But my question is does not taking my vitamins ave anything to do with my teeth going to hell?
I have had to have 3 blood trandfusions due to my body not making something in my blood. I think potassium??? I am a retired military wife I have TRICARE as my insurance. They paid for my Bypass and my LBL. no problem. But the Dental insurance we have sucks. I need tons of work done on my teeth. Crowns all over. About 15k in dental work. I am at the point that I just want them to pull most of them and either give me a bridge or dentures.
So what other things should I be on the lookout for by not taking my vitamins?
Beginning weight: 284
Surgery weight: 251
Current weight: 149
Not taking iron, B12, B1, etc - may make your get severe defiecincies - that may casue permanant nerve (like in brain?) damage.
LOw D, B12, B1, iron etc. may cause depression in "normal" people,,, and deepen depression in people who already have problems...
and so on... way too many issue that may be due to low mineral - vitamin blood levels.
First - you need a detailed blood work -
Updated Lab Draw Lists post op WLS
These are common lab tests ordered after WLS, along with the CPT codes (according to Labcorp) for each
Every 12 months -
· 85025 CBC w/ diff
· 80053 Comprehensive Metabolic Profile
· 84134 Transthyretin (Prealbumin)
· 80061 Lipid profile
· 83735 Magnesium, Serum
· 7444 Thyroid panel
· 82728 Ferritin
· 84630 Zinc, RBC
· 84446 Vitamin A
· 82306 Vitamin D (25-hydroxy)
· 84425 Vitamin B-1 (Thiamin), whole blood
· 84207 Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine), plasma
· 82747 Folate, RBC
· 82607 Vitamin B12
· 83970 Parathyroid Hormone (PTH), Intact
· 83937 Osteocalcin
· 83921 Methylmalonic Acid, Serum
· 85610 PT
· 85730 PTT
· 84590 Vitamin E
· 82525 Copper
· 496 Hemoglobin A1C
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I never took any medication for depression or anxiety before my surgery?? Odd how these little pills mean so much.
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