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Wooly-bobs
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   Posted 5/28/2008 1:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I know some of you won't leave the house without a pad on for fear of messing oneself, i do have this fear and on a hour and a bit trip i messed myself, whatsmore i was on the motorway on the phone at the time so i couldn't stop. Fortunatly i was wearing a pad and i didn't mess my clothes.

What i want to know, most pads/diapers/nappies are designed for uninary loss and are quite thick to absorb, i think we don't need such a thick pad, whats the thinnist that is around?

Red_34
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   Posted 5/28/2008 5:12 AM (GMT -6)   
What about a thin menstrual pad? I've never had to wear pads or diapers but of course I've had to wear menstrual pads and they can be pretty thin (for discretion purposes). Other then using a thin maxi the only other thing that comes to mind are the thin Serenity pads but even then, like you said, are a bit on the thick side.
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Another UC wife
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   Posted 5/28/2008 7:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I buy the extra long thin pantyliners for my husband. It is more a security thing than anything else. In case there is a staining of any kind it is on the pad and not his underwear. (If you need something for a heavier discharge then you would need a thin maxi pad then.) It makes a tremendous difference as there is no soiling or odor on his briefs anymore and as I said it gives him the peace of mind. Plus it provides a good barrier so if there is a stain or whatever you don't have to worry about it going through your underwear onto the inside of your clothes and possibly giving off an odor.

At first suggesting it was kind of awkward but he saw the sense to it and now it is a normal routine.

When things were really bad with the frequency and urgency and he had to leave the house for an appointment or whatever we had the thinner depends type undergarment that he would wear under his briefs and it did NOT make him look like the Pillsbury Dough Boy...lol. But it definitely gave him the comfort factor and took away all the stress and anxiety the few times he needed that added peace of mind.

For the people dealing with this for quite awhile you do what you gotta do to cope with this. For the newer ones out there maybe feeling a bit awkward about various preventative measures like this....it is far better to be prepared and not have to deal with the accidents that can really make a literal mess of things.

I have said before I was so proud of my husband when he asked and decided he needed something to help him so he could make the Dr appt that one day without the fear he wouldn't be able to make it to and from without a potential accident if he couldn't get to the bathroom within a moment's notice when he was flaring so badly.

61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07  Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days.  150mg Imuran  Zero mg prednisone   12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, fiber capsule 1x day, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 40 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs  Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enema every other PM, Canasa suppositiry AM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month


bookworm21
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   Posted 5/28/2008 7:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm with Sherry--I wear thin menstrual pads, like a panty liner, although that doesn't seem to help that much. I think I'm going to have to go with a thin maxi.
Female, Age 19, Dx w/ UC August 2007
Seasonal allergies
9 Asacol/day, 1000 mg Canasa (caused side effects), Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis) 3 pills/day
2 DanActive/day


NMcP
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   Posted 5/28/2008 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I got with a thin maxi as well. I also carry a spare pair of underwear. So far I haven't needed either one. But the day I leave the house without them is the day I'll need them : )
Age: 48
location: Seattle, Wa
Diagnosed with UC in June 2006
Medications: Lialda 4 pills once a day, Canasa supps as needed
Supplements: vitamins, probiotics
No. of colonoscopies: 1
Originally diagnosed with moderate UC, pancolitis
No flares since Jan, 2007


Wooly-bobs
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   Posted 5/28/2008 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hmm, i don't suffer from staining much, what i have been doing is just folding a piece of toilet tissue and letting it sit between my cheeks in case i leak a bit.

Other than staining i was talking about totally losing control like i did the other morning in the car.

sore_guts
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   Posted 5/28/2008 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I like the always brand best - they are the thinest I've found and most comfortable.  They come in various lengths.  So depending on how your feeling you can go with very little ones or quite bigger ones 

 
sore_guts
 
36 year old female with left-sided UC
400 mg Asacol 4 pills 3 times/day lialda 1 pill 3 times/day
making some very light attempts using Rowasa enemas just cant seem to do these
iron supplements 3 times 1/day
multi-vitamin 1/day
Digestive Advantage Colitis formula 1/day
 
