As of a few months ago, I had pretty-good control. Please feel free to contact us at any time. If the disposable does not leak, I do not need to wash the cloth diaper. There are people who understand your struggles — either first hand or as caretakers. There may be a cure for your incontinence. I tried Depends but it just wasn't enough and caused me too many problems so I went with something a little higher end.
Without my diapers, I'd be a shut-in. Initially resisted wearing diapers, but found its' best solution. I always had to go pee 15+ times a day to just try and control problems. Also, for a barrier cream I apply a generous coating of 40% zinc oxide diaper rash cream. Then I went in to change and found that I had wet badly during the night and the premium disposable had leaked into the cloth diaper I wear on top. The support of all you ladies out there is very touching as well and we will keep on healing each other. I'm prepared to deal with it in a positive not negative manner.
Just wondering what other people thought, or if you know of anything I missed. While they can be used for any type of loss of bladder and bowel control, they are most often used for the individual who has no control of these functions at all and does not use a toilet for bathroom needs. As soon as I started taking this medicine, the nightmares and paralysis stopped, but then all 25 or so years of abuse that I have experienced started coming back. Things began to improve a little until I reached the stage where I was bedwetting once or twice a week. I really don't get any odd looks from my health care providers especially since my chronic diaper dermatitis is almost all gone and I don't smell like piss. I am glad for the support and the ability to talk on this forum. You can die of constipation.
My name is Julia and I'm a first-time poster. I actually find being vocal about my situation helps and it kills a lot of the shock. I don't think my mom believes it and I don't think my dad knows anything thankfully about these thing--Although he got a snoot full in 1998 when I stayed there a year. I will need to go back and do some more test because my condition happens during the day at times some days it is not bad. Of course, the worst thing is diaper rash. I use their leakmaster delux vinyl pants cause the fold over leg gathers don't leak. I just hate being this way.
I'm a bit surprised that your urologist suggested you wear diapers. But in my case, I never outgrew my problems, fears like overflow of toilets and thinking that a lot of people just don't care for me much or just tolerate me Although I know it is very much not true. But that's another story so I just live with and where diapers and I am ok with it. I was allowed to stop wearing at night when I entered high school. You do have to be careful of the clothing you wear, so that the outline of your diapers won't show. Retentive incontinence actually is seen medically as legitimate even though people like my sister-in-law will disagree and she thinks I am lazy--I don't believe I'm lazy. I must admit that I am not totally surprised to be wetting again, because all my life I had urgency and a small bladder.
I hate to say it but if you want opinions from others who are trying to cure their incontinence you probably will be better off seeking them elsewhere. But they did provide great service when it was technically difficult to do laundry. Re the Botox, I did not realize how the Botox worked. I now she was embarrassed about having a 5 year old in diapers and so was I, but we both knew there was little other choice. My doctor is very empowering.
I then get up, lean against a wall or door frame and fasten the lower pins at the legs as tightly as I can. Ever heard of the Karma Train? As for other forums, I am currently unaware of any incontinence support forums that focus on issues other than either complete incontinence or youth bed wetting. So yes I believe there are many more people like us out there who do as well. Jenny Jenny, thanks for the last post. Thanks again I am new, but I want to chime in on this. Now, is it really the case that the majority of bedwetters are men, and that I as a woman am in the minority? I have not done that. Here you will find information about the types of incontinence, its causes, many treatment options as well as some methods for coping with this problem.
Next I moved towards wax done by myself. Just before I started wetting again two days ago I noted nocturnal bladder pain and had to get up to cath with 400 cc or more screaming to be let out. My mom has had a very hard time understanding my condition. The retentive incontinence actually started I think once in a while when I was 8 around two times or so that year I think this is the beginnings. Keeping a sense of humor, difficult as it may be at times, probably is our greatest weapon! Just another note about retentive incontinence. My doctor doesn't want me to retain anymore and this means to be no respecter of persons when I use the restroom--do what you have to do. Make sure not to miss our great either! All that was along long time ago.