I had the Realize band which has a higher rate of irritating the stomach – when mine is adjusted enough to work it irritates until it swells my esophagus shut. I have had to have an emergency adjustment 3 different times to get relief from horrible spasms and pain. I can’t swallow at all when this happens – not even my saliva.
This is a more common problem with this band I’m told – will there ever be a recall on it since it is obviously defective?
I have regained my weight and wish that I had not gone through this terrible two year ordeal with this band.