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Doctors and others tell me that I need to drink alot of water but when I do I pee the bed? What do I do?

illerpath
illerpath

I hate having to pee myself every night so I just started to drink less water. I feel like a little kid wetting the bed. Is there any suggestions of how I can stop this... Any answer would be very significant now.

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Dear Illerpath, You could try wearing those underpants for urinary incontinance. If that doesn't work, I'd talk with your doctor, as maybe they he have a medication you could take that would help or some other suggestions. Also, try not to drink anything after 3:00 pm. My best to you..., ;o)

illerpath
illerpath
in reply to february

Thank you for your answer it is very useful to hear different ways i can prevent this from happening.

I was told that by not drinking, urine gets more concentrated which aggravates the bladder more.

Incontinence pads help with the leaking. You could set an alarm to go at night.

illerpath
illerpath
in reply to klazien

Thanks for your suggestions I will definitely try to set an alarm or use an incontinence pad, i will see what works out for me.

Try drinking pure apple juice several times a day, cut down on the water and nothing after 7;30pm

works for me as far as getting up in the night

Jean

Thank you for answering so quickly I will definetely try some pure apple juice before 7:30 pm.

I was told the same thing by the speech therapist.

I was having to get up during the night to pee.

What I do is I do not drink water after 7:00 pm. I also drink coffee during the day which helps to pee all the water away that I have had that day.

illerpath
illerpath
in reply to KiwiBob

Thanks for replying so quickly. I will try what you have suggested. Thank you very much.

KiwiBob
KiwiBob
in reply to illerpath

I also use an app called “Daily Water” to remind me to drink water and keeps track of the amount I have had.

illerpath
illerpath
in reply to KiwiBob

I will definitely try that out.

Or use a modern gasunda pee bottle . Dehydration can cause headaches and bright orange pee. Pee Should be clear or straw colour

illerpath
illerpath
in reply to FFNick

I already have a bottle but I can't control my urine when I'm sleeping. Thank you for replying quickly.

Very interested in the replies, thanks Illerpath for the question. I'm afraid I get up each time ........ usually 3 or so visits during the night. The problem for me is getting back to sleep after my final visit to the loo, which is around 4.30 am. I reluctantly remain awake gnashing my teeth until I heave myself out of bed around 7.30.

illerpath
illerpath
in reply to Piero

No problem I am also very interested in the replies. Its amazing to see what different people have recommended and so quickly. I know how it feels getting up at 4:30 it has happened to me before.

Have you spoken to your GP about this? There is a pill called amitriptyline which was originally used for bed wetting in children. I believe research has shown it also works in adults.

illerpath
illerpath
in reply to Troilus

Thanks for the suggestion. I will definitely ask my GP about this.

I have 7/8 cups of fluid per day, try not to have more than 2 coffees as it's a diuretic. I make sure I don't drink 2hrs before I go to sleep, usually 7.30pm .I take magnesium 100mg in eve someone told me it help them, it did but it took a few months. I only have wet myself occasionally I use a kyle drawsheet you can find them at care& Co website, just In case ! I really hate wetting myself, I still get up at night once. At least we can talk about it on this site. carol😶

Thank you for your advice, I will definitely do what you have suggested.

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