It's a tough call between drinking enough to keep your stools soft and not drinking so much you're leaking all the time.
I stopped all alcohol for 6 months from Oct 16 to April 17 as well. It wasn't as bad as I imagined.
Also I stopped drinking around 7pm every day although I never leaked at night.
At least I don't think I leaked at night but I wore Boots fairly thick pads for 5 months day and night. In winter they're quite warm as well.
Here's a standard piece I found on a website:
'at first you're dry in bed and deteriorate through the day. Over time the deterioration slows so you might be dry in the morning but wet in the afternoon and then dry all day, or at least relatively dry. Most say 3 - 6 months for dry, but not everyone.'
Here's a personal quote, 2017, from my own website which is linked on my profile:
'With my level of stress incontinence I find the best incontinence pads
are Boots medium super (marked with 5 drops out of 8).
They cost less than other makes that have less capacity so you might as well use them.
They are a bit bigger but aren't noticeable and they don't let you down. In winter they're warm as well.
I've used Medium 4 drops and found I had to change it earlier whereas the 5 drop one's last all day.
The very small ones are only good for in the house or overnight when I'm dry anyway.
Another trick is to make sure you pull the pad up after going to the loo. I once didn't and got a damp spot down my leg.
Pad fullness is detected by weight. It can seem dry but if it's heavy it's near full. You need to wear briefs and not boxers with a pad.
Also don't buy too many at one time. My continence suddenly seemed a lot better but I've got 30 big pads left and could manage with a very small pad now, early May 2017. Shame that once every few days there is an unexpected stress leak.'
Edited by member 27 Dec 2019 at 19:22
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