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determined20

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Im stressing... I have been able to eat alot more these days and dont feel full or restricted im also able to eat most foods which I wasnt able to do before just wondering if this would indicate having a pouch or what ppl refer to as a slip.. I have no reflux and am able to eat most things unlike before. Im keenly waiting for monday morning to make an appointment with my doctor... just wondering if I can request for a barium swallow test to be done.... I was banded by prof paul obrien and I visit the glen iris office does anyone know if they perform the tests there or if they send u somewhere else.... im so worried ive done something to my band....



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Hey determined20

Well what a coincidence, you sound just like me!  I have actually been the same the past few weeks, eating anything and everything, feel like I have no restriction and have actually put on a few kg's, I am really off track. I feel like I have really lost my direction.  I have an appointment with my Doctor this coming Friday and I cannot wait, I hope it helps me feel confident again and have another fill.  Good luck to you. xx

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I don't think a pouch or slipped band, I have had both and didn't have the symptom of over eating. I wonder if your fil is leaking out of your band? Good luck with your doc appointment

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I feel just like this about the time I'm due for my next adjustment. The surgeons are pretty skilled at spacing your appointments in the early days, as they are so familiar with how long it will take for the neuro-feedback loop to fatigue, and hence you'll require a top up fill.

Unless you're able to eat a horse, I'd agree that a 'slip' or 'pouch' is unlikely (though I'm not a bariatric surgeon!).  I think if you're simply feeling more hungry, and things are passing through faster, and you're able to eat faster and eat bigger bites.... then it sounds like it's just time for some more fill.  Don't panic, everything is manageable!

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HI guys thank you all so much for responding and all your information. So I went to see my Doctor and she asked me all the questions and said from my answers I have said nothing to suggest a pouch or slip. She did take out all the fluid to see if maybe there might have been a leak however she said it was only a .5 difference which she said wasnt significant of a loss to warrant a leak.

 

She added more fluid and said we will monitor it so I guess I will just have to see how it goes and keep an eye on it. I was so releaved to know it wasnt a slip but now to try and figure why I was able to eat more.. Anyways I will have to keep monitoring and see how it goes thank you once again for everyone responding. I have told anyone about Larry (myband) so there is no one to talk to or whatever about this.. So glad for this group.. thanks again :)

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I love this forum, I've been experiencing the same and secretly been worrying about the same things!!  Thank you for sharing and I am going to pop along to the BMI clinic in Joondalup hopefully this week and get a small top up fill to see if that makes a difference.  

 

Thanks for all your answers and also for sharing determined!

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I feel just like this about the time I'm due for my next adjustment. The surgeons are pretty skilled at spacing your appointments in the early days, as they are so familiar with how long it will take for the neuro-feedback loop to fatigue, and hence you'll require a top up fill.

Unless you're able to eat a horse, I'd agree that a 'slip' or 'pouch' is unlikely (though I'm not a bariatric surgeon!).  I think if you're simply feeling more hungry, and things are passing through faster, and you're able to eat faster and eat bigger bites.... then it sounds like it's just time for some more fill.  Don't panic, everything is manageable!

I find this neuro-feedback loop thing fascinating. Can you explain it in further detail? I can't find anything about it in google.

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