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Im from Arizona and traveled to Utah, Colorado and Wyoming in one week. I couldn't eat and could barely drink. I am home now and thought it would get better but things are the same. Now I have acid reflux at night and all day. I hate this. I've lost weight but it's Water I know I'm dehydrated. I'm going to the Dr tomorrow but I'm concerned that getting Fluid removed will cause me to gain and I've worked so hard. Has anyone ever had issues with traveling and your band tightening?

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On 3/19/2017 at 5:04 PM, TaraKaye said:

Im from Arizona and traveled to Utah, Colorado and Wyoming in one week. I couldn't eat and could barely drink. I am home now and thought it would get better but things are the same. Now I have acid reflux at night and all day. I hate this. I've lost weight but it's Water I know I'm dehydrated. I'm going to the Dr tomorrow but I'm concerned that getting Fluid removed will cause me to gain and I've worked so hard. Has anyone ever had issues with traveling and your band tightening?

Yes, its related to a change in the air pressure (barometric??) kinda like the effects that pressure change has on some heart patients and asthma sufferers. It's very annoying, but it usually only takes a few days for mine to normalize. I considered it a free fill :) Maybe your Dr. can take out just enough Fluid to relief some of the pressure. Good luck!

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Yes, I had this every time I flew. I found with the band that any kind of stress -- altitude, lack of sleep, changes in routine -- would make my band tighter. With air travel, especially over long distances and time zones, it's all of the above.

And one of the gotchas with the band I found is that when I gets tight and you get dehydrated, the dehydration itself causes more tightness and it becomes a downward spiral where even when you are doing everything right it is very difficult to get yourself turned around.

One trick I learned to turn myself around when under dehydration stress like that is to give myself an enema with pure Water. You can buy enema bottles at any drugstore and THROW OUT THE liquid that they come with as it has salt that you don't want. Rinse it out and replace with just water. Apply as per directions but keep the water in. It won't take long to absorb. You can do this again if needed. I found that when I got dehydrated like that and I couldn't take in fluids orally, I could take them this way, which would relieve the dehydration stress enough so that I could take them orally again and get myself back on the right path.

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On 3/19/2017 at 4:04 PM, TaraKaye said:

Im from Arizona and traveled to Utah, Colorado and Wyoming in one week. I couldn't eat and could barely drink. I am home now and thought it would get better but things are the same. Now I have acid reflux at night and all day. I hate this. I've lost weight but it's Water I know I'm dehydrated. I'm going to the Dr tomorrow but I'm concerned that getting Fluid removed will cause me to gain and I've worked so hard. Has anyone ever had issues with traveling and your band tightening?

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Are you there?

I'm sorry I just saw this.

Tara

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Yes, I had this every time I flew. I found with the band that any kind of stress -- altitude, lack of sleep, changes in routine -- would make my band tighter. With air travel, especially over long distances and time zones, it's all of the above.
And one of the gotchas with the band I found is that when I gets tight and you get dehydrated, the dehydration itself causes more tightness and it becomes a downward spiral where even when you are doing everything right it is very difficult to get yourself turned around.
One trick I learned to turn myself around when under dehydration stress like that is to give myself an enema with pure Water. You can buy enema bottles at any drugstore and THROW OUT THE LIQUID that they come with as it has salt that you don't want. Rinse it out and replace with just water. Apply as per directions but keep the water in. It won't take long to absorb. You can do this again if needed. I found that when I got dehydrated like that and I couldn't take in fluids orally, I could take them this way, which would relieve the dehydration stress enough so that I could take them orally again and get myself back on the right path.

Thank you so much I truly appreciate this advice!

Tara

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