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Dolittle had a post in Jan. that I photo copied called "increase your chances of a good fill". I looked back and couldn't find it in the posts. [My computer skills suck!] Anyways,.. 1. Be sure your very well hydrated, have plenty to drink on your flight in. 2. Do not have solids for at least 6 hrs. before the fill. Don't eat a huge dinner the night before. In some cases, food can still be in the pouch for 12 or more hours. ANY food in the pouch will make it impossible to give a good fill, or to get a good fluoro. 3. Don't drink COLD fluids for an hour before the fill. That will shrink your stoma and give a false fluoro reading and a poor fill. Room temp is fine. 4. Avoid getting a fill during a menstrual periodor a few days before an expected one. Women tend to retain water around that time and the fluoro will not be as accurate and the fill will not be either. 5. If possible, hang around for at least a few hours after your fill. It takes the the normal swelling after a fill 1-2 hrs. to develope, and by that time you may be too tight and need to come back. Better yet, if possible, stay overnight. This is only a portion of the post, but the important "before fill rules" Hope that helps! ><' Dolittle, if you're reading this, maybe you can post this again and pin it?

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Dolittle had a post in Jan. that I photo copied called "increase your chances of a good fill". I looked back and couldn't find it in the posts. [My computer skills suck!] Anyways,.. 1. Be sure your very well hydrated, have plenty to drink on your flight in. 2. Do not have solids for at least 6 hrs. before the fill. Don't eat a huge dinner the night before. In some cases, food can still be in the pouch for 12 or more hours. ANY food in the pouch will make it impossible to give a good fill, or to get a good fluoro. 3. Don't drink COLD fluids for an hour before the fill. That will shrink your stoma and give a false fluoro reading and a poor fill. Room temp is fine. 4. Avoid getting a fill during a menstrual periodor a few days before an expected one. Women tend to retain water around that time and the fluoro will not be as accurate and the fill will not be either. 5. If possible, hang around for at least a few hours after your fill. It takes the the normal swelling after a fill 1-2 hrs. to develope, and by that time you may be too tight and need to come back. Better yet, if possible, stay overnight. This is only a portion of the post, but the important "before fill rules" Hope that helps! ><' Dolittle, if you're reading this, maybe you can post this again and pin it?

Thanks!! This is good stuff to know!

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Hi mom12;

I have my fills done at "Fill Center USA". I have always been told- no food 8 hours prior and no water 4 hours prior. But I think some places do it differently, I was even given strict after fill guidelines- like back to liquids for 3 days after and I've seen some people who eat a meal right after a fill- so who knows I guess it depends on the provider doing the fill. Good luck with yours.

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Different fill places will have different guidelines but the purpose of those guidelines is to make sure your stomach is empty for your fill. I tend to do no solids four hours before and no liquids 1-2 hours before. The after fill diet is a bit more vague since that will change depending on your situation. If you're traveling a long distance for your fill they'll have you try some food right away to see if it's too tight before you start swelling up. This makes it so you don't have to turn around and come back three days later

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