Im 20 years old and have been wetting my bed for as long as I can remember. My parents, especially my dad, always said it was my own fault, that I never got up in the middle of the night to pee. When I was younger my parents tried waking me up several times in the middle of the night to use the restroom. We all ended up exhausted the next day and somehow I usually ended up wetting sometime before or after they woke me up. We tried setting alarms instead of them physically getting out of bed, I still wet. My physician told my mom I would grow out of it. Yeah right. After that it was basically ignored and wasnt dealt with for years until I became old enough to express my own concern. However, now I tend to just push it under the rug because Ive become used to that, and its not a very uplifting topic to discuss. When I was in high school I saw another doctor, they gave me meds to try. They worked for a couple weeks, then the dose had to be made stronger, worked for a couple more weeks. This continued a few more times until the dosage could not get any higher. Ive tried acupunture as an alternative to medication, Im still not sure if it actually helped or if i just wanted it to work so badly that I saw something that wasnt there, but I thought it at least made the wetting lighter and less pee. It never stopped it or even gave me one dry night though so who really knows if it did anything at all. I saw a general urologist, which was awkward as heck considering I was the youngest one in the waiting room. He charged me for 2 visits to tell me that my bladder looked fine and he had no clue why this was happening. He just dismissed me and sent me on my way. Thats the worst feeling ever, having a doctor say they dont know what they can do to fix it. He had given me I think 2 other types of medication that I could try as well before he told me he didnt know what to do, neither had the slightest affect on me. Now I am getting ready to go to college in the Spring and Im very uncomfortable with the idea of living with a roommate and trying to hide this, too much stress to add on to what is already such a big part in ones life. Ive already avoided this by going to community college and living at home for my first 2 years out of high school. At the time of course I would never admit that was the reason but I think it subconsciously was. Also I have 2 younger brothers, the middle child had no issue with this at all. The youngest child had a problem with this as well and my parents were avoiding doing something about just like they did with me. He recently had surgery maybe a year ago now because he had a hernia. Ever since then, that lucky ducking hasnt had anymore accidents. I cant help and think that I need some kind of surgery and then everything would be fixed. Gosh wouldnt that be great. For now I am stuck spending money that I really need for other things and wearing depends at night. So embarrassing.
Hi.I'll start my job as flight attendand, but i still wet the bed...usually a wear diapers at night, but i'm a bit affraid of wearing them during stays, because I'll maybe share a room whith someone else, and every day with a diferente colleague.Some advice?Thanks
Hi there,I’m new here and also a brit because I can’t find a UK forum. Age 23, I tend to suffer from stress related bedwetting, usually a few times a year before university exams ect, nothing that causes too much inconvenience. Unfortunately in January I suffered a rather nasty skiing accident and I’m on the waiting list for surgery. Because of this I can’t ski, play polo, hill walk or...