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indy
12-28-09, 07:23 PM
i'm reading Howie Mandel's autobiography, "Here's the deal, don't touch me" in which he writes about having OCD and ADHD. i just started the first chapter and already he's mentioning things that are identical to my own childhood experiences. here's an excerpt:



"I say bed wetter because I wet the bed, but wetting myself extended far beyond the bed... [explains his diagnosis with ADHD as an adult]... I remember thinking as a child, I have to go potty, and then I would see something shiny or hear a voice, and I would be off on a tangent. Soon, I would realize that my pants were wet, and I hadn't made it to the potty."


i have never really thought of that aspect of my own childhood, as i was diagnosed with adhd at 28. but now that i think about it, i wet myself until i was almost 13. and i did it for the same reasons. my friends and i would be playing and i would get the feeling that i had to pee but then the play activity would distract me from going to the bathroom and inevitably during a fit of giggles i'd wet myself because my full bladder couldn't be contained with the force of laughter. sometimes it wasn't even brought on by laughter. i would be playing hide-and-seek around the neighbourhood, and i'd get so caught up in the game that i'd end up wetting myself in my hiding place. all my friends knew that i wet myself and their parents took to asking me every hour or so if i had to go to the bathroom. this was during my 'tween years. before then, when i was about 5, my mother took me to a developmental pediatrician for what seemed to be failure to potty train. i ended up with this poster that hung on my wall and for every day i went without wetting myself i'd get a sticker. for every dry night i'd get another sticker. this worked a bit, but i kept having "accidents" until i was almost a teenager.

does this sound familiar to anybody? is having an abnormal number of accidents a symptom of adhd in children?

it would be great if somebody could affirm this for me. because i was diagnosed at 28, there will always be some doubt of the validity of my diagnosis. after all, i don't have a time machine and can't go back and analyze myself.

wsmac
12-28-09, 07:48 PM
I can't remember any particular incidents other than one at my Grandma's house.

What I do remember is a life-long issue of remembering to get my self to the bathroom before an accident happened.
This still happens and I'm 49y.o.

Just like the quote you have of Howie Mandel, I get distracted and 'forget' that my bladder or bowels are telling me to get to the b-room soon! Then.. NOW before it's too late... and sometimes.... "We TOLD you, but you wouldn't listen!".

I'll announce to my co-workers that I am heading to the bathroom (we all try to keep track of each other's whereabouts since we do have emergency draws to do sometimes and have to know who's available, etc.).

Minutes later, someone will say, "I thought you said you were going to the potty?".

I'll get that brain-snap and say, "Oh yeah, I forgot/got busy... I'm going now".
Or worse... "Oh yeah, I'm going in just a minute".. which means I'm really not registering the fact that I still have to go to the bathroom.

Anyway, it's not like I have accidents very frequently... but I do have them.

As a child... I believe I did the same thing all the time... wait until it was almost too late.

And, yes... I do believe it is a symptom of my ADD/HD.

I think you are looking for validation that really doesn't mean much.
If you fit the diagnosis of ADD/HD now, then it shouldn't matter what you can dredge up from your childhood.

Don't base your belief in ADD/HD upon one symptom from your past.
If your past experiences with wetting the bed still bother you, you should probably look into that, but not deny yourself your diagnosis of ADD/HD because a number of people here might not have had the same particular issue when they were young.

As for your question of having an "abnormal number of accidents" as a child... are you using some formula to come up with a number that is defined as 'abnormal'?

I would say that with today's thinking... even back when you were young... the general feeling was that a 'tween kid who still wet him/herself either had physical issues... bladder/sphincter issues... or emotional/mental issues.
I'm not sure there is an abnormal number of accidents other than 1, for a teen.

From reading your post, I just figured you were/are like I have been all my ADD/HD life... forgetful to the point of bathroom emergencies.:)

sarey
12-28-09, 07:55 PM
i wet the bed as a child. but i dont think i remember wetting myself beyond that.

indy
12-28-09, 09:04 PM
I think you are looking for validation that really doesn't mean much.
If you fit the diagnosis of ADD/HD now, then it shouldn't matter what you can dredge up from your childhood.

why would looking for validation not really mean much? validation is an important step in coming to terms with a diagnosis. nobody should just take on faith what one doctor believes at one time in your life. i resent your tone here. you are taking the natural process of questioning and reasoning a diagnosis and making it seem bad.

