ADHD and Bedwetting

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I wet the bed most nights and have done for quite some time now. I'm also highly suspected of being ADHD and am going to see a specialist very soon for a diagnosis. I've done a fair bit of research and have found some articles suggesting that there may be a link between ADHD and bedwetting/ incontinence. Any body else here know anything about this? Cheers
 

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I'm ADHD. I have bed wetting issues at times as well. I also have high anxiety which causes me to have bladder spasms which causes my OAB as well as constant urge incontinence. So, I do think depending on the severity, and each person is different there could be a connection.
 

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I have ADD and I have never wet the bed. Neither has my sister with ADHD. Maybe it is a girl/boy thing? Or possibly it is more likely, but not a sure bet.
 

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I read the same thing online somewhere. I am ADHD and wore pull-ups through 8 years of age because of bedwetting problems
 

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Thanks for the info guys. I'm going to see this specialist soon and I was wondering whether it was something worth bringing up in the appointment. I guess it probably is
 

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I have adhd and bedwet also
I think there may be some kind of link between the 2 but I'm not sure how
 

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I am ADHD and was a very occasional (once a month or less) bedwetter up to age 6. Then I wet one other time on a camping trip (sound familiar?) when I was 7 and that's it, fortunately (or unfortunately if you skip my logic side and ask my fantasies, lol.)
 

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Hey everyone. So I went to the clinic today and as suspected I am 100% definitely ADHD. It's actually kind of a relief to know this as I have been worried for so long now that I'm just stupid or lazy but now I know for sure, so I'm happy. I did mention my bedwetting/ incontinence to the nurse, which meant a full explanation of the meds I've tried and that I also need nappies when out of the house. She noted it down with all of the other evidence but didn't say anything else about it. I'm still curious as to the link between ADHD and incontinence. I think I'll ask them again when I return for my next appointment in a months time. I'll keep you posted :)
 

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Bed-wetting and ADHD have been connected always. I think its psychological with PTSD and any events that would have traumatized ones child-hood or maybe something seen on TV such as a sex scene. This is my thinking on the subject I hope someone finds it helpful. :3
 

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I'm diagnosed ADHD and did wet the bed from 4 to 9 and inconsistently until now. So based on anecdotal evidence, there may be a connection. Also, I've read that there is a higher likelihood of bedwetting in those who are diagnosed with ADHD.
 
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Bed wetting and its problems.

I am now 69 years old and have or would have wet the bed since I was born, I went to see many specialists who treated me at times as if I was a stupid idiot, who should grow up, and stop being a baby, I did under his guidance it didnt work, every night I spent in his ward, they had to change the bed in the morning, after afew more days of that, he declared that I nocturnal enuresis, a bed wetter, so needed to take precautions at night, so back to pants and pads again, the problem being that it as never been a popular problem, before I got married I sat the future wife down, and told her what my problems were, she replied as long as it doesnt interfere with our sex life then she didnt mind,she even ordered them for me from the local chemist, its suprising who wets the bed, when I stood there waiting for them to pack my monthly order.
I get problems sometimes when I want to go too quickly, by the time I should have got to the toilet, I had started going, also when I started it seemed a long time before I stopped,I suffer from heart failure so have to take water tablets to stop my joints retaining excess water, but as I wear a nappy pad and rubbers 24/7, I dint rush anywhere, because when I feel the want to go, I am already going inside my pads, some days I use up to eight pads a day, during the night I only use one nappy pad of course with my rubbers on and a bed pad under me, but I still have a life, and get out and enjoy it when I can, when out I change in special disabled toilets, where I can dispose of my wet pad, and have a wash and put on a clean pad, so smell isnt a issue with me, when we first got married, we were having sex at all times, so sometimes, my sperm was absorbed in my pad at night, mixed with urine, the result was very very smelly odours for minutes, boy was I glad to get out of them pads in the morning.
I hope you clear up this simple issue, good luck.:smile:
 

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Just registered here, I have ADHD aswell and still bedwet with daytime urge incontinence. I've met few other ADHD guys through work and most of them used to be or are still bed-wetting occasionally.
 

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I do NOT have ADHD as far as I know, but I am a bedwetter; but that has only begun in the past few weeks. As nearly as I can remember, I never wet the bed after potty training, but I did continue to wet my pants until I was 6 years old. I loved the diaper my mother finally put on me, but of course I would never have admitted that at the time.

All that being said, I had a foster child in my home for about 10 years, from 2 to 12. They said he was ADHD, but back then I don't know if that was accurate or not, but he was a terrible bed wetter. By the time he was 11 or so his night diapers were so thick he could hardly waddle, and still he wet through all that, plus plastic pants, and soaked his bed. After he left our home he did time in prison, etc. He was later referred to by the so-called experts as sociopathic, so I don't know if the ADHD diagnosis was still believed or not.
 
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I have ADHD, and I have never ONCE wet the bed. o_O My ADHD is very severe too. I think it depends on the person or what you are drinking. I know that for me, when I drink caffeine, it tends to go right through me. I don't really believe what studies have said because I'm one of the ones with ADHD who have never once wet the bed or became incontinent because of it either. I guess it's common in people with this condition, but I don't know... I don't really think it's right to blame it on the ADHD or anything.

I do agree with the DitziGermanShepard though. It could often be psychological because people with ADHD aren't very good with their stress levels. I believe that we tend to stress easier over certain things than a normal person usually does. So, it's possible anything from a bad childhood to just too much stress at school can lead to problems either now or later on in life or something like that.
 

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Hello all,

I have ADHD as well. I can't say about when I potty trained. But my mom said in the first grade I was still having messing accidents at school. She said she was stumpped on where all my underwear were going. I only have one memory of being in the bathroom at school trying to clean up a pooping accident. I tossed out my underwear and tried to clean up the best a 6 or 7 year old could. At age 13 I began having bed wetting problems. Partly due to the ADHD, and partly due to undiagnosed PTSD. The PTSD wasn't diagnosed until I was 22. Anyway, I wet the bed once a night on most nights. Then when I was 16 due to a spinal injury during a incident of child abuse it caused the bed wetting to get worse increasing night time accidents to 2-3 times. And around age 20 I the day wetting had started and had to start wearing during the day too. But yea, kids (and adults) with ADHD have been known to have issues with wetting and sometimes messing too. Something to do with the signal from the bladder not making it to the brain. Or perhaps the issue is the signal is being lost in all the information someone with ADHD is flooded with. I am sure others can relate in that it's difficult to concentrate. My brain has a hard time focusing on one thing. My mind is taking in things happening all around me even when I try to ignore them. So one way I concentrate is being in a room alone with the TV off and normally with headphones and music playing to block out sounds around me too. So it makes sence how the signal from the bladder (or bowels) can be missed in all the things we are taking in around us all day. That's my two cents. :)

-Baby Stanley
 
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