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Hello

Would people be so kind to share band adjustment experiences with me. 

My first adjustment was 2ml and i didnt feel any restriction. My second fill was 1ml. That afternoon and following day I couldnt keep down water and had  .7ml  taken out. I could drink water straight after. Two days later after 48 hours on liquids I could only keep down small amounts of liquid and no soft foods.  So another adjustment to have fluid removed. Not from my specialist as he was doing surgery. The lady said i had 4.6ml in my band. The numbers didnt add up with two adjustments totalling 3ml. So I had a further .3ml taken out. Had a drink of water and I was still too tight. Another .3ml taken out straight after and I was fine to drink water. That was yesterday.  I have had soup for tea last night and drinking fluids is now fine. I have 4cc in my band now. My band is a APS 10. small. 

My confusion is I now have less fluid than i had prior to my last fill. Prior to my last fill I was hungry and still eating big portions after my first fill of 2ml. As I am liquids now I am feeling hungry.

In 2 weeks after eating solids If i feel game enough is there any suggestions on what amount to have filled? I will also ask my specialist however am hoping people may share their own experience and advices of band adjustment

Thank you on advance.

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Welcome to banded life, everyday is different, there are many things that affect band tightness.

Stress, temperature, time of month, if you get stuck it can cause swelling which takes time to go down among many other things.

I have 0.1ml of fill at a time, I find very little adjustment makes a bit difference, you might find you are the same.

Also, you probably had a small amount of fill put in on the day of surgery, which would account for why the numbers don't add up.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to reply to me. 

I may have small fills like you i think :)

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Hey Bel,

Personally, im having now just 0.1-0.2ml put in every monthly visit. I'm losing above average weight, so I think going small amounts is great for easing into it. I got too much fill on my second fill and I felt like crap for three days :( until I got some taken out.

Youll get to know your band very quickly! And with what leya said, time of the month is the worst also hot days the band is sooooooo tight. It's bizarre! 

Goodluck with your journey! Xx

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I've had mine be fine for months and wham I'm in a world of issues.  The last time it happened I had most of the fill removed and am now only adding it back super slowly.  Unfortunately my weight loss has stopped for the moment but that's for the short term it will pick up again soon.

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I am the same in that I can only tolerate 0.1ml every fill. Any more than that and I can't get any solids down. I could get 0.1 in every week for a month without a problem but  in, say 0.2 ml and I am back within a few days getting some taken out. It had been frustrating but I am hoping that we have things in hand now and I can lose those last few kilos. 

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