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Sun Sep 05, 2021 4:19 pm

I'm going to start Saxenda on Wednesday. It's a weight loss medication that is injected in the abdomen. Has anyone ever tried this?  Did you have any issues since you have a colostomy?  I'd appreciate any information that anyone could give me. Thanks 

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Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:16 am

I have not used that just want to wish the best. Have you checked with your ostomey Dr. or nurse?

Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:46 pm

I was almost excited to see there may be a solution for weight gain. Until I read the side effects and who cannot use this product. As I have an ileostomy I am out of the running. 
Before taking Saxenda®, tell your health care provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
are taking certain medicines called GLP-1 receptor agonists.
have severe problems with your stomach, such as slowed emptying of your stomach (gastroparesis) or problems with digesting food.
have or have had problems with your pancreas, kidneys or liver.

Back to the drawing board for me. If my weight did not effect the adherence of my appliance I would not be too bothered but it does.

Please keep us updated on the Saxenda, and good luck. Terry

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