I am almost 12 years post op and until now I have had little to no problems lucky I know and I am very thankful for that BUT lately I am having some MAJOR problems and I was wondering if anyone else has had these issues and what was found to have caused them and what you had to do to get it resolved ANY input would be so appreciated!
Back story ... I had roux en y gastric bypass, I am currently 175lbs , so far my bloods come back normal for the most part minus my calcium and b12, my dr also found that I tested positive on an ana panel, I had a ct scan that showed nothing, I am starting to feel really crazy... but here are my symptom
Thank you in advance for any input I am currently looking for a new dr in my area because the surgeon that did my gastric is no longer in practice and honestly days like today have left me so down and defeated. My days off from work end up spent at home on the couch because i feel so bad i can't go and basically according to the drs I am fine it could just all be in my head -- UHM NO I can't use my head to make blood appear in my stool the rest I can understand because all my tests results seem to show I'm ok but come on cut me a break!
I think you should get a thorough work up with your gastroenterologist for colon cancer, just in case. Keep us posted.
Height: 5'5" Pre-op 14 M1 23 M2 11 M3 13 M4 + M5 17 M6 9 M7 5 M8 3 M9 3
Below goal of 135 lbs in 6 months. Total 101 lbs lost, then 13 lbs regained and now losing again. New goal - maintain in low 120s forever.
Did you check your ferritin? You can have low ferritin and normal hemoglobin. So you could think your iron is fine and it's not. That and blood loss would absolutely make you tired.
Just because you are in the normal range does not mean you are in the optimal range. For example Vit D 20 is normal, but 60 range is optimal.
Feet and toes tingle could be B-12 or thiamine- you may need more.
You do need to see a GI Doc.
What, exactly, is your ferritin and B12? Doctors often say say are fine, when, for us, they are not.
6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.
Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.
M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.
That B12 is low even if it is considered 'normal' The lab I use even puts on their report that below 500 dome people have symptoms.
I had numbness in fingers and toes at 500. I keep it over 1000 now.
According my doctor and the lab results sheet it is considered to be in the normal range but it seems like from the values of a few of the results i am only barely in what is "normal" like if its suppose to be 3.6 i will be 3.7 but I'm not sure how much of a difference that really is I mean like when I look at it its only a tenth difference but is that enough to cause a problem. ( My question for my next visit is what difference is high enough to make a physical difference )
I know for me I was higher than you on B-12 and having low B-12 symptoms. You could be in the 20's on Vit D and while normal not optimal. Optimal is 50-60.
Difference between normal and optimal
Thank you that is something I was trying to figure out - like if .... is normal but seems low to me what is the score you need to be doing well in life with no symptoms (optimal is the term I was looking for) i know everyone is different due to their body and body type but is there a website that shows what ranges are for "optimal" ?