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Effects - Hard to urinate on opiates

Discussion in 'Opiates & Opioids' started by MonarchX, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. MonarchX

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    It is hard for SWIM to urinate while on opiates. What can be done to reduce or eliminate that side effect?
     
  2. pharmoc

    pharmoc Silver Member

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    Of course. That's the major thing swim noticed even upon first using opiates.
    It gets to the point where it is so difficult for swim to pee, that she finds herself nodding off for hours on the toilet, trying to pee, and upon waking up, she realizes she still hasn't peed!
    This happens because basically, the opiates put such a downer effect on swiy's body, that it causes it to almost become 'lazy'- making it difficult to pee, because the bladder is entirely too relaxed to simply and quickly preform the muscle movements required to pass urine.

    Swim would assume there are solutions to this, however, she hasn't really experimented with any. The only method she has used, was running her fingers under cold water while sitting on the toilet. This works quite well but you have to be very patient, haha. Sometimes, she even flushes the toilet while still on it, because for some reason it increases the sensation to urinate- swim apologizes if that was too much information, lol. She also found that drinking tea specifically, helps her use the bathroom. As well as smoking a cigarette while she is attempting to pee. She has no idea why the cigarette thing works...
    Also, swim is unsure of the OP's gender, however, swim is a female, and there could be different methods for males. However she can say, 150% that running your hands under cold water while on the toilet will help you pee if you are a male. She had a friend who was actually hospitalized, because he was doing such a large amount that he literally could not pee, no matter how hard he tried. The medical advice from the hospital, was to run his hands under cold water, or make a cold cup of water, and stick his fingers in it, until he starts feeling sensations to urinate.

    Swim herself has never tried a diuretic, however, it would make sense that this would help swiy urinate. If for any reason you are unsure of what a diuretic is, it is something that can be picked up at the store, and it flushes out your system, by helping you pee. For instance, if one is bloated, a diuretic will flush out all that water weight, and, swim assumes, if it is capable of doing that, then it should be capable of encouraging urination while on opiates.

    Swim apologizes if this comes to no use for swiy, however, if swiy is worried that difficulty urinating is uncommon, swim wants to stress that it's literally the most common side effect of opiates.. (in swims opinion) so don't worry.

    She hopes this reply has been a help to swiy, and she apologizes for the length- but she hopes it was even the slightest bit worth reading!

    goodluck & stay safe!
     
  3. PrincessJo x

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    The problem is the muscles are getting too relaxed, that's why you're finding it hard to urinate.

    These are best tips/adivce Princess can give.

    Option 1 - Try running your hands under cold water before going to the toilet.
    Option 2 - Drink plenty of fluids.
    Option 3 - Having a hot relaxing bath or a shower could help too.


    Hope this helps!!

    Princess :thumbsup: x
     
  4. Dude101

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    It all depends on the dose. SWIM had a shower while on morphine and even still he couldnt go.

    Go to bed and then wake up and you should be able to go.
     
  5. Moving Pictures

    Moving Pictures Titanium Member

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    Swim has this problem a lot! When he's on strong opiates (morphine, methadone, dilaudid) and especially high doses, he cannot pee. OMG! It drives him nuts. He took a bunch of morphine (at least 500 mg) over two days, and did not piss for two days!! He got scared. He was going to go to the hospital, but luckily, when he woke up on the third day and hadn't taken any since the afternoon before, he was able to go. It probably took 5 minutes to get it all out, especially with the starting and stopping. His bladder was so sore and felt like he had a blader infection for like a week (maybe he did?). The only way he went through this and didn't loose it was because he was loaded enough to either ignore the pain or just fall asleep at will. Swim doesn't know the exact dangers associated with going that long without peeing but it can't be safe.

    Swim is a guy but he sits on the tolilet if he can't go. That helps a lot. He'll also turn on water (either the sink or the shower) and just try to relax. Thinking about it too much makes it a lot harder to go, at least for swim. If all this fails, DON'T take anymore opiates and just wait it out. Try as much as you feel like but you should be able to go after you get a nights sleep and wake up as the above poster said. Swim doesn't know how long is unsafe but if it's more than a day or so, it wouldn't hurt to call your doc or the hospital (NOT 911, LOL!). "911, what's your emergency?" "Uh, yeah, uh, I shoot abunch of dope and haven't pissed in like 2 days, what do I do?". Lol.

    Swim's glad he found this thread. He didn't learn any new techniques, if you will, but it is good to know others go through the same thing. Swim has actually been thinking about creating this very thread ever since he joined.
     
  6. .:.Somnolence.:.

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    ahh yes. This is common and is very annoying at times. All you can do is stand there, and wait until it "flows"
     
  7. MatthewJ

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    The key is simply not to drink much when SWIY takes his or her opiate of choice. Then it's not a problem.

    However, SWIM likes his Pod Tea and unless he does a long extraction or turns half the straw to CFO then he usually has a few unavoidable, unpleasant hours on a Sunday afternoon, waiting for the effects to wear off sufficiently.
     
