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I had the RNY in 2000. Through the years, I gained about 90 pounds and, in January 2020, had the DS revision.

My question is, after almost two years, I am still losing my hair and feeling slow and sluggish. I have a hard time taking Iron (because it goes right through me), so instead of taking it, I get iron infusions a few times a year. The Vitamins I do take are a Multivitamin, Biotin, B12, calcium citrate, and magnesium.

I noticed Celebrate Vitamins has a start-up kit for a DS consisting of Multi-ADEK, Iron 60, and Calcium Citrate Soft Chews. It's not cheap, so I wanted to make sure it was exactly what I needed if I got it. Could you help figure out what the best vitamins are for me?

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What do your blood tests show you’re lacking in? This is the best place to start. You may not absorb certain nutrients as well anymore. I agree, there’s no point buying an expensive Vitamin supplement if you don’t need it.

Do you still have contact with your nutritionalist/dietician? They could review your diet with you in case you have inadvertently been omitting some essential nutrients or not eating enough of some.

There’s no real one size fits all in regard to supplements & nutritional needs regardless of your surgery. It comes down to what you need & how your body functions.

I’d contact my surgeon or GP to review your blood tests with them & ask for their recommendations on what you need.

Good luck.

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The ASMBS has recommendations for Vitamins post-WLS; I can't speak to Celebrate, as I don't use those, but a good starting point is a Vitamin that meets the ASMBS recommendations for your surgery type. Personally, I use ProCare and love them. It would also be helpful to get labs drawn and see if you have any specific deficiencies or areas of concern and build on that. Ensuring you're taking the right vitamins for your needs is critical and would likely go a long way in helping you feel better and possibly slowing the Hair loss. Definitely reach out to your surgeon, too, if you need additional support!

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