Hello, I got my sleeved revised and the DS at the Mexicali Bariatric Center in August 2017. I am down about 65 pounds. Since then I've had some complications and would like anyone's advice here on what to do.
Does anyone have any advice for me? I let the Mexicali bariatric center know and am waiting there feedback as well.
Also forgot to add that i regularly test my blood pressure and it's always normal. I had my mom test me right after i fainted and was on the floor and it was 110/80. Usually my blood pressure varies between 110-120 over 80. Everything seems to be normal here.
Another thing that has happened since surgery is I routinely loose the flow of blood into my right hand as im using the computer, as well as my legs when i sit. This never happened before whatsoever. Maybe this is something the cardiologist can help me with. I am on the computer all day long and never had this issue before.
Dumping syndrome????? Sounds like oil slicks to me. Common for new DSers during the fast weight loss stage or any of us if we eat too much fat.
The fainting sounds like low blood sugar. Find out. Start eating every 2 hours and see if it improves. Are you getting enough salt, magnesium, calcium, and potassium? Maybe replace a liter of water with SF G2 for a couple days.
Don't worry about the cholesterol. That's pretty normal for us. Yes, you need a lot more D. What are you taking? The B results are a snapshot in time because it's a water soluble not stored in fat. It may or may not be low for real. Low BUN has lots of possible causes. One is low protein.
What vites and how much are you taking? Compare what you are taking to the vitalady.com DS list. What does a typical food day look like?
Yes they could be just oils slicks and not dumping syndome. I dont know. Mexicali Bariatric Center got back to me and they said i should go see a gastroenterologist because they said when i go poo it releases the electrolytes and that could be the reason im fainting as well as having low/no energy.
It also could be due to low sugar, I will be testing my blood glucose level the next time I faint and see what it says. I saw from the labs that my hemoglobin level (4.9%) is normal but my cortisol is slightly low (5.5) and my endrocrinologist wants to go back to test it that again.
As for the salt, magnesium, calcium, and potassium. This is the list of supplements i take daily. I take vitamin patches from patchmd. They go right through the skin so they absorb 100% of it, instead of taking pills where there is malabsorption. Does this look good?
Do you have any proof to backup this statement about patches not working. I see a lot of people on this forum stating they work. Some say they haven't so it seems to depend on the individual.
guess ill find out on my next bloodwork. ill be pissed if they dont work. i cant stomach taking vitamins and vomit them out , especially large capsules.
Like any vitamin, it is about absorption. The reviews are mixed on the patches. I personally have done very well on them, I even over-absorbed on the D patch in just 2 weeks on it. That being said even pill form vitamins don't all absorb well. So the only way to tell is keeping up on your blood work.