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Bedwetting is an autistic trait?

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Panthro, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. Panthro

    Panthro Well-Known Member

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    My Aspergers Child: Aspergers Children and Bed-wetting

    I have found various accounts from parents of ASD children that are still bedwetting well after they should be. As much as I hate to admit it, I did not stop bedwetting until I was 10 years old, and it was a nightmare having to spend the night at someone else's house. Does anyone else have any experience with this?
     
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    Butterfly88 88 Times the Fun V.I.P Member

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    I wet the bed for a while, I don't know exactly what age. However, I was also abused as a child and its also said to go along with that so I can't be certain it was from my ASD.
     
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    I did as well, but can't remember what age. I remember my mom telling me in my teens I didn't figure out how to hold my bladder until later than most kids, even my sister. She stopped at a normal age
     
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    I wet the bed until I was 16, not nightly, but a few nights a week for sure. It surely was a nightmare staying at anyone else's house, and often embarrassing to say the least. I did eventually grow out of it thankfully.
     
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    Bolletje Potato chip wizard

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    I stopped wetting the bed when I was 5 or so.
     
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    pax Well-Known Member

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    No I apparently toilet trained myself before I could walk due to sensory issues.
    My brother on the other hand wet the bed till he was about 10. I don't think he has ASD though. He leans more to antisocial personality. I've heard the two are linked.
     
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    Sabrina Gentle & brave earthling

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    My daughter used night diapers, every night, until she was aproximately six-and-a-half-years-old.
     
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    I think that I stopped around 9(?). (Even when having no water before bedtime. :confused:)

    My 23yo, LFA daughter is potty-trained,* but she still wears a nighttime diaper.

    *Potty-trained, but she doesn't know how to hold it, so she has her own commode chair (which is easier than cleaning her floor or bed).
     
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  9. Suzanne

    Suzanne Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I do not recall ever wetting the bed ( but that doesn't mean it never happened). I guess, you see, the idea of sleeping in my own urine, was enough to get me out of bed to relieve myself.

    Having said the above, I must have wet my bed at some point, to know that it was not a pleasant feeling and not to do it again lol

    Until recently, when I had my gallbladder removed, I was ashamed of ablutions in any form, but that experience helped me a great deal. Once, when I was in hospital, I would beg my Creator to not let nurses in, whilst I was on the toilet and it never happened. This time, they would walk in and I would call out: on the toilet and they would say: ok, will pop back later and I felt no shame. I suppose it is because I fully understand and appreciate the role of our bodies now and so, it takes away the shame.