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Old 10-09-2003, 02:04 PM   #1
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Post Adult Diapers - Convenience?

Hello everyone. New to the board here. Been lurking a while...this is my first post.

About a year ago, I developed urinary urgency issues. I had to go often, and in a hurry. I guess turning 40 does that to you. The worst was at night. I would pee before bed, then get in bed and lay down...and instantly had to pee again. I would get up, and repeat the scenario. In addition to this, I woke up two or three times a night (or more) to pee.

So, I cruised the adult diaper ("briefs" for the politically correct) and found some I would try, and headed home. I wore them to bed, and when I got that "I need to go sensation" after I layed down, I was able to just let go. I found I went to sleep much much faster, rather than this up/down thing. And, if I woke up at night, rather than having to get up, and then struggling to get back to sleep, I could lay there and relieve myself.

I also wear them when I go places that I know restroom access will be an issue, i.e. the movies, long drives, etc.

My wife tells me "diapers are for babies", but I find these have given me some relief in life. They have given me an extra hour of sleep a night.

Am I wrong for this? It isn't a fetish, and it doesn't turn me on. It is really a convenience thing.

I would like to hear YOUR thoughts.



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Old 10-10-2003, 08:41 AM   #2
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If I were you and were able to address the condition that is causing the urinary problems (sounds like a prostate issue) I would do that instead of relying on the diapers. There are many natural protocols that involve proper herbs and diet changes to bring about better prostate health, I would start looking into these. There are a few good books out there on this.

P.S. your wife is wrong, diapers are not just for babies, but also for people who have incontinence and urinary problems that are medical. Why do you think they call them "adult" diapers?

Old 10-10-2003, 06:18 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response.

Yes, my prostate is the issue. I was put on FloMax to start, and that made me an-ograsmic. Then, DetrolLA, and that made it so I couldn't hardly urinate at all. And, both made me feel "funny".

My prescription co-pay is $30, whereas diapers cost me $15.

Am I nuts?


Old 10-30-2003, 08:33 PM   #4
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Any other suggestions? They fit fine under my business slacks, and the changing issue isn't a problem.

Surely there are others out there with similar issues....



Old 10-31-2003, 10:20 AM   #5
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Hmm, I am a bit confused by your last 2 posts as to what you are really looking for suggestions for. If I were you and I could do something about healing my prostate through natural means, I would by all means look into it. Unless I am misreading your words, you don't seem all that eager, but rather seem to be justifying staying in the diapers. Or maybe you are just feeling a bit hopeless, so I apologize if I am misreading you. Well, I have good news, things are far from hopeless. You really can do something about the prostate condition you have, and without drugs, but it will take some effort and some time.

If you are interested, here is a reprint of a posting of mine from 10/10/03 to another guy about healing the prostate:

" I am sorry to hear about your pain and suffering. I too have been suffering with a recurrent prostate infection which is thankfully getting better as I have been following a protocol of diet change and supplements. I tried 3 different antibiotics over the last 12 months and I too only got limited results, plus the side effects from the antibiotics were horrible to say the least.

First I began following a certain doctor's protocol (not sure I am allowed to mention who) for prostate problems, with his herbal tincture saw palmetto/corn silk/pygeum/zinc formula plus following a vegan, mostly organic diet. Often the pesticides and steroids in the non-organic meats, dairy, and produce are what lead to an enlarged or diseased prostate because they mess with your hormone levels. Also, the pesticides and other chemicals get lodged in your prostate, which is a small gland, creating all sorts of havoc and disease.

I also made other changes in my diet yet again to try to help my prostate, based on all the stuff I've researched. Highlights include to especially avoid caffeine, alcohol, soda, chocolate, white sugar and white flour, orange juice, and any spicy food. You must also check to see if you have any food allergies (mine was gluten - i.e. wheat, oats, rye, and barley) - that can cause problems as well.

I also started taking zinc and quercitin w/ vitamin C. Quercitin apparently helps to lower inflamation. Another important supplement for the prostate is selenium.

Sitting in hot baths for 15-20 minutes at a time will also help lower inflammation in the prostate. I did that for a few weeks. Prostate massage is also helpful if you can get it or figure out how to do it yourself (that is not easy).

In 2 months of this I noticed a great improvement in my prostate - the last doctor check revealed that my prostate had gotten softer and smaller from when I started. Alot of the pain is also gone now, especially in my right testicle. I would say most of the pain though was from the pus which was in there and has since come out on it's own, hopefully as a result of the methods I have been following.

Also, I also have to tell you that if you are or have taken antibiotics for any length of time, you really need to take a probiotic to replace the good colon bacteria that any antibiotic kills off. Without replenishing this bacteria properly, you end up with more health problems soon down the road, such as Candida/yeast problems, constipation, fatigue, foggy brain, and many other potential symptoms. had to find this out the very hard way over the years.

Candida/yeast can also cause urinary tract infections and prostate infections, so at this point you may wish to see if you have that as well.

At this point you may wish to check with a naturopathic physician to help you get onto a good protocol for treating this is all the above seems too overwhelming to start/follow on your own. Don't worry, there is hope for healing from this beyond traditional medicine, in fact often traditional medicine fails in treating prostate problems effectively. Antibiotics do not always get into the prostate in enough quantity because the gland is small and the blood vessels are very small. But if you address the overall condition that affects prostate health, you can often find relief and better health to boot. "

This is a start - a big one mind you - but a start nonetheless. If you are willing to make some diet and lifestyle changes, you can get yourself back into full working order. Them, you won't need the diapers anymore, your wife will be happier, your wallet will be happier, and you will be in overall much better health.

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Old 05-13-2005, 10:32 PM   #6
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Adult diapers are more commonly worn than you think.

Even between the ages of 7 and 18 one in nine children in the US suffers with enuresis at some time.

Due to a variety of disorders, millions of adults wear diapers whether through need, comfort, convenience or downrught fetish.

If diapers have ade such an iproveent to your life, who is to tell you they should not be your chosen underwear?

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Old 05-29-2005, 08:20 AM   #7
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Re: Adult Diapers - Convenience?

Dude, you are not wrong at all. It is clearly a medical problem. Believe it or not alot of adults wear diapers for reasons that are completely non medical. Many actually do have medical problems but got into it as a fetish to make the best out of a bad situation. This all seems really bizzare but its quite common and very harmless.

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