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Hey all,

So husband and I decided to go for it and try for our 2nd. Period is due tomorrow and i do have classic symptoms of PMS / early pregnany. Yesterday i tried eating pizza and had 1/2 slice that cause tremendous amount of pain. like being stabbed in the upper stomach. I felt like my stomach was contracting and was also hard to breath a little bit. after finally getting it all out i felt some relief. But the next day (today) my stomach just doesn't feel right. i feel like i was punched and the dull achy pain that goes through to my back just wont go away. I am afriad to eat solids.. even soup! but i have to. I am pretty sure i am preggers but my question is, could this be early pregnancy symptoms or band related? i didn't have ANY sickness with my daughter.

thanks guys!

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How did you go? Did you find out if you were pregnant? I find if I have a stuck episode, the next day I am always a bit sore and achy.

I am 8 weeks pregnant and I have been surprised how much I can eat - my band seems to have loosened, or perhaps my pouch is bit more stretchy with all of these hormones? Not sure but am having some trouble with stomach acid, luckily no vomiting though.

Good luck - hope it was good news for you.

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If I get really stuck, I can be sore for days. Also, I wouldn't push solids if I weren't feeling right - Soups and soft things to let the inflammation and swelling go down help more. If I am irritated and try solids too quickly, I can have another stuck episode, get more inflamed and it can just keep snowballing.

This is my second pregnancy with the lapband. In both cases, my first symptom was not missed period, sore breasts, nausea, etc. . . . it was always my lapband feeling like I had just gotten a huge fill. In both cases, I needed an immediate unfill (and then discovered I was pregnant within a week or so). It doesn't affect everyone like this, but it did affect me in this way.

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One more comment, now that I have been banded for several years, I can tell you that there seem to be as many people who have band tightness issues, as band looseness issues, as no change in the band when they become pregnant. It is kind of like morning sickness in that some have it early in pregnancy, some have it throughout pregnancy morning, noon and night, and some don't experience it at all.

It seems like it affects all of us differently and you never know what you are going to get until you experience pregnancy while being banded.

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I had a couple of weeks that my band felt so loose that I could almost eat anything. I was also platued at my weight and found out yesterday I am 5 weeks pregnant. From what I have read some haband tightness issues as well as looseness issues, mine seems to be loose but I am going to continue to watch how much I eat.

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