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I lost 100 lb (BMI 40 to 23) and have maintained my weight since my surgery. I've had a lot of problems with energy and low blood pressure though since the surgery, both of which I hoped would improve with time, but it's now 2 1/2 years.

Anyone else had problems with energy or low blood pressure? Tips, ideas...

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Though not quite as far out as you, I still have issues with energy & low blood pressure.

I seem to feel weary more quickly than I did before surgery. And no it’s not a lack of fitness weary. I’ll be out doing chores or something & than suddenly think, nope had enough. Can’t do anything else at the moment. It’s hard to describe how it feels. It’s certainly not debilitating. I’m not puffing. My heart’s not pounding. Just feel weak. Sometimes just sitting for 5/10 minutes is enough & I’m right to go again. Is this how you feel?

The postural low blood pressure is just something I live with though it’s probably not quite as bad as it was. Maybe a 25% improvement in the last couple of months. I’ve always had a tendency to low blood pressure & when I’ve been slim before (in the 60kg range) I would have the vision loss & slight light headedness on standing a few times a month versus the several times a day I have it now. My GP prescribed a medication for low blood pressure but it did not help at all. I do all the sit up & stand slowly & wait before walking but it doesn’t really help. I sometimes bend over so my head is below my heart. Friend the deep breathing thing too but they don’t really help either. I just make sure I have a wall or furniture I can grab when it hits so I can ground myself. I’ve also be known to grab onto friends - in a non sexual way of course lol!

Hope someone has some ideas too.

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i'm at two years and have noticed a lack of energy. In my case, I think it's the fact that I'm still not physically fit, although I'm quite slim. I had hoped to join a gym and start a regular fitness routine when I reached maintenance, but COVID had other plans. That will be my next goal.

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Make sure you guys are getting ferritin levels checked, and not just depending on your RBCs and hemoglobin to make sure your Iron is ok. Mine were on the edge, but still normal when my doctor ran ferritin levels and my iron was VERY low. This can cause fatigue and a host of other symptoms.

And yep, I take my iron like I'm supposed to.....but managed to get iron deficiency without anemia anyway... because I donate blood a lot, still menstruate, and eat a mostly vegan diet.

Anyone suffereing low BP, fatigue, lack of stamina....get the full iron panel. Since I've been taking more iron and watching my diet, quit donating so much blood....my stamina is off the chart...terrific energy...and my hair is amazing.

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Thanks to everyone for your thoughts!

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