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Overnight pads or incontinence pads? Overnight pads or incontinence pads?

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Unread 09-12-2009, 10:51 PM
Overnight pads or incontinence pads?

I will be having a TOT in a couple of weeks, but until then I have to deal with an extremely leaky bladder. It has gotten to the point where I am using overnight pads and going through around 5 of them just to get through my work day. This does not count how many I use at home. Sometimes the overnight pad is still not enough.

I looked at some of the different products in the section with Depends today. Do they work better? They are more expensive per pad, I whipped out the calculator and did the math right there in the aisle. Since they are expensive, I don't want to just buy a package and try them out. The ones I need, for heavy flow, come in really big packages.

Any feedback you guys could give me would be great! I am getting so tired of peeing on myself all the time.
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Unread 09-13-2009, 01:33 AM
Re: Overnight pads or incontinence pads?

The Poise and Depend pads are m ore effective at soaking up urine than the sanitary pads.
J
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Unread 09-13-2009, 09:16 AM
Re: Overnight pads or incontinence pads?

homelight2001
I agree with Judy, the incontinence pads are better. They come in a bigger variety of length and absorbencies.
The way I save money is to use the store brand like Equate. I have not tried the brand names like Poise or Depend or Tena, so I don't know how much better they are.
Hope everything goes ok for you.
Hugs,
Suzanne
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Unread 09-13-2009, 10:36 AM
Re: Overnight pads or incontinence pads?

Hi,
I had mt tvt 6 weeks ago. I had horrible stress incontinence before surgery. I used the Poise brand for moderate leaking and they worked out great. After my surgery I just used what was left of them for the bleeding from the tvh. Good luck on your upcoming surgery! It is so AWESOME to not have that incontinence anymore!
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Unread 09-16-2009, 01:43 PM
Re: Overnight pads or incontinence pads?

I found that Tena Long Heavy Pads worked very well. They're a little bulky, but absorb a great deal of urine. Since I had my neurostimulator implanted to relax my bladder spasms, I use Poise moderately absorbent pads and they work well too. I can get 62 pads for a decent price at Target. The neurostimulator works so well I just use for them for security -- have needed them sometimes. Hope this helps
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Unread 09-16-2009, 10:04 PM
Re: Overnight pads or incontinence pads?

I wore the extra large poise pads and the diapers. They worked way better and I didn't leak all over the bed as much. Slept better.
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Unread 01-01-2010, 05:08 AM
Re: Overnight pads or incontinence pads?

The Poise pads and the Teva worked best. I didn't want to give in and buy the incontinence pads mostly for my own dignity. But I was soaking the overnight pads during the day, and at night it was as if I wasn't wearing anything with just those. The incontinence pads for Moderate was what I ended up wearing during the day, but if I knew I had to go somewhere I would error on the side of caution and put the poise overnight monster pads on. They gave me assurance that I could go somewhere and not worry about wetting my pants...which happened a few times coming home from a store. I would get out of my truck in the driveway and all the sudden I would just start leaking from my vagina (which collected all that urine while I was driving) and my overnight pads would just fail and I would be wet to my knees. My children were highly amused, but I was not. It was humiliating.

So with the bigger incontinence pads even with the cost. The reassurance they give you are worth it.
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Unread 01-01-2010, 05:46 AM
Re: Overnight pads or incontinence pads?

I ended up using the largest Poise pads that I could find. My hubby and I measured that they would hold about 2 cups of fluid. Pretty geeky, huh? I needed a lot of protection because my class periods are 90 minutes long.

I hope with the fistula repaired that my days of Poise pads are over.
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