My mother had gastric band surgery last year and has been on the new diet since then. But about six months ago she went to the surgeon because she had been vomiting continuously every time she would eat certain foods.
He emptied her band completely and said it was all in her mind. He also said that she should just stick to eating soup.
I’m questioning whether this is all in her mind or something more serious because now and for the past six months she still cannot eat certain foods without vomiting or regurgitating the food back up. Why does that happen? Is there something wrong?
You would also think that because she is vomiting that she would be losing more weight but she has not lost any. Why is this?
She can drink fluids and everything like that but cannot drink and eat at the same time. He also did a swallow test and found everything was normal and the band was normal even though some of the foods she ate didnât stay down.
I’m worried that she is going to have to continue on vomiting out her food for the rest of her life… what would you recommend? Is this a normal side effect of lap band surgery?