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    Hi guys, its been about 8 months since i was on here. Ive had 2 eye surgeries, and recovery is slow on regainging my vision. One of the drugs i was taking for about a month for eye preasure was diamox, i only took it for about 3 weeks, 500 mg a day. Now a month later, i think ive had a kidney stone from it, like 2 weeks ago, but im not sure. I had a urine test that came back with no infection but havent been tested for stones yet. Im doing a vision rehab program for 3 months in the next state over, so ill be living there for 3 months. Testing for stone is scheduled for elwhen i get back in july. For the past week or so ive had frequency and urges like never before. I pee 1-2 times an hour, with drip leaks or at least the sensation of that every so often. Sometimes i pee a lot sometimes its very little. so now im diapered all the time. My urologist says i should be fine untill july. My oab problems got me wondering tho. Ive read that diamox can damage the bladder but im not sure how last these effects vould be. im bringing mu aben m4 and dry 24/7 for night time use and for longer trips during the day. Should i go back to using depends during the day, i know i need to change more ofeten but i can see myself siting in an abena for 6 hours. If i go with thick diapers all the time i can only affor to go thru 3 a day.

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    I wish you the very best of luck with the vision rehab program. It's too bed about the overactive bladder problem, but I'm happy to hear that you've taken the sensible step of wearing a diaper 24/7. The diapers will enable you to go about doing what needs to be done without having to run to the bathroom every few minutes. My philosophy is to manage my incontinence and not let it manage me. It sounds to me like you're trying to take the same approacc.

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    I use the goodnites trufit inserts in my diapers and they are phenomenal. They save me a lot of changes. Try them out.

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    I add an Assurance (Walmart) "Guard" pad to my diaper and it increases the capacity quite a bit. I cut several slits in the both side of the pad so it will flow through into the diaper without overflowing the sides of the pad. If you think you'll need to replace it just don't pull the cover (or at least not all of it) off of the adhesive strip. That way when it becomes soaked you can just pull the pad out of your diaper and add a new pad. You can just carry a new pad in your pants pocket and easily change in any bathroom, it makes for a quick and easy change. I've also used the Trufit inserts, and they do work well, but are a bit more expensive than the Assurance Guard pads.

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    Thanks for the support guys , im bringing a bunch of packs of abena m4 plastic back and dry 24/ withe me. For night time at least but i know ill need good diapers for day use. My mom took me to get some depends fit flex underwear for men along with the guards bu this combo wont work beyond one wetting. She seems to thing that i should try to make it to the bathroom every time i need to pee, which is isnt always possibble when u pee 1-3 times an hour. She was more concerned about the diaper noise then functionality. She thinks is lazy to just use my diaper, since i still have most of my control, but the more i try to hold it the worse the urges are, and i cant hold it for like ten mins, but once i leak a bit, theres no use trying to hold it any more, rathe be wet then have it hurt more while trying to make it to the bathroom. Now that my vision is worse, its harder to find bathrooms. Im yhesitant to try meds for my oab cuz i cant risk affecting the vision i do have, so diapers are my solution. Does oab ever go away? Im definitly either getting depends plastic diapers at walmart while im at rehab or ill order a case of abenas from xpmedical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikthewerelion View Post
    Thanks for the support guys , im bringing a bunch of packs of abena m4 plastic back and dry 24/ withe me. For night time at least but i know ill need good diapers for day use. My mom took me to get some depends fit flex underwear for men along with the guards bu this combo wont work beyond one wetting. She seems to thing that i should try to make it to the bathroom every time i need to pee, which is isnt always possibble when u pee 1-3 times an hour. She was more concerned about the diaper noise then functionality. She thinks is lazy to just use my diaper, since i still have most of my control, but the more i try to hold it the worse the urges are, and i cant hold it for like ten mins, but once i leak a bit, theres no use trying to hold it any more, rathe be wet then have it hurt more while trying to make it to the bathroom. Now that my vision is worse, its harder to find bathrooms. Im yhesitant to try meds for my oab cuz i cant risk affecting the vision i do have, so diapers are my solution. Does oab ever go away? Im definitly either getting depends plastic diapers at walmart while im at rehab or ill order a case of abenas from xpmedical.

    Don't waste the $ on depends. Noise is really not an issue as most places have enough ambient noise that no one hears the diaper. Oab meds will make you VERY thirsty. I've been on several and they also stop working after a while. I also gave up trying to make it to the bathroom because most of the time I've lost control before I made it half way there (albeit I do have good days). You might want to try out northshore cares diaper. They are really nice and also Xp meds A+ level 4. If you need a cheap daytime diaper that is better than depends you could order tranquility brand.

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    If bathroom location is an issue wether for urinating or changing go tonthe coloplast website they have an app that tells you whrre known bathroomss are everywhere , the cleanliness of them and all that stuff,it alsoballows you to update the database on how you find the bathroom ,your personal favorites etc.. wether you use an android or an apple they both can tell you about them by voice if you csn not see the display.
    Also if this is an inpatient eye rehab they will provide diapers to you during your stay ( the quality of them will not be great usualy,none the less the are free to you, and can supplement those that you can afford to bring)
    Good luck and keep us posted.

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    Thanks for the app tip. Even if the eye rehab place did provide me with some diapers id rather wear the plastic depends with a guard inside, which im considering for daytime use while around the rehab building , so that i can save the abenas for out in town and when on recreational trips. If i tried to use only abenas, i would have to use only 3 diapers every 24 hours, for 12 weeks, that would mean making one m4 last ne 6 hours, and i know thats not good for skin. I got creams, powder and wipes. Any ideas on how i should go 25/7 and be realistic with ny diaper use. Thanks guys

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    Creams and powders will cause decreased absorbsncy by blocking the "pores" on the diapermif you are doing a barrier cream look for something non petrolateum,oike simrthicond or dimetjicone yhose you apply to dkin create a barrier without cauding sny loss in abdorbancy.

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    Best of luck with all that you have to come to terms with . I have been away from here for a very long time for various reasons and coming back feels a bit like coming home

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