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Just checking in with the nutrition folks to see if I need to challenge this. Now 7 days post sleeve and no pre-op nutrition bloods. No post surgery nutrition bloods, and told no supplements needed unless test at 6 week appointment says so.

Rationale: your body likely has 6 week's worth stored up.

That's fine, except if you start with deficiencies, which I almost certainly do in Vitamin D and otherwise due to no ovulation for 3 years.

I trust my team, but I want to verify whether folk think this warrants a call. Paranoid about bone loss after being denied any kind of useful help with my PCOS and cycle issues.

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My surgeon did not start Multivitamin until 4 weeks, and Calcium and Iron was not started until 6 weeks. I trust my team as well and did exactly what they asked of me. It could be due to extreme swelling of the stomach the first month. You can barely get liquids down, never mind a supplement.

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Teams, even members within Teams, will have various views on this.

My Team had differing views about when to start but the rationale was the same.

Delay a bit until necessary. Regular lab work and self assessment usually will catch early signs of deficiencies.

Some Vitamins are Water soluble so when the upper limit it reached you usually excrete the excess. The fat soluble ones are more dangerous. They literally stick around.

No need to keep adding in vitamins you have proper levels of wasting $$$ or risk overdose/toxicity if preventable.

CONGRATS 🎉

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Thank you both. I hadn't considered the potential issues with Vitamins that accumulate unless you need them and can metabolize them. I appreciate the sanity check.

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