I don't know if anyone else has this trouble, but I find that every time I try to sleep at night, my ostomy bag fills up with air to the point where it lifts my appliance and I leak! So I have to try to keep myself awake all night so I can monitor it or set a timer so I am awake every 3 hours to check on it.
It doesn't happen to me during the day, if I take a nap... just at night. It is driving me insane. It is bad enough that I have insomnia, so when I do get a chance to get some sleep, I really want to take advantage of it and I can't because of this.
Does anyone have this problem? Can anyone give me tips on what I can do? I mean, I make sure to cut myself off from food by 5pm and I only take sips of water or something through the night. I even have a bag with a filter that is supposed to stop this from happening. If anyone has any ideas for me, please let me know because I am at my wits' end. I can't tell you how many clothes this problem has ruined, and I have to be sure to sleep either under a chuck from the hospital or a towel, or my sheets get ruined!
Thanks for reading, and hopefully someone will have some ideas because it's driving me nutters!