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Titchywitch

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Had anyone experience incontinence at a young age? How do you cope mentally?

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    • Beckboop

      510d

      @Joany really nice message, I’ve suffered with it my whole life, tried so many treatments and as an adult still struggle. Don’t really know why, all we know is that my pelvic muscles are too tight meaning it’s hard to function with things like that, suspected anxiety induced.

    • Joany

      519d

      I was born with Bladder Exstrophy and have suffered from incontinence all my life because of it. I have been publicly shamed in the past for wearing diapers by kids who were younger than me... It's a trauma I've carried with me all my life, even at the age of 20, I still vividly remember the way so many people would often misunderstand me and question me for wearing diapers. Nowadays, I finally stopped wearing depends during the day and rarely only use them at night. During the day, I only use thick pads, and rarely have accidents 😁 The best way to cope is to wear clothing that isn't too tight around your bladder, such as: Underwear, pants, shorts, ect. And to remind yourself that there are people out there of all ages, who go through the same thing on a daily basis ❤️

      • Beckboop

        510d

        @Joany really nice message, I’ve suffered with it my whole life, tried so many treatments and as an adult still struggle. Don’t really know why, all we know is that my pelvic muscles are too tight meaning it’s hard to function with things like that, suspected anxiety induced.

        • Joany

          510d

          @Beckboop Thank you for sharing your story as well, I'm really sorry you have to go through this as well, it can be quite a struggle. I believe that anxiety can physically affect your health as well and worsen incontinence, given that your muscles tense up and constantly squeeze down on the bladder muscles 😅

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