How urinary incontinence led me to depression

It was after a pelvic surgery that I started having episodes of urinary incontinence. It was a tough period, which led me to depression.


I recovered from this medical intervention, but my body was not the same. My bladder did not respond the same way and, in addition to losing urine whenever I made any effort, suddenly I had a great urge to go to the bathroom. Many times a day.


I work in a kitchen, for many hours and until late. I spend a lot of time standing and I need to be focused on what I’m doing. At this point, I was always being interrupted by these immediate urges to run to the bathroom – it always seemed like I wasn’t going to hold it until I reached the bathroom.


My colleagues started to notice, but it was not easy to share the real reason why I was always interrupting my job – interruptions that made me make some mistakes.

I thought it was a hopeless consequence of my cirgury and that I would have to live like this forever. This idea made me extremely distressed – and there was not a day when I could forget about the problem, because frequent trips to the bathroom were inevitable.


I was invaded by great sadness, by a huge unwillingness to get up and go to work, to be with people. I just wanted to lay in bed. I realized that I was suffering from depression and talked with a therapist who told me that, due to my mental health, I seriously needed to look for solutions for my urinary incontinence. After all, against all odds, this was the reason for my depression.


I did some research and realized that vitamin D, selenium, soy extracts and pumpkin seeds have a positive effect for this condition. I started taken supplements enriched with these substances and managed to overcome this problem. After all, it wasn’t forever! Today I feel well and happy. My life is back on tracks!


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