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Hello all!

I'm just curious to find out if others are experiencing the same things I am. I have REALLY struggled with my band being too tight since September. I'm going today to get my second decrease in the hopes that it'll be better! Every time I talk with my doctor, he says that weather and stress affect the band. He says that he usually does more decreases in the winter due to the weather and then when it warms back up, he does more fills. Does anyone else run into this? Are you finding that when the weather significantly changes that you have to adjust your band?

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I'm so glad you asked this question. Yes, cold weather and stress both affect my band. When the weather is cold I have to be very careful as to what I eat and how slowly I eat because the band becomes very tight. One trick is to drink something warm before eating (coffee, tea). This really helps (especially in the morning). One of the doctors at the clinic is banded and I asked him about cold weather and the band. He said that he also has the same symtoms with cold weather. We are not alone. Try the warm/hot liquids. Hope it works out.

Hello all!

I'm just curious to find out if others are experiencing the same things I am. I have REALLY struggled with my band being too tight since September. I'm going today to get my second decrease in the hopes that it'll be better! Every time I talk with my doctor, he says that weather and stress affect the band. He says that he usually does more decreases in the winter due to the weather and then when it warms back up, he does more fills. Does anyone else run into this? Are you finding that when the weather significantly changes that you have to adjust your band?

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I'm the exact opposite! I have a hard time keeping warming things down but anything frozen goes down wonderfully! It frustrates me how different the band is for each and every person and for each and every day! I have days where I am free to eat whatever and then other days I can't even get liquids down! It's crazy! I'm hoping the decrease will help because it's been too much of a struggle these past several weeks not being able to get down even my basics!

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I'm the exact opposite! I have a hard time keeping warming things down but anything frozen goes down wonderfully! It frustrates me how different the band is for each and every person and for each and every day! I have days where I am free to eat whatever and then other days I can't even get liquids down! It's crazy! I'm hoping the decrease will help because it's been too much of a struggle these past several weeks not being able to get down even my basics!

WOW!!! You are absolutely correct when you say "how different the band is for each and every person and for each and every day!" It is crazy! You would think that we all would have common ground, but, the range of differences is mind blowing. I'll bet and hope the decrease will help you.

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[THANKS ....I have been so tight lately....can barely eat anything....I already had an adjustment, but still very bad. I asked my Dr if it could be the altitude. We live in Colorado.....or ovulation....turning into period...or just ME!!! Now there may just be a silver lining around my very dark cloud!!!

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[THANKS ....I have been so tight lately....can barely eat anything....I already had an adjustment, but still very bad. I asked my Dr if it could be the altitude. We live in Colorado.....or ovulation....turning into period...or just ME!!! Now there may just be a silver lining around my very dark cloud!!!

I just got back from my decrease and I was actually able to eat a normal meal for lunch! Well, you know what I mean by "normal" meal! lol I was able to eat! And I'm not in pain and I'm not feeling pressure, sliming, pb'ing, etc.! It's quite nice! WELL WORTH IT! I'm amazed that I put up with all the discomfort for as long as I did.

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