Don't base your belief in ADD/HD upon one symptom from your past.
If your past experiences with wetting the bed still bother you, you should probably look into that, but not deny yourself your diagnosis of ADD/HD because a number of people here might not have had the same particular issue when they were young.

i never said i was basing my belief in an adhd diagnosis on this one element of my past. you are putting words into my mouth. and if this thing from my past bothered me i wouldn't post about it. obviously, i grew out of wetting myself so really there is nothing to be bothered about. and even when i was wetting myself it didn't seem to affect me socially. my friends just thought i had a small bladder. i have no issue with this issue.

As for your question of having an "abnormal number of accidents" as a child... are you using some formula to come up with a number that is defined as 'abnormal'?


now you're just being insulting. of course there is an abnormal number of accidents for a child/tween. for "normal children" it happens once in a while and slowly peters out by about age 6 or 7. if a child is still wetting their selves more than once in a great while after that age it is abnormal. i'd say more than two or three times a year is pretty abnormal for a child between 7 and 12. the number doesn't really matter but surely there can be some concept of quantification here.

I would say that with today's thinking... even back when you were young... the general feeling was that a 'tween kid who still wet him/herself either had physical issues... bladder/sphincter issues... or emotional/mental issues.
I'm not sure there is an abnormal number of accidents other than 1, for a teen.

yes, my parents didn't jump to thinking i had adhd, they thought i had a small/under-developed bladder that i eventually grew into - or out of. i think my mom thought it might be part of my having been born two months pre-mature. and speaking of... there's another question i'd like to ask about. how many of us adhd-ers were born pre-mature or low birth weight or experienced trauma at birth. i've heard that could be a possible cause of adhd.

indy
12-28-09, 09:07 PM
good to know. i just don't know if this is a definite symptom of adhd. like a signal used when diagnosing a child. something to check off a list, or something. and i'm curious.

Trooper Keith
12-28-09, 09:32 PM
Children with psychiatric disorders have a higher rate of enuresis. This is especially true of children with ADHD and children with anxiety orders and depression.

PeteM62
12-28-09, 09:46 PM
During my first appointment with my psychiatrist, he actually asked did I have problems with wetting the bed. He specializes in adult ADHD by the way. And yeah, I wet the bed until I was around eight, and had accidents into my early teens.

indy
12-28-09, 11:27 PM
Children with psychiatric disorders have a higher rate of enuresis. This is especially true of children with ADHD and children with anxiety orders and depression.

thanks for letting me know. it stands to reason that that might be the case but i just wasn't sure. surely some kids are just "wetters," but for me it extended far longer than it should have and happened far more often than would be considered normal.

i believe you but i would like to do some reading about this. do you happen to have any sources for this sort of topic?

indy
12-28-09, 11:29 PM
During my first appointment with my psychiatrist, he actually asked did I have problems with wetting the bed. He specializes in adult ADHD by the way. And yeah, I wet the bed until I was around eight, and had accidents into my early teens.

that's me, exactly! thanks... i'm going to ask my own psych about it but thought i'd put feelers out here first.

wsmac
12-28-09, 11:55 PM
indy,
I wasn't trying to belittle you, change your words around, or insult you.
This medium... the internet... isn't always easy to communicate across, it's just words on a screen.

I'm sorry you were so insulted by my post... that was not my intention.

I'll reword the comments that seem to have upset you...

Validation... I was trying to convey my feeling that if you already have a diagnosis of ADD/HD, pursuing this question about bed-wetting as a defining term for that diagnosis doesn't seem beneficial. It's just my opinion, that's all.

It's not that validation doesn't mean much... it's going beyond what has already been validated. Again... it's just my opinion from reading what you wrote.

Next... my thinking you were basing your acceptance of your diagnosis of ADD/HD on this one issue stems from these words you typed... some of them emphasized with large bold letters...
does this sound familiar to anybody? is having an abnormal number of accidents a symptom of adhd in children?

it would be great if somebody could affirm this for me. because i was diagnosed at 28, there will always be some doubt of the validity of my diagnosis. after all, i don't have a time machine and can't go back and analyze myself.

From your reply to my post, I will accept that I misunderstood the meaning behind all this. My error.

About the issue of the number of accidents...
I was not trying to be insulting or trying to pick a fight with you. My question was sincere.
In my experience, kids from approximately 12 y.o. do not wet their beds unless there are some other issues beyond the regular learning of bladder control.
I take this from my experience with other kids/adults in my life, from the things I've read on the issue... stuff like that.
I was curious as to how you were defining what was an abnormal number of accidents. That's all.
I figured that when you said you did this as a 'tween, you were meaning the years just prior to becoming a teenager at the age of 13... so, 11, 12... somewhere around there.

