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    Gastric Sleeve Member MTMiller's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Vitamin D deficiency

    Hi friends,
    So... I followed the vitamin and calcium regiment to the letter and I was just informed yesterday that I need to take a prescription form of vitamin D called Driscoll 50,000 Units 1x a week. Is this common? Is it because I have hypothyroidism and take Levothyroxin every day? This deficiency totally explains my anxiety and waking up at 4 something every morning! Will the vitamin D prescription help with that?
    Thanks for the info.
    Mary



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    Default Re: Vitamin D deficiency

    It's not uncommon to have some sort of vitamin deficiency. It's important to have vitamin panels run. I last had mine run in June. I need to take a vitamin A supplement. I had never heard of vitamin A until now. I can also bet, when I have it checked again in the winter, I will also need vitamin D. I get enough outside in summer.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member sraebaer's Avatar
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    Default Re: Vitamin D deficiency

    Not a doctor, so no clue. I know besides my calcium citrate with D, I also take a D3 capsule. So I guess D is important!



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    Default Re: Vitamin D deficiency

    I've been hypothyroid for 12 years and had pre-existing deficiencies of vitamins A and D prior to the sleeve.

    Yes, hypothyroidism makes us prone to deficiencies in vitamins A and D, iron, selenium and magnesium. Yes, taking one 50000 unit pill of Drisdol helps, but only marginally.

    I've been on it for 2 years and my vitamin D level barely rose from 15 (very low) to 34 (low end of normal).


    10/23/14 Initial Consult 200 lb, 5'1 tall
    4/6/15 Highest Wt 225 (yes: 25 lb gain)
    4/20/15 Surgery Wt 218, BMI 41

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    2 mo 190.5 -12.5
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    13 m 133 -5.5
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    Dec '17: BMI 23.5; consumes 2000+ kcal/day

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Christie13's Avatar
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    Default Re: Vitamin D deficiency

    Vitamin D deficiency is common. And vitamin D can help with mood as well. Getting the mega prescription is definitely going to be beneficial.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member ghost_ryder's Avatar
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    Default Re: Vitamin D deficiency

    Most modern humans are Vitamin D deficient. We don't go outside enough and when we do we are using sunblock that blocks Vitamin D absorption.



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