filters...do they really work?

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praying4healing
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   Posted 3/2/2008 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
ok, so i've just started using the convatec 2 piece snap ons with the filters. The first time i used it it definitely seemed as if it didnt get as puffy, but i dont know if that was just wishful thinking on my part. The second bag i used puffed just like the clear plastic ones i was sent home with. So my question is, do filters really work? if so how? and what are signs that they are not working?
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Seatons placed
Worst year ever!

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
Where does mine come from?!
 
Temp Ileostomy performed 1/29/08
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summerstorm
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   Posted 3/2/2008 10:41 PM (GMT -6)   
i haven't ever seen them do anything. Although i do know that once they get wet they get clogged and don't work at all

Shaz032
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   Posted 3/3/2008 12:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I find that, with an ileostomy (our output is looser than a colostomy), filters work only until I lie down at night. During the night my output clogs up the filter rendering it useless. They seem to work better for colostomates though.
I have had an ileostomy for 32 years now due to UC.
 
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BagGirl
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   Posted 3/3/2008 4:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm using Hollister and find the filters a big waste of money.
They work for 5 minutes. Once you lie down it's all over.
29 yr. old female - former chrone's/colitis patient (8 years).
proud owner of a brand new sub-total colectomy with ileostomy (5 months).
 


praying4healing
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   Posted 3/3/2008 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
ok that makes since, b/c when i wake up my bag is full of air, i was somewhat confused lol
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Seatons placed
Worst year ever!

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
Where does mine come from?!
 
Temp Ileostomy performed 1/29/08
Still Adusting
 
Healingwell.com has been my Godsend...Thank you


candyland
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 98
   Posted 3/3/2008 10:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm trying some Hollister filter samples this week and the only differences I've noticed so far is that I'm sleeping less cuz I'm worried about leaks, clogs, etc., and my stoma's a lot noisier all of a sudden. Don't know if it's related, but I was a sight trying to muffle the little noisemaker at work today! :)
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