So you see... my post was not meant to upset anyone... especially you.
When we come here and ask questions, especially of a personal/sensitive nature, I think we all should be conscious of the fact that words on a screen can be hard to decipher as to the emotional quality behind them, their actual intent if not the exact meaning of the words themselves, people will read words/phrases and interpret them differently sometimes.

I am glad you received other answers that seem to satisfy your wondering on this issue.

peripatetic
12-29-09, 12:14 AM
i don't recall ever having wet the bed. however, i have for as long as i remember, and continue to, procrastinate going to the bathroom...always thinking i'll go in a minute or as soon as i finish this *one quick thing*. i'm a bit surprised i haven't had that go horribly wrong;)

indy
12-29-09, 12:53 AM
i don't recall ever having wet the bed. however, i have for as long as i remember, and continue to, procrastinate going to the bathroom...always thinking i'll go in a minute or as soon as i finish this *one quick thing*. i'm a bit surprised i haven't had that go horribly wrong;)

yeah, to this day i'm like that. if i'm engaged in something i can hold it for hours and make the feeling go away by ignoring it. i'm surprised myself that it doesn't get me into trouble as an adult. BUT on the other hand if i'm having a hard time focusing i can become hyper aware of my body's needs and use them as an excuse to get up from what i'm doing.

me studying:
read two paragraphs
go to the bathroom
do one question
get up for something to drink
read another paragraph
go to the bathroom again
...
get something to eat
...
go to the bathroom

so it seems to work both ways! haha...

Peripheral
12-29-09, 02:00 AM
This might sound to personal but if I can help someone overstand, I don't care about personal.
I had that problem to, I was even sent to early grade school in diapers as punishmment but I would not leave our yard so they let me back in.
I used to wet my pants in the exact same situations. I would run out of underwear because I would hide my "dirty ones" in the ceiling tiles. After my mom found them because I left one of the tiles loose.
I spent a few more years saving them, until someone started the washing machine then I would wait til they leave then stuff them in the allready going washing machine. Gross I know, but I wasn't going to ware diapers again.
I would forget that I needed to use the bathroom.
I had no control.
I once used the bathroom in my seat in grade two. I just forgot until it was to late.
I mentioned it to the AD(H)D specialist, and he said some kids are much worse.
He asked me if I out grew it. I said "yes".
"Then I would put it behind you" said the specialist
I laughed inside my head, and have wondered now and again if he was making a joke.
My mom would be so proud of me right now.
FunnyHead

Trooper Keith
12-29-09, 02:17 AM
i believe you but i would like to do some reading about this. do you happen to have any sources for this sort of topic?

Here is a link to the Google Scholar returns for ADHD + enuresis (http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=ADHD+enuresis&hl=en&btnG=Search&as_sdt=2001&as_sdtp=on).

meadd823
12-29-09, 03:30 AM
I was the opposite I always went the minute I had the urge - mostly because I found the urge distracting and was unable to think about any thing else - I still have problems of this sort - only very rarely do I wait until the last minute to go because I lived in to many one bathroom households where some one might be in there and I might need the time to find an alternate place to potty - if I had a bad experiences I do not remember it and I have an excellent long term memory but I do remember always having a "peanut bladder"

Why the need to link bed-wetting to adult ADD????? Not a totally invalid question {IMHO} Then again to each his or her own {shrug}

I just hope I don't have to link it to old age specifically my own old age

indy
12-29-09, 03:15 PM
This might sound to personal but if I can help someone overstand, I don't care about personal.
I had that problem to, I was even sent to early grade school in diapers as punishmment but I would not leave our yard so they let me back in.
I used to wet my pants in the exact same situations. I would run out of underwear because I would hide my "dirty ones" in the ceiling tiles. After my mom found them because I left one of the tiles loose.
I spent a few more years saving them, until someone started the washing machine then I would wait til they leave then stuff them in the allready going washing machine. Gross I know, but I wasn't going to ware diapers again.
I would forget that I needed to use the bathroom.
I had no control.
I once used the bathroom in my seat in grade two. I just forgot until it was to late.
I mentioned it to the AD(H)D specialist, and he said some kids are much worse.
He asked me if I out grew it. I said "yes".
"Then I would put it behind you" said the specialist
I laughed inside my head, and have wondered now and again if he was making a joke.
My mom would be so proud of me right now.
FunnyHead

yeah, i was pretty bad about having accidents often but i didn't hide them from my parents. then again, they never made me wear diapers. baggy jeans were in style when i was in grade 5 and 6 and if i had an accident in them i'd sort of wad up the wet jeans between my legs to hide it. i'm female so i think i had an easier time hiding it. males tend to be more noticeable.

