After months of having embarrassing accidents while out in public, I made the difficult decision to start wearing incontinence pads. I’m still a relatively healthy young man, but I was finding myself needing the toilet urgently, when a small leak would ease the pain and urgency. I’m now having difficulty getting over the fear of leaking in the pad, even though I know it’s not going to cause the same embarrassment as without. I also fear that I’m going to go too far, and don’t want to be wearing unnecessary heavy duty pants. Any advice would be great in overcoming this. It’s taken me a long time for me to overcome the embarrassment of seeking advice, as I can’t even discuss it with my partner.
I’ve been to see my doctor, and all blood tests came back okay thankfully. I’ve been prescribed Tamsulosin for BPH but it has the most horrendous side effects, and I’m still heavily reliant on nappies. I’ve gone from Tena to Attends as they were the cheaper option, but not finding them too helpful as I’m having to change my nappy once or twice a day. I am starting to become more confident wearing nappies now, but I’m still wary of leaking and try to stop myself without much success.