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HDScarlett

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. HDScarlett

    Hair loss

    Update on my massive hair loss.....7 months post surgery and the hair loss has stopped!! THANK GOD. It started about 3 months post surgery. I was losing hair like I was on chemo. Was taking multi vitamins, 10,000mg of Biotin and using Biotin spray on my scalp and somehow, the combination of this all worked. My hair is growing like mad now I told my surgeon that they really need to be more vocal to pre surgery patients that this is one of the post surgery side affects for some patients.
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    Drinking

    2 weeks. I tolerate much less which is ok. I drink a single shot of vodka in a tall Water with ice and lime - and I add sugar free powdered drink mix (found some margarita flavored), or a glass of cabernet. I gave up diet coke - that was hard enough LOL
  3. HDScarlett

    Drinking

    2 weeks. I tolerate much less which is ok. I drink a single shot of vodka in a tall water with ice and lime - and I add sugar free powdered drink mix (found some margarita flavored), or a glass of cabernet. I gave up diet coke - that was hard enough LOL
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    August Sleevers-How are you doing??

    Sleeved 8/25. I have seriously lost half my hair (it is waist length), but it is slowing down. Im talking long strands like from the roots, not breakage. My sister in law had this happen after surgery too and told me it will stop, but as to when, everyone is different. I still get a brush full every morning, but FINALLY it is less when I run my hands thru it. I am taking 10,000mcg Biotin every day, spraying my head with Nutri Ox and using Nutri Ox shampoo. I tried Keranique but Nutri is cheaper and I can get it locally at Sally Beauty. I do have a halo extension piece I can wear too.
  5. HDScarlett

    August Sleevers-How are you doing??

    Sleeved 8/25. I have seriously lost half my hair (it is waist length), but it is slowing down. Im talking long strands like from the roots, not breakage. My sister in law had this happen after surgery too and told me it will stop, but as to when, everyone is different. I still get a brush full every morning, but FINALLY it is less when I run my hands thru it. I am taking 10,000mcg Biotin every day, spraying my head with Nutri Ox and using Nutri Ox shampoo. I tried Keranique but Nutri is cheaper and I can get it locally at Sally Beauty. I do have a halo extension piece I can wear too.
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    August Sleevers-How are you doing??

    While I am truly jumping up and down for all of you who are being successful, I am only down 40 pounds since surgery (8/25), and have been stalled for 2 months. I knew surgery was not a miracle answer going into it. I hate the gym, have bad knees, and have a sedentary job. I have tried all sorts of exercise, and have never found one that excites me except kick boxing - which caused me to have back surgery...... I really need to get back on track. I definitely eat less than I used to, but am eating what I want. Soooooo, its all on me to turn it around. Owning it is the first step right?
  7. Im a vodka girl, and have found that I can only tolerate one or two post surgery. I gave up diet coke which was hard enough ( Im surprised that I have only craved it once in 5 months - did NOT give in). So, I order a single shot of vodka in a tall glass with water, ice and lime. Then I add Chrystal Light or another sugar free powdered drink mix to it (lemonade, cranberry, or margarita (get on Amazon) . Nobody has ever commented or forbid me to mix my own at a bar or restaurant cuz I am paying for the vodka.
  8. Hi all, I am 7 weeks Post Op and know I am not getting enough food in. Can you share what you eat in a typical day? Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack. Thank you!
  9. HDScarlett

    Protein Iceed coffee

    Thats my favorite flavor too!! I have been using it as my coffee creamer since pre surgery.
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    Alcohol

    Giving up diet coke was hard enough........ I don't drink that much, but when I do, I have a glass of Cabernet, or I have Vodka and water over ice and add Crystal Light or this sugar free Margarita mix I found on Amazon. I carry sugar free drink mix wherever I go, and have never had an issue using it in bars or restaurants. I do feel the effects sooner than pre surgery, so am careful. Everything in moderation
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    Hair loss

