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Weight Loss - Intentional

Also known as Dieting, Gastric Band, Losing Weight (Dieting)

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  • Weight loss and eating healthier

    I'm 37 years old, and I'm 5'7" and 180 pounds. I've been stuck here for a couple years.  I really need to work on a diet. My motivation isn't there as often as I'd like. But I have my two boys that are 14 and 10 and they live with me. I wanna be able to set the standard...

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  • Unexplained weight loss

    Hi, I am new to this and would really appreciate your thoughts and advice. About 9 weeks ago I got indigestion and heartburn in the bottom of my breastbone (the start of the stomach from the oesophagus) and took some Gaviscon. This didn’t do anything so after a week I went to the GP who said it could...

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  • Gastric bypass on the NHS?

    I know this can be a controversial topic but I don't want any grief or personal opinions I need help and that's why I'm here thank you!!! Anyhow i am at the very first stages and wondered if anyone could share their experiences..... Where I live before you are referred to the bariatric services...

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  • Bariatric Surgery in Northern Ireland

    Anyone know if Bariatric Surgery is available on the NHS in Northern Ireland? Tried google but different websites as usual says different things.... If it is and anyone has been through the process I would appreciate the process you went thru etc... Thanks Gavin

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  • Weight loss advice

    Hello! I've been obese for some time now and I want to lose some weight. The problem is that I cannot exercise because of my weight and because I'm a smoker. I read about this product Lipovon and some of the opinions were that it is very efficient. I was wondering if that's true. Any advice...

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  • excessive overweight, help, please

    Hi. I have exessive overweight. I want to get rid off it as quickly as possible. I'm fed up with how people are look at me and how I feel.  Need any good, efficient and confirmed solution for losing weight. Thank you all.

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  • O & O = Overweight & Obesity

    Increasingly, it's a subject one can't avoid or ignore, it's everywhere, it's global. In the news, on the streets - it's 'in your face'. Unfortunately more than in the face but all over the body, all 30, 40, 50, 60 (and more!) stones or 420, 560, 700, 840 lbs, or 191, 255,...

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  • How do i even lose weight!

    I have really bad anxiety and i procastinate way too much. I have thought about going to a gym but i always find a way out of it. I am never motivated to do it or if i dont see improvement ill get annoyed. I weight about 16-18 stone i forgot. I know diet is a big part of losing weight and i have no self...

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  • Hi I need abit off help

    Hi I was just wondering if anyone has had a referral to Luton hospital from Norfolk doctors as I have been referred for a gastric band and was wondering what the procedure was and how long it takes to get your band and I have heart problems and Way 17 stone and my height is 5.5 this is why the referral...

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  • Can't lose weight!

    I have been dieting and exercising for months and can't lose weight! I am vegetarian and on a low carb high protein diet, I walk to work, exercise 3/4 days a week and I am now at the point where I am taking natural slimming aids, I drink 2.5l or water a day and still can't lose any weight! I'm...

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  • Implant & Weight Gain.. Help???

    I'm 24 and I am on my second Contraseptive Implant the first implant i had for 3 years never really caused any trouble I was stilll energetic,I manintianed a healthy weight and my mood swings were managebale... until the last few months, i expected this though as the implant was due to be renewed....

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  • Batriactic Surgery on NHS

    Hi All I am just coming up to the end of my tier 3 programme for batriactic surgery with the NHS, My next appt is 7th Sept and on 18th Sept St Thomas's have a meeting to refer me for surgery. I think I want to go for the Vertical Sleeve instead of the band.... I just wanted to see how other people's...

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  • Gastric Band problems

    I had a gastric band done in March 2007. I did lose weight initially, due to the fact that I could not even swallow my own saliva. I had several 'fills' and empties' until I rang out of money and had to 'just leave it where it was'. Over the years, I had suffered intermittent vomiting,...

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  • Gastric Band and putting on weight?

    I had a gastric band 5 years ago and lost 4 stone, dropping 3 dress sizes. It was slow weight loss and has been tough. I have never been able to get anything down before lunchtime, small amounts afternoons and then can eat pretty much anything (large amounts) in the evenings. Terrible eating habits overall....

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  • A little help and advice please

    Hi friends I had my band a few years ago and has no success because the port was not correctly set and turned. I was referred tohave it put right and after wait g over a year it was corrected nearly 2 years ago. I lost a little weight but not much. Then I became seriously ill and admitted in n out...

