How's your MEMORY post RNY?

Lucile777
on 3/17/19 3:50 pm

'm about 17 months post op. I swear to God my memory has gone kaput. I used to be soooo sharp before my surgery. I couldn't even remember my alarm code today. What is going on?!! Anyone experience this?

RNY Oct. 27/17. HW 289; SW 285; GW 144; LW: 161 CW: 196 FML: Fighting regain :(

Citizen Kim
on 3/17/19 4:44 pm - Castle Rock, CO

Taking all your vitamins? Had all your lab tests done in the last year?

B vitamins or iron are a likely culprit. Neurological symptoms are not always temporary, so you should get them checked stat!

Proud Feminist, Atheist, LGBT friend, and Democratic Socialist

Sparklekitty, Science-Loving Derby Hag
on 3/18/19 3:14 pm
RNY on 08/05/19

Seconding this. When my iron is very low, I become very forgetful and definitely experience cognitive problems.

Sparklekitty / Julie / Nerdy Little Secret (#42)
Roller derby - cycling - triathlon
VSG 2013, RNY conversion 2019 due to GERD. Trendweight here!

Teenie
on 3/18/19 12:46 pm - Pittsburgh , PA
RNY on 12/19/17

I have these problems and I have had my labs done and everything is in line. I tell all of my doctors but none seem concerned. I don't have an answer but I do experience it. So at least there is one other person out here that does not think your crazy.

HW 299 SW 290 CW 139 GW 140 2/08/2019 OPERATION: Surgical Hernia with excision of total surface area of 55 x 29 cm of abdominal skin.

MarinaGirl
on 3/18/19 5:45 pm

Was your Ferritin tested? If so, what have your levels been pre and post-op?

Lucile777
on 3/18/19 8:49 pm

I don't have an answer for you about that! I guess I should get ahold of these.

RNY Oct. 27/17. HW 289; SW 285; GW 144; LW: 161 CW: 196 FML: Fighting regain :(

Lucile777
on 3/18/19 8:48 pm

No- you are NOT crazy. I am really worried because I used to be so sharp that people would comment on my memory. I want it back :(

RNY Oct. 27/17. HW 289; SW 285; GW 144; LW: 161 CW: 196 FML: Fighting regain :(

Citizen Kim
on 3/19/19 5:42 am - Castle Rock, CO

Please, please, please do NOT take your doctor or nurse's assurances that your levels are "in line" as proof that your brain function is safe. Too often they think a B12 of 200 or Ferritin of 10 are ok, when they very much are not!

You should have these levels at your fingertips when someone asks you.

Proud Feminist, Atheist, LGBT friend, and Democratic Socialist

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