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2 hours ago, catwoman7 said:

perhaps these bariatric Vitamins account for that by including super mega doses of B12, knowing that their RNY patients are only going to absorb 1% (or less) of it.

Interesting. I don’t take bariatric Vitamins yet my blood level is still on the higher end. All of the bariatric vitamins have added iodine to which I’m allergic. It’s true of course that sublingual or liquid will be better utilized. If high blood levels possibly signaled deficiency than one would think doctors would know this. They don’t seem to know much about vitamins in my opinion.

sometimes deficiency is a symptom of a disease and not the cause. But they insist on supplements without investigation.

my Iron levels are normal, but my saturation is low, my iron binding capacity is the high end of normal, and my ferritin is low ... so I don’t know if it is actually related to my surgery or something else going on.

it’s hard getting doctors to give answers when it comes to Vitamin levels. Since they know so little. I studied these things and realized it’s more complex than people realize and vitamins have risks and side effects similar to medications.

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4 minutes ago, Darktowerdream said:

Interesting. I don’t take bariatric Vitamins yet my blood level is still on the higher end. All of the bariatric Vitamins have added iodine to which I’m allergic. It’s true of course that sublingual or liquid will be better utilized. If high blood levels possibly signaled deficiency than one would think doctors would know this. They don’t seem to know much about vitamins in my opinion.

sometimes deficiency is a symptom of a disease and not the cause. But they insist on supplements without investigation.

my Iron levels are normal, but my saturation is low, my Iron binding capacity is the high end of normal, and my ferritin is low ... so I don’t know if it is actually related to my surgery or something else going on.

it’s hard getting doctors to give answers when it comes to Vitamin levels. Since they know so little. I studied these things and realized it’s more complex than people realize and vitamins have risks and side effects similar to medications.

ferritin is stored iron - so you don't have much iron squirreled away for if/when your blood levels drop, as I understand it...

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My doc says it is normal after surgery and with Vitamins. Said to keep taking my B12 supplements.< br>
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