indy
12-29-09, 03:24 PM
Why the need to link bed-wetting to adult ADD????? Not a totally invalid question {IMHO} Then again to each his or her own {shrug}

well technically there is no such thing as "adult add" (actually there is no such thing as ADD... it's callled ADHD now,) there's only ADHD with symptoms persistent in adulthood - at least that is what my psychiatrist has recorded on my chart. so when we talk about symptoms of adhd, we automatically have to consider the way we were as children because adhd can not start in adulthood. it usually starts before the age of 7, in diagnostic terms. because i wasn't diagnosed until i was 28, it makes me try to think back to see the adhd in me as a child. and this correlation between having an abnormal number of "accidents" and being adhd is something i was curious about, because if it is a symptom of adhd then i totally fit the bill. so while i'm an adult and can explain my adult symptoms, this helps me see that i really was an adhd child. something important to me.

Peripheral
12-29-09, 10:34 PM
I was the opposite I always went the minute I had the urge - mostly because I found the urge distracting and was unable to think about any thing else - I still have problems of this sort - only very rarely do I wait until the last minute to go because I lived in to many one bathroom households where some one might be in there and I might need the time to find an alternate place to potty - if I had a bad experiences I do not remember it and I have an excellent long term memory but I do remember always having a "peanut bladder"

Why the need to link bed-wetting to adult ADD????? Not a totally invalid question {IMHO} Then again to each his or her own {shrug}

I just hope I don't have to link it to old age specifically my own old age

To me it is not just adult ADD.
It is an early symptom of AD(H)D.
I've had a great life so far.
But if there was one thing I could change it would be this topic of wetting myself. It was a nightmare. Relativity is everything.
I think it is very important for all parents to know this could be related to AD(H)D.
I'm sorry if I seem rude, but it is a very serious topic. To me it is not one of those "to each his or her own" it is a very serious sign of a problem.
I thought that is what we are here for to figure this all out.
I am so proud of Indy for bringing this up. I was not so brave.
I was so discriptive because I wanted people to now how "messed up"
I was over this topic.
Just like many other symptoms of AD(H)D, this one is as serious.
FH

JollyBadger
12-30-09, 01:26 AM
I often "forgot" to go to the bathroom, especially close to bedtime or if I was in the middle of something I didn't want to interrupt. Eventually it would get to the point where I really really really had to go, to the point where I was near tears and would barely make it to the toilet. Sometimes, I didn't make it.:(:o

I do remember wetting the bed once at a summer camp because I didn't want to miss the silly things the other girls in my cabin were doing. Another time, it happened when I was staying with neighbors while my parents were out of town.

Peripheral
12-30-09, 02:12 AM
I often "forgot" to go to the bathroom, especially close to bedtime or if I was in the middle of something I didn't want to interrupt. Eventually it would get to the point where I really really really had to go, to the point where I was near tears and would barely make it to the toilet. Sometimes, I didn't make it.:(:o

I do remember wetting the bed once at a summer camp because I didn't want to miss the silly things the other girls in my cabin were doing. Another time, it happened when I was staying with neighbors while my parents were out of town.

Jolly Badger
I used to do these things to, but I see the times away from home, more a seperation issue or anxiety for me anyway.
Although a thought just occured to me that any change in routine or enviroment is stressfull.(Which I think is related to AD(H)D)
Your first example is directly related to AD(H)D in my opinion.
To totally forget, then have to go, then totally forget, then really have to go, then totally forget, then can't go here, then.
FunnyHead

sarey
12-30-09, 02:21 AM
I used to wear nappies too. It had an alarm in them to help me be aware and go to the toilet. Very embarrassing to have when you're a kid.

meadd823
12-30-09, 03:13 AM
well technically there is no such thing as "adult add" (actually there is no such thing as ADD... it's callled ADHD now,) there's only ADHD with symptoms persistent in adulthood - at least that is what my psychiatrist has recorded on my chart. so when we talk about symptoms of adhd, we automatically have to consider the way we were as children because adhd can not start in adulthood. it usually starts before the age of 7, in diagnostic terms. because i wasn't diagnosed until i was 28, it makes me try to think back to see the adhd in me as a child. and this correlation between having an abnormal number of "accidents" and being adhd is something i was curious about, because if it is a symptom of adhd then i totally fit the bill. so while i'm an adult and can explain my adult symptoms, this helps me see that i really was an adhd child. something important to me.

