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What does your daily Vitamin regimen consist of? I joined a few DS specific Facebook groups and according to the vets on there, my surgeon and NUT have set me up for failure and/or possible future death.

I do the Bariatric Advantage multi ea adek 2x a day and upcal powder 3x a day. I'm also on extra Vitamin D and Iron because that was low pre-surgery.

Thanks in advance!

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Your Vitamin regimen should be determined by lab results. I had the single-anastomosis duodenal switch with a 300 cm common channel & I take considerably less Vitamins & mineral that most who had the same surgery do. It seems that I absorb very well.

I take:

1 senior Multivitamin twice a day

2 Calcium citrate with Vitamin D twice a day

Vitamin A 8000 IU every other day

Vitamin D 5000 IU every other day

zinc 50 mg once a day

Vitamin E 400 IU twice a day (this dose was prescribed by my gastroenterologist because I have elevated liver function tests)

I do not take any Iron supplements as my Iron levels are high & may be contributing to the elevated LFTs.

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I had RNY gastric bypass. But I kept the guidance sheet from my surgeons office and it did include requirements for Duodenal Switch patients. It read:

Four children's chewable complete Multivitamins daily

1800-2400 mg calcium citrate daily

A total of 5000 I.U. Vitamin D3 daily

1000 micrograms sublingual B12 weekly or B12 injection monthly

100 mg thiamin (vitamin B1) weekly

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While most people base their vitamin/mineral intake on their blood results; Vitalady does have a basic list you might wish to start with:

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Peggy D,

You stated that you have elevated liver function tests. I do too! Only 3.5 months out from surgery, they were fine pre-op. Did you say it could be from all the extra Iron we take? I had to have ferritin x 2 IV right before surgery as well as my Iron stores were low.

How long have your LFT's been up? Anything you need to do besides take the Vit E? How often do you have your labs checked?

Thanks!

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2 hours ago, Gardenlady1234 said:

Peggy D,

You stated that you have elevated liver function tests. I do too! Only 3.5 months out from surgery, they were fine pre-op. Did you say it could be from all the extra Iron we take? I had to have ferritin x 2 IV right before surgery as well as my Iron stores were low.

How long have your LFT's been up? Anything you need to do besides take the Vit E? How often do you have your labs checked?

Thanks!

My ferritin levels have always been elevated, long before I started taking iron. The LFTs have only been elevated for the last 4-6 months. I did have an abdominal ultrasound that showed minimal fatty liver (probably much improved from before WLS). I did have labs checked every 3 months for the first year after my SA-DS. My gastroenterologist wants the LFTs re-checked in 3 months to see if the Vitamin E helps. If not, he will decide what the next step will be when I see him in May.

I have no idea why my surgeon had me get iron infusions before my initial sleeve 4 years ago. I could understand having them after my panniculectomy 2 years ago as I had had a huge blood clot under the incision that had to be evacuated surgically the next day. My hemoglobin & hematocrit dropped dramatically.

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