i used to be pissed with the output while i was changing the flange/bag too. what i do now: get one of those huggies wet naps and put it on your bathroom counter. change your appliance, keeping the stoma above the wetnap. if you have output it just goes on the wetnap, and you throw it in the toilet when you're done. easy-peasy. if your stoma is active it's gonna be active, might as well contain the mess :)
Glad to hear that the water tip worked for you.... most of the time it works for me too. At least it is temporary relief until bag changing time.
Definitely try the Eakins if the moldables don't work for you. That is exactly what my situtation was when I switched over to them less than a year ago. They worked for me. It just seemed to happen to me pretty much over night. I didn't really notice my wear time gradually decreasing either. Almost as if it was something that I was eating or drinking that caused the breakdown of the wafer. It wasn't that at all.