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Posts posted by mchinberg

  1. This is my first post on this website and I hope I'm doing this correctly. Okay here is my story. Please don't judge. I've had the lap band for approximately 5 years. I originally lost 50 pounds and have subsequently gained 50 pounds. On Tuesday I started getting a dull ache in my stomach. While my 8 year old got sick that day with the stomach flu, I really don't think this is the pain I'm feeling. It feels centered around my port. And it travels down my stomach. I have a very large pannus. I do throw up often because I don't eat properly. We don't have insurance and barely make it. I made an appt to have a fluroscopy to check things out but the idea of the $250 was too much. I thought perhaps it would go away. It hasn't gone away and its painful. Does anyone know if this could be a slippage or possibly erosion? Has anyone else had these symptoms? Additional information is that yes I can eat and drink just fine. I had been constipated for a few days but then things "got moving" so I don't think its Constipation. I did start trying to cut back on carbs and sugar and wondered if my body was in shock. My solution? Start eating crap again for the last 2 days which hasn't changed things either. I know I'm not the model LapBand citizen and haven't been for many years. Does anyone know what could be going on with this stomach pain? Any thoughts? (please don't be too critical of me because I do it to myself every day).

    Thank you,


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