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spaco

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well,this is rather embarassing. evry single time that i'm doing apnea, no matter is it dry statics, walking apnea or in water it happens. when the contractions start i feel a sort of warm shiver starting from my diaphragm spreading down and my bladder lets go. i find it harder to control the urge to urinate than the contractions themselves. in fact, if i want to hold my breath further on i need to let go and pee. it occurs every single time no matter if i peed before starting my apnea. when i'm hunting that is never a problem, but imagine apnea walking in a park full of people!!! :duh
so i'm wandering, does anyone of you have similar problems? dipers, eh?
cheers,
primoz
 
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octopus

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Don't have such problem myself. I have heard you can excercise muscles around your bladder that would enable you to hold it for longer. Perhaps you could ask someone more knowledgable. Cheers.
 

ADR

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Spaco

This is not an unusual problem and is actually a sign that your dive reflex is strong. The vasoconstriction increases the fluid volume at the core which confuses the kidneys into telling the body to pee :duh . I have noticed with the no warmup/no breatheup approach the dive reflex kicks in very strongly and have experienced similar results :)

You have a few options:
1. For wet statics and dynamics you can break the code of pool ethics and not worry about it(if you choose this option then drink 3+ litres of water a day so your urine is very clear/clean)

2. Do statics on the loo (this isn't as bad as it sounds)

3. Buy some adult incontinence pads (I have tried these :cool: and they do work even if they make you feel a little silly.....my wife thinks it's a hell of a joke)

I hope that helps

Andy
 

naiad

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There is more about apnea-related incontinence on this thread...

[ame="http://forums.deeperblue.net/showthread.php?t=57537"]The call of nature...[/ame]

Lucia
 

spaco

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i've read somewhere about the Immersion Diuresis but i thought it occurs only in water. i guess next step- statics in the loo and pads!
thanks!
 

Donna

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I've also heard that the need to pee shows that you are in a completely relaxed state. Someone once told me that if he pees without really thinking about it 2 mins before official top on a deep constant weight dive, he knows his prep is going well...

Donna
 

jome

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Not uncommon, although I myself get it in the very last stages of apnea (close to samba). In "dry" statics it is actually sometimes the reason I stop. On "wet", well...Let's not go there ;) But it sounds like you have a worse case than most, but still, I wouldn't worry too much.

On a sidenote, I've read that apnea is a common cure for paruresis (aka shy bladder syndrome) for some really chronic cases.
 
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