This post is sponsored by Poise Impressa. As always, the opinions (and the ability to sneeze loudly) are my own. #TryImpressa
I have a sneeze that can stop loud conversation in a crowded room. It's so forceful that people around me often jump a little because they're shocked that such a small person can sneeze so loud. I've tried over the years to contain my sneeze, but I just can't. If I'm allergic to something, my body has a violent reaction and I must get rid of the offender immediately. Just happens.
Unfortunately, when you sneeze that forcefully, something else can happen. Yep, you guessed it. Stress incontinence (a very fancy way for saying my bladder leaks).
I've written about bladder leakage before. Face it. I'm almost 50 and I had a baby naturally, pushing for three hours. The combination of the two have caused my bladder to leak at the most inconvenient times; when I'm playing tennis, laughing loud and yes, sometimes when I sneeze. I'm not ashamed to admit it because guess what? 30-40% of middle-aged women have it. I also wasn't afraid to head to Walmart to check out what Poise Impressa is all about.
Poise Impressa is right there on the shelf by the feminine hygene products so its easy to find. I thought that a little ironic as it foreshadows what happens as you age and I shared that with my teen who was with me. Gotta teach her that there's never any shame when it comes to your body.
What I think is cool about Poise Impressa is it's a solution that not only gives you freedom, it's tailored to your own body. Because it's an internal product that you insert like a tampon, you start with the sizing kit to see which size Impressa will work. If you experience leaks with the first size, you move on to the second or third until you're leak free. It's discreet and can be worn for a few hours. Know what that means? I can sneeze as loud as I like, stress incontinence free.
If you experience leakage when you play sports or snort at someone's funny joke, you're not alone. If you'd like to find a solution to give you more freedom to do the things you want, you'll want to head to Walmart and grab a sizing kit today. You won't be sorry!