Problem Adjusting Gastric Lap Band

by Gwyn
(San Diego)

I can't keep anything down and am hearing my stomach churn 3 nights in a row.

The last lap band fill gave me issues with vomit and stomach noises and tons of slimy mucus.

I took out the fill and felt fine...too fine...I gained weight.

So I then had fill put back in. Two weeks after the last fill, I am having the same issues.

I was able to eat everything up until 3 nights ago when I ate a very small piece of turkey and have been having huge vomit problems, slime, and stomach noises that keep me awake. I also had a hiatal hernia that was repaired during the surgery.

I don't know what it is...I want to lose weight desperately.


Remember to take a pea size bite and chew 20-30 times.

If this is still giving you trouble, you may be too tight and need to have a slight amount taken out. Sometimes it takes a few adjustments to get the "sweet spot," where the band is tight enough, but not too tight.

The slimy vomit (aka "lap band slime" in lap band talk) is a good indication something has gotten stuck. Again, this means the bite was too big, not chewed well enough, or the band is too tight.

Persistent vomiting can lead to dehydration, vitamin imbalance and lap band slippage!

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