OAB: Sleep Deprivation and Emotional Effects
Managing OAB Day to Day continued...
Unfortunately, the continuing stigma surrounding OAB means that there aren’t a lot of sources of support out there for those who struggle with the embarrassment, isolation, career challenges, depression, anxiety, frustration, and sleep deprivation produced by an overactive bladder.
“For women, there’s a huge sisterhood of silence surrounding continence,” says Brubaker. One place you can go to find support and empathy is WebMD’s Incontinence/OAB Community.
While you’re getting emotional support, Brubaker says to make sure that you’re getting medical support as well. “If you feel your life closing in around you, see a doctor. There are lots of options. You shouldn’t have to be planning your life around your bladder -- your bladder should be keeping up with you.”