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This kind of goes along with my post about low Protein. More lab results came back today, and I am also deficient in Vitamin A. I am waiting to hear from the surgeon about this, but imagine I will need a prescription Vitamin A supplement. Any one else deficient in vitamin A? I do take a high quality bariatric Multivitamin twice a day.

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I had my surgery about 5 months ago, January 29, 2019. I'm about to get tested Monday. My eyesight which is usually great, is changing for the worse; I'm also losing a lot of hair, having memory issues and a major problem concentrating. I heard that the eyesight could be because of a Vitamin A deficiency. I've been bad about taking my Vitamins for a couple of weeks and I still have problems eating enough to reach Protein goals. I started the shakes again to increase levels of protein.

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I haven't had any labs done since my surgery. I guess I need to get some done to check how things are going.

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You likely won't need a prescription. I just bought some - either online or at a pharmacy, not sure. Maybe even from this website.

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Eat more carrots

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2 hours ago, Lamermaid said:

I had my surgery about 5 months ago, January 29, 2019. I'm about to get tested Monday. My eyesight which is usually great, is changing for the worse; I'm also losing a lot of hair, having memory issues and a major problem concentrating. I heard that the eyesight could be because of a Vitamin A deficiency. I've been bad about taking my Vitamins for a couple of weeks and I still have problems eating enough to reach Protein goals. I started the shakes again to increase levels of Protein.

Good luck and have a great weekend!

memory and concentration issues could also be related to low Vitamin B. Take your Vitamins. You can get away with that sometimes with the sleeve, but not bypass.

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I haven't had any labs done since my surgery. I guess I need to get some done to check how things are going.
Yes, you really should get things checked out. I was really surprised at the results.

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You likely won't need a prescription. I just bought some - either online or at a pharmacy, not sure. Maybe even from this website.
How much do you take? I already get quite alot in my Multivitamin. I read for Vitamin A deficiency you need vitamin A in oil and at very high doses for a short amount of time. Then taper it off.

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I had my surgery about 5 months ago, January 29, 2019. I'm about to get tested Monday. My eyesight which is usually great, is changing for the worse; I'm also losing a lot of hair, having memory issues and a major problem concentrating. I heard that the eyesight could be because of a Vitamin A deficiency. I've been bad about taking my Vitamins for a couple of weeks and I still have problems eating enough to reach Protein goals. I started the shakes again to increase levels of protein.
Good luck and have a great weekend!
Thank you. I hope your testing goes ok and you don't have any deficiencies! You should definitely be taking your vitamins though.

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51 minutes ago, Briswife15 said:

I'm still on liquids due to a stricture, so no carrots fir me! Good idea, though!

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You could make carrot Soup. It’s very yummy

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So is butternut squash, sweet potatos and even pumpkin. A little Google, a little YouTube and a lot of Bariatric Pal also Pinterest. There are recipes tasty but yet not too bad for you. Its worth the Search!

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21 hours ago, Briswife15 said:

This kind of goes along with my post about low Protein. More lab results came back today, and I am also deficient in Vitamin A. I am waiting to hear from the surgeon about this, but imagine I will need a prescription Vitamin A supplement. Any one else deficient in Vitamin A? I do take a high quality bariatric Multivitamin twice a day.

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At my 6 month checkup (I'm almost at 8 months post op currently), my labs showed low Vit A. So was told to add supplement to vitamin regime of 10,000 UI of Vitamin A twice a week. No prescription required (insurance doesn't cover it anyway).

P.S. I was already (and still do) take a pre-natal vitamin once a day, as well as Vitamin D (2/day), Calcium (2/Day) and Vitamin B12 (2/month)

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8 hours ago, Briswife15 said:

Thank you, ms.sss! Did it take long for your levels to go up, and do you still take extra Vitamin A?

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Yes, still taking it, I'm scheduled to go in at my 9 month mark (about a month from now) and get my bloodwork done again, and they will determine if I need to keep taking it, or if I can come off...we'll see. :)

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