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Bedwetting

Newly(?) Bedwetting

Perhaps the lack of sleep is the problem. Anyway, it's great that you're looking into it and have such a positive outlook on it. Way to go! BTW, if you're waking up in the middle of the night being wet, you should go in the bathroom and go to the toilet even if you're empty and take the same time that you would if you needed to go. This may help your brain to wake you up before you wet so that you can get to the bathroom. Don't worry, as you get used to this, you'll get to where you can be just awake enough to do it, but be able to go right back to bed after taking care of things.  (Mar 21, 2014 | post #4)

Bedwetting

Really and honestly why do people worry about bedwetting ...

Hey Corey, perhaps you can talk to someone about changing room mates. There is a real possibility that there is someone else that also wets the bed, and maybe something could be worked out. One person you can start with is the resident advisor. They may not be able to take care of an actual switch, but they can head you in the right direction to do so. Also, make sure that you're allowing time to do what you need to do, and get to bed at a decent hour.  (Mar 21, 2014 | post #5)

Bedwetting

Newly(?) Bedwetting

If I were you, just to be safe, I would get checked out medically in case there's something going on. It sounds as if you need to get into a routine. I know that's hard, but it may also help with the bedwetting. Get yourself to where you have the time to do what you were doing before to avoid the wetting. "prepare myself adequately to not wet". I suspect there's something else going on here as well. Could it be that there is some hidden stress associated with really being on your own? I remember from involvement as an adult, with my old high school, comments from kids who came back at Thanksgiving or Christmas, showing evidence of how "shell shocked" they were from having to depend so much on themselves for even the simplest things like deciding when and what to eat, doing all the things that they got to rely on mom or dad to remind them to do without the reminders, and so forth. However, as much as you might be embarrassed about this, it sounds like you're taking it in stride, and that's fantastic!  (Mar 21, 2014 | post #2)

Bedwetting

embarrassed. advice?

Colm, sorry but this is probably going to be too late for this event. From what you've said, I suspect that Drynites will only be good to avoid 1 or possibly 2 wettings before it's maxed out. Unfortunately, I suspect that a full overnight garment is in order for a situation like this. If you wear something like cargo pants that are really loose fitting, and wear shirts that are long enough that they won't uncover your waist when you move or bend over, that should work really well. Most people won't know unless they're really looking for something. I would also suggest that you have further work up to see if your problem is really a small bladder, or something called overactive bladder. Here's a thread I wrote a while back which may give you some good ideas on how to manage this. http://www.topix.c om/forum/health/be dwetting/TBGE020QC 80IQ7R11  (Mar 14, 2014 | post #2)

Bedwetting

Really and honestly why do people worry about bedwetting ...

Well said Steve. I think here the difference is age. By the time your in your mid to late 20's and 30's, you've matured enough to not worry so much what other people think about the situation. The vast majority of those who have posted with real concerns are under the age of 22, and most of those are in the range of secondary school (high school in the US). Let's face it we're at that age still trying to find ourselves and are very concerned about what others think about us. (We've all gone through that.) I think it's even a little harder for those who have gotten into the tween/teen range when they started wetting as apposed to someone who has dealt with it their whole lives, much the same as someone who is born paralyzed or missing a limb, vs the onset of that in later years.  (Mar 13, 2014 | post #2)

Bedwetting

Genuine bedwetters support group :)

Hi Tammy, welcome to the forum! Perhaps you could tell us a little more about yourself and what's going on. The first thing to know is that while it might be a bit embarrassing, there's nothing to be ashamed of. It is NOT your fault. The first thing to look at is any changes in your daily life (stress, diet, changes in sleep patterns, etc.) that correlate to the start of the bedwetting. The next thing is that you need to talk to your mom or dad about this and get checked out medically. Have you become thirsty a lot, or peeing more? This could be indicative of diabetes. While diabetes can be managed, having it and not managing it can lead to very serious medical issues. So far as telling a parent, you shouldn't be embarrassed to tell them. After all, if you can't tell a parent, who can you tell? Take a look at this thread that I wrote some time ago. There's a lot of info there that might help both you and your parents. http://www.topix.c om/forum/health/be dwetting/TBGE020QC 80IQ7R11 You should consider wearing protection to keep your bedding and mattress dry. There will eventually be a time where a parent will figure out what's going on. Sometimes, they won't say anything at first as they don't want to embarrass you, hoping that you will come to them and confide in them. Trust them and let them help and don't be embarrassed to tell them. Hang in there and don't worry, it will all work out. :-) :-)  (Mar 3, 2014 | post #82)

Bedwetting

Genuine bedwetters support group :)

