Any medications or vitamin supplement that helps with incontinence?

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For my husband's Lewy Body Dementia, Vit B, C, & D are supplements his doctors have recommended and he has used since day one. So, he was on them for years and still had/has incontinence at night, which I think is caused by more by a sleep disorder related to Lewy Body, i.e. he sometimes sleeps too sound to get up. However, he also experienced urinary urgency during the day that cleared up when we used cranberry concentrate supplements.
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I just read an article on the Livestrong website that recommended Vitamin B-12, C, or D. The article is titled “Vitamins for Urinary Incontinence”. Maybe check the article out; or has anyone else heard if or had experience of any of these three helping?
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Have a urologist check him out. First to be sure the UTI is not still there and also to check the prostate. Those UTI's can be silent and cause a lot of problems and worse yet can cause a kidney infection. If the prostate is enlarged he might not be emptying the bladder completely and then it starts another UTI. Bad cycle. Cranberry just makes it harder for the bacteria to hold onto the walls of the bladder. We have just been going through this with FIL. At their age a kidney infection can be a huge problem. Be sure he is drinking enough water in the meantime, my FIL thought if he stopped drinking that if would help---it only makes it worse!
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Check with your doctor as they should know about the problem and hopefully let you know if any meds currently being taken are causing the problems. I know magnesium is good for hearts regular beat but causes diarrhea, blood pressure meds cause you to urinate.
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Hi I'm the one that originally posted. It is my 92 year old Dad. We have used cranberry fruit extract capsules recently. He had had a UTI problem that started in the fall and was hospitalized with it in January. It was the beginning of a downward spiral with his losing his independent (hospital stay where he was given mind altering drugs and then a waste of money and time rehab stay with more mind altering drugs). It's such a long story that I'm sure alot of you have been thru.
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Yes, there is Vesicare for women and (you do not say which gender you are) and another drug for BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) which will relax the muscles, but my husband found it made him urinate more. Vesicare gives you a dry mouth, which will make you drink more, and then go more. Magnesium is good for constipation, and any of the caffeinated drinks will stimulate you to go more. Either go more often making sure you are not incontinent, wear a feminine/male pad for accidents, but by all means do not stop drinking water!
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Just read my own post, lol- Doc said to AVOID caffeine,all milk products and all sugar substitutes for fecal incontinence . No perfect, but it is helping. Starts the day with Fiber one cereal banana and almond milk.
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there is a product available over the counter for constipation

this is a saline laxative- magnesium citrate $2-5.00

in use for constipation & quick relief
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We've had some luck with cranberries, which in natural health care is supposed to "promote urinary health." For most of her life, my daughter has used cranberry juice for frequent bladder infections. So, I started using cranberry tablets occasionally, when I feel that frequent urgency. I use them for a week and it resolves the problem. Then a couple of months ago, my husband started having to urinate immediately and not long after he had already gone. So, I gave him cranberry concentrate chews for about a week, and we haven't had an emergency bathroom stop since.

I'm not sure what it does, but think the urgency may be caused by bacteria, and the cranberry may make the bladder too acidic for the bacteria. Maybe as we get older, because of meds, or a combination of things bacteria builds up. Anyway it has worked in our situations, and it's cranberry (a food), so no harm to try?

My husband doesn't like pills so the concentrated chews work great. They are Nature Made brand and we get them at Walgreens.
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My poor Mom has tried everything. She had surgery which made things worse. She had an Interstem implant that helped some. Helping her last up to 4 hours at night. She had success with oxybutin, but it made her problems with her espophogus worse and she couldn't eat, she lost 30 pounds.

Love to hear if anyone else has found something we haven't tried.
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