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Questions about Gas after fill

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Started by Ninababy, Nov 02, 2010 11:46 AM
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    Ninababy

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Posted November 2, 2010 - 11:46 AM

#1
I am very close to my sweet spot.. in fact this could be it.. the restriction is very good since my fill a week ago.. if it lasts..
But I have had horrible gas pain and some stomach pain.. very odd I have not had this since after my surgery. this was my 4th fill and it is kicking my butt.

Has anyone else had this? Does it pass ( no pun intented)? Or do I need an small adjustment? What has worked for you to feel better... it is ouchy! thanks


    bianabelle

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Posted December 15, 2010 - 4:44 AM

#2
Tootight0


    barbie1978

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Posted December 17, 2010 - 12:58 AM

#3
i was just wondering ALMOST the same thing...past few days started feeling the gas pain in my shoulder, just like after surgery..but last week i had an UNFILL...hmmm


    Soundman999

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Posted December 22, 2010 - 10:58 AM

#4
I am wondering if it is in fact...gas!
I am guessing that the pain is coming from the Vagus nerve. One of the jobs of the VN is to control hunger.
Its origin is in the stomach wall and travels up toward the left shoulder, under the left clavicle, up the left neck and finaly into the brain.
So, my theory is that when we get a fill, it stimulates, and in-turn, inflames the vagus nerve causing pain along its natural path in the neck and shoulder (left)

Or..maybe you have gas!



    cheryl2586

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Posted December 31, 2010 - 2:33 PM

#5
Well I know that food triggers mine anything sugar free, peppermint, cinnamon I have always had gas from the beginning and I dont think its because any band is too tight. There are just some things that will make your stomach more sensitive after surgery because your pouch is so small. I would say stick to what you can eat and if anything causes you gas either bare with it or leave it alone. I had to give up coffee period, and a lot of seasonings. I cant eat sugar free candie, pops or anything because they tear me up. Just some suggestions.


    vivelaja

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Posted July 9, 2012 - 7:53 PM

#6
I had my 4th fill about a month ago and initially was excited because it was the first one where I really felt a difference. But then in the first week, the gas came. I get it when I'm hungry and when I eat. I have these incredibly loud, bubbly sounds coming from my stomach that are very embarrassing and very uncomfortable. I work in close proximity to my colleagues and everyone hears my stomach. The gas is so uncomfortable because its just stuck and can rarely pass from either end. I feel it in my upper stomach, my lower stomach and sometimes even my lower sides (anywere there's intestine).

I was given GaxX and probiotics and neither are helping. I can eat without discomfort if I'm careful and am not eating anything now that I wasn't eating before this last agressive fill. I would appreciate suggestions since I'm having a difficult time working with this bubbly, noisy stomach. :wub:

Thank you.


    petiteflower70

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Posted July 19, 2012 - 11:40 AM

#7
i got a 3rd fill-and now, every time, and i mean every time, i eat lunch,no matter what it is, i get horrible gas pains. They spread out thru my sides and my back. GAS-X helps a little, but, dang! it has me worn out! i am going back on July 31. Hope I can make it til then! Am i too tight?


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