I was 310 lbs, in 2001, when I had my Roux En Y Gastric Bypass in South Florida. I got down to 160 and kept that off for many years until I had a hysterectomy in 2007. I have since gained 35 lbs, have osteoporosis and anemia.
I seem to be able to eat 1/2 to 3/4 what a normal person would eat but I am so hungry every few hours. I still have sugar and high fat dumping so I guess that is a plus (except when it is happening).
I take UNJURY multi vitamins which have 30 mg Iron and 20 mg of zinc in them. I am on Forteo for the osteoporosis.
So…. here is my concern How much is the right amount of iron? of zinc? of Vit D? Am I missing any?
I seem to have a good level of B12 for some reason but my doctor said I am zinc deficient and Vit D deficient. I was taking 10,000 iu Vit D per day and just had the 20 mg of zinc and 30 mg of iron in my multivitamins. For a person with my history and the obvious malabsorption issues we have, how do you balance between enough supplements and too much? Please answer specifically for Gastric Bypass patients.
My % iron saturation is 5, My hem/hct 10/33. Total iron is 19. Iron binding is good.
Also, does everyone gain 20-30 after 13 or so years? What is the best way for the long timers to get the weight off?