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"gotta go pee" is destroying my life

Greeting everyone, first time posting here :D
From about 4 years, i started building a feeling of having to go to pee when i'm in certain situations (especially in class, meetings, transport means...)
So basically: When i know i will be stuck in this place for 1 hour, the first and only thing that pops up in my mind is "What if i want to pee ?"

It would've been oki if i was just wondering, but that's how it is:
Shortly after i enter the class, taking the bus, getting a hair cut, or even standing a the line in the market, my heart start beating faster and faster, i start sweating, breathing becomes heavier, my hands and feet feel so cold, i lose my concentration on what ever im doing, im just like "Get me out of here, i need to use the restroom".
And when i go to the restroom, some time i do pee, sometimes i don't, it's just a feeling.

Again , this would've been acceptable if it's just like this, but this IS affecting almost every thing in my life.
I m an engineering student, and guess what ? i skip most of my classes because of this, i can't stand sitting in class anymore, i can't concentrate on the lecture and i i could think about is "What time is it, and when it's ok for me to leave".
I skip some exams too, as soon as i enter the exam, my brain literally stop working and i just want to get out and go to the restroom. So simply leave after 15 mins and fail that exam.

This is my social life too. I'm a really friendly guy and i do make friends where ever i go. But i always make excuses when they ask me to go out with them on a trip or for shopping or what ever place that does not have a restroom.

I never have this feeling when i'm home, i can stay without going to pee for hours. My family and a few of my close friends know about this and they are fine with it. But i can't explain my situation to everyone i know.

Note:
I had NEVER wet my pants (and that's what bothers me... why i'm getting this feeling in the first place?).
I don't smoke nor drink, i don't even eat sweets (i just don't like them).
I visited a couple of doctors, had some tests, and i turned out to be pretty healthy. It's just a mental state.

I just wanted to share this with you guys, thank you for reading. Advaces and tips are always welcome.
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Sorry for grammar mistakes, i just wanted to add that i don't have any problems with sleeping, just in case someone wanted to relate :)
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I think all of us can relate to your "gotta go pee" issue. Our bladders can, and do, play tricks on us........but so do our minds.

When you describe your feelings/symptoms/thoughts............
"my heart start beating faster and faster, i start sweating, breathing becomes heavier, my hands and feet feel so cold, i lose my concentration on what ever im doing, im just like "Get me out of here, i need to use the restroom".
And when i go to the restroom, some time i do pee, sometimes i don't, it's just a feeling........."

My first thought is that all of these are classic symptoms of anxiety. You are also now avoiding certain situations, both social and academic, where these feelings have happened and that is yet another classic symptom of anxiety.

Why this raises a red flag for me is that you do not experience this "difficulty" when you're at home. Since you have been seen by doctors for this and all tests came back negative for any organic cause, then what is left is the "mental" (anxiety) aspect.

I don't know how long it's been since you've consulted a doctor about this, but I think I would recommend you get a referral to a urologist who can rule out more issues than your GP. IF these tests come back negative, I believe it's time you look into therapy for the root cause of what I believe is an anxiety driven problem.

You definitely do not want this to turn into agoraphobia, a condition where you eventually can't even leave your house. You already exhibit a few of these signs by avoiding school and social outings. Agoraphobia can be a very crippling disorder, trust me, you do NOT want to go down that road and now is the time to prevent that from happening.

You can get a referral to a good therapist either from your doctor or I'm sure your school infirmary/nurse/counselor could also recommend someone for you to talk to.

I hope you will seek help for this and take back control of your life.
I wish you the very best in that endeavor.
RubyWitch




  
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