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Lauren
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@Boo22 34881 wrote:

Hi doodah, just logged in and saw your post so thought I’d let you know that all is good thank you and I’m sorry I don’t get on here too much lately as life is usually pretty busy! I’m almost three months post op now and three stone lighter which is amazing for me. I’m in a size 16 which I haven’t been for so many years! Touch wood I have been lucky enough so far to have had no complications and hardly any dumping and have lost any craving for bad foods! One thing however does worry me which is the vitamins issue. I currently just take one forceval capsule daily. I work in a gp practice and see letters with regard bypass patients who have had their surgery down by the lovely Mr Pring stating that they must take 2 daily plus calcium and vit d plus a three monthly b12 injection. These letters are generic ones, not patient specific, given to patients post op that have had surgery on the nhs. Obviously no blood tests done as yet as they are straight out of surgery. I am really concerned that I’m going to end up deficient in some way and can’t afford to get ill or tired. Should we definitely have b12 injections 3 monthly and be taking calcium and vitamin d regardless of blood test results? I’m seeing Juliette next month and will discuss further then but what do you all take? Many thanks in advance.
Boo xxx
Hope you are all well and look forward to hearing from you

Hi Boo.

It’s fantastic to hear you are doing so well! You must be thrilled and quite rightly so.

We spoke about vitamins and injections the other evening at support group. I asked Mr Somers how often we should get our bloods done and he said once a year. The group then discussed vitamins and minerals which are, apparently, tailored to each person’s requirements. The most usual supplements are a multi vitamin and mineral supplement, Vitamin D, and Calcium (especially for ladies of a certain age, like me!) I have not had a B12 injection in 7.5 years! I get my bloods done quite often for another issue and they are almost always ok. However, I’m not a clinician so rely on what my team have told me to do.

I think your best bet is to refer back to your GP or ask one of your team exactly what you need. We are all very, very different so there is no definitive answer as such. Juliette will know what you need as it also depends of what type of wls you have had.

Thanks for dropping by!

Doodah x

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