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First banned in 8/2008 @ 385 lbs went well, lost 100 lbs,,,,after 4 yrs blow it out with major slip from stress etc,,,,,removed waited and replaced in 2014,,,,,regained of course.

Started over and was so scared of another slip I didn't have regular fills. Managed to get down to 350 with only one fill post op.

Finally went back and had fill under fluoroscope last month 7/2020 and looked good, filled from 5 to 5.1. Felt no difference so just added 1 cc more Aug 2020 and man I am restricted. I don't remember filling this way after a fill. I drank the Water in the office and seems ok but really should have just got .5 cc but wanted some restriction, I feel full all the time and water goes down slow, if I eat soft things it does go down but feels like it's still in the band. It's been 4 days and just now on soft food, yogurt, Soups etc...

Should I go back or just wait a little longer,,,I just can't remember if it takes a while after a fill to not be belching and slimming all day long. Believe I have the 14 band and think I maxed out at 7 cc yrs ago.

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Hey Edward.... are you under stress again? What's your morning like? I had to always start with hot coffee in the am. Normally didnt eat till about 9am and like you i was never hungry. I would give it a few days ... but maybe a .5 removal might do the trick. As long as you can still get in some Water and not dehydrate.

I too had the 14cc band.... my good spot was 10.5cc i stayed there for years.

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Stress is gone, recently retired and son has left the nest....Mornings are tight,,,hot coffee very slow,,,,it seems that later in day I can force myself to eat a little and do feel better,,,,I guess I just have to wait and see,,,,I had some cheese last night for Protein and went down well,,,weird with fluids how it feels suck....never had that better. It's strange I think about food all the time even when not hunger, I have to change my thinking as well....Thx for advice.

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I do too.... all the time. Different now with the sleeve. I know for a fact i had more control over my WL with the band than with the sleeve. Band i thought about food all the time, but really never "hungry"...... Sleeve i do still think about food, but i'm hungry all the time. I feel like i consume more than with the band... but i guess i'm not. My lowest weight with the band was 130, but i really was starving myself... that was in 2016... Before that, i pretty much stayed at 143. With the sleeve, i eat a few bites and can't eat much more.... but i am hungry faster. But i'm down to 120 with little to no effort.

I would give it a few days.... do what you know to do... eat what you can.... I know on fill days my go to was Wendy's chili..... or tacobells Beans and cheese..... but it seemed as soon as i lost a few.. the band would loosen up and i could eat more and maintain that weight. If it get where you can't eat... then deff. go back. Better to be loose and you control your eating than too tight and lose your band.

I miss my Tina everyday.....

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I had a small piece of chicken for lunch and it went down well,,,but weird thing is I laid down for a nap a few hours later and had reflux,,,,,just gonna wait and see,,,if still acting odd will call doctor Monday,,,,I have to believe that maybe the long period between fills has something to do will with it,,,,,Thank again.

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