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I can't wake up to use the bathroom.
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CallMeSunshine posted:
I am a 23 y/o female, and since I can remember I've always had difficulty with waking up in the morning. However, within the last for years it has turned into me unable to wake up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. I tried to track a pattern to this (like if I'm drinking too much too late) but even on days where I don't drink a lot I still wet the bed though it may not be much.

It has now gotten to the point where instead of waking from my sleep, I have scenes in my dreams where I am going to the bathroom to release. It feels so real and I feel like I have to pee and go through the motions to do so in my dream. However, in each dream when it comes for me to actually release, I do so in real life too as well as in my dreams. But in my dream I have this reoccurring part where the toilet over flows because I can't stop; and thats when I wake up and find that I have wet the bed. During the day I never have problems with leaking or inability to control myself. This is only happening at night.

I've gone to a obgyn and a urologist so far. Both have looked at me like I was making this up, or just a person who does not know how to control themselves. They said there is no research on this issue so basically i'm out go luck and could just be put on med's for the rest of my life.

I've also tried Kegel exercises, bladder control herbal supplements, and setting my alarm in the middle of the night (this works but who really can remember, is able, or even WANTS to set a clock for each night for the rest of their life!?). I've lost hope and I really need help, suggestions, and encouragement. I can't develop relationships with people for fear of this happening, I'm scared to travel, I go through bed sheets like crazy, and I'm just become insecure with my able to control myself. If anyone is going through this, or has an idea what to do, what this is, or what type of doctor to see please help.

I know its called nocturnal enuresis and the type is Adult Onset Secondary Enuresis.
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diaperjamie responded:
am total incontinent for 20yrs.now and have to wear diapers 24/7.you should think about diapers at night,it will give a better night sleep and you won't have that many sheets to wash in the moring.my bed is dry when i weak up in the moring.i am a very heavy wetter and have to use a good absorbent diapers,like abena,wellness diapers.these are good diapers.i hope this help you jamie
 
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witsend04 responded:
My daughter has the same problem she is currently taking ccombinatin of medicine dipropan and ddvap. It has not stopped the problem, but it has helped. We have traveled to every doctor recommended to us before finding a specialist in knoxville, tn that listens. Good luck and I pray you find a solution that will help. She to has limited her circle of friends due to this problems.
 
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An_249433 responded:
Hi CallMe Sunshine,

I am a healthy 29 y/o female that has been experiencing the same dreams and release that you spoke of. It has been happening for a bit over a year but it is pretty sporadic. And over the past year I have slowed down my fluids around 6:00 PM and then stopped drinking fluids all together by 7:00 PM. This kind of torture because I end up with a sore throat every night. And just as you mentioned you have no problems throughout the day, I also drink tons of water throughout the day and have zero problems.

My doctor seemed to be stumped by my issue and ordered a type of ultrasound test. I had the test done (5 weeks ago) and have yet to hear the results. I have another appointment in a week and a half and if I get any helpful information I can definitely share with you.

I know that this is frustrating and embarrassing and hopefully someone can give us and fellow sufferers some answers.


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