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I was banded at OCC in 2005. Since this Aug. my band was set at about 1.0 and it was good but I could only eat between noon and 6. Before or after it would tighten back up. If I had it any looser I could eat anything anytime pretty much. It was all going well until Nov.

I started to get a little reflux at night and the food I'd eaten at 5 would come back up and I would have to spit/throw it up.

Then I started BPing about 3 times a day.

Then I got the flew in Dec and then was only been able to eat solids about every 2-3 days. Otherwise I would BP and so I never knew if I could eat or not and so pretty soon I am throwing up 3-10 times a day trying to see if I could eat yet.

I could drink protein drinks. Now I cant eat anything but sometimes mushies and protein drinks~ this for about the last 3 weeks. I got very dehydrated because I was throwing up so much. I was okay if all I had was protein drinks. Even water will not go down alone. I have to mix it with protein. I had the fill taken out 2 days ago but it feels like my esophagus is swollen rather than relieved.

I was able to drink water that night and drank a lot but in the middle of the night it started coming back up after being down.

My reflux is worse than before the fill was taken out.

Even more of the soft food comes back from the lower stomach to the upper.

I guess I am going to have to go in for an Xray.

For now, I am going to protein drinks only for 4-5 days.

What do you think?

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Sounds like the right type of situation. My fiance had a similar symptoms recently and it was caused by a slip. Since he's at goal he opted to have the band removed and felt loads better immediately. Contact who did your band and get an appointment to have it evaluated asap as dehydration and malnutrition is nothing to fool around with.

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Sounds like the right type of situation. My fiance had a similar symptoms recently and it was caused by a slip. Since he's at goal he opted to have the band removed and felt loads better immediately. Contact who did your band and get an appointment to have it evaluated asap as dehydration and malnutrition is nothing to fool around with.

Can I ask how long he had the symptoms before he had it removed?

I am about 20lbs from being at my goal and so I am sure I will take it out too.

Who took it out for him and how much did that cost?

I paid for my surgery and so if I have it done in the states, it's gonna COST and so I wonder how much it is at OCC.

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I was banded at OCC in 2005. Since this Aug. my band was set at about 1.0 and it was good but I could only eat between noon and 6. Before or after it would tighten back up. If I had it any looser I could eat anything anytime pretty much. It was all going well until Nov.

I started to get a little reflux at night and the food I'd eaten at 5 would come back up and I would have to spit/throw it up.

Then I started BPing about 3 times a day.

Then I got the flew in Dec and then was only been able to eat solids about every 2-3 days. Otherwise I would BP and so I never knew if I could eat or not and so pretty soon I am throwing up 3-10 times a day trying to see if I could eat yet.

I could drink protein drinks. Now I cant eat anything but sometimes mushies and protein drinks~ this for about the last 3 weeks. I got very dehydrated because I was throwing up so much. I was okay if all I had was protein drinks. Even water will not go down alone. I have to mix it with protein. I had the fill taken out 2 days ago but it feels like my esophagus is swollen rather than relieved.

I was able to drink water that night and drank a lot but in the middle of the night it started coming back up after being down.

My reflux is worse than before the fill was taken out.

Even more of the soft food comes back from the lower stomach to the upper.

I guess I am going to have to go in for an Xray.

For now, I am going to protein drinks only for 4-5 days.

What do you think?

THIS SOUNDS JUST LIKE MY FRIEND WHO'S BAND SLIPPED. GET IN ASAP. SHE CONTINUED TO IGNORE HER PROBLEMS UNTIL IT BECAME AN EMERGENCY AND ENDED UP IN THE ER LOCALLY AND I TELL YOU, IT WAS ONE UGLY BILL

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Can I ask how long he had the symptoms before he had it removed?

I am about 20lbs from being at my goal and so I am sure I will take it out too.

Who took it out for him and how much did that cost?

I paid for my surgery and so if I have it done in the states, it's gonna COST and so I wonder how much it is at OCC.

He'd had some symptoms for a couple of months and the symptoms got progressivly worse before he was able to go back to his surgeon to have it removed. He was not banded by Dr Ortiz. If he'd gone in earlier they may have been able to repair it. He didn't have any permanent damage but I've heard cases where people have had their band cutting off the blood supply to their stomach and it becomes an er visit quickly. One lady on the forum even had to have some of her stomach removed because parts of it had died from lack of blood flow. A story was recently posted to the forum about a woman in the states who ignored her symptoms and died. You're taking your life into your hands if you ignore symptoms.

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The symptoms you describe are considered a medical emergency and are the classic symptoms of a slip. I am not saying this to scare you, but you could have serious damage if you do not act quickly. You should call your doctor or go to the nearest emergency room.

I hope you feel better.

Cindy

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