Amy W. posted a comment 2 years, 9 months ago
Wow! This is great!! I too have had regain, but I started taking my...

Amy W. wrote a blog post 4 years, 10 months ago
Gaining again. - I don't know what's happening... I'm gaining like crazy! I got down to 152 in August, and now I'm 177! I'm so angry at myself.

Amy W. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 4 months ago
Wait, HOW much calcium?! - Dr. Keshishian's vitamin section says to take 500-600mg calcium 3x a day (so around 1500). Someone on the duodenal switch FB forum is going on and on about how critical it is that ...

Amy W. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 4 months ago
After Metronidazole... - I had the infection clostridium Difficile (c. diff) and was put on Metronidazole for 2 weeks. The infection went away, but now my stomach is still sooooo sensitive ! I feel like no...

Amy W. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 4 months ago
Low-acid? - So... as a DSer... we now haw low stomach acid, am I correct? We don't have sufficient stomach acid to break down fiberous veggies such as celery, and hard to digest stuff like bra...

Amy W. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
Zinc and copper brands? - Hey all, I'm low in zinc and copper and have no idea what brand is the best. I see on Amazon there's a Nature's Bounty chelated zinc, 50mg in each capsule. The back says "Zinc (a...

Amy W. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
PTH & Vit-D - Hi all, My PTH is 80 and my pcp (not knowing anything about DS of course) said it's most likely high because I'm low in Vit-D (it's at 27). Is it definitely because I'm not getti...

Amy W. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
When should I take my vites? - I need to take My thyroid med and an allergy nasal spray upon waking. Also, A Multi vit-D (I have the 50,000 since my level is 27) Calcium Folic Acid (I'm low) Iron (I'...

Amy W. wrote a blog post 5 years, 6 months ago
Update - After months of testing and stressing, we finally have an answer. Hypothyroidism! This morning I started Levothyroxine so hopefully I'm on the road back to good health.  Im gettin...

Amy W. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
Finally some answers! - I've been stressing BIG time since March 5 over the fact that I'm constantly bloated, reaaaaaally constipated, gaining weight like nobody's business. After test after test we final...

Amy W. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
Low-fat.... - 3 rounds of antibiotics left my gut flora in bad shape. My gastroenterologist said I should be following a "low-fat" diet right now. I had an Endoscopy Friday and he said everythin...

Amy W. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
Vit-D injections - My pcp said she's never heard of Vit-D injections. I was referred to a hematologist for my iron infusions and I asked him about the Vit-D at my initial appt. He said he doesn't hav...

Amy W. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
Absorption of an egg, for example... - If I eat an egg, persay, and it's... 70 calories 5 g of fat 6 g of protein Since we only (roughly) absorb 20% of fat, does this calculate into only absorbing 14 calories,...

Amy W. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
Low vitamin levels effect weight loss? - I feel like it's soooooo hard to lose weight now and I was wondering... Is there someway my low vitamin-D, low iron, and/or low folate could be hindering it? Also, my gut flora i...

Amy W. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
What does this mean for my common channel? - I requested my medical records from Dr. Keshishian's office because I've been wondering for 9 years how long my common channel is. I found this information and was wondering if som...

Amy W. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
Endoscopy? - LONG story short, I had a sinus infection start in January and took 3 rounds of antibiotics to clear it. After that my stomach was completely messed up. Constant bloating and diarr...

Amy W. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
H. Pylori - Has anyone had this before? My doctor thinks I've been dealing with this and did a breathalyzer test. I should hear back by tomorrow (hopefully today!!!). This constantly severe bl...

Amy W. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 9 months ago
Pics: Before & After - Hey everyone! I had surgery in 2004 and the regain started happening in 2012. In September 2013 I was back up to 183 and had to put a stop to the madness! I started walking everyda...

Amy W. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Fat percetage? - I'm confused as to how we would find out our body fat percentage with all this loose skin? I've seen people use that caliper(sp?) thing, but would it work on us if we have lots of ...

Amy W. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
H. Pylori? - What are symptoms you had before being tested for H. pylori?

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Buckeye, AZ
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28.5
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DS
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11/05/2004
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Jan 09, 2004
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