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Is it time for Vasopressin?

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richmal3 Wed 23-Apr-14 21:44:55

My DD (almost 10) has never been dry at night. A few months ago I bought some Rodgers alarm pants, which seemed to help a lot at first, and she was dry almost every night after a couple of months. Then we went away for a week, and she didn't want to take the alarm as we were staying with other people and she didn't want them to know. I thought by then she might have been dry most nights in any case - in fact, she was wet every night.

We've now gone back to using the alarm, but she has a school trip coming up in a couple of months, and is saying she doesn't want to go in case she wets the bed. She's already missed one school trip, as well as numerous brownie sleepover events, and I really would like her to feel able to go this time.

I'm wondering if we should go to the GP and ask for vaso/desmopressin (can you get it from GP or does it have to come via enuresis clinic?). We were offered this at the enuresis clinic a while back but I really didn't like the idea of it, particularly how it can be dangerous if you drink too much around the time you take it. But now I'm at my wits end! I'd love to hear from other people who've had similar experiences and tried vasopressin, particularly about taking it occasionally for school trips etc rather than as a regular thing. Does it work? I think my DD would only consider it if she felt absolutely 100% sure she wouldn't wet the bed.

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