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 Post subject: Re: Swimming
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:56 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Swimming
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:06 am 
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I’ve been incontinent for as long as I can remember, though my condition was largely misunderstood for many years. Punishments at home and constant teasing at school was unbearable for my pre-teen years and nearly drove me over the edge in high school (thoughts of suicide), even though by that point I was diagnosed as having a birth defect. Childhood peers can be vicious!!! I had few friends and built a very strong and nearly impenetrable wall around myself.
When I entered college, well away from home, I had the opportunity for a fresh start! Eventually, I met my husband there and he slowly worked his way into my life and learned my secrets. I then entered a “wild phase” that lasted awhile. I finally found a way to trust someone and be truly happy. Looking back, I think that the wild and crazy period that I enjoyed was in ways regrettable but also a declaration of my freedom from the shame and self hatred that I felt for sooooo many years.
I still have times of depression due to my condition, which will last a few days, but my family is well tuned in and give me a little time and space to work through it. As it turns out, many of the depression drugs make my incontinence worse... I try to be nearly drug free in my life so a little time is all it takes to feel better. Posting here helps a lot too.


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 Post subject: Re: Swimming
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:29 pm 
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Ellyn wrote:
As it turns out, many of the depression drugs make my incontinence worse...


That is my problem as well. However, my depression symptoms are bad enough that I could not live a normal life without them. I do take a high blood pressure drug to counteract that side effect of my AD drugs, but I have tried many for the incontinence and the side effects of those were far worse (to me) than the side effects of diapers. Also had a very painful surgery that only helped for about 6 months. So diapered has been my state for 15 years or so now. In my case, I can still stay dry at night, but daytime is rather wet.

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