 


mbx5
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   Posted 5/28/2008 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I dont even think a full blown diaper would work for me....I would fill it and then some.... However the fear of messing myself is the single biggest obstacle I face every day when getting into the car to go anywhere! I may try a pad just for mental conditioning....maybe will borrow one of my wifes...however I am bit embarassed to tell her I need one for a diaper "just in case" - I havent gotten over that mental aspect of the disease even after being married for 2 years now. Luckily we live in a rural area and I have and will continue to use mother nature iin the event of an emergency - a big tree, some leaves, and a quiet back road work just as well when available.
33 yr old male. UC for 14 years. 5mg pred (tapering off), 12 pills Asacol per day, Dicyclomine (for cramps), 0.5 - 1mg Atavan per day (anxiety), Fish oil pills, Culturelle probiotics. Recent Endonasal brain surgery to remove non-cancerous hormone producing tumor on pituitary gland (And I am still more afraid of my UC!!)


Another UC wife
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   Posted 5/28/2008 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
It isn't the easiest topic to discuss with a spouse when you have only been married for 2 years plus your young age.

Heck we are in our late 50s and early 60s over here and have been together since 1968 so nothing is taboo or off limits to discuss due to our longevity with each other.

That is what is so great about this community to have a place to be able to go and ask any question and get answers too.

I hope as time goes on it will be easier to discuss with your wife. Unless she doesn't want to discuss or know things it will be a benefit for you to be able to let her know some things so she has an understanding. Hopefully she will feel comfortable enough to also ask questions too which will make it easier to understand.

Sometimes I would get aggravated and annoyed not at him but at what he is going through when things aren't going so good. Having an understanding of what he is going through does make it easier to contend with on my end.

61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07  Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days.  150mg Imuran  Zero mg prednisone   12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, fiber capsule 1x day, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 40 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs  Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enema every other PM, Canasa suppositiry AM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month


basa0806
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   Posted 5/29/2008 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
This might be too thin for you but always makes a menstrual pad that comes in a traveling package. If you go to always.com and choose pantiliner it is called regular wrapped.
However, I'm not going to lie, I have a pair of underwear, old jeans and baby wipes in the trunk of my car :)
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Eva Lou
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   Posted 5/29/2008 10:10 AM (GMT -6)   
ok, the best maxipads by far (and I've tried tons!) asre Always ultra-thin, long, with no wings! They are in a green package. I hate wings, they wings make it too diaper-y, & the ultralong length covers EVERYTHING. And I have had full-blown accidents in my pants with these on, & been able to just rup off the pad & keep the same underwear on! No joke! I think they are considered "heavy" coverage too. Good luck!

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bookworm21
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   Posted 5/29/2008 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hmm, I'll have to try those Eva Lou. Although I might get some w/ wings since the last time I had an accident (which was actually yesterday), a pad w/o wings didn't help too much.
Sam, I have an emergency bag also w/ underwear, old pants, and toilet paper (I need to remember to buy some baby wipes!).
Female, Age 19, Dx w/ UC August 2007
Seasonal allergies
9 Asacol/day, 1000 mg Canasa (caused side effects), Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis) 3 pills/day
2 DanActive/day


slimcook
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   Posted 5/29/2008 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
In a pinch I tried a very small disposable baby diaper when things were desperate and accidents were frequent. I found it actually worked really, no shifting, etc. I wore it like a pad tucked between my body and undies. A pad would never have been sufficient to contain the mess. This made life possible for me. I carried a clean up kit in my bag....one for the baby and one for me.
Slimcook
dx:2003 Pancolitis
current meds:
Colazol 1500 TID, Imuran 100mg, Healthy Trinity Probiotic, Grape Seed Ext. Biotin, Vit. E., Selenium, Flax Oil, Calcium, Zinc and Emergen-C


Winter
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   Posted 5/30/2008 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I use Always overnights. They are longer than regular maxi pads. They are also wider in the back. plus they are thin. If I am having real problems, I use pamper overnights for bed wetting. They are smaller & hug to my body better than depends. I get the XL size. I don't like the depends because they come up so hight on my waist & it is hard to keep them concealed under your clothes. The overnights work better for me.

Asacol 6 tablets twice daily
Remicade every 8 weeks
Folid Acid daily
Methotrexate 3 times a week
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