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Anyone else having problems after band removed?

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Started by mrspersia, Apr 04, 2008 7:56 PM
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    mrspersia

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Posted April 4, 2008 - 7:56 PM

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Hello all! I had my lap band removed 5 days ago after having it for 6yrs. I am still suffering with acid reflux and indigestion symptoms. Has anyone else had their banc removed and still have problems? Does anyone have some words of wisdom they would like to share?:tongue:


    LauraD

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Posted April 5, 2008 - 12:42 AM

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Just a suggestion, but you might want to visit the "Life After LapBand" forum. The folks in there would probably be better able to answer your questions and help you out.


    mrspersia

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Posted April 5, 2008 - 4:21 PM

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Ok great! Thanks for the info.


    SElaine

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Posted April 8, 2008 - 12:48 PM

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Hi mrspersia,

How are you feeling now? I had my band out 2-13-08. I did have some acid reflux/indigestion for the first couple of weeks but I feel good as new now. I hope it works out for you as well.


    mrspersia

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Posted April 8, 2008 - 9:32 PM

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Hi SElaine! Thank you so much for your response. I am still experiencing bad acid reflux and indigestion. Im only able to keep down protein drinks and crackers. Even with those 2 things im constantly burping afterwards, and it takes a few hours to digest it seems like. Its very refreshing to know you had the same problems for only a few wks and that you are feeling great now. What was your diet during those few weeks if you dont mind i ask? Thanks again for sharing your info.


    smwww

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Posted April 9, 2008 - 1:34 PM

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I sorry if this a stupid question, but why did you have your band removed. I was just wondering. I just was banded on this past December. What is it that may come along that may cause me to have band removed? Also, do you think you will gain weight back? Just wondering............thanks


    SElaine

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Posted April 9, 2008 - 4:28 PM

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Hi SElaine! Thank you so much for your response. I am still experiencing bad acid reflux and indigestion. Im only able to keep down protein drinks and crackers. Even with those 2 things im constantly burping afterwards, and it takes a few hours to digest it seems like. Its very refreshing to know you had the same problems for only a few wks and that you are feeling great now. What was your diet during those few weeks if you dont mind i ask? Thanks again for sharing your info.


mrspersia,

Mine was never that bad. I was uncomforatable at times, but it didn't prevent me from eating. I was on liquids for a while but quickly progressed to a normal diet. I haven't had a problem keeping food down. If you haven't already, I would contact your doc. I know mine had me on some type of medication for it during my stay at the hospital.


    SElaine

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Posted April 9, 2008 - 4:31 PM

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I sorry if this a stupid question, but why did you have your band removed. I was just wondering. I just was banded on this past December. What is it that may come along that may cause me to have band removed? Also, do you think you will gain weight back? Just wondering............thanks


Hi smwww,

I'm not sure if your question was related just to the OP or both of us. I lost my band due to erosion. Believe me, it wasn't voluntary. I loved my band. I'm scared to death of gaining the weight back but I'm working out, eating right, and doing everything I can to keep it off.


    mrspersia

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Posted April 11, 2008 - 10:02 PM

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Hey smwww...If you are asking me why i had mine removed. It gave me problems off & on thru the years. I was never able to hold a fill and eventually it got to where i had to put myself on a liquid diet due to vomitting so much. I basically got sick of living that way. I hope that answers your question. I wish you luck with yours. Some people do really good with the band, i just wasnt one of them :-(


Posted May 3, 2008 - 4:11 PM

#10
Like you, after six years I had my band removed yesterday. I have been begging my doctor to take it out for years. I have never had to have a fill b/c it was immediately so restrictive that I was basically on a liquid diet for the first year. Then as the years progressed I could eat things like popcorn, ice cream, chips but not salad, fruit or chicken. After many years of frustration with this and pain, I had it taken out yesterday. I thought I would be ecstatic but the doctor is not sure that I will be unrestricted. After he removed the band he said that I was still completely restricted when he passed an instrument down my throat to check. He had to remove a bunch of scar tissue and he kept passing something down my throat to make sure that I would be unrestricted enough to eat. He says that I will notice an immediate difference when I can start eating but that it will take a full 6 months or more to make a big difference. I'm very disappointed in this b/c I had my victory lean cuisine flat bread in the freezer b/c honestly that is what I"m craving. Not junk food but things like broccoli, sandwiches, asparagus. Things that I haven't had for 6 years. Anyways, I apologize if I"m rambling on but I'm still on painkillers. Anyways, I'm very glad I found this message board. Just wondering if you were still restricted when you started eating. I note the people who have only had them a few years aren't but what about those that are at 6 years? That's a long time and I imagine our stomachs didn't bounce back after the band was removed.


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