What does your doctor have to say about the incontinence?? I am sorry to hear of this. You would think with all of today's medical advances, that there would be some sort of product either meds or undergarments that would make you more comfortable. Please let your doctor know. I know that you find this humiliating. This really can be a humiliating disease. Remember that your doctor does want to help you and it may be worth talking to him or her. I hope you get some relief with this. Keep us posted and let us know how you are going?
Love and prayers,
Catheters can sometimes cause more infections...but if your incontinence is this out of control, you may need to consider them, at least for awhile. Going to a catheter (whether self-catheterizing or an indwelling catheter -- which is easier for a woman) isn't a "final decision" -- if you and your doctor can figure out what's going wrong and what meds might work better, you can wean off the catheter and go back to medicating.
You really do need to talk to your doctor about this, though. Bladder infectins aren't always that easy to determine if, like me, you have altered sensations. I don't feel them much at all and have to depend on increased frequency and difficulty urinating to know that I need to be checked for one.
I’m so sorry you are dealing with this issue, and also wanted to just chime in and urge you go to the doc and get tested for a uti…just in case. I was also wondering if you’ve been to a urologist recently, as I think they have specific tests that can determine exactly what is going on. Here is a link to some info on what’s out there right now, and also some current areas of research:
At the bottom of the article there are links to some additional reading, including an article called “Urinary incontinence: Incontinence products to help keep you dry” that has some info on various products that might be helpful.
Here is some more info on botox injections for ms-related incontinence. I think this is still in clinical trials. It is the second article on the page, titled “Better Treatment for Bladder Problems in People With Multiple Sclerosis”
hi everyone. Read about the incontinet problem that I am also experiencing, it makes me feel like a small child to have this problem. Are there any suggestions about what kind of clothing you were to keep other people from noticing you have on a diaper? I wear long dresses to keep from revealing this because I figure it would be a dead give away if I wore shorts or pants. Any suggestions would be appriciated.
God Bless us all! This is sure tough.