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No fluid in band for about a year, all of a sudden I'm having difficulty eating and even drinking, vomitting with small amounts of food. Cant get much down, has anyone else ever had this problem?



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I had so many problems with the lab band. Placed 5 years ago, after about 1 year I had a second surgery because the first bad had a leak. I was never at a place where i could eat comfortably. I was vomiting at every meal so I lost very little weight. One night all all of a sudden I couldn't swallow my own spit! I was miserable so I went to the emergency room. They had a very difficult time accessing my port, I was stuck about 20 times before they found the correct place to aspirate the Fluid. After all the fluid was aspirated I just never had it filled again. I didn't want to go through all that pain ever again. Even with all the fluid out I still had some restriction, But now I feel like MY band is overfilled and I know thats not possible. HELP!

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Have you gone back to your surgeon? I'd want my band checked for slippage or other problems. Something appears wrong.

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Sorry to hear this, tifme. This happened to me. I had my surgery in 2011 and about a year ago after not getting a fill for a year, all of a sudden I was getting stuck and getting "slime bubbles" and having horrible acid reflux. After a few visits to my lap-band doctor (not my original surgery doctor), he said it was the type of band I have (the REALIZE band) and that most patients he has seen with this type of band are having it removed. Ugh. I had my band completely let out about 6 months ago and miss the restriction but I think I am going to have it removed. After consulting with the doctors and with my husband, this may be the better move for me with all the issues I had with the band. I'm sad but excited about what lies ahead. Wishing you all the best.

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I’m going through something similar right now. My band has been empty for a long time and recently I’ve felt pain and restriction. I had it checked today and it has slipped and will require surgery to fix or remove it. Definitely get it checked out. Hope you feel better!

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