Ohh okay the underlined is what I was asking about - I didn't understand where you were coming from. The specifics I already know I just write ADD because it is one letter shorter and less letters to mix up. . . .

I think I saw "frequent accidents" as one of the questions in my daughters questionnaire sent home by their pediatrician when they were diagnosed. One of my daughters wet the bed at night forever because she was such a hard sleeper - I couldn't wake her up enough to go. She can still hold pee forever.

I can see where children with ADD/ADHD wtf ever may have problems stopping what they are doing to go to the bathroom because of the problem of switching gears - I mean stopping a game or home work assignment to go to the bathroom is a mini-transition.

I don't know about the night thing unless sleeping really heavy is a common ADD thing - it seems like most of the ADDers in my family do sleep pretty heavy but I do not know how common that is or if it is connected to night time accidents.



I used to wear nappies too. It had an alarm in them to help me be aware and go to the toilet. Very embarrassing to have when you're a kid.

Oh wow never even heard of these but I can see where the alarm would be embarrassing. . . .

sarey
12-30-09, 03:17 AM
Luckily, I only wore it at night time. (I was a bed wetter)
It woke my sister up though, lol. Annoyed her quite a lot. ;)
Annoyed me too. >.< Half a bloomin sleep & got this alarm going off & need to get up & go to the toilet!

meadd823
12-30-09, 03:40 AM
To me it is not one of those "to each his or her own" it is a very serious sign of a problem.

MY entire post goes together yet you only quoted one tiny sentence like you failed to understand what I was saying.

I had the OPPOSITE problem!!! I didn't have accidents I went to the bathroom constantly - almost obsessively. I had a problem with going to the bathroom but it was the exact opposite as the one the OP presents even though I do not remember having any bad experiences that would lead to me being that way . .

To each his/her own =.I felt my problem was sort of the same but different but felt no need to act like some how one of us suffered any more than the other. Our problems were equally as difficult. I get sick of people who think there brand of suffering is worse than any one else's I did not want to treat the OP that way.

Older folks especially females have problems with little accidents as they get older - so the problems we think are behind us some times revisit as age creeps up.

Maybe this will be enough words for you to understand my point better. . . .. I either write to many or not enough. . . I was trying to be brief.

meadd823
12-30-09, 03:45 AM
Luckily, I only wore it at night time. (I was a bed wetter)
It woke my sister up though, lol. Annoyed her quite a lot

LAMO - you sound like you were a heavy sleeper like one of my daughters was - she could sleep through an air raid. . .I used to walk her to the bathroom put her on the toliet and she would simply lean over against the wall and go back to sleep!!!!

I would put her to bed - she would wet - then some time or another she would wake up shuck wet pants and climb into bed with her sister some times wetting her bed tooo!!!

sarey
12-30-09, 03:47 AM
lol! Aww,she sounds adorable!!! :P

Peripheral
12-30-09, 09:55 AM
I was the opposite I always went the minute I had the urge - mostly because I found the urge distracting and was unable to think about any thing else - I still have problems of this sort - only very rarely do I wait until the last minute to go because I lived in to many one bathroom households where some one might be in there and I might need the time to find an alternate place to potty - if I had a bad experiences I do not remember it and I have an excellent long term memory but I do remember always having a "peanut bladder"

Why the need to link bed-wetting to adult ADD????? Not a totally invalid question {IMHO} Then again to each his or her own {shrug}

I just hope I don't have to link it to old age specifically my own old age

Why the need to link bed-wetting to adult ADD???? Not a totally invalid question.
I'm not sure how to quote just one part, sorry>
I also don't know what (IMHO) means.
But I took your post like you where being scarcastic, if I am wrong I appologies.
What does {shrug} mean.
Why did Howe Mandle bring it up?
I have no worries about suffering more than other people,
Its just not me.
I posted the information for parents whos children might be going through the same thing.
Interesting about heavy sleepers,
I was the exact oposite.
Light sleeper up all night.
I read somewhere that some people with AD(H)D have this problem.
I even wake up in the night when the ritalin wares off.
Has anybody heard of this?
FH

sarey
12-30-09, 10:10 AM
^^ I'm a light sleeper too, actually. Maybe as a child I was a deep sleeper. Or something.

