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Does anyone have a teenage who still wet their bed?

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Nymeria01 Thu 13-Nov-14 10:41:57

DS1 is 14 and suffers from nocturia enuresis. I have had loads of support about treatment ext but just want to ask if any has or did have a teenager who wet their bed and how you managed?
DS finds it really difficult as it is starting to prevent him from being a teenager. He wears drynites which he sees as nappies and will not even consider staying at a friends. I'm worried that he will not want a girl friend while he is wearing them. He is dyslexic but very bright and creative. He is very focused and does well at school so I cant complain to much I'm really just anxious that his bedwetting will prevent him from having the social life he might want.

tilbatilba Thu 13-Nov-14 10:48:27

I look after a 15yr old boy who has nocturnal enuresis though it is controlled by daily medication. His parents started medicating him at 13 1/2 as it was impacting him socially.

Nymeria01 Thu 13-Nov-14 11:04:23

We tried medication but it didn't seem to work and kept giving him side effects e.g. rashes, dehydration. I should also say that its about 4-6 night a week. If he does wet the drynites are always full or leaking.

Sycamoretrees Thu 13-Nov-14 16:53:26

Sorry to hear you didn't have much success with the medication, it worked well for us and he was wetting similar to your DS. He was prescribed Desmomelts after seeing a specialist. Sorry not much help if they didn't work for your DS.

SauvignonBlanche Thu 13-Nov-14 16:57:36

DS wasn't dry until he was 15. Just because one medication didn't work, it doesn't mean another one won't.

Desmopressin helped DS, Oxybutin made him worse!

BrowersBlues Fri 14-Nov-14 01:33:10

My DS had nocturnal eneuresis until he was about 11 years of age. Incidentally he also is dyslexic. After many years of (no offence intended) wasting our time with health visitors, GPs, peadatrician consultant at the hospital we finally ended up with an eneuresis nurse who knew exactly what she was talking about. The difference was she was an expert in the subject and the other professionals we saw were not. She was determined to help my son and did so within a matter of about 3 weeks.

It was quite some time ago so I am struggling to remember the advice she gave us. Essentially it seemed that my DS was not drinking enough water. We had to measure out water and increase the quantities and record how many times he went to the loo. We had to email a diary to her and she would report back to us recommending that we increase/decrease fluid intake. I am sorry that I can't remember but I think we did this along with an alarm. I wish I could remember more.

I completely understand your concern. It is an extremely embarrassing problem for children of all ages and young adults. If at all possible I recommend finding an eneuresis nurse in your area. There is a lot of good advice on an online eneuresis support at

I have actually found out over the years that this problem is far more common than people realise. I wish you and your son all the best and I hope you get this sorted.

Canyouforgiveher Mon 17-Nov-14 00:53:08

I would have him checked out for constipation - google constipation and bedwetting and you will see why.

Also my now 14 year old wet the bed regularly until the age of 13. Then she started taking a medication for ADHD (I can pm you details). mild dose. Bedwetting stopped immediately. no side effects.

Agree with Browers that this is more common than you think. good luck.

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