Thanks Lyn, Barry and Chris for replies. I can see the problem is in my brain, the problem is trying to defy it! Well I HAVE successfully told it to stop pestering me on occasion, but more often than not the urge becomes too painful and the need to get back to sleep takes over. Plus I know that getting up will ease my arm pain - so up I get!
(I should perhaps have mentioned previously that I was diagnosed with an overactive bladder (OAB) following a rigid cystoscopy four years ago that went disastrously wrong.).
I did measure overnight voiding a few weeks ago. This revealed I was weeing an average of one to one-and-a-half litres each night, which was more than 50% of my total 24hr output.
As to bladder training, when I asked my my continence nurse a while back she told me the local authority does not support it!
So I then tried to do it myself but after several weeks failed miserably.
Also I have scrupulously performed Kegels for over a decade without any measurable improvement. Following an anal finger test three years ago my continence nurse advised that despite all my efforts, my pelvic floor muscles remain weak. I have tried several medications (Oxybutynin, Tolterodine and Myrabegron), all of which I had to abandon because of more worrying side-effects (palpitations, loss of sleep, bradycardia).
So now I am left with following a bladder / prostate friendly diet as closely as possible and accepting things the way they are.
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