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28 Year Old Comments “I Had Nothing To Do With The Bed-wetting”

The Center for Bedwetting Treatment success stories.  We post success stories from children, teenagers and adults who no longer suffer from ongoing bedwetting because of our treatment care.   Below is a letter from a 28 year old who was finally able to find the right help.

I found the Center for Bedwetting Treatment out of frustration.

I am 28 and I wet the bed, the first time until 16.  Everybody said I finally got ‘control of myself” and made it happen.  Believe me, we tried everything to stop the bed wetting!  I had NOTHING to do with it and had no idea how it stopped.

 

Then I went off to college and it started again.  I was embarrassed, confused, and became depressed.  My parents suggested I go see a therapist and an urologist.  25 visits to the therapist and poking, prodding, tests and drugs with the urologist and still no dry bed.  Both the psychologist and the urologist seemed to hint that I was doing this on purpose.  I was so confused…why would anyone think that and make me think that?

 

So I suffered and tried my best to hide this from roommates and even my family.

One morning after waking in a cold, wet bed I went online and typed in” treatment for bedwetting.”  When I went to the www.nobedwetting.com , it felt like a miracle.  I called immediately and the sensitivity and understanding was evident from the beginning.

 

I called my parents, confessed to the bedwetting and told them to look up this website and call the clinic to ask more questions.  I lived in Chicago, but my parents lived in Michigan and I wanted to send them in and check it out!  Believe it or not, my mom drove over to the clinic, picked up a brochure and met the staff.

Yes, it took some time, 9 months, but who cares.  The individual attention was amazing.  My deep sleep was the problem and we worked together.  I had my own treatment specialist who I felt was “on call” for me.  I called her my personal coach and we met every two weeks by phone.  I kept track of all the non-working parts and achieved dry…dry…dry…

 

I am going in to visit my parents for Christmas and I have been saving a big hug for Michelle (The best treatment coach in the world!)

 

Summer Camp And Ongoing Bed Wetting

Summer Camp And Ongoing Bed Wetting:  You Need A Plan

Summer sleep away camp offers so many opportunities for children and teens, yet it can instill fear in the hearts of an individual who wets the bed.

They worry about discovery.   Even if they don’t express it, overnight camp can be anxiety-filled for them.  Those eager to attend summer camps are likely to worry constantly or even attempt to remain awake all night so as not to be discovered.

Plan as much as you can to give them a true sense of security to make their stay at camp as protected and secure as possible

  1. 1.    Camp Policy regarding bedwetting issues:
    1. Ask for a detailed account of how they will be able to keep your child’s secret safe.
    2. Learn who will be checking the bed each morning, what time, who it will be, and how they will be disposing of wet sheets and replacement
    3. If you will be sending disposable diapers such as GoodNites, ask where they will be kept and how will they be discreetly disposed, so your child’s secret is safe
    4. Don’t assume sleeping bags, double sheets, extra underwear or rubber mattress covers, as part of their camp equipment, will protect them

 

  1. 2.    Drugs do not offer a full-proof solution for the camp duration:
    1. Always review side effects with your pharmacist
    2. Never assume medication they will keep your child dry
    3. Children are very active at camp and need to stay properly hydrated.  The drug most prescribed for this situation is DDAVP, or known as Desmopressin, which requires are reduction of fluids during the day
    4. Have a back-up plan in place if the drugs fail to dehydrate them enough to keep them dry at night

 

  1. 3.    What if your child has, or begins to have daytime accidents:
    1. Constant nighttime wetting can create daytime control issues.  This will increase daytime worry for a camper.
    2. Review this problem with the camp director well in advance
    3. Determine how they plan to avoid handle the wet clothes and smell.

source:  www.nobedwetting.com

The Center for Bedwetting Treatment

Don’t Ignore Bedwetting

We review many articles that discuss bedwetting and are dismayed to see so much misleading information in the “Bedwetting Basics” article posted in www.parenting.com.  According to Dr. Wolfe, Pediatrician and GoodNites® NightLite™ Panelist, there is no “training” to make bedwetting go away.

