Dr Catherine
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8-15 years

Hey I'm 13 and I obviously bed wet I have tried medication pull-ups I wet every night I don't know what to do I feel like nothing works and I have tried to stop drinking beverages after 6:00 pm do you have any ideas thank you for your time

The best approach to the treatment of bedwetting is the conditioning alarm, with approximately 75% of children and teenagers achieving continence following treatment. Bedwetting alarms work by setting off an alarm when you start to wet at night, waking you up so that you get up and go to the toilet. Over a period of time this conditions your body into recognizing the signs of a full bladder, and you will eventually learn to wake on your own without the need for the alarm. For some people it can take up to 3 cycles of treatment so it is important not to give up if at first it does not seem to work. The success of the alarm increases when introduced with the support of an experienced continence advisor. You can contact the Continence Foundation of Australia (1800 330 066) who should be able to recommend someone in your area. All the best,