    OMG Girl, me too..... My Dr told me there is nothing we can do about it....I am in mourning, but I refuse to cut it. I just got a halo hair extension and am wearing it. I am trying Keranique and a Biotin spray and shampoo I got at Sally Beauty. Plus I up'd my Biotin to 1000mg/day along with a multi vitamin. My surgeon and my PCP told me it has nothing to do with Protein. Your body goes into suspension during surgery. It is just part of the process (said by people who are not losing their hair)
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    Stomach noises

    Hi, is anyone else having issues with their stomach making weird loud noises when you eat? Like stomach growing noises, even when I eat popsicles.....
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    Hair loss

    Thank you everyone. I will keep everyone posted as I go thru the Journey and will post if the Keranique works. I have been taking mega vitamins and Biotin since long before surgery and it is not helping. Also, this isnt my first surgery. I never had this type of hair loss with my other surgeries . My husband has not noticed and is a gem - he has male patterned baldness and said we can get matching hats. hahahaha Love him
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    Hair loss

    I had surgery on 8/25 and now 3 months later, my hair is falling out like I'm on chemo....ltons of long strands from the root are falling out daily. The doctor told me yesterday that no Biotin or Vitamins are going to help. She said it is going to get very very thin and suggested I cut my hair! I cried. I have long, thick hair, and am praying that I don't go bald. I just ordered the Keranique serum, and am hoping it helps. Any suggestions would be welcome......
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    Stomach noises

    Good to know its not only me
  16. I got bad news from my Doctor....she said there is NOTHING I can do about the hair loss and suggested I cut my hair!! She said no Biotin or vitamins is going to stop the hair loss. I cried. I will not cut it. She said it is going to get very very thin. I have very thick hair so am praying..... I just order keranique serum and hope that this helps.....
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    Hair loss post VGS

    They were not much help. Said to take 500 mg of Biotin daily which I have been taking daily since long before surgery. My multi vitamin has Zinc which they also suggested. They said it's just a side effect of surgery......
  18. Hi, Did you buy the Keranique vitamins or the scalp serum??
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    Hair loss post VGS

    Me too. Im going to see my Dr today....
  20. Can anyone recommend an over the counter vitamin that has worked for them that won't break the bank? I only want to take one pill a day. My Dr's office sells these chewables that you have to take 4 of daily, and they are expensive! I am taking Biotin for my hair, but need the vitamins to prevent hair loss, and keep the rest of me healthy too. Thank you!
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    Post Op Vitamins

    Thanks. Thats a little cheaper than my Drs $25/month chewables that I don't like.
  22. I love the Premier Protein Carmel flavor. I even use it as creamer in my coffee!
  23. The pre/post op liquid phase is very difficult, but you will get thru it!! My fiance offered to eat dinner before he came home at night so he would not "bother" me (one reason why I love this man so much), and I said "No". I didn't want him to alter his life in anyway - this is my journey. We have had a few struggles (like pizza night - his favorite food), and ordering when we go out to restaurants, but I have learned to adjust and plan. Like when we take road trips, he runs thru a drive thru - I pack a mini cooler with protein shakes, yogurt and cottage cheese. If you don't, you could end up in trouble eating something that is not good. When he is on the couch eating cheese and crackers (his nightly 8pm snack), he brings me a sugar free popsicle which is one of my "go to's". Re the pizza thing, I eat the toppings, or I eat something else. And cooking is a breeze because we grill allot. When we go out, I drink a protein shake before we go and then have a bite of his food, or order soup. If he has a problem with any of this, he doesn't tell me (and if he did, that's on him). Ooooo the best thing happened when we were going to dinner at a family members house who loves to feed people. I was worried, and my fiance came up with a plan that was genius. I ate before we went , and we each took a plate for the buffet. He put half of the food he wanted on his plate, and I put the other half of what HE wanted on mine. He then ate everything on his, and then started eating off my plate. Hahahaha. Nobody said a thing! Keep in mind that people who do not struggle with weight issues don't get it! He was probably not even aware how hard this is on you.
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    Time off

    I had my surgery on Friday and could have gone back to work on the following Tuesday, but I had a drain. Once the drain was removed (7 days post op), I was feeling like a million bucks and went back! I have a desk job.
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    Need typical day menu

    Never heard that re 20 minutes. And chewing each bite for 2 minutes is craziness.
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