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Im 10 days post op and I feel like I’m so weak. My bones hurt and I have no energy.
My doctor said I shouldn’t take my Multivitamin until 1 month after the surgery. And my protien shake is making me get so much gas and several trips to the bathroom.

Can someone give me some tips? Is my doctor right or should I be taking my Vitamins from now?

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I started taking mine right away - but you should probably follow your particular surgeon's instructions. I don't think waiting on Vitamins will hurt anything - it can take months to run out of your body's Vitamin stores.

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I wonder WHY they want you to wait a month? Perhaps the surgeon wants you to wait to avoid taking pills? I’m sure they are aware of chewables though so that doesn’t make much sense. Maybe you could do vitamin patches? ? I agree with catwoman that it takes a while to deplete your Vitamin stores but if you feel better taking them I would ask the doctor if chewables or Patches are okay for now.

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I was on Multivitamin 1 week post - op. chewable (Bariatric Advantage) for the first 6 weeks. Then I move to pill form.

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I’ll try to get the chewable vitamins to use.
I’m not sure why he wouldn’t let me take the pills. To be honest my doctor is not very supportive or easy to talk to. Looking for another doctor to follow up with that would be much more supportive and easy to contact.

As for the Protein Shake, I’ll try to get another brand. Maybe I’m having some sort of allergic reaction? Can’t stop going to the bathroom after I drink it.

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I started my Vitamins straight away too & they were capsules (painful to swallow the first few days but then fine) but yes, surgeons have different plans & requirements.

I’d reduce your shakes, or try a different brand, & try adding Soups & bone broths to your diet. The gas could be residual from your surgery but it could also be a reaction to lactose or the artificial sweeteners in the shake. Our tummy is pretty sensitive after surgery & you can develop intolerance to certain things like lactose.

A lack of energy is pretty common - you’re not consuming much & had pretty major surgery. Give yourself time to heal.

Don’t know about the bone pain. You haven’t picked up a flu virus? Give your medical team a call to be sure.

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