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Hey Wade' date='

Being a smoker myself, taking nicotine gum won't effect band, same for prilosec, keep up good work,here anytime i can help just email me at slvrnblk77@AOL.com

Steve[/quote']

Well I had a long conversation with my Dr and a very smart pharmacist (considering I see them everyday) and the both said nicotine is a vasoconstrictor in the gut meaning it slows down blood flow. Studies show that nicotine use is related to erosion of the band. They don't know how long it takes or how much. Considering I have taken care of a worst case erosion patient in the ICU for two weeks I have decided its not worth the risk. I know it's a hard habit to stop, I chewed Copenhagen for 15 years but its not worth the risk. Thanks for the heads up. Just thought I'd pass on what I heard.

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Hi Steve I need all the help i can get I am out on a limb here in the UK you do not get as much help, I am a self pay, had my band Oct 1st, had my first fill band now 5.1/2 feel alittle full am, then ravenish at tea time, I am confussed.com So please help me !!!

gatestead@yahoo.co.uk cheers

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hey Wade,

uh..guess I was totally wrong! yikes ..band errosion? thanks for heads up!

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Hi Sheree,

I am aware of the situation you face in the U.K. I was helping a few Shelia's from down under, still amazed at procedure!

be happy to try to help my dear! tell me how and where to start!

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Hi Steve I need all the help i can get I am out on a limb here in the UK you do not get as much help' date=' I am a self pay, had my band Oct 1st, had my first fill band now 5.1/2 feel alittle full am, then ravenish at tea time, I am confussed.com So please help me !!!

gatestead@yahoo.co.uk cheers[/quote']

Hi sheree

I'm in UK to

How you going? I was banded in September '12

Julie

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Hi Steve iv'm looking for a mentor/buddy

I was banded in November 12 and I am struggling so would appreciate any help you could give me, :)

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Steve, you sound super awesome! I had my sirgeru on January 4th of this month && I have a lot of questions for you! If you can, email me, please? I would really appreciate it. jasminduarte7@yahoo.com Thank you!(:

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