I suffer with MS. This has had such an upsetting impact on my life! I was first diagnosed three years ago when my vision deteriorated massively. I now suffer with bowel incontinence. As you can imagine, this is so embarrassing. I never go anywhere because i don’t drive and will definitely not get on a bus because im so scared i smell!! Couldn’t even imagine a taxi.. Im constantly paranoid! I’ve been wearing something called tena extra, the comfort ones i think. Its the ones that are used with the net type pants. I have to change very often as they are not absorbent enough for me. Does anything more absorbent exist? this is all new to me i really dont know what to use. Really hope someone on this page can point me in the right direction!! Thank you, much appreciated.
No, there are plenty of other brands that offer belted products. Attends is another brand that offers belted All-In-One products. These products are called “Attends Flex” and they include a small fixation system that allows the belt to be fitted completely around the waist. Attends Flex 10 have the highest absorbency level and are a good choice for managing faecal incontinence. These All-In-Ones feature odour protection technology, quick-dry technology and elastics. The Attends Flex are available in levels 8-10.
Tena Flex products are similar to the Attends Flex and feature a velcro fixation system to locate the pad at the front. This makes it ideal for use when normal toilet access is possible. The “superfit” waistband provides you with a close, comfortable fit. You should use the “Maxi” version if you wish to try this range.
Lille Flex is another brand of belted products. These belted All-In-Ones feature cotton feel waterproof backing to aid comfort and prevent perspiration. Lille Flex Maxi is recommended for managing severe faecal incontinence. The self-gripping tapes on the belt enable the skin to breathe, avoiding any irritation.
It is a good idea to try all of these brands and see which product you prefer and feel is the most effective for you.
If you require any more tips on managing faecal incontinence, feel free to ask.