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I got well used to it before it finally went away. Plan on this being your new normal for a year or so.
Find a local compounding pharmacy, and they can make your dry D (or buy it from bio tech themselves) and you can bring them a prescription for that and get it covered by insurance.
Exactly what Amy said -- HAVE you been supplementing with dry A all along, or did you fall for the oil-capsulated prescription crap that we malabsorb (and docs continue to prescribe again and again regardless)? I was low on A my very first year. I went on dry A at 50,000 iu per day for 3 mos and saw improvement that quickly. I bumped down to 25000 iu daily and have held steady.
It didn't sabotage mine one bit. I drink kefir when I notice my bacteria getting out of balance. It's a good quick hit and full of protein to boot. It still takes me two sittings to down an entier bottle, or a few swigs at a time over the course of a day.
I was taking 12 grown up vitamins the week I was home from the hospital - real pills, too. I could only handle one at a time, and I swear I was taking one every hour, but I got them down, and so can you.
First of all, I've never heard of your surgeon. Are you sure he even does the DS? It may very well be why they are stalling. If anything, I might seek a second opinion with a surgeon who is known for doing the DS.
OMG - you should have seen the comedy at the breakfast table yesterday for me. I'm working on-location in Chattanooga, and our last day of our week, we have a nice breakfast in the hotel. I had three plates of food from the buffet. Omelette, grits, sausage, a biscuit, taters and gravy, and two mini-waffles. I laughed at what my hubby would have said if he saw that mess, for he guages how much I can eat much better than I can.
Revisions require the same as a virgin wls. You need to be morbidly obese to qualify. It would be too dangerous otherwise. A BMI of 35-45 is considered lightweight. If your BMI is under 35, don't even consider it.
By all means, enjoy some veggies! If anything, they help the meat go down. I agree - treat them as a condiment of sorts.
Kefir is a great thing to drink. Think of a yogurt smoothie. It's got protein and probiocs to do your body good.
I'm not sure how this relates to psychology and DS, but I'll happily share my experiences being 7.5 yrs out myself. SO much more is known and shared today than it was even when I was new. Dry vitamins to be better absorbed...probiotics to keep the bacteria in check (which controls gas) along with what kinds of foods trigger it. Much of this has been revealed and shared greatly over the last 5 years or so, to the point of it now being gospel. Back then, it was every man for themselves. If I eat the right foods and avoid the wrong ones, I have little to no gas at all. I'm also in great health!
There is a period of trial and error to determine what foods you can tolerate. I agree with the elimination diet. You can do everything at once, or one group at a time. The common things:
Regular milk (even though other dairy causes no issue - but some tolerate very little dairy at all) - this may includ whey protein, too.
Gluten - Beware especially of whole wheat bread, especially, for they add extra gluten to it. I've gone back to Italian bread for my daily toast, and have no problem at all now.
Yogurt - eat it! I notice a distinct difference when I've gone too long without enjoying any yogurt. The live cultures are a great probiotic benefit.
Some veggies or legumes may affect you now differently than other days.
Artificial Sweeteners - if you're substituting to kick a sugar habit, this can wreak havoc, from baked goods, to hard candy to gum.
I've heard that if you eat them along with a complete protein source, like cheese, that you can reap the benefit.
15-20% regain of EWL is normal. I'm 7,5 yrs out, and only gained back 10% (just 15 lbs) from my lowest. I'm quite content with that. If I really wanted to lose it, I supposed I could buckle down and diet it back down, but I enjoy my carefree way of life just counting protein in the back of my head.
First of all - not saying anything just confirmed that moderator's false statements as truth. If you want the truth spoken, then speak it yourself.
Next, I like the idea of letting the surgeon's practice know that these group leaders are misinforming their patients.
I'm guessing that you're dehydrated. 64oz of fluids is your daily goal .. minimum
You could try agave nectar next. I would also recommend some heavy cream, or just a little real sugar and be done with it.
This has nothing to do with protein and biotin. Telogen Effluvium occurs a couple of months after a trauma to the body (extreme illness, child birth, surgery, etc), lasts a few months and then stops.
In a nutshell, your hair growth cycle has just rebooted itself. There are fresh new hairs emerging and pushing out the old hair. Your best course of action right now is a makeover, a cute layered style that will blend in that new growth so you don't look like a chia pet. It will be good for your soul, too :).
So here's the thing - if you want to keep this secret, tell NOBODY...not even your closest coworker, because we all have a couple of colleagues that we spill to. Hopefully you will be open and receive much support like I did.
Your next step is to meet with boss to discuss what they want or what you plan to accomplish to be ready for your leave. It makes for good appearances and understanding if your leave goes a little longer. Also, if you have short-term disability, see if you can sign up for that, too
Vitalady.com has a DS regimen in ready packed pouches that nobody has ever reported deficiencies that I've seen from using (unlike every other designer bariatric vitamin out there). I highly recommend it, but it's pricey. Get it for a few months and start piecing it together yourself from other sources once you know more.
If your insurance covers an annual physical, you can roll them up into that for no copay at all on my old policy. It was fabulous, since I only get labs annually anymore.
I was worse nutritionally the first couple of years as I was figuring what vitamin regimen was going to work best for me. My surgeon was worthless and my PCP was clueless (but open to suggestion). It was when I started paying more attention to the information being discovered and shared that I finally got control of things.
If I'm off my routine for the day, I may forget a dose or two or three, but I try to make that the exception and not my norm.