Five years ago I thought that bed wetting and wetting my pants were left a long time ago in my childhood. The only issues I had with wetting was sometimes dribbling in my pants a bit if I didn't finish off peeing properly if I was in a hurry.
Then I went through a period when if I was ill, or had a bit too much to drink I would sometimes wet my bed. This was like what I had experienced when I was 15 or 16. Occasional accidents when I could identify a cause. It was a bit of a pain, but with a rubber sheet on my bed I coped with the odd accident.
More recently bed wetting became worse and I was wetting nearly everynight just like when I was 10 or 11 years old. I started to wear nappies again for bed and started to talk to the medics. I altered some of my behaviour and removed caffeine from my diet etc. For a while things improved, but over time my bedwetting returned. During this time I continued to use nappies at night. When my wetting happening each night again I went back to my GP, and further investigations began. I was also starting to have problems during the day.
Most of the time I would use the toilet. However increasingly I would get the urge to peer, to start with I could control this, but then sometimes a spurt of pee would go into my pants before I got control. In recent months sometimes I cannot control the spurts of pee and the urgency leads to me having accidents in my pants. I now wear protection all the time. I use various absorbancy and types depending on what I am doing and how easy it will be to get to a toilet if I need one in a hurry. I would say I am now at the stage I was when I was about 4 years old. Wearing nappies at night for bedwetting and being toilet trained during the day, but still having some accidents in my pants.
I have tried some medication, with very limited success and I am still looking for a solution. To start with I wanted a complete cure so my bladder would work like a normal adult, increasing I would settle to be like my 10 year old self and just need nappies at night. Incontinence at home at night is much easier to deal with that wetting in public and wearing nappies in public.
My fear is that I am gradually getting worse and that soon I will decline even more and become like I when I was 2. Wearing full nappies 24/7 and having no control at all of when I pee.
Has anyone else declined into incontinence in the way I have? Have you managed to turn things round. I know botox and surgery can be used, but realise that these treatments can bring their own problems with them. Just as the drugs can also have side effects.