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I had my surgery at 57, also post menopausal, and I just take the supplements recommended by my bariatric team. Nothing extra needed because we're post menopausal. I take Bariatric Advantage multi twice a day, 500 mg Calcium with D twice a day, and extra beta carotene because I'm deficient in Vitamin A. There is Iron in my multi. I also take 1000 micrograms B12 every other day. Most folks take B12 daily, but my levels are high.

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I am 54 and menopausal. I switched to One a Day for my multi after I finished my initial Barimelts multi. I may switch back, but would like to see my first labs before I do. I also take Biotin, a cit-rate Calcium (chewable, twice a day) and an under the tongue Vitamin B , and I may add a seperate B 12 even though there is some in my other Vit B.

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I'm 55 and one year post-sleeve and don't take anything extra than what the doctor recommended for all bariataric patients. I take a multi, B12, Calcium, and Vitamin D.

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I'm 60 and had surgery after I'd already gone through menopause. No additional supplements above and beyond what was recommended for everyone else.

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Had my bypass at age 63. I take the Bariatricpal multi with Iron, B-12 (500), calcium citrate (1000) and D3 (4,000). I was a little low in Vit D on my 6 month labs, so that is why I take 4,000 iu. I take the multi and B-12 with Breakfast and the Calcium and D3 with evening yogurt snack. Except for D3, all my 6 month labs were great. Hopefully all will be great next month for the 1 year set.

Have you had a Dexascan recently? Although mine was perfectly normal 3 years ago, when I had one done a few months ago, it showed osteopenia. Go figure. Apparently rapid weight loss can do this, but we really can't say it was due to WLS. So I am very faithful with my calcium and D3, and also trying to get aas much impact exercise in as I can.

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Hooray for us post-menopausal women taking a later in-life leap and getting this new life!

I am two years post op. I was taking magnesium to help with restless legs before surgery so I kept that up. Initially I took a multi that I got from the BariatricPal Store here. Then as things settled in it became apparent I would need B12 supplement, and 6 mo later, it was clear I needed folic acid too. My surgeon proposed them. And recently my Iron has dipped so I take an iron/vitamin c combo tablet a couple of times a week (as I remember to).

It is funny - I see loads of folks saying they chose a sleeve not a bypass because of the Vitamin deficiencies - but it is so easily remedied! I am so so healthy now - I LOVE my new lease on my post-menopausal life!

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7 minutes ago, Biddy zz 🏳️🌈 said:

Hooray for us post-menopausal women taking a later in-life leap and getting this new life!

I am two years post op. I was taking magnesium to help with restless legs before surgery so I kept that up. Initially I took a multi that I got from the BariatricPal Store here. Then as things settled in it became apparent I would need B12 supplement, and 6 mo later, it was clear I needed folic acid too. My surgeon proposed them. And recently my Iron has dipped so I take an iron/vitamin c combo tablet a couple of times a week (as I remember to).

It is funny - I see loads of folks saying they chose a sleeve not a bypass because of the Vitamin deficiencies - but it is so easily remedied! I am so so healthy now - I LOVE my new lease on my post-menopausal life!

I had mine at 69, and just had the regular supplements that everyone has ands have had no problems.

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Thank you ladies. I guess I just wanted to be sure that I was on track. I was especially concerned about my bones and my calcium/d intake. I plan to get a dexascan ASAP. Thank you again for all your input.

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It is really nice to see some older people on here thank you everyone 🙂

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1 hour ago, glannin said:

It is really nice to see some older people on here thank you everyone 🙂

Older??? Who is older??? I feel 20 years younger!!!!! :)

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