I was triggered several weeks ago and one of the unfortunate side effects was I wet my bed; twice. While I was under enormous stress, I’ve never done this before. Has this ever happened to anyone when they get triggered?
Talk to your psychiatrist. Some antipsychotics can cause that.
I never thought it could be the medications. Thanks for the advice.
By triggered, do you mean as a result from PTSD? Because it’s a common part of the regression symptom with PTSD.
Here is a thread from a good PTSD community on the topic, as an example: https://www.myptsd.com/c/threads/bed-wetters-unite.16665/
I couldn’t find very many good articles about it from a quick search, probably because too many people who experience it are too embarrassed to report it. But yeah, it’s a regression thing in people with PTSD, if that’s what you meant, so you might be able to find more people who can relate on a PTSD community (again if that is what you meant by triggered).
Are you taking clozapine?
Stress triggers my SZ symptoms, especially hallucinations, and the hallucinations cause more stress.
So I guess the link is probably more related to the stress than the SZ hallucinations; that makes more sense. Thanks for posting the article!
No, I’m taking Risperdal, 2 mg. While it’s not a huge dose, I have noticed that my dreams have been very vivid. I am supposed to ramp up to 4 mg, but now I’m concerned if bedwetting is a side effect.
I looked it up and they say it is very rare with Risperdal, but it has happened. I’ll certainly talk to my pdoc about it.
Oh I’m sorry this happened to you. Definitely talk to your pdoc!
Yeah, it could be the Meds - I would talk it over with your pdoc as soon as possible.
Best of luck -
Or it might be that your bladder gets full and you are in deep sleep. Try emptying bladder before going to bed.