sunshine1968 posted a discussion topic 2 years ago

Hi all! I recently have been struggling with my PTH. IT jumped up 40+ points in a matter of 4 months. We are trying to figure out why. If any of you have had high PTH and have been able to get it down how did you go about doing so? Feeling very concern


sunshine1968 posted a discussion topic 2 years ago

Hi all!

I had my duodenal switch done around 5 years ago. I was very strict with my eating the first year+ out and lost about 135lbs but never got down to goal. I went from 320 down to 185 and Im 5"3 and I found that I did not lose as quickly a


sunshine1968 posted a discussion topic 2 years ago

Hi all!

I had my duodenal switch done around 5 years ago. I was very strict the first year out and lost about 135lbs but never got down to goal. I went from 320 down to 185 and Im 5”3 and I found that I did not lose as quickly as some others.


sunshine1968 posted a discussion topic 3 years, 11 months ago

Has anyone had their existing DS revised to lose more weight?  My surgeon did a one size fits all DS and I think I'm one of the few who didn't lose enough because of this. I went from 320 down to 185 then regained weight up to 215. I'm 2 years and 6 mo


sunshine1968 posted a discussion topic 3 years, 11 months ago

What type, brand and dosage iron do you take daily to increase your iron levels and have you had much success?


sunshine1968 wrote Iron type and dosage 3 years, 11 months ago

What type, brand and dosage of iron have you used to get your iron up?  Thank you.


sunshine1968 posted a discussion topic 4 years, 2 months ago

There has been a lot of research out on probiotics and gut bacteria affecting weight loss. I was just curious about what probiotics succesful DS folks have used. I have heard some folks mention that they have either gained weight, lost or stalled when


sunshine1968 posted a comment 4 years, 2 months ago
Hi there. I know this post is from some time ago but I was...

sunshine1968 posted a discussion topic 4 years, 4 months ago

Hi all,

I had surgery in 2013. I went from 320 to 185 then bounced back to 210. I was very strict the first year and the weight loss was very slow regardless then I started to poop out and eat carbs on and off after that. I'm trying to course c


sunshine1968 posted a discussion topic 5 years, 4 months ago
Hypophosphatemia -low phosphorous - I am dealing with a major drop in phosphorus and am wondering how to correct the issue. Has anyone experienced this and if so how did you treat it? Trying to collect as much info a...

sunshine1968 posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
Anemia.. Any suggestions for getting ferritin up? - Hi all. Pre-surgery I had difficulty keeping my hemoglobin up but now my ferretin numbers have dropped from 70 pre-surgery to 26 ten months out. My hemoglobin is about 3 pts below ...

sunshine1968 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 2 months ago
Which labs should I get done? - Hi all! I'm 3 1/2 months out and I was going to get my labs done. Could you let me know where I can find a list of lab work I should get done and appropriate codes. Thank you

sunshine1968 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 3 months ago
Pills feel stuck in esophagus. Anyone else have th - I had the duodenal switch surgery 3 months ago. I have been having problems with feeling like pills and sometimes food getting stuck in my esophagus.  When i swallow a capsule it f...

sunshine1968 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 3 months ago
Difficulty swallowing capsules. Feels like they ge - I have been having difficulty on and off with swallowing capsules. I would swallow a capsules and feel like it was stuck at the base of my throat. It feels like its just sitting th...

sunshine1968 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 3 months ago
Feel like I'm losing slowly. What tweaks should I - I'm 3 months out and at time of surgery I weighed 292 and drs goal is 141 for me. So I'm 151 lbs overweight. At 3 months I was down 47lbs  post surgery-if you count the weight I lo...

sunshine1968 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 3 months ago
Do you all take fit k2? If so, what kind and how - I have been hearing a lot about k2 lately but vista lady's plan does not have k2 in it. Could you explain it's purpose and what dosage and type of k2 one should start out with. 

sunshine1968 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 3 months ago
How much protein should a female be eating at 3 mo - I was eating 100 grams of protein but the nutritionist at my surgeons office said I only needed to get in 60-80 grams because I am only 5"2. Would love to hear your opinions. 

sunshine1968 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 3 months ago
Weight loss at 3 months - I was just wondering how much you all lost at about 3 months and what weight you started out at on surgery day. 

sunshine1968 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 5 months ago
Post-op DS, how much fluid were you able to get in - I'm post op about 7 days. I am now able to get in 8 oz of clear liquids in 30 mins. This seems like a lot tome. Was anyone else able to get as much in early on?  Protein takes l...

sunshine1968 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago
Is there anything one can do to prevent hair loss? - I will be having the DS surgery in a week and I am wondering if there is anything I can do to prevent hair loss. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!

sunshine1968 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago
Sleeve size, common channel length and results - There's been varied opinions on sleeve size, common channel length and weight loss results.  Just curious  as to what size sleeve and common channel you all had and what your re...

sunshine1968 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago
Can anyone recommend a good pill holder for all ou - Looking for a great pill holder that will hold all our vits. Any rec's would be appreciated.

sunshine1968 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago
Need Vets input-DS newbie, Where should I begin wi - I will be having my DS surgery in a few weeks and would like to know your opinion on how to prepare for the vitamin taking process. There are so many different brands of vitamin...

sunshine1968 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago
What sort of complications have you experienced si - I want to understand, better, what sorts of complications can occur after a DS. I would really appreciate it if you could share with me any side effects or complications you hav...

sunshine1968 posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago
Have any of you gained weight after your DS? - Just curious if folks have struggled with major regain several years out with the DS. All the research shows that DS folks maintain their weight more effectively than the other ...
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