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Last week someone had posted about the effects on your brain of having less ghrelin in your system. Where the heck was that? When I search in Ghrelin I get a zillion hits.

I saw this article and it scared the bejesus out of me. If I have to choose between fat and smart vs skinny and dumb, I'll take the former. The article is about RNY, but VSG takes out more stomach tissue.

http://www.docguide.com/patients-develop-cognitive-complaints-after-gastric-bypass-demonstrate-brain-atrophy?tsid=5

What I really want to know is: does VSG make you ditzy?

THANKS!

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I remember reading one post where someone said they decided against the surgery because of research they read about that issue. However, when I tried to research it myself, I couldn't find much about it.

Vitamin B12 is really important for memory & from things I've read, as long as we keep up our B12 levels we should be fine. The body does still make ghrelin in another part of the body (I forget where) although it's not as much as the stomach.

I'm 4 weeks out now & I'm taking B12 daily because my levels were low before surgery. I haven't had any memory problems & actually feel more alert now than before surgery.

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I read the article and it mentions nutritional deficiencies. I'm just gonna keep taking my Vitamins and supplements.< /p>

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I had problems with forgetfulness, staying focused and fatigue that started around one year post op but starting on B12 shots and taking a new Iron supplement has me feeling better than I have since I had my twins four and a half years ago. I can remember things, stay on task, stay focused, spell again, etc.

I'm not sure about long term effects, though, as I'm only 23 months out.

~Cheri

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