I'm sorry, I wasn't sure if I should post this here, LC, or general.
I have a 7 y/o with adhd (hyperactive, impulsive). In the last few months he has started running to the bathroom every 10-15 minutes to pee. It is like he runs every time he feels the urge. He barely has anything to empty. He has always had issues with nighttime wetting but he has been daytime potty trained since he was 3. I had his doctor check for diabetes, UTI infection, and anything else that could cause these issues. The only thing that is unusual is that his thyroid levels are slightly out of range (not surprising because his sister and I both have them, and I have an extensive family history). His doctor is monitoring his thyroid right now but she doesn't think they are causing his bathroom issues. Her best guess is constipation, which doesn't actually seem to be a problem.
Seriously, it is getting ridiculous. He has OT for 45 minutes and goes to the bathroom 2-3 times while he is there. Yesterday I took him to the bathroom right before he went back and told him he was NOT ALLOWED to go to the bathroom while he is there. I told him he could go as soon as he was done. He still whined to the OT that he was going to pee his pants and ran off to the bathroom twice. He can go 4-5 hours between bathroom stops on road trips. His bladder is not full. And like I said, this issue has just started in the last few months.
So is this some sort of anxiety due to the nighttime wetting? Impulsivity? Rigidity? He has had a thorough evaluation. He has pretty intense ADHD and he's sensory seeking. He has dyslexia and dysgraphia. They ruled out anxiety and asd. He also briefly saw a behavioral therapist and she didn't identify any anxiety or other issues.
I'm hoping the HIVE has some insight.