Sorry to hear all this, gentlemen. Hope things change soon. I seem to be the opposite. I recently had to track urine/bowel movements for 2 days (Pelvic Floor Therapy Survey) and I seem to be peeing every hour or two. Large amounts too. I filled just over two containers on latest 24 Hour Urinary Cortisol Test. Out of curiosity, did you start like me then start retaining water? Or, did you start retaining water from the get-go? I assume for all of us, whichever end of spectrum, this is Kidney related. I have occasional lower back pain as well.