I wake up every night to visit the lavatory
I saw my MS consultant for the annual visit in November 2016. He asked me if there were any changes since my last visit to the clinic. I said to him “Now I wake up every night to visit the lavatory and have a tiny pee”‘
I wake up every night to have a pee
“Yes” I added, “It is really getting me down. I’m only sleeping for about 6 hours each night.”. I added, “To make things even worse it is only a tiny pee”.
He did not even pause.
He just said straight out “I will arrange for you to start a course of DDAVP or desmotabs” then he went on to add warnings and instructions.
“Is it really that simple?” I asked
We then went on to talk about more general things
This included the frequency of my falls, the FES, my Travelscoot and the sponsored I km walk I did in September. I first started seeing him 20 years so we have a good relationship. He suggested the ASCEND and MS-SMART trial to me but that is another story.
A few weeks later
A letter arrived from my consultant, copy for me and the original to my GP. I fixed up an appointment with my Doctors surgery for a couple of days later.
I went in to see the doctor and talked about my visit to my MS consultant. After checking the magic book she wrote a prescription for desmotabs. They were given to me for a trial to see how I got on with them. The doctor said that I’m to take one about an hour before I go to bed.
First night I took one not really knowing what to expect
I slept straight through the night
Fell asleep at midnight and I woke up eight hours later. I had . None of that strange feeling of waking up and then realising I need to have a pee before I eventualy fall asleep. The 0.2 mg desmotab pill that I take every night has totally changed my life. It must have been 5 or 6 months since I last had an uninterrupted sleep through the night.
These pills are not addictive.
There is no need for me to change my way of life in any way. I don’t wake up to go to the loo. What is there not to like about them?
i will ask my gp for them.
can’t remember my last full night’s sleep.
Good luck and I really hope they work
This is really good to know! Happy New Year!
New to me as well. More people need to know about Desmotabs cos so many complain about being woken up in the night to go to the loo