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  • #30262
    Deifersmum
    Participant

    Hi All

    I hope someone out there can help me with some advice. I’m now just over 9 months post gastic bypass and all is going well. I’m over six stone lighter and feeling great except for two things that I have noticed just recently.

    1. I’m feeling very tired, to the point that I’m falling asleep on the sofa watching the tv in the evening, which is very unlike me, didnt do that even when I was pregnant, and..
    2. Has anyone gone off coffee 9 months post op, I can drink a small cup but nothing like what I used to. Don’t get a wrong we’re not talking caffeine overdose but I used to have two or three small mugs a day, now I’m luck if I can get one small cup down.

    If anyone can give me some advice I’d be grateful.

    Happy New Year to everyone.

    Lots of love
    Lesley
    xxxx

    #37793
    medic
    Member

    Hello, Glad to see you are doing well. I am nearly 2 yrs post by-pass, and a recent blood test showed an iron & vit B12 deficiency. Like you I was feeling tired a lot and was ‘nodding off’ on occasion. If you have not yet spoken to your GP I think you should. It may be something totally different to my symptoms, but worth checking with a medical proffessional.
    Good luck!
    Tom.

    #37799
    ruby tuesday
    Member

    I agree, being very tired is a symptom of aneamia, and I found immediately post op I can’t take milk, went off coffee and can barely finish my beloved cup of tea, so your tastes do change, and sometimes health issues do mean we go off things, funnily enough caffine depleates our iron level, so your body may be trying to hang on to what it has got by putting you off coffee – doc’s apt for you! xx

    #37797
    Ganny
    Participant

    Hi Lesley
    Are you having your blood checked, I have mine checked every 3 months and the last when came back ok, so I would advise you to get it checked out, as for the coffee I can no longer drink coffee since the op well not at home anyway when I am out I can (very strange) and I was always a coffee drinker I am now a tea drinker which I wasn’t before, so you are not alone there. Hope you had a lovely Christmas and I wish you all the best for the New Year, I am back at Chichester on the 5th for the dietician.
    Elaine xx

    #37798
    ruby tuesday
    Member

    Im the same Elaine, and despite not being able to drink milk, still like Starbucks frappaccino or latte, but that is the only time I have coffee, or drink milk, weird eh!

    #37796
    hazelann70
    Member

    Are you taking a multivitamin? Also, as previously mentioned, B12 plays a key role in the tiredness thing. Not that I have had any problems with that but I do have a jab every 12 weeks. I noticed a huge difference when I started taking Centrum Advance if that’s any help!

    #37795
    Deifersmum
    Participant

    Hi All

    Thanks for the advice, I’m definitley going to make an appointment with my gp when I get back after new year. I’ll also try swapping my multi vits to centrum advance, a different brand may have something that my existing ones don’t, thanks for the tip.

    Happy New Year to everyone and hope you all have a good 2012.

    Lots of love
    Lesley
    xxxx

    #37791
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    Have you managed to see your GP yet Lesley? Hope you are sorted 😉

    Doodah x

    #37794
    Deifersmum
    Participant

    Hi Doodah

    Not yet, she’s on holiday waiting for Monday when she’s back, there are other GP’s in the surgery but she’s been with me all the way and I trust her. I’ll let you know once I’ve seen her.

    Love

    Lesley
    xxx

    #37792
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    Thanks for that update Lesley. Totally understand that you want to stick with your regular GP. Mine left about 4 months ago and I was so sad. However, it has given his replacement the chance to learn about bariatric surgery dealing with me! So have the student doctors they had come along for a few weeks. So, as life always proves: one door closes, another opens.

    Have a good weekend and hope to hear from you Monday.

    Doodah xx

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