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Hello. I got my lap band in 2009. Initially it was great. I lost 140lbs at my lowest weight. I've had 2 kids with the lap band. A few years back I had to get my port replaced and again about 18 months ago I found out my port needs to be replaced again. Not having the money to replace it this time I've been without restriction besides what the band itself gives you. I gained ALOT of weight back and have finally plateaued and been at my current weight for the past 6 months. I now have good insurance and am trying with either getting it repaired or getting it removed.

My question is do any of you ever have random pain on your side where the port is or random pains shoot across your stomach under your rib area? Also, I've been getting painful gas more often and other random weird things/feelings. I'm a healthy person and not on any meds and don't need to be on any meds. Do you have any random unexplained things too?

Any input or thoughts would be great.

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I lost weight with the band (midband2009) had no issues with it other than I couldn’t cope with the restriction of drinking a cup of tea in the morning so had a complete defill 4 years ago. I lost all my weight calorie counting after I finally got my head round it! I’d see the doc if you have pain.

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Thank you phat2finn for replying. I went to the doc and had an x-ray done and found out my tubing came completely undone from the port and is just flopping around free pushing on stuff causing the pain. I still dont want to fork the money out right since we bought a house recently but I can't live in pain either. So they have me scheduled on May 18th to get it repaired and thus will have a working band again. I'm going to go slow with it this time and not be aggressive with fills like I was before. Like you I want to be able to eat at least a little. I don't miss eating less than a mouse every meal. Since my band hasn't been functioning I have changed alot of eating habits to more natural things and cut out dairy for the most part. I have felt great up until this pain.

Anyways don't want to talk your ear off but wanted to say thanks and give an update.

Have a Great weekend!

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I eat very little carb based food nowadays, beer too. I eat little and offten and count my cals. Good luck:-)

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