  8. DextroClonazyCodone

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    SWIM is male and finds that peeing when sitting on the toilet is 10 times easier than while standing up if on opioids.
     
  9. .:.Somnolence.:.

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    Ah, yeah man. Definitly good advice here.
     
  10. Spucky

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    AW: Hard to urinate on opiates

    Using less Opiates? :confused:

    ;)

    The Cat always guessed that Peeing on Opiates are more severe than on Opioids!
     
  11. clottius

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    I don't know if anyone has a droid for a phone, but there is an app called relax and sleep that works very well for swim. The app plays varying relaxing sounds ranging from gentle sounding river streams to wind chimes. It can play like ten different sounds at the same time, and for some reason the combination of sounds works much better than just the sound of the sink or the toilet.
     
  12. bongkey

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    SWIM finds urinating on opiates easy and frequent. But SWIM also drinks plenty of water everyday. Last night SWIM urinated 8 times. This was because SWIM was cold and had the window open at night.
     
  13. TurkeyHill91

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    well my talking pet monkey Joseph has recently started going to the methadone clinic to get his life back on track. :). He to has problems with urinating. Joseph has been going to the clinic for about two weeks, and since day one, he has had this problem. He told me he finds sitting down on the toilet helps alot. Even though Joey is a male, and feels sitting down on the toilet to pee is a little girly, he finds it works best. He informed that standing up usually takes too long, and is usually awkward in public bathrooms since it takes too long, sitting down usually takes a minute to get it flowing. He told me it works just about everytime, but usually flushes the toilet or turns on the water to get the sensation of urination. Hope this helps

    To sum this paragraph up for the lazy: Sit down while trying to pee, flush the toilet or let the water run while doing so.

    also, drink LOTS of WATER :beer
     
  14. Cazador817

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    run the sink while sitting on the toilet, and take your time. also, take note of how much you drink when you plan to use and try to keep it to a minimal and watch out for a lot of water or diuretics.
     
  15. Xethious

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    The weird thing is...
    An opiate addiction can also lead to bashful blatter syndrome(PARURESIS),even after quitting.
    Suboxen I hear has the same effect.
    Here is some information on the subject.
     
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  16. Lady Codone

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    Pills like hydrocodone make it very hard for SWIM to pee (among other things). She finds caffeine very helpful both for peeing and going #2 on opiates. She still has to really concentrate to pee, but it happens. For some reason, poppy tea makes her pee MORE often than normal.
     
  17. Pollen

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    My friend always drinks a lot of water on opiates for two reasons: being properly hydrated seems to increase the effect of the opiates for her, and also drinking a lot makes it easier to pee when she needs to.
     
  18. FishTits

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    Sometimes SWIM has to piss sitting down cuz it won't come out when hes standing. Its much easier pissing sitting down. Doing a number 2 on the other hand, SWIM has yet to find anything that can counteract the constipation opioids give him. When SWIM first started taking opioids, he was smoking H every second day and at the time he didn't know it caused constipation so he went to the hospital thinking that his stomach cramps were something serious, they gave him an x-ray and the doctor comes in and says "you're just constipated" lol.

    FishTits added 2 Minutes and 12 Seconds later...

    Obviously though, a diuretic should remedy this problem. SWIM recommends dandelion tea.
     
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  19. coolhandluke

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    this is a very common effect of opiates. happened to swim all the time. once he was afraid because he had drank about 8 to 10 beers and he still couldn't pee, so he stayed awake until he could pee.

    he has a friend who will not be prescribed opiates of any kind because his urethral retention is so bad that he cannot take a piss for days. dude just tore an ACL and had to grit his teeth for the pain.

    for swim the usual pee tricks would work. run the water, then run warm water over his finger, and as a last resort he would take a hot shower.
     
  20. Rin_Weh

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    Rinny hasn't done any opiates (yet) but she has had urinary retention from some other drugs.
    She too has half fallen asleep on the toilet.
    What Rinny does is make two fists (hard to explain) so the knuckled side of your fist can put pressure on your bladder. Message downward.You'll know what to do once you feel it.
    Keep doing it, take a couple seconds break.
    Sometimes then switching to messaging the intestines gets your body gurgling and then you go back to the bladder.
    Start slow and then you can go fast.
    It's frustrating because even though this does work, in Rinny's experience the first two times she think she's about to pee, it stops. The third time is usually the charm.
    Also, visualize as you're doing it how it's moving through your body.It helps.

    Sometimes if one is too high it takes longer so at that point, get up, do something else and go back to it.

    I don;t know much about opiates but some drugs merely simulate a full bladder.
    You feel like you're going to piss your pants but all you get is a trickle.
    Anyhow,yep, drink water and I'd recommend the messaging techniques.
    You don;t have to do everything I said because it's your body so you know how it will feel if you try this but it really does work, sometimes sooner than later. If one is real high, it could take awhile....but once that seal is broken and released...Holy Shit.

    :)