Remember the gas pains that you had post-op? Does anyone else still get them sometimes?
I don't really know when gas pressure became an issue for me. Basically I feel like I need to burp and when I do burp, I feel better. Sometimes when I am laying down in the evening, watching TV or whatever, I'll constantly feel the need to burp. I'll do so and then the pressure starts building again. Annoying. I don't have any issues with the gas coming out the other end. I even quit drinking soda because it made it worse. I discovered Gas-X and it took care of the issue whenever is came up - maybe once a week or so. Until my fill last week, that is.
I had the fill on Wednesday last week and every night I've had pain so bad that it was really miserable. At first I thought I torqued my back, but the pain doesn't respond to analgesics at all. Then I noticed that the pain subsided when I burped. So I took Gas-X and it works for a half hour or so, but then the pain comes back. Drinking hot tea makes it go away for 45 minutes or so, but it comes back. Yesterday I was in pain all day. Today no pain thus far, but in the past several days, it has hit after dinner.
I did some research and discovered that a few people on LBT have had similar experiences, but no one seems to have resolved it. I'm afraid that my only solution is to get a partial un-fill, but food and drink go down just fine so I don't want to do that. Plus at my fill appointment, my fill doctor said that if I had problems with this small fill, I should go get imaging done since I could have a slippage. I think she was being a little ridiculous since I have zero symptoms of that (She said it because I indicted I had decent restriction at .25 ccs in my 4 cc band and because I didn't gain a significant amount of weight during the year I was essentially un-filled.). So I know if I go back and have some fluid let out, she'll want me to get imaging done (which I can't afford and have no insurance for) and she won't treat me beyond the un-fill until I do.
So I am a little frustrated at the moment. Does anyone have any words of wisdom?