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Fluid coming out of my nose at night, coughing, feeling like choking!!



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I had a fill yesterday and last night I couldn't sleep because I kept waking up feeling like I was choking on liquid. Liquid would come out of my nose and mouth.

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That is really bad reflux. Call your doctor.

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Do you think maybe its that the band is too tight? My doctor isn't in the office today so they can't see me untill Monday, her assistant did tell me that she would prescribe valium? She said it will help with stomach spasms

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Do you know of anything that can help me at night? I just can't handle the thought of going through the same symptoms as yesterday

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I don't have a lap-band, but I did have reflux issues. You can try sleeping on a wedge on in a recliner for a while. Also, don't eat or drink within about 3 hours of lying down.

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It's reflux as a result of either one or all of the following:

1) your band is too tight and/or you ate too much too soon after your fill. I go on mush or liquid only for 24 hours post fill.

2) you've developed a pouch.

3) you've developed oesophageal dilation.

The liquid that's coming back up is your stomach acid - this is irritating and leads to coughing bouts, spluttering and choking. sleep propped up on a pillow on your left side (sleeping on your left reduces reflux).

Medication: Nexium, Somac or zantac may help. The latter two can be obtained in pharmacy without a prescription.

Your surgeons office may request a barium swallow.

Edited by Elevatormusic

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