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I had my band placed in 2005 in Tijuana. I had a great experience and lost about 60lbs in the first year or so. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis in 2009. I have never been able to get my thyroid properly regulated which has caused numerous problems. I have had a lot of issues the past 7 years with reflux, aspiration, and pain in my upper stomach. Basically i have been bulimic for 14 years. I finally went to see an endocrinologist who told me that my band has probably created absorption issues which could be why i cant get regulated. I am scheduled to have my band removed in Tijuana on June 7th. I was hoping someone could share their experience of their removal, any complications, etc. I’m excited to know if relief is immediate.

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Hi! I had my LB put in on 2007 n had it removed 5/2018. While having it I had all the same symptoms u had n some. I had a Tummy Tuck on 5/2017 causing me to have lots of port problems n leaving me no choice but to remove the LB. Since the LB was removed it’s been wonderful compared to all the problems I had. But unfortunately, 5 months down the road n in 10/2018 I too lost my thyroid n still struggling with getting my hormone levels adjusted. I’m going to finally go c an Endocrinologist at the end of this month. U having thyroid problems doesn’t have anything to do with the LB or them saying it’s the cause of absorption issues. One thing I will say is that since I lost my thyroid; I’ve gained 70 pounds due to the thyroid medication n it didn’t matter how much I diet or exercised. Ur LB removal will go fine n ur probably going to gain weight cuz ur body is going to go through a lot more major changes. So food for thought.

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Chulachichi, thank you. I'm pretty scared to gain a lot of weight. I was 313lbs when it was placed and I have been 130-140 for probably 7 years now. Also scared of another surgery and scared it doesnt really need removed or that I should just push through the way it makes me feel. Lol I guess I'm scared of everything. Anyways thanks for responding.

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