Earlier this month I had my 12 month follow up. As part of that, they take a blood draw ( or 7 or 8 ) to check lots of things. I only got the basics as I was driving when they called, I hope to get a full report later.
With what I’ve been doing, only two things showed as low – protein and Vitamin D. Now, my Vitamin D was low pre-op, so that’s not really surprising and the PA has mailed me a prescription to have filled at the pharmacy. The test for the protein marker showed that I wasn’t getting quite enough in and it was recommended that I increase my daily protein by 10 grams.
So, again, here are what I take for WLS (there are other medications I take that aren’t because of the WLS, so they’re not included here, but I talked about them in an earlier post).
PLEASE NOTE – THIS DOESN’T MEAN THAT THIS WILL WORK FOR YOU. DIFFERENT PEOPLE PROCESS VITAMINS DIFFERENTLY.
1 Up&Up (Target brand) Children’s Chewable with 18g iron
4 Caltrate Petites, spread out over the day (800mg calcium *citrate* total)
1 Biotin (5000 mcg, not tested for)
1 B-12 (1000 mcg)
As well I take 500mg magnesium which can be helpful in calcium absorption and therefor also helps with constipation.
Good to know that what I’ve been doing is (for the most part) working