I started using a slip pad just over a month ago for minor leaks and urges, but since I have I’m finding that I’m leaking more often, leading to actually wetting myself with no control. It’s got to a point where I’m now buying higher protection nappies as I can’t seem to control the urge and I empty my bladder. I don’t know whether this is due to becoming more comfortable and confident now I’m wearing protection, as it’s been a life saver in so many occasions. Is this a common problem when you start using protection?
Initially my problems were at night. I had wet the bed as a child and occasionally in my teenage years but then as a young adult I fractured my neck and that was when I started wetting the bed every night. I have always used the all-in-one adult nappy type pads and currently use the TENA Slip Maxi Active Fit. Over the years I have had further problems with my spine and I know that when I started to wet during the day – urgency and a general lack of feeling that I needed to wee – and started to wear adult nappies during the day time too there were occasions when, because I knew I was wearing protection, I did not worry about trying to find a loo and regularly empty my bladder and just wet the nappy. Now I don’t have any feeling/warning of needing to wee and wearing protection is just a part of day to day life. Finding the right protection is the key to being confident and comfortable with managing one’s incontinence.