Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Surgery after RNY- no protein powder no vitamins???



Recommended Posts

I was just told that prior to my upcoming surgery (non rny related) that I need to be off all Vitamins and no Protein Powder for a week. Will I have issues with this? She said the vitamins can interfere with anesthesia and the pp can mess it up as well. I'm about 3.5 months out of rny surgery. My bloodwork for vitamins done at 3 months were all good. She said if I felt bad I could take them again but stop 3 days before. BUT on the surgery paperwork it said to not stop taking vitamins (only stop fish oil) if you are a gbp person. I didnt read the packet until I got home or I would have asked for clarification. Anyone have any advice about this?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Call your surgeon's (bariatric) + other surgeon to discuss this.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I already have. I get different opinions from everyone. I have my actual bariatric surgeon and also my new bariatric surgeon (because my insurance changed I see a new one for follow up care) and they have opposite opinions regarding Protein Powder in general. Old one says it is fine to use and new said omg don't use it at all, just eat meat. Due to kidney issues I can only eat 6oz of meat a day and my portions are still around 3/4 cup to 1 cup (depending on food) 3 times a day. The kidney surgeon suggested eating cauliflower for Protein. I told him the protein wasn't high enough and he googled it in front of me and saw that you need to eat a full cup of cauliflower for 2g protein. I typically use the pp mixed in food or as a Meal Replacement not as added protein. I just wanted to hear if anyone else has experience with other surgeries after bypass.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi I had hip replacement surgery six months after my gastric bypass and went off Vitamins a week before surgery and had no side affects from not taking them I was off them for about two weeks as I was in hospital for a week and didn't take them until I got home.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, ajallen said:

Hi I had hip replacement surgery six months after my gastric bypass and went off Vitamins a week before surgery and had no side affects from not taking them I was off them for about two weeks as I was in hospital for a week and didn't take them until I got home.

Thank you. I think they drilled it in to my head successfully to make sure to always take my supplements so I was getting a little panicky about not taking them for this week.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You'll be fine for a week. I had to stop my Calcium for a bit and change it entirely due to kidney stones and went without all Vitamins for 2 weeks because of surgery

Sent from my moto e5 play using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/26/2019 at 12:36 PM, newmebithebypass said:

You'll be fine for a week. I had to stop my Calcium for a bit and change it entirely due to kidney stones and went without all Vitamins for 2 weeks because of surgery

Sent from my moto e5 play using BariatricPal mobile app

What is your Calcium plan? Not being nosy I just have had so much conflicting info about taking calcium or not post kidney stones. From surgeons and doctors and specialists and dietitians, I dont even know which advice to follow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
What is your Calcium plan? Not being nosy I just have had so much conflicting info about taking calcium or not post kidney stones. From surgeons and doctors and specialists and dietitians, I dont even know which advice to follow.
So my calcium plan personally is 1000mg of calcium 3 weeks of the month then take a week off. It has to only be the calcium citrate with d. Because any other formula causes kidney stones

Sent from my moto e5 play using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Featured Surgeons

    1. Masoud Rezvani

      Woodbridge, Virginia 22191

    2. Lisa Medvetz

      Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335
      800-282-0066

  • Most popular:

  • Recent Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • WeGettingThere

      Hey ya'll. SO. I got down to 199 for the weigh in but gained it all back right after. I have to do another month of weight management. They switched out the nutritionists at the last second and she said she doesn't pass anyone unless they have 5 veggies a week. I'm starting metformin and Farxiga today. Doc found a little bit of blood in my urine but wasn't too concerned. I'm trying not to freak myself out either. Depression is a little more intense than usual. I'm all over the damn place. 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Jen M

      3/19 - It wasn't a bad day I stayed up quite a bit much of the day. Have to focus on walking more before it gets too hot to walk outside at all.   Pain was less, but insomnia has kicked in the last two nights
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • JessLess

      I hit Onderland today! I feel great!
      · 1 reply
      1. GreenTealael

        💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎

        💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

        🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

        💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗

        💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

        👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜

        🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇

        💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

        🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

        🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀

        🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔

        💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃

        ❤❤❤❤❤CONGRATULATIONS❤❤❤❤❤

        💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃

        🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔

        🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀

        🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

        💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

        🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇🎇

        👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜👜

        💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

        💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗

        🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

        💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

        💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎

    • GreenTealael

      Purim starts tonight!  
      · 3 replies
      1. FluffyChix

        Happy Purim! Glad he saved yall! :)

      2. GreenTealael

        😍

      3. proudgrammy

        thanx for reminding me - will call DD tonight. Ethan (11) always loves the parade

    • GreenTealael  »  othella

      💜💜 Safe journey and congratulations 💜💜
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Trending Topics

  • Magazine Articles

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×