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Hi everyone

i was lap banded in May and I am having extreme troubles.

currently have 5ccs in my band have lost 18 kgs but having complications

story is early May had op given my instructions and followed them to the letter

While in hospital had yoghurt, Soup as a diet. Had first fill after 6 weeks post op and have had a few more since. Was still on soup and yoghurt diet. But was vomiting every time I took a mouthful. I was eventually filled up to 6ccs but couldnt get good or Water down. Was sent to emergency room they took out 3 cc’s and I could drink water again but took a week before I got soup down again.

Back to surgeon he says it’s my fault “I’m eating the wrong things”....how can trying to eat soup be wrong.

nutritionist says I should of been back on solid foods ages ago just restricted amount.

well I’ve said to surgeon I can’t eat I’m only trying to eat / drink soup but he filled me still .5ccs at a time.

Literally every time I try to eat a teaspoon of something I throw it up and keep throwing up.

in 7 months I’ve only been able to get a weeks worth of food into me and it’s only soup or yoghurt. Now I can even get soup down it’s getting hard to drink water.

I haven’t had anything solid since op I’m literally starving, I’m dehydrated and I’m sure vomiting continuously for 7 months is doing some sort of damage. And the constant pain in my chest is to much to bare and the feeling of lump in my throat is ridiculous

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please I need answers.....

- has anyone else had this much trouble?

- if so what was is the outcome

- what can I say to my surgeon to make him believe and listen to me?

surely trying to eat soup is not wrong choice as I haven’t had meat or anything solid in so long

- Am I better off having a sleeve instead I know it permanent but least I could have something go down?

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Hi Meez - I would maybe get your band totally unfilled to let your stomach rest, to see if the swelling subsides, and also so you can drink and eat. I've heard of bands "slipping" not emplying that is what it is, but could be possible. Seems like I had alot of trouble when I rushed to eat, or ate the wrong thing. At one point 8 yrs ago when I got a fill I did get overfilled, and that night I couldn't swallow my own saliva, not fun. Went next day and he took some out. I go next Wednesday for my first fill in 8 yrs super nervous but excited. This forum reminds me how difficult it can be, but well worth it. It's a great tool. I've thought about the sleeve as well, but going to try this again first.

Hope it gets better for ya.

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Hi CLeigh thanks for replying ......I amworried about slipping or something going on but I have been throwing up every time I try and eat and I’m only trying to eat liquid. Surely that can’t be the wrong food. I know I’m only in my first year and I know it’s suppose to be hard and you have to adjust but 7 straight months of vomiting there has to be something wrong.

i don’t know how to make the doc listen to me and not just write me off and say it’s my fault

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I'd find another doc pronto. Surely your lab work was terrible.

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Definitely find another Dr
It seems yours isn’t listening

Feel better and good luck

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No problem! I agree with the others, and would look for a different doctor, since your not getting anywhere. That's got to be so frustrating.

13 hours ago, Meez said:

Hi CLeigh thanks for replying ......I amworried about slipping or something going on but I have been throwing up every time I try and eat and I’m only trying to eat liquid. Surely that can’t be the wrong food. I know I’m only in my first year and I know it’s suppose to be hard and you have to adjust but 7 straight months of vomiting there has to be something wrong.

i don’t know how to make the doc listen to me and not just write me off and say it’s my fault

Hi Meez - I would maybe get your band totally unfilled to let your stomach rest, to see if the swelling subsides, and also so you can drink and eat. I've heard of bands "slipping" not emplying that is what it is, but could be possible. Seems like I had alot of trouble when I rushed to eat, or ate the wrong thing. At one point 8 yrs ago when I got a fill I did get overfilled, and that night I couldn't swallow my own saliva, not fun. Went next day and he took some out. I go next Wednesday for my first fill in 8 yrs super nervous but excited. This forum reminds me how difficult it can be, but well worth it. It's a great tool. I've thought about the sleeve as well, but going to try this again first.

Hope it gets better for ya.

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i was banded for 5.5 years. throwing up daily is not normal - get a barium swallow to ensure that your band has not slipped. clearly, your band is too tight, which can lead to a slip, esp when you are throwing up

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