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#1 of 4 Old 10-16-2008, 10:28 PM - Thread Starter
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My daughter has been pottytrained for a long time now, and suddenly this week she has peed in the middle of the night 3 nights in a row, and today at daycare she had TWO accidents. She hasn't had an accident there in a really, really long time. One accident was during naptime. At night I always make sure she pees before bed and she usually likes something to drink but I try to have her last drink be a small sippy cup with dinner. Sometimes if it's hot and the AC is off I will give her a half of a small cup before bed, but only if she really seems upset without having it.

She also has a common cold- cough which started at about the same time, but no fever.

For months now she has complained of stomach aches randomly and has had times where she burps a huge string of burps and can't seem to stop herself. I brought her into the doctor's office last week to see if there was something going on with her. They tested her for h. pylori since my husband had it and we all ate out at the same place the night he first got sick. She was negative for it.

I told her doctor that something was definitely going on because these symptoms are not normal at all for her, but she told me unless my daughter was losing weight, vomiting, or having diarrhea there was nothing else she could do. She does not have any of those symptoms. She's been whinier than usual at times as well.

I'm really not sure what to think, since most of her accidents have been while sleeping, I'm pretty sure it isn't a behavioral/acting out thing.

Has this happened to anyone else?
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uncontrolled peeing is sometimes a symptom of a UTI. You can go to any big chain drug store and get "AZO" UTI test strips. 3 tests for about $10 and test her yourself at home. Just out of curiosity, did she ever have any food intolerances?

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incontinence like that is also a sign of a magnesium deficiency. magnesium stores are definitely impacted during periods of growth and periods of illness. you might try supplementing with something like Natural Calm. we use about 1/2 tsp in Mountain Rose Herbs' herbal tea called "Fairytale Blend" for ds.

incidentally, food allergies can also impact magnesium stores...

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that ocassional bedwetting is also normal. Children sometimes go through periods of bedwetting - I found that my kids would when they were going through a growth spurt or extremely tired.
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