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I have a feeling that my gastric band has slipped or there is some other issue with it and am not sure what to do.
As background I was banded in 2006 in Belgium and was only 19 at the time. Fast forward to 2010 - I have my gallbladder removed and the band appears to have been damaged and can no longer be filled so is empty. I did no follow up as I couldn't afford it and lost weight on my own!
I had my second baby last year and had awful morning sickness with constant wretching. I also struggled to eat towards the end but put this down to pregnancy. Since having my baby I cant really eat properly and am sick after even the most basic meals. I have also started getting the most horrible acid reflux and chest pain when I eat.
I know this can ve a medical emergency but its obviously been going on a while but I have two small children and I cannot live like this. My toddler has started copying me being sick and the pain is getting worse. I cannot afford to pay to have the band out and I literally have no idea what to do. Do I go to my GP and explain? I feel awful expecting the NHS to help but I cant afford to go private and have no clinic to ask as it was 17 years ago in Belgium!
Any similar stories advice welcome!
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