Dr Catherine
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8-15 years

What else could i try for my daughter who just turned 13 she still wets the bed most nights we have tried medication seeing a chiropractor have you got any advice on we hst we could try next please

It can be incredibly challenging and frustrating when bedwetting continues into the teenage years. The most successful form of treatment for bedwetting is a conditioning alarm. The time it takes to achieve dryness when using conditioning alarms can be anything from a few weeks to a few months with about 10-15% of people experiencing some relapse – when this happens you need to reintroduce the alarm treatment although you will find that you will become dry much quicker the second time around. For some individuals it can take up to 3 cycles of treatment. It may be helpful to practice setting the alarm off during the day (with a drop of water) so that way you will become familiar to the sound of the alarm. Some alarms have different settings that allow you to vary the sound – sometimes a louder alarm will raise a particularly deep sleeper. It would also be worthwhile speaking with a continence advisor before introducing the alarm as the more support and guidance you and your daughter receive the greater the chance of a successful outcome. All the best! Kind Regards, Dr Cathrine