Help - LapBand Slip and Chest Pain
250 day of surgery
150 current weight
135 goal weight
Hope you're feeling better!
Banded Oct 2008: 290
RNY Feb 2012: 245
Dr's set goal: 170 reached Oct 11, 2012
My goal: 160 reached Dec 1, 2012
Today : 145-150
I am half the person I was in 2008.
on 5/5/12 5:44 am
on 7/28/12 9:16 am
(Google Vagus nerve function for more info on this.)
Feel better soon.
Avoid kemmerling, Green Bay, WI
on 8/18/13 4:35 pm
I had lapband 2 yrs ago and never felt full. I did have issues with vomiting due to food getting stuck. I never felt full.
Recently I noticed my port is very sensitive to the touch and when I bend during yoga class. Last month I thought I had injured a rib on my left side because when I took a deep breath it was painful under my ribs on my left side. It subsided after a few days.
Now it has happened again and it has lasted three days and counting. It is on my left side under ribs.
Could this be my lapband, or liver or slippage??
on 9/29/13 1:08 pm - Canada
My left side of where this lap band is positioned, I've had severe pain. It feels like it is rubbing the inside raw. Perhaps the ring with the saline solution is to tight? I've lost 70lbs and since I had the increase of the saline that that could be my problem with the stomach pain of where this band is sitting.
on 9/29/13 2:33 pm
It's more than likely the nerves that are causing that feeling. It's really common to have Vagus nerve irritation with gastric banding, unfortunately.
I had my band put in in 2007 and have had nothing but issues since. I did however lose 50 lbs, but gained 30 back. I am having an upper GI tomorrow am and and Endoscopy next week. I have constant anxiety, left shoulder pain, sharp pains where port is, and just want this foreign stuff taken out. The Dr who I am seeing now, if different fromt he one prior due to the fact the old one would not remove it when I asked him too two yrs ago. :( I am hoping to have a revision......but not sure to what yet until tests results come back. Any advice for me????
Check out the Failed band group. There is tons of info for you there.Also the revision boards; http://www.obesityhelp.com/forums/revision/
on 1/11/15 9:06 pm
What type of complications did you have when your lapband slipped? I think mine has slipped. When I eat or take a deep breath my chest is in a lot of pain. I moved some furniture the other day and suspect that the pain is a strain but after reading so many post about slips and chest pain I am starting to believe its a lapband slip.
I had a lap band slip was diagnose in July...had 4ccremoved and then provided to have the sleeve done...12/12/14 had band removed and VHS done ...so happy..no more pain or running to bathroom to help myself from stuck food...good luck...ilook into sleeve...glad I did..lose 30 lbs already...feel great...