I am a 23 y/o female, and since I can remember I've always had difficulty with waking up in the morning. However, within the last for years it has turned into me unable to wake up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. I tried to track a pattern to this (like if I'm drinking too much too late) but even on days where I don't drink a lot I still wet the bed though it may not be much.
It has now gotten to the point where instead of waking from my sleep, I have scenes in my dreams where I am going to the bathroom to release. It feels so real and I feel like I have to pee and go through the motions to do so in my dream. However, in each dream when it comes for me to actually release, I do so in real life too as well as in my dreams. But in my dream I have this reoccurring part where the toilet over flows because I can't stop; and thats when I wake up and find that I have wet the bed. During the day I never have problems with leaking or inability to control myself. This is only happening at night.
I've gone to a obgyn and a urologist so far. Both have looked at me like I was making this up, or just a person who does not know how to control themselves. They said there is no research on this issue so basically i'm out go luck and could just be put on med's for the rest of my life.
I've also tried Kegel exercises, bladder control herbal supplements, and setting my alarm in the middle of the night (this works but who really can remember, is able, or even WANTS to set a clock for each night for the rest of their life!?). I've lost hope and I really need help, suggestions, and encouragement. I can't develop relationships with people for fear of this happening, I'm scared to travel, I go through bed sheets like crazy, and I'm just become insecure with my able to control myself. If anyone is going through this, or has an idea what to do, what this is, or what type of doctor to see please help.
I know its called nocturnal enuresis and the type is Adult Onset Secondary Enuresis.View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.