bedwetting

Staci - posted on 01/06/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I have a 14 year old who has a bedwetting problem. Has never been completely night time potty trained...have addressed the problem to drs. many times and have tried medications that help for a bit and then quit working. Any ideas how to make this problem go away??

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Tracy - posted on 03/10/2010

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A friend of mine has a 12 year old that wet the bed. She discovered that giving her a teaspoon of honey before bed stopped it altogether. I don't know the "in-and-outs" of this but it's worth a try. Good luck!

Maria - posted on 03/07/2010

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Aurore thanks you very much for the link but I've mixed urinary incontinence, so my daughter has some of my symptoms. it is not just a problem of maturity of the bladder or neurological, but more a physical problem. For now, doctors have found her with a weak bladder and the situation could improve with the growth and kegel exercises. Now the most important thing is to give her a proper support and manage bedwetting in the best way to avoid the embarrassment and without making a bid deal.

Aurore - posted on 03/05/2010

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Maria, , I wish I could remember the name of the company. I looked on the internet and I think it may be this clinic http://drybed.com/. Enuresis treatment centre. I'm not sure if this is the same company. I know with my son after a month he was cured and the treatment was for a year. They came back to get the equipment after the 1st month. If my son would have started again they would have brought the equipment back since the contract was for a year. You can give them a call and see. They will come to your house and explain the procedure.

Maria - posted on 03/05/2010

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I have a 13 years old who wet the bed nightly. We did any analysis and tried a lot of thing, also the nasal spray and the bed wetting alarm but it hasn't given us dry nights. Not drinking two hours prior to bed time has helped quite well. My husband and I were both wetters so I think it's a genetic factor for my daughter. I hope it stops soon, but in the meantime it's important not to make a big deal and comfort my daughter.

Shelly - posted on 02/09/2009

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He might need to set an alarm clock to wake him up during the night to go to the bathroom.  Or take him in to a specialist don't just relly on you family Dr.  He sounds like he has done every thing he can but there may be something he doesn't know so go see a specialist someone that deals with urinary tracked.  Don't let your feelings stand in the way of helping your son...Good Luck...I will keep your family in my prayers

Nikki - posted on 01/18/2009

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My son were bedwetters until they were 13 amd 12 and had been since they were little, about 2or 3. What I found out was that bed wetting was a problem that was inherited from their father's side of the family.All of the males had a problem with wetting as did their male uncles, cousins ect.continuing from generations. It was one of the most frustrating episodes for me and for them. I finally put htem on a medication called imiprimin and after a summer of taking it they stopped. Ican't really say if it was the medication or if this was just the point they were going to stop.

Aurore - posted on 01/17/2009

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My son was bed wetting every night when he was 5. One day I received an add in the mail concerning bed wetting and contacted them. They provided me with a pad with sensors to put under his sheet on the bed and this was connected to an alarm. As soon as a drop hit he pad the alarm started and he had to get up and go turn off the alarm. Once the alarm was turn off I had to take him to the washroom, I had to make sure he was awake by putting cold water on his face. Only then he was allowed to pee. It was hard at first and he had a few accidents in his room but after a month we removed the pad and he never wetted his bed again. He is now 20. They told us when someone wet his bed it is because they are not awake and their subconcient doesn't tell them they have to go. This is the reason that I had to make sure that he was awake before allowing him to releave huimself. I was really happy of the outcome and my son was then able to go on sleepover without worrying he would wet his bed. The person had told us at the interview that if he problem is not dealt with he would keep wetting his bed. They were working with people in their 40 who were still wetting their bed. I will have to find the name of the company that supplied us with this bed pad and alarm. I recommend it.

Staci - posted on 01/08/2009

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Thanks for the advice. My son did have a fever induced seizure when he was 3 which is around the time he was potty trained. Since he's never been potty trained at night this may be a reason why. I will look into this! Thanks so much for responding!

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My father was a bed wetter, I was a bed wetter until about the time  I "became a young lady". My son wet the bed until he was about 12 too. My daughter was very insecure because she wet the bed too. I told her she'd probably stop around the same time I did, and about the same time she "became a young lady" she stopped. Sometimes they just grow out of it, maybe give it some more time. Just be reassuring that its nothing to be ashamed of. Keep on top of compliments about the "good qualities" about your child. Try to be as passive about it as possible and keep the focus on positive things. Good Luck

Julie - posted on 01/07/2009

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My son is 11 and still occassionally has an accident. He had problems for a long time. We decided not to go with medicine and never made it a big issue. Some kids have emotional issues that cause this and for others its simply a bladder development problem. Once, we started the no juice or pop past 3pm it slowed it down. Also, we still remind him to use the bathroom right before bed. Avoiding sugar and caffiene help as well. Up until about 2 years ago, I set the alarm for about 3am and woke him up to go. He now gets up in the night at that time on his own and goes. I still wake up and hear him but he doesn't remember it in the morning. I wouldn't try and over fix the problem that could lead to emotional issues on his side. He may just always have a weak bladder. It may be time to figure out ways to live with the problem. I know that this is not what you wanted to hear and it would be great to have a magic cure but somethings are just the way they are. Good luck to you and your child.

Malissa - posted on 01/06/2009

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Have you had your child tested for siezures? I had a bed wetting problem when I was a kid and when I was finally diagnosed with epilepsy at age 12 and put on anti convulsant it stopt. I was haveing siezures in my sleep and no one knew. Just a thought. Hope you find a solution. Good luck

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