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Over the last few years I have been finding it more and more difficult and distressing to have less and less control of my bladder. I have had to get pads, and still found that on getting up from a chair, particularly last thing at night, I just could not stop my bladder emptying.
I could see and feel that my abdomen was tight, my skin stretched and my waist more like an equator.
Once in a while I would be doubly incontinent. My sphincters just could not hold back the internal pressure.
I was put on Metformin and a statin at once when diagnosed with diabetes ten days ago. I returned to eating a low carb diet which I had abandoned when told I had high cholesterol, and put on so much weight.
I noticed a difference in just a day or so, but most noticeably the internal pressure has reduced. The area just under my ribs has shrunk - that would be my liver, I assume. My knees improved quite a bit, I don't have to take Ibuprofen each morning now. I have had to tighten all my waistbands. My belly no longer droops onto my thighs, it is noticeably lifted and the skin no longer requires all the washing and drying off I had become used to having to do or risk getting sore patches. I can now tighten the muscles around my middle without it hurting and joy oh joy - not only have I regained control but I can - almost - scoot up the stairs to the bathroom. I can bend over far more easily, and feel far more flexible.
I think it was the weight of an enlarged liver pressing down as I stood up which was the cause of the incontinence.
Reduction of the stored glycogen and perhaps some fat as well must have reduced the size of my liver quite rapidly. I am losing about half a pound in weight each day.
Other changes are that my feet have shrunk, so I can no longer wear the same sandals, my vision is clearer, and I am sleeping less.
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