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to want this balloon thingy to lose weight?

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Mrsmadevans Fri 19-May-17 22:30:49

I don't know if you have seen about this balloon thing you swallow and they inflate and it fills your tum up with this balloon. Well it's 3000 pounds done privately not yet available on the nhs according to the DAILY FAIL. I am just wondering if this is the magic wand I need to lose 3 freaking stone! Where do I go any idea?

sheeeshh Fri 19-May-17 22:31:29


LloydColeandhisCoconuts Fri 19-May-17 22:32:15


IvorHughJarrs Fri 19-May-17 22:33:24

[ Healthier Weight]] do it. I have been considering it myself.

SoleBizzz Fri 19-May-17 22:34:03

II knew of a Woman who'd had the balloon. Lost six stones nd has kept it off since.

JennyOnAPlate Fri 19-May-17 22:34:05

I was reading about this earlier and the article just said it's available privately. It's still quite a lot of money though!!

JollySmelly Fri 19-May-17 22:34:09

Oh don't do the hmm faces! OP is clearly not asking the question for the shitz and giggles is she?

IvorHughJarrs Fri 19-May-17 22:34:14

Healthier Weight link fail

chocolatespiders Fri 19-May-17 22:34:25

I have seen this. Think it only last a few months so probably better to have a gastric band for a few thousand more

Mrsmadevans Fri 19-May-17 22:34:39

oh don't you think it will work ? I totally believed it , I should have known it was too good to be true

Lj8893 Fri 19-May-17 22:34:52

how about something a little less radical? Like Slimming world?

Mrsmadevans Fri 19-May-17 22:36:33

ohhh thank you Ivor

Mrsmadevans Fri 19-May-17 22:37:06

tried it can't stick to it

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Fri 19-May-17 22:37:09

So is this done without invasive surgery?

You'd need to know the potential risks involved but I'd generally support anyone's plans to get themselves fitter & healthier.

SoleBizzz Fri 19-May-17 22:37:12

Do what is best for you. Nobody else can tell you what suits you.

DrMadelineMaxwell Fri 19-May-17 22:37:47

Some of the Spires hospitals do it.

JollySmelly Fri 19-May-17 22:38:03

Slimming World doesn't work for everyone. There's no one size fits all for weight loss. If there were there would not be many overweight people! OP has seen something that interests her is all!

JennyOnAPlate Fri 19-May-17 22:38:05

I think it probably works but you only have it for a few months, so the question is what happens once it's removed?

Mrsmadevans Fri 19-May-17 22:38:22

Thank you I am looking at the link Ivor gave me it looks very promising

Birdsgottaf1y Fri 19-May-17 22:38:34

You can still eat over your calorie allowance, so it depends on why you are overweight.

I know someone who had it, she just put the weight back on, a few years later.

Mrsmadevans Fri 19-May-17 22:39:24

well Jenny I will prob put it back on again ......that is so depressing

Asmoto Fri 19-May-17 22:39:34

I read an article about someone who had one, binged, and burst it.

Mrsmadevans Fri 19-May-17 22:40:17

I honestly don't know what to do I am a bit desperate to be honest I have this fight with food all the time

JennyOnAPlate Fri 19-May-17 22:40:40

I completely sympathise though as a magic wand seeker myself!

JollySmelly Fri 19-May-17 22:42:56

OP have you had a discussion with your GP as starting point? Not everyone can do it by themselves! Maybe you need more support?

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