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Did it work right away for you, or did it take your tummy a few days/weeks to settle?

I've got slight pouch dilation which was symptomless, but when I had my Tummy Tuck, although I could not feel more "restriction" in what I ate, I was tighter and have had heartburn fairly constantly ever since. I've waited it out for swelling and stuff to settle (which it hasn't entirely yet at 8 weeks). However I went in today for a slight unfill of 0.2cc in my 4cc band.

Its been 24 hours since I took a Mylanta 24 hr tablet, and the heartburn is creeping back. I"m wondering if I'm expecting too much thinking the heartburn would be gone within the hour, lol. Although I"m band veteran of 7 years, I've never had this problem before.

Im just sooooo hoping after my horror 2 years with rectal cancer that I don't have to have a FOURTH surgery for a new bloody band if his one has slipped! But the alternative - accepting that my poor gut is just destroyed by chemo - is worse. I also have chronic constipation alternating with diarrhea and all sorts of other bowel issues, the heartburn may not even be band related. I guess that means an endoscopy to check if the heartburn doesn't go away.

Sigh. But on a bright note I don't have actual reflux. No coughing at night, no spitting up acid, I never get stuck or vomit.

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Hope you are getting some relief by now! I haven't had to have an unfill so don't know how long it takes to take effect.

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I had to give in and take a Mylanta - its scarily painful and constant without it. Sigh. Like I couldn't just be freaking healthy for a while. Perhaps it will settle and not come back after this pill has worn off in 24 hours. Or I might just need a little more out.

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I have a deep pain in my chest that comes and goes all day long like incongestion. Is this what you guys are dealing with? Maybe I need to speak with the dr for some mylanta myself :)

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It took me 2 years and 3 unfills to feel better. I had the same problem with getting an unfill and then it slowly got worse again. In total I had to take out 3ccs but I have a bigger band.

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Same here banded in 07 constant heartburn and reflux has a slight unfill no help the reflux came back and it was so bad that I couldnt lay down had to go back yesterday for a complete unfill because my poucj was so swollen and inflammed

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I'm a few weeks after an unfill now - and I am better, but not completely. I'm stil l requiring Zantac most days, usually towards the evening. I know an unfill is on the cards, there's no use putting it off. I just have to wait till I can get in/have time to go! I've taken so much time off work this year for other health reasons that I have no sick leave left.

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