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My band has been empty since shortly after surgery.....well new job, less exercise, more stress and I have gained 14 pounds. Went in for my first fill. Doing Clear Liquids and I am so hungry I could eat a cow.....and tired!!!! So tired. A little nauseated (Prob from hunger)

Does anyone else feel like this after a fill? Haven't had one so I don't know what's normal.

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First of all, it's normal not to be losing until you find your optimal fill level, so don't beat yourself up about the gain. Until your fill level is correct, you are "just dieting" with all that implies.

For me, I usually have a headache following a fill (not sure why) for a day. It's easily mitigated by taking Tylenol so I don't worry about it. I also get stomach-sick from the barium they use for my fills (my fills are done with fluorscopy, hence the barium milkshake) so I always schedule a fill for one of my days off...'cause I know I'm not going to be feeling well.

Congratulations on the start of your banded journey. Stay on those liquids for the time prescribed...the fill-area will now be irritated and swollen for a bit and you don't want to go putting any food down there while it recovers.

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Down almost 100 pounds with no fill (Dr had to empty it cause they thought it was causing problems) I think next time I am taking the day after off....exhausted.

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Don't you have to go in for a full every month? In my program, I need to go every 3 weeks to 1 month to get a fill.

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Never had one until now....which even Dr is baffled how I lost so much with no fill. I say don't complain and am grateful. Just right now I am starving. Today I can eat but am at work all day and don't want any issues while I'm here. So mushies today and food tonight. I better lost 10 pounds. Lol. J/k

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Headed to the scales...been a week since fill....be back shortly

How was your week? Did you feel the difference?

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Not really. Only lost 2 pounds.

Two pounds in a week is good.

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