So, here goes. Never really used a forum before, but thought I’d give it a try. Anyone here experienced total embarrassment about the whole incontinence thing? When I thought of incontinence, I just thought it meant people who have no control over toileting. I didn’t realise the many different types and levels people have. Crikey, I am so confused, but too embarrassed to speak about it to anyone. Does this ever stop? Is there any light at the end of the tunnel or am I stuck with using these awful pads for ever?
It is estimated that 3 and 6 million people in the UK have some degree of incontinence, so don’t feel weird or embarrassed!
You can read all about the different types of incontinence here if you want to compare your symptoms to each type.
Do you know anything about the cause of your incontinence; did your incontinence start after a specific event or accident?
Do you have urinary incontinence or faecal incontinence? If you could also let me know how heavy your leaks are, I can suggest some treatment options for you!
Don’t worry, in many cases incontinence is treatable and can be managed with the right approach.