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Do all bypassers need vitamins

Discussion in 'WLS Gastric Bypass RNY' started by mad midwife, May 15, 2014.

  1. mad midwife

    mad midwife New Member

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    Hello all, I'm 6 months post bypass and am feeling very tired, I had my bypass privately and their aftercare has been awful, well non existent to be honest, I had one phone call from a dietician pre op, and one post op - never actually met one in the flesh! I had a diet sheet for pre and post op and that's all, I am getting so tired and see lots of people talking about all their vitamins and Vitamin b injections, I do take a multivitamin once a day but that's all, and haven't had any blood tests etc and no plans for any injections. I am reluctant to go to GP as I feel bad that I had my op privately and expect them to mop up the mess, and the op took all of our savings so no extra for blood tests etc. I am still loosing all be it slowly 5 stone 12 lbs down since October, I only really loose 1lb a week but don't think I eat enough, (600 - 700 cals a day) . So after all my waffling I guess what I'm trying to say is do all bypassers have vitamin injections tests? Or is it just if you have symptoms. Thankyou
     
  2. Butterfly_lady

    Butterfly_lady Well-Known Member

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    12st7lb(55.56%)
    Surgery Type:
    Bypass
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    Private
    Consultant:
    Mr Richardson
    Surgery Date::
    21st Nov 2013
    I too had my op private but the surgeon wrote to my gp explaining what I need medical wise both vitamins and blood test to check levels of a whole host of things.
     
  3. emmahc1975

    emmahc1975 Active Member

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    Dont feel bad about going to your gp. After all you've saved them £1000's! You need to see your gp. With such a low intake & feeling tired it sounds like you are in need of something
     
  4. Yvessa

    Yvessa Well-Known Member

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    Mr Whitelaw
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    16th April 2012!
    Yes. All bypassers need vitamins. Some choose to play russian roulette, and that's up to them, but you should be taking supplements
     
  5. mad midwife

    mad midwife New Member

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    Yve I am not sure what I'm supposed to take as have had no guidance or follow up, I take a sanatogen complete A - Z is this enough?
     
  6. Yvessa

    Yvessa Well-Known Member

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    Mr Whitelaw
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    I take a-z complete from asda twice a day
    Calcium citrate and vit d3 twice a day
    1 iron tablet everyday
    And b12 injections every 2 to 3 months.


    I also take 2 hair skin and nails vits but that's choice rather than necessity.
     
  7. mad midwife

    mad midwife New Member

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    Other than the b12 injections can I buy all of the others from a chemist
     
  8. fjsinc

    fjsinc Active Member

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    Mr Slater & Mr Hawkins
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    19/02/13
    My provider just recommends, one complete vit and mineral and vit D3. Also not everyone needs b12 injections right away (and some are lucky enough never to need them), so far I haven't had to have them, and I'm well over 15 months out now.

    This is my combo that I've pretty much come up with on my own. Since I've been on it, I have felt great.

    Am: 1 x Pregnancy complete formula (asda) and 1 x sublingual Vit B12 (Just vitamins).
    PM: 1 x Skin, Hair and Nails (asda), 1 x calcium & Vitamin D (asda) and 1 x Vitamin D3 (Vitabiotics).

    Everything except the B12 I bought in asda on the 3 for £10 deal, the B12 I order online.
     
  9. Lincs Lass

    Lincs Lass New Member

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    Consultant:
    Mr Ahmed - Derby
    Surgery Date::
    22 February 2013
    I have B12 injections every 3 months, vitamin D tablets, iron and also have to make sure I get enough calcium in my diet as they have had to tweak my meds so I can't take a calcium tablet.
     
  10. sukay

    sukay Trying to focus on future

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    Mr Small - Sunderland Royal
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    YES

    Definitely yes.... Dr prescribes all mine, multi vitamin (forceval), calcium and b12 injections' I don't pay for the injections. Hope you've got sorted by now :)
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2014
  11. carrieb

    carrieb Happy Bypasser

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    Mr Andrew Wan
    Surgery Date::
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    I get all mine from GP - I have a pre-paid prescription thing, as I am on bp tablets as well, so I pay I think £11 a month, but then don't pay for each prescription I get.
     
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