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I had RNY on October 30 of this past year. I’ve shed a few pounds and am delighted with how things are going...however, my skin is in chaos. In the last week it has gotten so dry that I don’t know how to maintain it. Especially on my face. My whole face is peeling and tender. My skin feels dry and bumpy. Am I dehydrated? Anyone experience similar issues so soon after surgery?

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I did but I was extremely dehydrated. I also have eczema which doesn't help. Make sure you stay on top of your fluids and lotion lotion lotion!

SW: 366
CW: 340
GW1: 200
RNY Dec 18, 2017!

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Drink, drink, drink! But also talk to your doctor or nutritionist about checking your labs. I've had some strange problems that ended up being because of a Vitamin deficiency...even though I was taking all of the Vitamins they recommended I still wasn't high enough in a few places.

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October 9th surgery and my face is the same way I am doing moisturizing masks and bought myself a new over night lotion from juice. It is helping out a lot and of course getting my fluids in sigh and yes I am running behind on those for today like always

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