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Old 05-23-2006, 11:26 AM   #1
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Question Lap Band FAQ

How about we start a thread for FAQ?

When considering WL surgery of any kind, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE get as much information as you can, talk to as many people as you can, get ALL the pro's and especially the cons. Sit back, reflect, then decide.

WLS is serious, its not the cure to WL, its only a tool. You will still need to diet and exercise. Who ever thinks its the easy way out is sadly mistaken because its not, infact its just as hard!!!


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WHAT EXACTLY IS LAP-BAND: http://www.lap-band.com/

Here's a list of abbreviations:

LB: Lap-Band

PB: Productive Burp
When you eat something that can't go down and it comes back up.

Slime: Thats what happens before the PB actually come up. Foam/slime will come up before the PB.

PCP: Primary Care Physician

GP: General Practitioner

NSV: Non Scale Victory
You've achieved something other than the #'s on the scale.

WLS: Weight Loss Surgery

MO: Morbid Obesity

BMI: Body Mass Index

GBP or GBS: Gastric Bypass Surgery

RNY: Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery

GERD: Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease

BP: Blood Pressure

DS: Duodenal Switch

WARNING: CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR FIRST BEFORE TAKING ANY ADVICE AND/OR ANY OF THE DRUGS LISTED BELOW:

NSAIDS: Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (painkillers which includes ibuprofen. Banded people should try to avoid because they can add to ulcer risk).

DRUGS THAT CLAIM / CAN DAMAGE THE POUCH:
Advil
Aleve
Amigesic
Anacin
Anaprox
Ansald
Anthra-G
Arthropan
Ascriptin
Aspirin
Asproject
Azolid
Bextra
Bufferin
Butazolidin
Celebrex
Clinorial
Darvon compounds
Disalcid
Dolobid
Erythromycin
Equagesic
Feldene
Fiorinal
Ibuprofen
Indocin
Ketoprofen
Lodine
Meclomen
Midol
Motrin
Nalfon
Naprosyn
Nayer
Orudis
Oruval
Pamprin-IB
Percodan
Ponstel
Rexolate
Tandearil
Tetracycline
Tolecin
Uracel
Vioxx
Voltaren


DRUGS THAT ARE CONSIDERED SAFER FOR THE BAND:
Benadryl
Tylenol
Dimetapp
Robitussin
Safetussin
Sudafed
Triaminics (All)
Tylenol (cold products)
Tylenol Ex Strength
Gas-X
Phazyme
Imodium Ad
Colace
Dulcolax-Suppositories
Fleet Enema
Glycerin-Suppositories
Milk of Magnesia
Peri-Colace
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