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My doctor was saying I would only have to take a Vitamin B-12 spray so I was just curious if you have to take Vitamins the rest of your life like Gastric Bypass patients because I have seen different things on here.

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Yes, you have to take Vitamins, I assume forever.

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Yes, my MD has a Vitamin regimen that is for life. It’s nothing too onerous though, just a multi/d/b/calcium.

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Some sleeve patients are able to get enough nutrients from food and don't have to take supplements forever. You will have to get bloodwork done regularly to check for deficiencies.

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At my bariatric surgeon's, they put everyone on Vitamins and tell them it's lifelong - with roux en y you definitely need to take them forever but sleeve it depends on how your labs come back.

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I'm a sleeve and was told to take sublingual B12, a multi vit, and 1200mg of calcium citrate + D3 daily for the rest of my life.

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