Peripheral
12-30-09, 10:36 PM
^^ I'm a light sleeper too, actually. Maybe as a child I was a deep sleeper. Or something.

Sarey
I thought the same thing after I posted, I was a light sleeper,
Do you wake up at night time?
I might be a light sleeper and a deep sleeper to.
Depend on how much of something is built up in my mind.(whats that called anyway, some type of something.)
Hard work (outside is best, helps the best for me).
When I take medication I want to read and do less physical work.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
FunnyHead

Peripheral
12-30-09, 10:49 PM
LAMO - you sound like you were a heavy sleeper like one of my daughters was - she could sleep through an air raid. . .I used to walk her to the bathroom put her on the toliet and she would simply lean over against the wall and go back to sleep!!!!

I would put her to bed - she would wet - then some time or another she would wake up shuck wet pants and climb into bed with her sister some times wetting her bed tooo!!!

Dear Meadd823
Your posts sparked a thought,
Once I was in a apartment building when,
In the middle of the night the Fire Alarm went off in the building.
Those big red metal bells.
It was the loudest continuous noise I have ever experienced.
I couldn't wake up my son.
It was simply facinating.
He would not wake up.
Since then I've had a few conversations about the situation.
Somebody told me at his age, he couldn't hear the pitch of the bell.
I am not sure if correct., thanks for your mind sparker.
FunnyHead

Meadd
12-31-09, 12:18 AM
I had not realized that wetting and ****ting one's pants could be related to ADD ...Thanks for the insights... I remember one time my poor grandma had to come and rescue me from 1st or 2nd grade as I pooped my pants watching a school movie...
I bed wetted till I was an early teen I forget when I stopped doing that, but the behavior was definitely there while growing up
Seems as I got older peeing myself transformed into an occasional bowel movement accident of great proportions but nothing really serious...lol Just messy...:p

Peripheral
12-31-09, 12:30 AM
I had not realized that wetting and ****ting one's pants could be related to ADD ...Thanks for the insights... I remember one time my poor grandma had to come and rescue me from 1st or 2nd grade as I pooped my pants watching a school movie...
I bed wetted till I was an early teen I forget when I stopped doing that, but the behavior was definitely there while growing up
Seems as I got older peeing myself transformed into an occasional bowel movement accident of great proportions but nothing really serious...lol Just messy...:p

Meadd
Thanks I was starting to get embarrased.
FunnyHead

Hyperman87
07-31-11, 10:37 AM
They are certainly related I used to pee myself every night until I was about 10 or 11 years old. I also have poor coordination which the Stimulant meds help somewhat in fact in addition to ADHD I have a full blown motor skills disorder called Dyspraxia.:)

PinkRoxy
08-01-11, 03:46 AM
hmmm I cant quite remember aye. I remember though one incident I was at someone elses house and I was playing and needed to wee but I kept playing and then I was so desperate that I walked up the stairs to go toilet and didnt make it in time and I remember it because the incident was quite traumatising for me.
I do remember too as an older child about 9 or 10 being hyper with my friend by our pool and we were wetting eachother in our clothes with water pistols or something and I was hyperactive and I needed to wee and lost control and i particularly didnt like that incident either. But I guess it can be related aye.
My friend has an 11 year old daughter with ADD but she already has mild bladder problems but she would hold herself and her mum has to actually force her to use the toilet before she wets herself she had overactive bladder like her mum but she would hold on to it because she would be distracted and alot of times her accidents do come from those.
But you could be right even though I dont believe that everyone with ADD/ADHD will experience this.

PinkRoxy
08-01-11, 03:58 AM
I was the opposite I always went the minute I had the urge - mostly because I found the urge distracting and was unable to think about any thing else - I still have problems of this sort - only very rarely do I wait until the last minute to go because I lived in to many one bathroom households where some one might be in there and I might need the time to find an alternate place to potty - if I had a bad experiences I do not remember it and I have an excellent long term memory but I do remember always having a "peanut bladder"

Why the need to link bed-wetting to adult ADD????? Not a totally invalid question {IMHO} Then again to each his or her own {shrug}

I just hope I don't have to link it to old age specifically my own old age

Im like that now and probably most of my childhood too. Except now possibly think I have an overactive bladder or a UTI and so I cant really put it off any longer because the urge can be so strong that I end up leaking a little in my underwear and its not very nice. Like I said in my other post as a child it was traumatising well this bladder problem I have now is affecting me.