I had the lap band in 2005. My last band fill was in 2006. About six months ago I stared having reflux. My family doctor sent me for EGD it came back grade C erosive esophagitis – over 25 percent of my esophagitis.
For the last seven months I’ve been on three different stomach medicines – the last, Nexium 40 mg.
About six weeks ago I developed a cough at night and anything in my stomach went to my lungs. I would wheeze all night. I was given cough medicine and three different inhalators to use.
So last week I went to see a baratric doctor and my band was drained. Apparently my band had more liquid than was put in it… how does that happen?
Within hour of leaving office I began to vomit and have severe pain. After a few days I went to the ER. A CAT scan was done and it showed distal esophageal dilation. So a UGI it showed enlarged pouch and distal migration of band.
What do I do?