Brian, it's nice of you to offer, but one thing we try to emphasize for these young folk is not to give out any personal contact info such as phone numbers, email address, or other private ways to contact other than PM's through the forum. The reality, is that we have no idea of who you are. I try to help on here, but part of the reason I'm trusted (I think) is because I make it clear that I won't ask people for more personal contact info. I'm sure that if you are who/what you say you are, there's plenty that you can do here right on the forum. Remember that what you can help one with, may also help others.  (Mar 2, 2014 | post #80)

Bedwetting

hi im charlotte

Ouch! That's no fun at all!! Are you vomiting, or having diarrhea? In either case, you need to keep yourself from getting dehydrated. Drink water in frequent sips. You should be able to figure out how much you can take in without triggering the nausea. One other trick if you don't know it already, is when you are done vomiting, rinse out your mouth with some water and spit the water out. This will help get rid of the after taste in your mouth. If you're to the point where all you're bringing up is stomach acid and bile, or dry heaving, I've heard that drinking water helps ease the discomfort. (Some people find that the dry heaving is much worse than if they're actually bringing something up.) If it's an accident out the back end, I'm sure I don't need to tell you how critical hygiene is "down there". Being sick for almost a week, perhaps it's time to see the doctor if you haven't already. Hope you feel better real soon! Hugs, hugs, hugs, and more hugs.  (Feb 27, 2014 | post #3236)

Bedwetting

Genuine bedwetters support group :)

I know, but ignoring it is not going to make it go away. If you are wearing something light like Goodnites, then you should probably change fairly soon after an accident as another one on top of it may result in a leak and wet clothes. Now that's embarrassing, especially when it's in front of others. I'm surprised that if they think it's been going on much longer, that no one picked it up sooner. Hang in there kiddo. You CAN do it.  (Feb 25, 2014 | post #70)

Bedwetting

hi im charlotte

Awe sweety, hope you feel better soon. Hugs galore.  (Feb 25, 2014 | post #3234)

Bedwetting

Please Help!!!!

If it happens again, you need to see your doctor to make sure there isn't a medical problem associated with it that needs to be addressed. Hang in there.  (Feb 25, 2014 | post #7)

Bedwetting

Please Help!!!!

First thing, take a deep breath and calm down. There is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. Whatever the reason, it is not your fault, it's something that you can't help, at least for now. There are tons of questions here, but let's start out with simple stuff. Tell us a little more about your self, whether you are a guy or a gal, what else is going on with you, things like life changes that are causing stress, changing in your eating/drinking habits (are you thirsty a lot more) and so forth. You're mom probably already knows, and has likely not said anything so as not to embarrass you. If she does ask, it's likely out of concern. Are you having trouble during the day with lack of control or accidents? If so, you need to see a doctor ASAP. I want you to read through this thread that I posted a while back. It will answer a lot of questions for you and give you ideas on how to deal with it. If there are any issues in the family, you might want to show that to them as well. http://www.topix.c om/forum/health/be dwetting/TBGE020QC 80IQ7R11 Hang in there and stop panicking, It'll be fine.  (Feb 25, 2014 | post #2)

Bedwetting

Genuine bedwetters support group :)

I know this is hard for you, and believe it or not it will get better with time. Did you check out the link I gave you? It will give you some good ideas on how to deal with this and also help you understand why you need more protection at night. Did they just find out about the diabetes? Hang in there, like I said, it's probably a bit overwhelming, but you can get through it. Remember that if you can find friends that you can confide in as to what's happening, that support will be a great help and morale booster to you.  (Feb 24, 2014 | post #66)

Bedwetting

Genuine bedwetters support group :)

Good on ya kid! Don't feel too bad about the spelling, unfortunately you're in good company. I see more and more of it and of bad grammer in publishing. What's even worse is it's even more prevalent in ads and billboards. I think part of the problem is this generation that is using a sort of short hand for texting, and it has had a profound effect on this. Don't be upset as I was just trying to have a little fun with you. The "yelling " about being thinner and wanting bigger boobs was just to jar you a bit and get you on a different track with your thinking. You are awesome, I don't care what you think. I'm glad that you are looking into counseling. Hang in there. Hugs galore, and give Tracey and your sister a hug for me.  (Feb 23, 2014 | post #59)

Bedwetting

Genuine bedwetters support group :)

Hey Laura, the other thing in dealing with this is knowing that you are not alone, and remembering to take things one day at a time. You don't really have a choice, and really you can manage it, or it can manage you. The biggest help you will have is from friends. You'll want to talk to a few of your closest friends and let them in on what's going on and why. Trust me that those who really care about friendship will stick by you. I know it's scary, but you'll be surprised at how many people will be understanding about it. Those that aren't you can write off their behavior to immaturity. Just remember, you're Laura, not Laura the bedwetter, not the bedwetter, or anything else. Hang tough kiddo.  (Feb 23, 2014 | post #55)