I have mild CP and at age 30 I started having more problems due to aging. I recently went from walking unaided to needing a device to stretch my leg muscles at night so I can prevent falls during the day. About 6 months ago I started having a few wetting accidents in the evenings and thru the night.
I am 35 now and live independently and my doctor feels that I need to wear adult diapers probably for the remainder of my life during the night. He said that my muscle weakness from the CP is now affecting my continence. Is anybody else experiencing this? Any way to improve this so I am not in need of the diapers?
Thanks for any thoughts, Stacey
Well, actually cerebral palsy is a non-progressive disorder, that is, the lesions that cause cerebral palsy do not progress with time. If there is a worsening of symptoms, it is due to other associated lesions. So, ask your doctor if you need a MRI.
The reasons could be stress, functionally small bladder, diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus, urinary bladder wall instability, UTI, stones and neurological problems.
Limit fluids in the evening. Set up an alarm your self and try and wake up 3-4 hours after sleep and use the washroom. Ask your doctors to look into these causes. Diabetes can also affect nerves and cause muscle related problems. Hope this helps. Take care!
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