Vitamin B12 Deficiency Anemia POST OP
So I went to my internist for a check up and found that I have dangerously low vitamin B12 deficiency and I am anemic. Did some research this morning and here is what I found. Just a heads up for folks that have had VSG. I am taking a B12 injection every day for three weeks, three times per week for 2 weeks and then once a week for three more weeks. That is a lot of injections....
What is vitamin B12 deficiency anemia?
Hugs, Karen R. (Mom to TWELVE incredible kids)
Yes. We must supplement B12. The part of the stomach removed makes intrinsic factor which allows are body to absorb B12. We mus supplement. Pills not enough. Nasal spray, a shot once per month or sublingual are the options.
I do a B12 shot every month. B12 is a necessary supplement post-op. You can also do sublingual B12. My surgeon's office requires it, and it was part of our pre and post-op education program.
I too have been taking it since surgery. Your stomach separates the B-12 from the protein you eat (Thanks Dr. Oz). So it makes sense that with a tiny stomach you wouldn't be able to do that as effectively anymore. I would be really mad at my Dr. B-12 deficiencies are dangerous. You know like long term neurological effects? That's some BS.