My daughter is twelve and I know she will be starting her period soon but she still wets the bed. I've talked to the doctor who told me there was nothing wrong but I don't kniow what to do because it's hard enough handling her wetting the bed regularly. That's a recipe for disaster!!

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Iridescent - posted on 10/16/2011

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Constance, don't proceed to "correct" me when I'm not incorrect. The danger with herbal remedies has nothing to do with allergic reactions, any more than it does for any other substance.

http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/a...,28804,1703763_1703764_1703942,00.html
"Certain supplements can have adverse effects ranging from nausea and vomiting to life-threatening conditions like liver or kidney dysfunction. For example, in 2002 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a warning about potential liver damage from kava root, then one of the 10 most popular herbal supplements sold in the U.S. And in 2004 the FDA banned ephedra, a Chinese weight-loss herb, after it was linked to more than 100 deaths. Equally troubling, some Ayurvedic supplements, medications based on Indian and South Asian practices, may be adulterated and thus could be contaminated with dangerous heavy metals, including lead and mercury.
Perhaps the greatest potential risk, however, lies in possible interaction with pharmaceutical drugs you are already taking. Saint-John's-wort, which has been shown to help in treating mild to moderate depression, is also known to reduce the effectiveness of some HIV medications and heart drugs such as digoxin and warfarin— life-and-death meds that it doesn't pay to fool with."

Tons of studies proving the exact same thing. Belladonna is "herbal", yet life threatening. Digitalis is "herbal" yet also life threatening. "Herbal" does not equate "safe".

Iridescent - posted on 10/16/2011

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The ONLY symptom he had was bed wetting at a very late age. This is why doctors exist. Some suck. Some do their job correctly.

Iridescent - posted on 10/16/2011

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Bed wetting is only typical up to age 6 in girls, and 7 in boys. Beyond that age it is appropriate to refer to a specialist for an evaluation, and it is causing damage to her self esteem as well in all likelihood.

Iridescent - posted on 10/15/2011

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Herbal pills can have major side effects - "herbal" and "organic" do not equal "safe". Look everything up carefully before trying it.

By age 12, it's abnormal to still be wetting. I'd request a referral to see a specialist (urology or nephrology) to rule out structural or nerve problems at this point.

Rosie - posted on 10/16/2011

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i've heard of these alarms that you put in their underwear that go off when the child urinates. they have a high success rate.
good luck!

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I think it's wise if you are not getting a result from one doctor to go and get a second opinion., Though you can get lots of free opinions on here :)

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Hi, I work in a pharmacy and my boss recently told me that her 11 year old daughter had been still wetting the bed. She said they had tried everything that was available to them medical wise but that they had eventually had astounding success with accupuncture. Western medicine can be so much more successful than conventional medicine in some things, they have been around for much longer. I think it definitely would be worth a try. Hope this helps.

Krista - posted on 10/16/2011

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Hi Kellee. If I were you I would try to get a second opinion with a pediatric urologist. Doctors are not infallible, and her doctor MIGHT be wrong about this.

Other than that, you might have to put incontinence pads on her at night -- it'll absorb the urine as well as her menstrual blood. I hope that you find a resolution to this soon.

Iridescent - posted on 10/16/2011

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Ok, I hope Kellee got the answers she needed.



Constance - you want to play the disabled kid card? Don't even go there. Enjoy your life.

Constance - posted on 10/16/2011

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Like I said if there is NO other issues. Then they won't do anything. Yes I do do pick my Drs. very carefully. I have 2 DISABILIED daughters and if it wasn't for their PCP then they would not get there proper diagnosis.

Iridescent - posted on 10/16/2011

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Yes. I have. We brought him to the doctor. We found out he has cysts in his kidneys and Medullary Sponge Kidney. We required a surgery to correct part of the problem. If we hadn't, his kidney would have died. Believe me, I read your full post. Did you?

Constance - posted on 10/16/2011

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I don't just do my research based on Western Medicine Ido my research on Eastern Medicine. 1000's of yr of research.

Constance - posted on 10/16/2011

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Do you have a child that has wet the bed this late in life? It not I am sure yu have not done the full research on it. It is normal for 1% of all bed wetters to wet the bed till he age of 19. If there is nothing else physically wrong with the child then DRs. will not do anything to fix the issue.

If you read my full post then you would have seen I agreed that IF you take too much of something or too long it CAN cause damage.

Constance - posted on 10/16/2011

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Kellee It is normal for a percentage of children at this age to continue to wet the bed at this age that is why the Dr. continues to say nothing is wrong. It really is nothng to worry about. More than you already are about her growing up.

Amy, Yes you can have side effects if you are allergic to an herb but in most cases people are not allergic. Side effect from herbs are almost non-exesitant. It is things that your body openly eccepts with damaging your intenal organs. Just like anything else you have to take them in moderation. Some vitamins and minerals can kill you if you get too much. Just like perscri[ption drugs. I have done my research on everything that I give to my children and always with their Drs. ok. He is the one who suggested the tablets to begin with.

Constance - posted on 10/14/2011

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My 10 yr old has alway wet the bed. Yes a boy but I went to an organic store and found an herbal remedy. I don't comletely remember the name but it was something like

Wake Up Dry. About $10.00 for 120 tablets that dissolve under the tongue. 3 in the morning, 3 at lunch, 3 at dinner and then 3 at bedtime. He used the whole thing and has been dry for almost a month now. He never had a dry night. The Drs. told me the samething that everything was fine. I started buying bed pads for him before that. You can get them with the adult undergarments. That could help as well kee her mattress dry in both situations.

Also with the herbal pils ther are no side effects. I hope this helps you too.

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