It’s common for males, as they get older, to have to get up 2 or 3 times a night to urinate – we’re not sure about females, but we’re making enquiries. This is often referred to as “the frequency problem.” Obviously this is a bother. But what is just as much a bother, in fact, perhaps even more so, is that often, when they get up to urinate, their urine won’t come out straight away, they can’t just urinate and get straight back to sleep again. One of our readers, in his eighties, reports that it used to be up to 30 minutes after he’d got up to urinate before his urine would come out – time which he’d filled in by working on his computer.
In relation to this, our reader’s Urologist, Urologist AAA, (who he says he regards is one of the four best doctors he’s come across,) when he was asked about this, told him that this delay problem was widely recognised amongst Urologists – they didn’t know why it was, perhaps it was something about it taking a while before the brain got working, or something like that.
But our reader reports that he no longer has this problem – that not only does he seldom have to get up during the night to urinate, but that when he does, he can urinate straight away, just the same as when he goes to urinate during the day, something which he attributes to the fact that he has been on Low Dose Naltrexone now, for more than 3 years.
As a postscript to this, our reader says that when he reported this to Urologist AAA, he showed not the slightest interest!!! – that many of his senior patients might be having to get up 2 or 3 times a night to urinate, and that when they did, that there were delays in their urine coming out, when these things could avoided, apparently being of no concern to him.
(Our reader reports that it was the same with his Ophthalmologist – when he saw him recently, he told him that his eyes had actually improved since he’d seen him the last time!!! He was amazed!!! And when the reader told him that he attributed this to his being on Low Dose Naltrexone, the Ophthalmologist said , “Perhaps I should be on Low Dose Naltrexone.” But again, our reader reports that he showed no interest when he tried to follow this up with him.)
Our reader says that he has experienced many benefits from being on Low Dose Naltrexone, but that he would gladly be on it for just this one benefit – the help it gives him with the frequency problem.