fasting blood work

momyshaver
on 8/25/18 4:30 pm
VSG on 06/28/17

Hello friends,

I had a question about fasting blood work. How does that work post op? Right now if I don't eat every few hours I start to feel unwell. I can't imagine fasting 8 or 12 hours right now for bloodwork. What are some things that have worked for you?

Partlypollyanna
on 8/25/18 4:53 pm
RNY on 02/14/18

Making sure they book my appt first thing in the morning and having a snack all ready to go as soon as they finish the blood sucking! Also, a bit of water in the morning -- usually 8-12 oz but they say too much water can be a problem as well.

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9

Jen

seattledeb
on 8/26/18 12:36 am
RNY on 12/22/08 with

12 oz. is good enough to pop those veins up for easy hitting!

Grim_Traveller
on 8/26/18 5:58 am
RNY on 08/21/12

Fasting really does need to be fasting. At least 8 hours before blood draw. You should also refrain from supplements for 3 days before tests for vitamins, minerals, and iron. Many things won't be affected, but some will be thrown off.

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.

Partlypollyanna
on 8/26/18 6:27 am
RNY on 02/14/18

Oh, I did not know that about the vits! Will do that for my next round.

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9

Jen

Writergurl08
on 8/26/18 7:52 am
RNY on 02/15/18

I also didn't know this!

HW: 340 SW: 329 Goal: 170

CW: 243

Surgeon: Dr. Kalyana Nandipati (Omaha, NE)

momyshaver
on 8/26/18 5:46 pm
VSG on 06/28/17

Ok, this probably sounds extreme but I have some serious anxiety about the fasting and stopping of supplements. I feel like I am barely back on my feet and the thought of stopping this routine that has been carefully created makes me really anxious and scared. Anyone else feel like this?

Partlypollyanna
on 8/27/18 2:49 am
RNY on 02/14/18

Maybe it will help to think of it as a delay vs stopping. If you slept in one morning and got off schedule, you wouldn't think of that as a stop, would you? Set your appt for as early as you can, 8 hours from when you normally go to sleep (12 hours if it's a 12 hour fasting test) and you should be fine.

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9

Jen

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