I have been really frustrated the last few days--it's been leak city! I feel like I've been through SO MUCH this year, I just can't handle more. It always leaks around the same spot, and I'm wondering if I'll maybe need some convexivity?
I currently use: Hollister 2 piece with Adapt paste. One thing to note is I can't use a regular wafer because I have a skin allergy. I am also allergic to sure seals. I use a non-adhesive wafer from Hollister (made only of pectin). Normally I can get about 3-4 days of weartime with that, and now for the past week I've been leaking after about a day. I don't wash with soap, just water, and I don't use any creams or anything, except sometimes I use a tiny bit of Natural Care Gel from Bard. It doesn't seem to make any difference with the leaks whether I use the gel or not.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I need something NOW! I'm a teacher (dancing at Disney on the weekends) and can't leave my 5th graders to go change my whole appliance, and now that's all I worry about during school. :(
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy 3/18/10! :)
Blockage/Ileo revision 6/8/10 :/
Tried: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas, Psyllium Seed Powder... Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
Currently taking: Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Biotin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Flomax (for urinary retention).