I have crohn's and a colostomy and initially I thought the idea of closed end pouches sounded great, but quickly found out:
1. I have output many times a day
2. hate the heavy feeling of much output in the ouch so empty it frequently
3 have lots o gas and with a 1pc closed there's no way to burp it. (the filters don't work)
4. what about using the pad/tampon receptacle in the stall to dispose of your bag? I buy doggie doo pickup bags and they are so cheap, scented, and just the right sz to knot the top and dispose.
33 years old, dx with Crohn's in 1998. Currently on :
Clofazimine 100mg daily,
Rifampin 600mg daily, and Clarithromycin 2 tabs daily
and Cipralex 10mg/day for anxiety.
Hydroxyzine, percocet, Ativan as needed.
5g pharmaceutical grade Omega 3's, 1000IU's Vitamin D3 daily
2 Perianal fistulas, and 1 more suspected. Crohn's only at end of colon, cecum. Remi, Asacol, Salofalk, Imuran, Humira did nada. Built immunity to long-term Cipro use, which also induced panic attacks.