Since 1975, The Center for Bedwetting Treatment, has specialized in treating only bedwetting cases. They have treated thousands of children, teenagers and adult bedwetters around the globe, while tracking all related symptoms. Their treatment protocol addresses the primary cause of bed wetting, a problem caused by abnormally deep sleep which doesn’t allow the bedwetter’s brain to respond to the bladder’s signal.

Dr. Lyle Danuloff, consulting psychologist at the clinic takes a closure look at the concerns of a child who continues to wet the bed.  Instead of waiting it out, Dr. Wolffe’s recommendation, Dr. Danuloff knows bed-wetters of all ages suffer more then their parents or pediatrician may know. Embarrassment often leads to silence. Children as young as five  often live with feelings of fear of discovery, shame, low self-esteem, and feeling different.

The child who continues to hear they will outgrow it at every visit to the doctor is NOT reassured. Individuals of all ages who wet the bed almost always feel the shame of being “different” in that they cannot do what it seems everyone else can – keep their beds dry.  They can suffer from near debilitating fear of discovery, especially if they experienced daytime control problems due to the weak bladder muscle control that results from the disorder and is not the cause of it.

Bedwetting CenterThey want a solution.  Suggesting that bed-wetting is a phase can be mis-leading.  1 in 50 teenagers continue to wet the bed and 1 in 100 adults wet there beds wondering what happened.

Seek help. The Center for Bedwetting Treatment’s Clinical Director Barbara Moore and Dr. Lyle Danuloff discuss sleep disorders and bedwetting with parents from every corner of the world.  They are leading experts who understand the cause and cure for ongoing bed wetting.
Please visite their website   www.nobedwetting.com

Bedwetting Basics: What You Need to Know

After months of cajoling, sticker charts, and sprints to the bathroom, my daughter Olivia was finally out of diapers during the day at around age 4. It was no small feat—as every parent knows—so there were high-fives all around. She had occasional accidents at night, but for the most part we were thrilled with her progress.

By the time Olivia was 6, we were still changing her wet bed a few nights a week, and wondering what kind of potty training tricks we could use for nighttime accidents. The whole family was sleep-deprived, Olivia was confused and self-conscious, and I was going broke buying laundry detergent. I decided to find out more. What surprised me most was that in most cases, bedwetting in older children has nothing to do with potty training at all.

It turns out that bedwetting is very common in kids 4 and older—and it’s causing both parents and kids a lot of anxiety. So if your child is going through this, take a breath, step back, know that you are not alone, and that there are many ways to handle it with confidence.

First, Know the Facts

An estimated five million children in the U.S. wet the bed.* It’s normal for many kids at age 4 to have nighttime accidents, but it’s also normal—for some children—at 11 or 12.** Also, keep in mind that bedwetting is not the same as nighttime potty training. “Bedwetting is something that your child might do, and there is no ‘training’ to make it go away, says Dr. Wolffe, Pediatrician and . You just need to be patient and wait it out.

Why Is this Happening?

Bedwetting happens as a result of underdeveloped complex body signals that occur when your child is asleep. There is no way your child can control these biological signals. Most often, bedwetting occurs in children ages 4 and up because the bladder is not fully developed and the nerves that control the bladder and brain connection are still maturing and forming connections. Because kids develop at their own pace, there is no set schedule for when kids will stop wetting the bed. There can also be a genetic factor: If both parents wet the bed as children, their child has an 80% chance of wetting the bed too, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Is this a Medical Problem?

Yes – but usually not one to get too worried about. “Bedwetting” is another name for the medical condition Nocturnal Enuresis, and it usually resolves itself on its own. For reassurance, you may want to pay a visit to the doctor. A sensitive pediatrician will know how to explain bedwetting in terms your child can understand, and you can talk to the doctor privately about any possible medical concerns.

Easing Anxiety

Now that you know the top-line facts about bedwetting, you can relax a little and do your best to reassure your child. Don’t make a big deal about nighttime accidents or treat them like failures. Assure your child that it’s normal, and that many kids are going through the exact same thing at their homes. Most importantly, let your child know that this is just a phase, and that you will get through it together.

source:  http://www.parenting.com/article/bedwetting-basics-what-you-need-know