I know, this can definitely be a touchy subject and hard to admit, but this is actually is very common. As a child that bed wetted, I didn’t want to go to sleep overs, was scared that I would be made fun of and had low self esteem. I remember running into the bathroom at sleepovers to put on my “night time underwear” and frantically, trying to hide all evidence. Often, I would wake up earlier than the rest and tried to hide the evidence in a couple plastic bags before anyone would find “it.” This lasted until the age 11 and believe me, it was truly traumatizing. We often thought bedwetting was from a kid that wasn’t properly trained, but it is much bigger than that. So, What is bedwetting? It happens more than twice a week of voiding urine while sleeping over the age of 5. Some doctors will even call it Nocturnal Enuresis which is just a fancy name for bedwetting. How is bedwetting even treated??
- Psychological and Social aspects (a patient can go to a psychologist and see what the root cause is from)
- Common medications given to these children are Azo®, Myrbetriq®, Toviaz®, Oxytrol®, Detrol®, Vesicare®, blah, blah, blah….
- What about the side effects of these medications?! Common side effects for the medications = dry eyes, dry mouth, constipation (some hallucinations and irregular heart rate).
- “Bladder Alarms” are becoming an option for parents. This will wake up the child as urine is being voided. This will wake up the child to run to the bathroom