Hi, this is my first post on here but am desp for some advice. My son is 7 and a half and has never had a dry night in his life. We have tried absolutely everything and finally we got a referral to the bedwetting clinic earlier this year. We have been given desmopressin as they are pretty convinced that he is lacking the hormone which concentrates his wee overnight due to the sheer volume of wee he is producing while he sleeps. For the first two weeks, he took one tablet a night, and out of 14 nights we had four dry nights, which doesn't sound much, but was a miracle to us! We have taken away the sleep nappies, so we know when he is wet etc. However, the mornings when he was wet, he was absolutely soaking - huge wet patches. What is puzzling us is we were told we would know quite quickly if it would work as he would be dry, or not if dry, the wee would be a lot less. We seem to have had it work completely, then not work at all. We have upped the dose the past four nights to two tablets as advised, but he has been soaking every night. Because he is waking up wet - usually between 4am and 6am - although sometimes earlier - he is really tired and i feel this is becoming a vicious circle and it is upsetting him. However i want to persevere for the next two weeks as advised just to see if something suddenly clicked as i feel now we have been left with a confusing picture.
Sorry for the long post - it is typed with very tired eyes! If anyone has any similar experience with the desmopressin, i would hugely appreciate some advice....