    Please... Make it... Stop. They make me crystal every night, I just cant put them away, always dreaming that every one hates me for being babyfur and gay, and then I start to fall...
    KiddoAisaku KiddoAisaku 13-15, T 2 days ago

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    Every night I can't sleep unless I take codeine... It's terrible but it helps
    confusedsoul17 confusedsoul17 16-17, F Feb 6

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    My dreams are always so realistic. i love that i dream every night and that i remember my dreams. #mydreamsarebetterthanmyreality #dreamer
    Platana2100 Platana2100 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    I rather have one great person to talk to every night than have several pointless conersations with temporary people
    Rourou19 Rourou19 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 12

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    I stay up late every night! I really want to talk to people. Pleaseeee message me I'm so bored!
    Chick1301 Chick1301 13-15, F Feb 22

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    That moment when you see the person you love and everything fits when you're with them is the best feeling in the world. Even though every night ends in tears because he's not here...
    delusi0nal delusi0nal 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    my problems are alcohol, cigarettes, tons of drugs mostly weed and cocaine. I am drunk almost every night, I smoke a 2 packs , 3 at most, and I get stoned a few times a week.
    greenamber greenamber 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 22

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    When I was younger, I was hurt really bad by an older person that drastically altered everything about myself. Because of that I have bad dreams . Idk if my nightmares can compare...
    2323keka 2323keka 16-17 2 days ago

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    I have just ran across DSPS today in researching and trying to find out what exactly has been wrong with me for most of my life. I've classified myself as a night owl since I was...
    CrowWoman CrowWoman 51-55, F 13 Responses 3 days ago

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    Lately I have had trouble falling asleep because of nightmares. When I say nightmares you must understand that I am not talking about the bogeyman in the closet - which I would...
    TerryArmstrong TerryArmstrong 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    We are not the only form this happens with, but last night everyone on this floor of the dorm opened their doors and we had a party! Lots of wine, loud music, and whatever we...
    Rovigatti Rovigatti 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 20

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    I haven't had a nightmare in a long time. I couldn't sleep at all. In my nightmare I kept dying and I would wake up and try to fall back asleep. Even though I kept getting...
    JEJ2259 JEJ2259 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 24

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    It's 4 30 am and I just woke up from the scariest nightmare ever!!!! •nightmare• I was downtown... On the ledge of a ****** apartment roof hiding behind a vent thing...
    suicidalblonde suicidalblonde 13-15, F Feb 16

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    I have reoccurring nightmare where I am in a situation where everyone is against me, or where I have to escape from people or beings that are after me. In my dreams, when I get...
    xoxomaya93 xoxomaya93 18-21, F Feb 24

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    Many times I had no sleep, but the next morning I'd be begging for a bed. That was years ago. Now, I only stay up from 12 AM to 2-3 AM. And still wake up early. Some say that all...
    RedLuljeta RedLuljeta 16-17 1 Response Feb 18

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    I have this nightmare that would come back every now and then. I can't remember what happens before but all of a sudden it feels like there's a huge pressure pushing down on me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 18

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    scared to sleep at night.. i close my eyes to go to sleep.. and right when i shut them, i pass out for a some seconds. I feel fearful and so i try to open my eyes but they feel...
    africanbeauty01 africanbeauty01 18-21, F Feb 12

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    "It's time to wakey wakey!" my mom says way too gleefully at 6 in the morning. "I'm not getting up." I role over to my left side, now facing away from my mom. "I'll give you 5...
    whoevenknows022896 whoevenknows022896 13-15, F Feb 15

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    it just gets worse and worse,i used to be able to hide it but i don't even have the energy to hide it anymore or pretend i'm anything else then depressed.. everytime i wake up i...
    OccultumLapidem OccultumLapidem 22-25, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    Today is the day ! That smell of the nature and feel of breeze striking my face. Me looking up in the sky, at those grey clouds floating by. Then just closing my eyes and enjoying...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M a week ago

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    Usually I wake up in the middle of the night. My husband is almost always awake too. We will sit and have some great chats. Sometimes we will lay in bed talking as we fall asleep...
    holehearted79 holehearted79 31-35, F 9 Responses Feb 11

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    I was stuck in this nightmare. I yelled and tried to fight off the person trying to kill me. And I felt my husband trying to wake me up. I yelled for a couple of seconds more and...
    VeniceTheMenice VeniceTheMenice 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 15

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