Posted by Cori
on May 22, 2000 at 05:34:12:
In Reply to: adult bed wetting posted by M.Y. on May 21, 2000 at 10:02:26:
: Help!!!! I am 21 years old and wet the bed every night.
: I have tried several medications to no avail. I have tried bed wetting alarms to no avail. Does anyone have any answers?
We found that my son went into a very deep sleep, too deep to wake.
I suggest you try getting a whole lot more sleep, so you are not going into a stupor at night.
Have someone else wake with you when the alarm sounds. I did this every night until my son was able to wake himself.
I had a cold wet wash cloth ready and put it on his face and chest to help him wake up.
It took about three weeks of that before he could do it by himself, and then two more months of the alarm. But everyone is different. Don't give up!
But get support and help.
This is not your fault.
Also, maybe you need to learn to cope better with emotions so you don't go into such a deep sleep. MY son had a terrible anger problem but was one to run away from problems rather than deal with them...he got so angry he had to do his ordinary chores he passed out backwards flat on his back.
Does any of this remind you of yourself, even a little bit?
I admire that you are admitting this, even though it is just to an anonymous group on the interent...try to go out from here and do whatever it takes to get over this. If you don't ahve a mediacl problem stopping you, you can do this.