Can anyone tell me the difference between the adapt ring and the Eakin ring?

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   Posted 7/4/2011 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm about to order some supplies and after some samples from Hollister, I've decided I want a convex barrier with the extra rings.  Just need to hear form someone who has tried both.

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   Posted 7/4/2011 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
They are pretty similar. The Eakin is stickier -- so it leaves more gunk on when you change the pouches. I only tried the adapt ring once a while ago, and I didn't like it as much, seemed like it didn't protect the skin as well for me. But a lot of people like the adapt rings better than the eakins.

You can ask for samples and try them both to see which you like better.
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2004 dx indeterminate colitis. Back and forth between Crohn's and UC dx. Many drugs, minimal success.
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   Posted 7/4/2011 11:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I have never tried the Adapt rings because the Eakin rings work great for me. I personally have found that from the people I have asked they prefer the Eakins over the Adapt rings. I think it's just all personal preference!

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   Posted 7/5/2011 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I prefer the adapt seals, for the reason that most said--the eakin ones are harder to get off your skin. But it's totally personal preference. I'd say try both and see which you like better.
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(Tried every drug imaginable, but lived 10 years with daily diarrhea)
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   Posted 7/5/2011 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I liked the Adapt ones at first, but after trying the Eakins I was sold. The Eakins stick to my skin more (which for me is a good thing... though it is harder to clean off) and seem to swell up closer to my stoma. When I used the Adapts, my stoma would sort of punch out and stretch the ring as it wiggled around which would leave exposed skin. The Eakin stays close to my stoma no matter how much my stoma moves and squirms about.
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-Officially diagnosed with UC in 2006, though had symptoms since 1999.
-Had mild/moderate symptoms continuously until severe flare in autumn 2010 which required 2-week hospital stay
-Took Asacol, Rowasa, Canasa and Prednisone to manage flares but meds stopped working
-Tried 1 dose of Remicade but had excruciating joint pain and discontinued
-Had permanent ileostomy surgery 11/8/2010
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