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I've had my lap band for about 5 years now. At first I was loosing weight slowly (due to other separate health problems) then last summer, i lost a huge amount of weight very quickly due to extreme stress, and where my port is I was having discomfort, so i went to my new doctor who told me I had to gained weight and that would help with the discomfort, but did not want me to gain too much. I am 5'9 and I was 135lbs and he told me i needed to be at 160lbs. He is not my original doctor that did my surgery and fills. We moved to a different state. Over the last 5 months I (reluctantly) have gained the weight the doc told me to, and even though some of the port discomfort is gone, I now have constant heart burn and acid reflex and pain under my ribs after i eat (I had my gallbladder removed last year) or drink too much I do not drink any alcohol, soda or things like that mainly Water tea sometimes and coffee and food has been getting stuck more than it use to. It is extremely hard for me to get back into the doctor, but do see my family primary monthly. I am wondering what type of tests should i ask my primary to order to make sure everything with the band is ok. And if anyone else has had similar problems and what helped. I'm thinking of trying the apple cider vinegar to help with heart burn acid reflex but am open to trying something

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Errrr....wow. I can’t believe he asked you to gain?!? Just for the Port ? Were you unhappy being at your low weight? Confused, isn’t band there to help you loose vrs you gaining for band? I would honestly seek a second opinion on the whole thing

amd more through testing. Hope you get some answers dear. Sending you sunshine

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I've had my lap band for about 5 years now. At first I was loosing weight slowly (due to other separate health problems) then last summer, i lost a huge amount of weight very quickly due to extreme stress, and where my port is I was having discomfort, so i went to my new doctor who told me I had to gained weight and that would help with the discomfort, but did not want me to gain too much. I am 5'9 and I was 135lbs and he told me i needed to be at 160lbs. He is not my original doctor that did my surgery and fills. We moved to a different state. Over the last 5 months I (reluctantly) have gained the weight the doc told me to, and even though some of the port discomfort is gone, I now have constant heart burn and acid reflex and pain under my ribs after i eat (I had my gallbladder removed last year) or drink too much I do not drink any alcohol, soda or things like that mainly Water tea sometimes and coffee and food has been getting stuck more than it use to. It is extremely hard for me to get back into the doctor, but do see my family primary monthly. I am wondering what type of tests should i ask my primary to order to make sure everything with the band is ok. And if anyone else has had similar problems and what helped. I'm thinking of trying the apple cider vinegar to help with heart burn acid reflex but am open to trying something
Young living Digise oil one drop in your mouth and heart burn is gone instantly! Also apple sauce helps some too, to get rid of acid.

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I had the same problems. After 5 years I was constantly throwing up and had horrible acid reflex. It was so bad no amount of meds would help. Finally I went to the dr and my lapband was completely dilated.

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lovebug_0766 what does that mean dilated? did you have to have the band removed? i recently gained alot of weight back, i am back up to over 165lbs, and even though ive been trying to get to 145-150lbs max, i cant once i started to gain nothing stopped it and the heart burn and reflex is out of control. I dont want to have to get the band out, i am terrified i will gain all the weight back.

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4 hours ago, akmgball said:

lovebug_0766 what does that mean dilated? did you have to have the band removed? i recently gained alot of weight back, i am back up to over 165lbs, and even though ive been trying to get to 145-150lbs max, i cant once i started to gain nothing stopped it and the heart burn and reflex is out of control. I dont want to have to get the band out, i am terrified i will gain all the weight back.

My pouch grew but my entrance to my stomach was complete blocked.I had heart burn so bad at night nothing worked. I would literally vomit acid in my sleep. I took the max doses of all the meds on the market. I was starting to get a lot of swelling in my abdomen, and every time i ate something I would normally have to throw up like I was stuck. I didn't have my band removed. He took all the Fluid out and immediately i felt better. I had to keep all the fluid out for a month so that all the swelling could go down. So after I got all the fluid out i gained 50 lbs due to being able to eat anything i wanted again. It was mainly bad decisions on my part. Lesson learned. I got my fluid back in a couple weeks ago and I feel better now having the feeling back. Don't do like me and be hard headed I waited almost 2 months before I went to the dr.

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The acid reflux is related to the band being too tight, i wonder if you have a blockage?

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