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Frequent urination when reclining

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Gardener    193

Hi Dr. Okun,

I've been experiencing frequent urination throughout the day and especially when I recline.  It is not uncommon for me to get up 3-4 times within the first hour of going to bed.  This has been going on for several years but has steadily getting worse.  I read that Levodopa can cause water retention which could explain the frequent urge when lying down.  I have also read that constipation can cause this but not sure how.  Do you see this often?

Many thanks, Gardener

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Dr. Okun    409

Very common in PD and usually not levodopa but constipation can contribute.  Best to discuss with your doc and get a urology consult.  Watch out for drugs that can worsen cognition.  There may also be exercises that can help.

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