How many fills until you felt restriction


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I am going for my fifth fill on Thursday and I still have not felt much restriction. I'm starting to feel real discouraged. The took all of my fill out and measured so I don't have a leak. I had my lapband in September.

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I am a little over a year in from getting my lap band. November 2015. I struggled with it because just its placement in my body caused restriction. Believe it or not I'm going to get my first adjustment next week because I now I have days I feel restricted but I can still push through and eat. Everyone is different. I went a whole year restricted without any adjustments and in my first six to eight months I lost 124 lbs. But within the 3 and a half months I've gained almost 20 and I'm struggling to get back in the swing of things

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I'm a year into having my band, I've just had my 9th fill. I'm just starting to feel something. I felt very discouraged, but it's s marathon not a doubt.
Good luck.

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That should say sprint- not doubt???

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I'm a year post op and had another fill yesterday (I've lost count on how many that makes) and I finally have the restriction I need. (I think) 7.8cc in 10cc band. Today is 1st morning I didn't wake up hungry since band. I have lost 58lbs over last year and got 25 more to go. I hope this is it.


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I am now at 7mls but not feeling the restriction I hoped to have. The first few days were great after the fill but now that the swelling has settled I dont feel as much restriction as I hoped.



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I had my surgery on Dec 5th 2016 and I had my second fill 2 weeks ago and I am feeling a lot of restriction now. I have 4CCs in my band. The first week after the 2CC fill was hard - I really struggled to eat and experienced pain if I ate too quickly. Now that the swelling of my stomach has subsided I definitely feel a difference. I've dropped nearly 10lbs since my fill. I am ingesting around 1000-1200 calories per day and do not feel hungry at all! I'm thinking this is the "sweet spot" everyone talks about. It does take me nearly 30 minutes to eat, however!

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I had my surgery on Dec 5th 2016 and I had my second fill 2 weeks ago and I am feeling a lot of restriction now. I have 4CCs in my band. The first week after the 2CC fill was hard - I really struggled to eat and experienced pain if I ate too quickly. Now that the swelling of my stomach has subsided I definitely feel a difference. I've dropped nearly 10lbs since my fill. I am ingesting around 1000-1200 calories per day and do not feel hungry at all! I'm thinking this is the "sweet spot" everyone talks about. It does take me nearly 30 minutes to eat, however!


Thanks did yout surgeon recommended that you count calories. I was told to eat low GI 3 times a day but its very confusing and I am still hungry between meals so end up snacking.



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