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Old 12-30-2016, 04:30 PM   #8
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Location: East Coast USA
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Stats: 285/163/135
WOE: low carb/starch blockers when needed
Start Date: 73'low carb 4evr.Never fell for low fat
Originally Posted by cmcd1070 View Post
First of all I'm very sorry about your DH, that is tragic. My heart goes out to you both.

I had RnY 5 years ago. Prior to that I had been on aciphex, nexium, all manner of medications for GERD along with OTC stuff like Tagamet, etc. I have never had a problem with it since my WLS.

However, bypass does not affect everyone the same. What causes some people to dump doesn't cause others to dump. I can eat sugar till the cows come home (mooo!) but I cannot eat fat anymore, or dairy.

I had severe vitamin deficiencies before WLS because my diet was mainly crap with no nutritional value. I don't currently have any vitamin deficiencies even though I don't take any of the supplements you are supposed to take. I have them sitting on my medicine shelf, just in case? I think I had a B deficiency after surgery but increasing low-fat protein resolved that.

I was not a WLS success story. I am still trying to get to my goal weight. I found ways to get around the limitations of the surgery. I was very unhealthy, mentally and physically.
I had RNY in 1999 so I can give you some long term information. I am 5'4" , my pre RNY weight was 285. I had the surgery when I was 40. I lost most of my weight in the first few years. Like the above poster I had no reflux or vitamin issues, and like her, I was, and still am the healthiest I've ever been. I maintain a fairly low carb diet, I don't ever, nor did I ever force myself to eat. I take an over the counter multiple, a hair, skin and nail supplement, and in the winter I add Zinc and vit D. My current weight is 133, it has been stable for about 8 months.
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