Kathi, I'm sorry that you too share band problems like I did. It's been out for a month and it has been wonderful. No pain, no nausea, no stuck feeling!!
Of course trying to fight weight gain is a challenge but that's all in my head. Nothing physical other than poor choices on a crazy rotating work schedule.
Please don't give up your pursuit. One of my jobs is medical billing and the more you appeal and annoy the insurance co., the quicker they are to approve you, just to shut you up. The key is document, document, document!!! Make your MD stick it all in your file for reference. Best of luck to you.