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This is my first time posting on a forum so hopefully I do it right! I got my band in February of this year. I've lost 69 pounds and have had a fairly easy go of it until recently. In September, I went to get another fill and felt as though I had reached my "sweet spot". Everything was fine until the end of October when all of a sudden, no matter what I tried, I couldn't get anything down. I went in and got an unfill. While with the doctor, I asked why everything was so great for over six weeks and then all of sudden can get so tight! He didn't really have an answer for me. He gave me a decrease and I was back to being fine! I still had great restriction but I was able to eat and drink again! I was soooo glad! But now, I'm right back where I was again. I can't get any liquids down, I'm having to sleep propped up, etc. It's driving me crazy! Do any of you have any ideas of why it can go so well for so long and then suddenly become so tight? Also, any suggestions on how to get my stomach to settle down? I took a bite of my fiance's ice cream last night and was able to eat it and keep it down without the slightest trouble! After I had some more ice cream, my stomach was fine and I could drink and take my liquid vitamins! But this morning, I can't get down my Protein shake! Any opinions, suggestions? I'm going CRAZY! It just doesn't make sense that I can eat ice cream like there's no tomorrow but I can't drink water!

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Call your surgeon. That is what he is there for.

Unfortunately, there is no exact science for finding the sweet spot.

I had my last fill in July and have been doing ok but I have a few days where I have issues with solid food. I do yogurt and cottage cheese for 24 hours and it works itself out.

But please discuss with your surgeon.

Keep us updated. We care and you may be helping others that aren't brave enough to ask.

CONGRATS on your progress!!

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Call your surgeon. That is what he is there for.

Unfortunately, there is no exact science for finding the sweet spot.

I had my last fill in July and have been doing ok but I have a few days where I have issues with solid food. I do yogurt and cottage cheese for 24 hours and it works itself out.

But please discuss with your surgeon.

Keep us updated. We care and you may be helping others that aren't brave enough to ask.

CONGRATS on your progress!!

That's just it. My surgeon has no answers and he states that none of his other patients are having this issue. I'm hoping someone on the forum will have an idea of what's going on! The only advice he gives me is to come in for another decrease but we don't know why it's fluctuating so much.

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