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Has anyone had their gastric balloon removed early? I've had mine for only a week, but reading comments from everyone, I'm not sure how you went back to work and were still quite nauseated for the 1st 4 - 6 weeks. Many of you have stated you finally felt better about 6 weeks in. Let me know your thoughts!

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Has anyone had their gastric balloon removed early? I've had mine for only a week, but reading comments from everyone, I'm not sure how you went back to work and were still quite nauseated for the 1st 4 - 6 weeks. Many of you have stated you finally felt better about 6 weeks in. Let me know your thoughts!

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Interested in replies. I am 6 weeks in. At my four week appt I was going to schedule an early removal but felt better that day so gave the balloon another chance! I never feel normal. I had a brutal bout of reflux week 3-4. That is gone but now I have stomach ache every evening, like I swallowed a bowling ball. I can live with that, as long as it's not accompanied by reflux.

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Interested in replies. I am 6 weeks in. At my four week appt I was going to schedule an early removal but felt better that day so gave the balloon another chance! I never feel normal. I had a brutal bout of reflux week 3-4. That is gone but now I have stomach ache every evening, like I swallowed a bowling ball. I can live with that, as long as it's not accompanied by reflux.

Thanks for your response. I really felt my practice was not listening to me about my symptoms. I certainly did not plan to take time off of work for a week and it wasn't recommended at the time I had booked my procedure. I wish I had. I am lucky enough to work from home this week along with some vacation time. I have to go back to the office. I told them today I had arranged for a driver and was coming tomorrow to take this out, but the doc asked me to try 2 more meds. If these don't work, I'm going on Monday to have it removed. I hope more people reply. What are you taking for the reflux? I was already taking 40mg of Nexium a day, and I have increased it to 2 a day...not that it has helped.

Keep in touch!

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Interested in replies. I am 6 weeks in. At my four week appt I was going to schedule an early removal but felt better that day so gave the balloon another chance! I never feel normal. I had a brutal bout of reflux week 3-4. That is gone but now I have stomach ache every evening, like I swallowed a bowling ball. I can live with that, as long as it's not accompanied by reflux.

Thanks for your response. I really felt my practice was not listening to me about my symptoms. I certainly did not plan to take time off of work for a week and it wasn't recommended at the time I had booked my procedure. I wish I had. I am lucky enough to work from home this week along with some vacation time. I have to go back to the office. I told them today I had arranged for a driver and was coming tomorrow to take this out, but the doc asked me to try 2 more meds. If these don't work, I'm going on Monday to have it removed. I hope more people reply. What are you taking for the reflux? I was already taking 40mg of Nexium a day, and I have increased it to 2 a day...not that it has helped.

Keep in touch!

I take 20mg of omeprazole. Doctor says I can up it to 40 mg, but I only do that on days when its bad. He also said I can add Zantac when its bad. Its important, I have learned, to eat dinner early, before 6, and eat a light dinner. The other issue I battle is gas! Last night was the worst ever. I only had a small dry baked potato and 3 oz grilled chicken. You'd think I had a massive dinner at a Mexican restaurant...lol!

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What is a gastric ballon? Would someone mind enlightening me?

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@@jansluv I have had mine 3 weeks and feeling quite good. Only had sickness first 3 days, but I try and stick to the 20, 20 rule of eating and drinking. I also try and drink plenty of Water as it keeps the balloon washed and clear of food debris. I take 40mg of omeprazole but they want me to have that foe the full six months. I have just eaten one sausage, mashed potato and Beans and feel fine. It was so good to have something to chew rather than mince or Soup. I try to eat soup for my lunch at work, but know I can only eat 8 to 12 tablespoons or I will feel over full. I have also found I cannot tolerate much greasy foods. I hope you can tolerate it, it means you will lose the weight you are hoping to lose. Good luck ????

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@@jansluv I have had mine 3 weeks and feeling quite good. Only had sickness first 3 days, but I try and stick to the 20, 20 rule of eating and drinking. I also try and drink plenty of Water as it keeps the balloon washed and clear of food debris. I take 40mg of omeprazole but they want me to have that foe the full six months. I have just eaten one sausage, mashed potato and Beans and feel fine. It was so good to have something to chew rather than mince or Soup. I try to eat soup for my lunch at work, but know I can only eat 8 to 12 tablespoons or I will feel over full. I have also found I cannot tolerate much greasy foods. I hope you can tolerate it, it means you will lose the weight you are hoping to lose. Good luck ????

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I have been on this forum for 4 weeks and have read many different experiences. Every person's body is going to have their own reactions. I eat very little, never after 6, I drink Water and my food choices are extremely healthy. But I get reflux and bad gas. And to top it off I have only lost 13 pounds. But, that's 13 I would not have lost if I didn't have the balloon. So I'm not willing to have it removed yet, just hoping the good days start to outweigh the bad and the gradual weight loss continues.

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What is a gastric ballon? Would someone mind enlightening me?

It's a saline filled balloon, about the size of a grapefruit that is placed in your stomach for 6 months. It is a non invasive non surgical procedure that makes you feel full so you eat less. The balloon is inserted, unfilled, via a tube through your mouth then filled once it's positioned in your stomach. At 6 months it's removed.

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@@jansluv wow. I've never heard of this before. Do you have it changed every 6 months? Or does your tummy need a break after the 6 month period?

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@@jansluv wow. I've never heard of this before. Do you have it changed every 6 months? Or does your tummy need a break after the 6 month period?

Its fairly new. It can cause stomach issues, so to minimize that, it is removed at 6months.

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@@jansluv wow. I've never heard of this before. Do you have it changed every 6 months? Or does your tummy need a break after the 6 month period?

Its fairly new. It can cause stomach issues, so to minimize that, it is removed at 6months.

UnderDaSea - Google Reshape Gastric Balloon @https://reshapeready.com/ or the Orbera Balloon @ http://www.orbera.com/. They only stay in for 6 months, stomach acid breaks down the balloon after 6 months.

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Has anyone had their gastric balloon removed early? I've had mine for only a week, but reading comments from everyone, I'm not sure how you went back to work and were still quite nauseated for the 1st 4 - 6 weeks. Many of you have stated you finally felt better about 6 weeks in. Let me know your thoughts![/quote

How are you doing now?

I almost had mine removed. I got IV fluids and then felt a million times better so then I was able to stick it out.

This sounds terrible, but I wish I was sick again. I'm not losing weight any more. I don't feel a lot of restriction with my balloon anymore. I feel normal and I am starving all the time. Which I never really felt before the balloon. I see my doctor next week so hopefully he can give me some advice.

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Hi, try to hang in there! I've had my Ballon for 3 1/2 months and I was feeling the same as you for about 2 months! Nexium did nothing for me so I switched to Zantac twice a day and that helps some! I was on all the nausea pills vomoting every other day and it finally went away last month! I take tums in between a chewing gum helps me with the acid after meals! I can't wait until May to get it out but I'm trying to make the best of it now! I've lost 37 lbs!

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