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I take a bariatric multi Vitamin and have been taking the same brand since sleeve in 2017. I am very fatigued these days so went to my primary. My Iron levels are dangerously high so my primary doc told me to stop taking iron supplements. Has anyone experienced this?

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Yep, I used to take 3 bariatric multi's with Iron because that was the norm for my surgery. My iron was wayyy too high so it got lowered to 2 and then 1 without. It was STILL too high so now I take 1 bariatric multi WITH iron and 2 bariatric multi's WITHOUT. Mine was borderline dangerous but since yours is at a dangerous level you should probably just take multi's without iron for a while and have your bloodwork monitored. When the iron levels lower if it's needed then take a lower dosage separate iron supplement. But maybe your body just processes iron really well. My surgeon said that's probably my case.

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Were you super tired when it was high? I’ve been “sick” for 6 weeks and doctors couldn’t figure it out until I begged them to run a blood panel. All the kept doing was sending me for Covid tests, I had 3🙄. Primary said to stop taking Iron and retest in 3 months. I’m hoping that I won’t be tired now once it’s out of my system. If I hadn’t pushed for that blood test I might have poisoned myself, I find it frustrating how little primary care docs know about the post sleeve person. Thanks for the info!

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On a similar subject, I used to be low in Vitamin D and post WLS they had me taking a Vit D supplement plus a Multivitamin and a couple of other supplements. Fast forward two years later and I an super high in Vitamin D and my primary wants me to stop taking all Vitamins and supplements for six months to see if it's them or me.

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I also had dangerously high levels of Iron, I was taking a Multivitamin with 45mg of iron (my motto has always been more is better!) I stopped for the past two onths, but now I'm going to try one with 18mg of iron until my next bloodwork (which should be in February with my surgeon).

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