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Wetting the bed

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Cullen93

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Hey guys,

This is an embarassing subject I really don't want to talk about - but i cant get it out of my mind. Im a survivor of long term trauma and abuse from youth and have been struggling to keep my bed dry from it for almost all my life. Its been on and off from my mid to late teens, and went through a dry period in my early twenties but recently came back after going through a relapse episode. Its something I've struggled with nightly as a youth, which is traumatic in its own right.

But anyway, I don't know how to get through the feeling of self worthlessness because ive exhausted all options to seek help in treating it with going to doctors and specialists. At this point I'm left with having to wear protection again which at 27 years old - I really don't want to do. I feel like had the abuse not have happened, i wouldn't be cursed with this problem. I don't know if anybody out there has struggled with this issue with PTSD and if its common or not. Having a rough night staying up at 3am.

Kind Regards,
Cullen
 
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Hey Cullen, I'm really glad you felt able to talk about this here.

In medicine, there are two major treatment groups: those that treat the symptoms, and those that treat the root issue.
For instance, last year I had a spinal fusion to treat the root issue of progressive scoliosis, which up until that point, we had been focusing on treating the symptoms of (pain, discomfort, etc).

With PTSD, oftentimes treatment plans will involve both (symptoms and root cause), concurrently.
Treating the symptoms is faster acting, but often not a sustained outcome when the treatment is taken away.
Treating the root issue is the opposite; it is often much slower to do, but the results typically last once treatment has ended.

I'm sorry that you've not had any success with the doctors and specialists you've seen. I would suggest that the best option now would be to seek out a trained trauma therapist who can help you to process the trauma you've experienced since childhood.
The aim being that once your past trauma has been processed, this issue will resolve as well. Especially given you've seen doctors and specialists about this, who I assume would have ruled out other causes.

You most certainly are not worthless because of this. Not even close.
I've not experienced that type of bed wetting from PTSD, but I have struggled with night sweats so severe that in the morning it looked/felt as though someone had tipped a bottle of water on the bed.

Hang in there. I hope you can get some sleep soon.
 
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Hey guys,

This is an embarassing subject I really don't want to talk about - but i cant get it out of my mind. Im a survivor of long term trauma and abuse from youth and have been struggling to keep my bed dry from it for almost all my life. Its been on and off from my mid to late teens, and went through a dry period in my early twenties but recently came back after going through a relapse episode. Its something I've struggled with nightly as a youth, which is traumatic in its own right.

But anyway, I don't know how to get through the feeling of self worthlessness because ive exhausted all options to seek help in treating it with going to doctors and specialists. At this point I'm left with having to wear protection again which at 27 years old - I really don't want to do. I feel like had the abuse not have happened, i wouldn't be cursed with this problem. I don't know if anybody out there has struggled with this issue with PTSD and if its common or not. Having a rough night staying up at 3am.

Kind Regards,
Cullen
I wet the bed at my friend's house when I was a teenager. It was real embarrassing. I stopped wetting the bed after that but it definitely seemed to be trauma related.

I am sorry you are having this problem.

While I don't have this problem anymore, I do have debilitating anxiety which is also certainly trauma related, so I can empathize with resenting these lifelong curses.

I hope you are able to get it figured out soon.
 
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