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10-26-2013, 01:43 PM   #1
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Ostomy guard

Has anyone tried Ostomy Armor or Freedom Guard? Did it work for you?
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Diagnosed July 2, 2009 Crohn's Colitis

Colon removed September 26, 2011.
Pathology showed UC instead of Crohn's.

I have arthritis that is very similar to RA, but not RA because I had UC.

Autoimmune related itch.

Meds: 15 mg/week Methotrexate for RA
Cetirizine for the itch
10-26-2013, 04:43 PM   #2
2thFairy
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I have the Freedom Guard and it works great for me. I've only used it a few times so far, but I like it. One of our members, JennaRae, bought one and she made a testimonial video that is on their website.
http://youtu.be/HQ2MuY_YvA8

I bought the Stoma Stifler before that for the protective aspect of it, but with that one, you tape one side of it to your skin and I am very sensitive to adhesive tape, so that didn't work for me. Also, the stoma can't drain to the bottom of the bag without you lifting up the protective cup from time to time.
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Total colectomy with ileostomy featuring Sideshow Bob since January 2012

"The colon seems an unlikely candidate for dramatic effect, but now and then it serves that purpose well." The Associated Press Guide to Punctuation
11-01-2013, 05:44 PM   #3
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I'm tagging Nyx to see if she's tried either or if she could possibly recommend something else.
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Diagnosis: Crohn's in 1991 at age 9
Surgeries: 1 Small Bowel Resection in 1999; Central IV in 1991-92
Meds for CD: 6MP 50mg
Things I take: Tenormin 25mg (PVCs and Tachycardia), Junel, Tylenol 3, Omeprazole 20mg 2/day, Klonopin 1mg 2/day (anxiety), Restoril 15mg (insomnia), Claritin 20mg
Currently in: REMISSION Thought it was a flare but it's just scar tissue from my resection. Dealing with a stricture. Remission from my resection, 17 years and counting.
11-01-2013, 09:13 PM   #4
Nyx
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I've never tried any kind of guard. I got kicked in the stoma when my stepdaughter was 5 and I survived that without any damage, so I haven't felt the need to buy a guard. I bought the stealth belt when I first got my stoma, but didn't like it at all...the way my bag had to be put on sideways didn't work for me - it just made my stool pool around my stoma.

Sorry this hasn't been more helpful!
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Crohn's Diagnosis: May 2006
Current meds: none
Surgeries: Colostomy, December 2009

"Never trust a fart." Jack Nicholson, The Bucket List

Oscar is awesome! Loving my life with my stoma (with a hint of poo)!!

11-03-2013, 01:40 PM   #5
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http://www.comfizz.com/products/osto...protector.html
crohnsforlife,i use the one ive linked too,its not to different from the ostomy guard,i do a lot of mountain biking so wear the guard with the belt,also got it free on prescription so was great i never had to pay 60 for it,hope this is of some help to you
11-11-2013, 06:35 PM   #6
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I use the same guard as Hainman when playing football just for peace of mind, It is bulky but serves it's purpose well.
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ileostomy, colostomic mucus fistula stoma. gastostromy after recent surgery

tried, prednisolone, pentasa, azathioprine and infliximab
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