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  • Reductil is dangerous

    recently i was given reductil. AFter 6 months of taking it i noticed chest pain and palpitations in my heart. Then my legs started hurting severly every night. Went and saw a doctor and after he ran some tests the overall conclusion was to stop taking reductil. I followed the docs advice and within...

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  • Gastric band info

    Hello, I've decided I want a Gastric Band. Paying for it myself. I just want to make sure I'm doing the right thing. I'm reading lots of negative things about it. Can anyone who's had one tell me what life is life with it. Thank you

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  • Looking for a moral boost

    I had my band fitted in February and have been having fills as planned which are getting less in volume each time. Yesterday was 0.5ml, a total of 4.5ml has been added since the operation I initially feel the band is tight but after about 2 weeks this eases and I don't experience any issues except...

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  • Gastric bypass 1 week ago, bad constipation 😢

    I'm trying to take in as much fluids as I can an also advised liquid Senna but it is only helping slightly and I'm still constipated. Surgery wise everything is goin good - stitches healing not much discomfort anywhere apart from the dreaded bowel movements or lack of. Any help would be great...

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  • Getting Off Topamax Due to Hair Loss - Angry and Need Advice

    In April, I finally saw a Dr about my weight. I had been watching what I eat, exercising and drinking half my weight in water every single day and still not losing any weight. At the time, I weighed 237 lbs. I should have been losing weight with diet and exercise, so I figured maybe I should get some...

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  • Gastric surgury 3 days ago. Help

    Hi i had the gastric bypass 3 days ago and to be honest i have been using my treadmill and walking on it as i was told walking is good after surgery but today woke up in pain and wondering how long the pain lasts for? I had bad gas pains but that is only every now and then now!! I thought i would get...

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  • Venlaflaxine and Xenical - any success stories?

    Hi, I'm new to this site so please bare with me if I waffle... I was wondering if anyone has had any weight loss success taking Xenical whilst on Venlaflaxine? I've been on 75g a day of Venlacic XR (generic VF) for approx the last 7 years. This med was a life saver for me (I have tried to reduce...

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  • One for the ladies

    A year ago I had bypass surgery ...  I've now lost over 100%of my excess weight.  at 54 years old it results in the saggiest boobs on the planet .  But with that I can't find a nice bra, they just don't fit right.  none of them make my boobs look like boobs, they...

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  • Nexplanon birth control

    Omg i just want to say that i have been on the implant for 5 and a half years now! Im on the second implant and my life gas been a hell since i got the second one. The first implant i had it for three years and only at the beginning i had a panic attack but didnt really know what it was and it was just...

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  • Gastric band to gastric bypass

    I had a gastric band fitted in 2013 and I lost about 24kg Then in 2016 I had my liquid removed, as I was having a baby. Jan 2017 I've had my liquid put back in, I saw my doctor today. I told him what I wanted to get too and he suggested I had my band removed and have a gastric bypass. I originally...

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  • Time scale from referral to surgery?

    Hey, so today a doctor has finally listened to me and took everything on board that I had to say about my weight and my struggle on how difficult it is for me to loose weight, he has agreed to send a referral for weight loss surgery. So I am not in any illusion that this is going to happen over night...

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  • Parathyroid advice

    Hi. I've been on treatment for hypothyroidism for ten years. Checkups yearly and has been pretty settled on 125mcg of levothyroxine. I went to my gps in Feb as I was feeling sweaty,palpitations and a choking sensation in my throat. I also had been having ongoing hoarseness. My thyroid blood result...

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  • Gastric Sleeve in France

    Hi,  I'm wanting to have a gastic sleeve in Le Havre in France.  I understand a lady called Tullia is very helpful and the price appears to be great. I have a BMI of 32 and have yo-yoed in weight all of my life - up and down and getting bigger each time.  I need a GP referal which...

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  • Type 2 Diabetes

    I was diagnosed with Type 2 last November with a HBA1c reading of 61.Since eating a carefully controlled diet (albeit with some treats) I have lost one and a half stone in weight and my recent HBA1C test was 47 and my GP says I am virtually diabetes free. I walk daily but on the downside  have had...

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  • Finally been referred by my GP for WLS!

    Hi all, My GP has just referred me to NHS programme 'Why Weight' for the 'Fresh Start' tier which is level 3. I'm absolutely bricking it waiting for my email/phone call to find out whether it has been accepted and I get to meet them to talk about a sleeve. I'm only 26 (female)...

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