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I was banded on April 14, 2010.

I had my first fill on June 3, 2010.

About 4-6 weeks after the first fill, I began to occasionally throw up the first few bites into my meal.

It occured more and more frequently as time passed.

It was to the point now, that I practically threw up each time I ate.

I went in to see Dr. So, and he deflated me on Sept 9, 2010.

He saw some inflammation and suggested I go on a 5 day liquid diet.

I am still experiancing throwing up many of my meals.

I called Dr. So and he suggested I take Mallox (3tsp 3xday).

Has anyone else had this problem?

I am concerned about the inflammation worsening.

Does anyone have any advice for me?

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Rox, I am so sorry you are going through this. I started a thread where I talk about my problem after my second fill. Luckily, I did not vomit though. I saw Dr. So today and he discussed the dangers of vomiting with the band. This is not good Rox. Please don't hesitate and call Dr. So immediately. I hope things get better for you real soon.

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I had a similar problem. I went on liquids for about 3 weeks and drank the maalox. Everything healed, swelling went down and I was fine. For me, I had been overeating and drinking pop and then my pouch stretched and had a muffin top effect that made things come back up. All is good now. Just do whatever he says and you should be fine...and chew...lol. Best Wishes.

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This very same thing just recently happened to me. I was banded In July 2008. My last fill was at the OCC in October of last year. All of a sudden I was experiencing the same things as you. It started with the first few bites and it wasn't at every meal. Then it began to happen at every meal. I went to the OCC last month and Dr. So did a complete unfill. I went on the liquid diet for 5 days because I also had some inflamation going on. I did the Maalox too. After the 5 days, I was still having some issues when I ate things like chicken, or steak, any kind of tough or dry meat. I continued the liquid diet another week and a half with the Maalox and things are good now. Hope this helps.

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I had a similar issue. I was pretty much spitting up... I wouldn't call it vomiting. I was spitting after each meal and sometimes I wasn't able to keep anything down at times. But I have to admit that I wasn't chewing well enough and sometimes eating things I know my band doesn't like. I don't think I was too tight. I think the restriction was just fine. I just had a lousy time adjusting to it and wasn't really helping it along.

I also have to admit to making myself throw up when I felt like I was about to get stuck... which is a huge NO-NO.

I didn't do it very often but I did it instead of stopping myself and chewing some more. I also irritated my band when I got sick and threw up a few times... I woke up with a chest pain and felt sore around the band area.

I called Dr.So and he told me to go on a 3 day liquid diet... It helped a lot. I learned my lesson the hard way. It's not worth it, It could've been worse but I'm not going to take that chance anymore. Also, as soon as I started to pace myself with this fill ... and baby my band, It's showing me love..LOL I started to lose weight.

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Rox, How are you doing? : )

Oh hi...thanks so much for asking.....

Today is the first time I have come back to my post. It helps that I see that there are others with similar issuea. Dr. So mentioned 5 day diet, I think I may need to go longer. I am going to try it again.

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