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Mea Culpa: I'm a month out from SIPS procedure, and I've been lazy with my Vitamin program. No particular reason. I have chewables which taste fine and I don't mind taking. I just keep forgetting. One solution might be the Patches, which I need to look into...

Regardless, as far as I can tell, I'm not experiencing any ill effects. But I assume with the malabsorption that comes with the mini-DS, vitamin deficiency is much more serious and is eventually going to catch up to me (it's only been a month).

My question is - apart from my teeth falling out -how will I know whether I'm getting enough supplements (or even too much?) I'm scheduled to get regular blood work done by my PCP. The report I get back has all kinds of stuff in it, but it reads like greek to me. Would vitamin deficiency show up there? or do I need to request some specific test?

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You can't tell until something is seriously wrong. Your doctor will order labs at follow ups to check your Vitamin levels.

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Only thru labs and then it takes longer to correct deficiencies than being on top of things

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2 hours ago, newmebithebypass said:

Only thru labs and then it takes longer to correct deficiencies than being on top of things

Point taken. So will the labs I've been getting catch this stuff, or do I need to request something special? See list below:

ALANINE AMINOTRANSFERASE (ALT)
ELECTROLYTES (SODIUM, POTASSIUM, CHLORIDE, CARBON DIOXIDE)
CREATININE
HEMOGLOBIN A1C
CBC (COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT) WITH DIFFERENTIAL
LIPID PANEL
ASPARTATE AMINOTRANSFERASE (AST)
THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE (TSH)
FASTING GLUCOSE

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Your labs will definite tell. You also unfortunately might have some issues crop up. Besides the teeth problems you mentioned, low zinc and/or vit. A can be problematic (just to name a few).

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@Postop

nice to see you:rolleyes:

hope some peep here will click on your link to your pics.

Amazing transformation over your many years PO

be well

kathy

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@proudgrammy Thank you.

By the looks of your avatar, we've both done well . :)

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