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    So i use to wet the bed probably once every month or so, but recently this has increased to once or twice a week! this has been going on for a couple of months now and as far as i can see nothing has changed, always careful to not drink much late at night and drink decaff. Doctor has prescibed me some solifenacin as im also finding im needing to go more urgently, has anyone else had a sudden increase of incontinence out of the blue? is the medication likely
    to help at night? also to make things worse im a nurse so have to sleep at work when im on call, can anyone recommend a discrete pullup i could wear at night at work? sorry a lot of questions there i know

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    Has there been any more stresses in your life recently? if so... that could be a contributor...

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    My personal life has been a bit up n down, but its fairly stable now and no signs of wetting decreasing yet, maybe im expecting too much too quickly x

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    Quote Originally Posted by cragistory View Post
    So i use to wet the bed probably once every month or so, but recently this has increased to once or twice a week! this has been going on for a couple of months now and as far as i can see nothing has changed, always careful to not drink much late at night and drink decaff. Doctor has prescibed me some solifenacin as im also finding im needing to go more urgently, has anyone else had a sudden increase of incontinence out of the blue? is the medication likely
    to help at night? also to make things worse im a nurse so have to sleep at work when im on call, can anyone recommend a discrete pullup i could wear at night at work? sorry a lot of questions there i know
    Well the med is a urinary antispasmodic - which makes *some* sense if you suffer from an overactive bladder - which otoh. isn't likely to be the main cause for your bedwetting...
    if you feel the need to go more often during the day, basically you go to the toilet, pee, and 30minutes later feel an urge again... and so forth, Yes, then you most likely have an overactive bladder (... most likely... there's a good number of other possibilities though)... and in the case of an overactive bladder an urinary antispasmodic such as solifenacin can help.
    Depending on the origin of the problem though, it's just a remedial fix... so you'd be on that med for a long time...

    I've had life long issues with daytime incontinence and bedwetting and have been to numerous specialists (urologist, neurologists,etc.).
    What still to this day "pisses me off" is the fact that so many so called medical professionals don't really get "adult bedwetting"....
    What has been given to you is the 101 default answer you'll get from 90% of the urologists, if they don't have a clue and haven't taken the time to look at the issue more thoroughly.
    you're probably have been told to take the antispasmodic for some time and then report back to the doc to see if it worked or not.

    I for one have been there and had a lot of the side effects, some to the point I had to stop taking them (blurry vision & dry mouth)... the blurry vision is a no-go in my professional life as it could potentially kill me when I can't see what I do properly

    Good luck!

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    Depending on what country you live in and your waist size, a suitable pull-up to wear to bed would be Goodnites/DryNites or Underjams. Either of those two are going to be the most discrete; they're not bulky or noisy. Wear a pair of those and they'll keep you nice and dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EPO1 View Post
    What has been given to you is the 101 default answer you'll get from 90% of the urologists, if they don't have a clue and haven't taken the time to look at the issue more thoroughly.
    you're probably have been told to take the antispasmodic for some time and then report back to the doc to see if it worked or not.

    I for one have been there and had a lot of the side effects, some to the point I had to stop taking them
    That's exactly what he said, go back in a months time, I've been on them for over a week now, thankfully no blurred vision, but my mouth is so dry the additional fluids I have to drink to compensate means I'm wetting the bed even more!
    During the day I'm still getting the urges, it just there seems less pee when I do. Il give it another week then go back to the doc. Thanks for the advice

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    the Depends pull-ups, usually available at Boots (and sometimes on 'offer') seem pretty good, although i think the design has changed recently
    with the over-active bladder thing, along with the stop-start exercises, it may be an idea to let your bladder fill more, despite the discomfort, in order to stretch it to a more appropriate capacity. it's often a catch-22 that when the bladder shrinks, it becomes spasmodic, making you want to urinate more often, therefore keeping the bladder shrunken, and so on.
    also, if you're weeing at night, there could be some residual urine left in the pipes, resulting in iritation, especially if you're not 'squeezing' it out as you would when awake. the stop-start exercises should help with that.

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    I think many of us will have experiences with medication exactly like those Craigstory describes. It is reasonable to give any drug a month to see if it is effective, but beyond that the doctors should be looking at things more carefully. I have never before had much faith in pull-ups -perhaps because they were new on the market when I tried them and perhaps because of my male anatomy. Recently I have had much better experience with the maxi grade of Tena pants. They are discrete and very comfortable compared with some other brands but most importantly they have a good capacity. If your overnight involuntary output is not too great something like this could give you real confidence for the nights you are on call at the hospital.

    Hope it works out well and although you probably won't want to go down this route your employers should (under disability legislation) make reasonable adjustments to allow you to work with any form of incontinence - perhaps providing a waterproof mattress, discrete laundry facilities and disposal for used pads.

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    Has your diet change? As for food and such? Infection or something like that?

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    just a little update for u all, my output is proving too great at night for pullups now, have tried several, the best fitting being the drynites, so now using the newer boots adult nappies which i have found quite discrete and drynites in the day catch any leaks when i cant get to the toilet in time, thanks for all your advice, im due back at drs soon so il keep everyone updated. in other news (OT) ive joined an amdram grp and am loving it, and its giving me some focus away from my current stessors
    Last edited by sirleakalot; 30-Dec-2012 at 10:15. Reason: spelling

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