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    Caffeine and cathing

    I intermittent cath and found that if I drink a cup of coffee every day for a couple of weeks I have incontinent issues. I get so I can hold about 150cc in my bladder before I begin to leak. It takes about 10 days of staying off caffeine and increasing my oxybutynin for the issue to clear up. Thought I had a bladder infection but found to much caffeine is not good for me. Not sure if anyone else has had an issue with caffeine that cath themselves.

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    same here.... have the same issue with coke cola and tea..

    can only drink a small very weak coffee once a day... gave up on tea as I drank too much tea and I'd just leak like crazy.

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    Caffeine may trigger bladder spasms. So, for some people, they need to cut it out completely. Sorry to tell you this.

    ckf

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    Alcohol has the reverse effect. If you eat a big meal with some wine, you may be able to tolerate caffeine better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by August West View Post
    Alcohol has the reverse effect. If you eat a big meal with some wine, you may be able to tolerate caffeine better.
    i.e., stick to Irish Coffee?
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    Caffeine is also a diuretic. Makes more urine and that can increase bladder spasms ie, Caffeine is really not good for your bladder. That being said, I am a firm believer in moderation - so if your bladder can tolerate one cup of coffee or tea or whatever, enjoy! That is my opinion....
    ckf

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