Last night, I went to bed early b/c I was tired from waking up from reflux twice the night before. By 11pm, I was already waking from my sleep, choking yet again on stomach acid. Oh gross! This time, I was awake every hour and sometimes twice per hour. Propping myself up, taking pepto chewables, even drinking water didn't help. I was so tight the water just sat like a rock and took hours to gurgle down.
This morning, I drank some milk, and it took a bit to get down also. I'm typically very tight in the a.m. so this doesn't surprise me, but I had to drink something b/c I had a killer headache. I took some ibuprofen which has now finally kicked in but good grief - this is DEFINITELY the restriction I was hoping for - sans the reflux!!!
Do I go back now and get some removed? Do I leave it as is and see if I have another night of reflux? In my past 2 fill experiences, the band always loosened within about a week or two. I don't want another sleepless night - and I don't want to lose restriction. I can tell my stomach is quite irritated right now - I'm sure due to the acid issues. I'm just so torn as to what to do. I'm leaning towards getting like .2 cc taken out. Keep in mind, I've got a 4cc Inamed band - I went from only 2.2ccs to 2.7ccs. That's only a fill of .5ccs! I know its only relative to the size of the band - I guess I should say I went from a 55% full band to a 67.5% full band. *sigh* I don't want to get a small amount out, then the band relaxes, and I've lost the restriction again. I also know my band seems to be just fine during the day! Tight in the a.m. (as always) but I've never really experienced tightness at night. I know this is what is causing the reflux. UGH!
I'm going to drink broth and such today - take it very easy on my band and call and find out how much it costs to have another adjustment. Can you believe I went from feeling almost no difference to slam shut at night? I just don't know if this band is going to relax tonight. I really don't want to have any taken out b/c I felt like I went into the fill fairly conservatively to avoid this specific scenario that I'm in!
What do you all recommend?
Oh, and P.S., I got on the scale today, my goal for FRI is 206 and I'm at 207.5 today so I think I could possibly make goal!