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Hormones and weight loss

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by christine thompson, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. christine thompson

    christine thompson Active Member

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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    june13,2017
    Start Weight:
    271
    Current Weight:
    204
    Goal Weight:
    125
    Location:
    overland park, Ks
    Hey anyone. Have you had hair loss or acne breakout after surgery? I'm 6 months out and have been struggling with both of these things. Read somewhere that because of hormone changes these things can happen. Does anyone know when things start to level out?
     
  2. Pixx

    Pixx Bariatric Guru

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    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    6-19-17
    Start Weight:
    410
    Current Weight:
    305
    Goal Weight:
    165
    Location:
    Texas
    I had some hair loss around month 4 after surgery. I was told by the anesthesiologist that it would happen as a reaction to the anesthesia. I started taking biotin and pre natal vitamins to have them build up in my system and begin healthy hair regrowth right before surgery. It has really helped. I haven't had an issue with acne however.
     
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  3. christine thompson

    christine thompson Active Member

    Messages:
    64
    Trophy Points:
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    Surgery Type:
    sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    june13,2017
    Start Weight:
    271
    Current Weight:
    204
    Goal Weight:
    125
    Location:
    overland park, Ks
    Thank you for your reply. I just added biotin to my vitamin and calcium intake. The hair loss and acne really threw me for a loop. I knew it was possible to experience hair loss because they tell you so, but the acne is just weird. Do you take the recommend daily vitamins and calcium?
     
  4. Pixx

    Pixx Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    235
    Trophy Points:
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    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    6-19-17
    Start Weight:
    410
    Current Weight:
    305
    Goal Weight:
    165
    Location:
    Texas
    Yes I do :) I am currently taking my multivitamins in liquid form with 1 supplemental iron pill, (the liquid multi doesn't have a high enough iron in it) 2 prenatal vitamins & 2 omega 3 vitamins, (in gummy form, my surgeon doesn't like this, but I chew them and let them dissolve before swallowing and they work great) 4 calcium tablets (although, I'm about to try the caramel ones Tracy takes, they sound yummy) and a supplemental D3 with my first round of calcium as it boosts absorption of the calcium.
     
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  5. christine thompson

    christine thompson Active Member

    Messages:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    12
    Surgery Type:
    sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    june13,2017
    Start Weight:
    271
    Current Weight:
    204
    Goal Weight:
    125
    Location:
    overland park, Ks
    Wow you are on the ball. I just take the vitamins and calcium brand I get from my doctor's office. Hope I start to see better results with the biotin. Thanks.
     
  6. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    December 22, 2016
    Start Weight:
    270
    Current Weight:
    146.8
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Sunbury Pa
    Have you Tried the caramel one yet??
     
  7. christine thompson

    christine thompson Active Member

    Messages:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    12
    Surgery Type:
    sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    june13,2017
    Start Weight:
    271
    Current Weight:
    204
    Goal Weight:
    125
    Location:
    overland park, Ks
    No. What are they and where do you get them from.
     
  8. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    December 22, 2016
    Start Weight:
    270
    Current Weight:
    146.8
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Sunbury Pa
    Viactive, they have caramel or chocolate, they are both good, you can buy them at rite aid, or Walmart, cvs, not sure where else, probably pretty much everywhere, I normally order them online from rite aid, they run specials all the time, buy one get one free, I stock up. Much cheaper that way, I hope you can find them, I just had my blood work done and my calcium levels were good, so I know they work
     
  9. Pixx

    Pixx Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    235
    Trophy Points:
    37
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    6-19-17
    Start Weight:
    410
    Current Weight:
    305
    Goal Weight:
    165
    Location:
    Texas
    I haven't! I am almost through the calcium melts at the house finally and am about to order them on Monday! I'll let you know :)
     
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  10. VShow

    VShow New Member

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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    5/22/17
    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
    192
    Goal Weight:
    150
    Location:
    Riverton, UT
    Yes, hair loss about 4 months after surgery. It lasted about 2 months and now it is growing back. I read that it is common to have hair loss about that time. I only had a very small problem with acne and it didn't last but a week or so.
     
  11. Pixx

    Pixx Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    235
    Trophy Points:
    37
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    6-19-17
    Start Weight:
    410
    Current Weight:
    305
    Goal Weight:
    165
    Location:
    Texas
    I got them in, I love them! I haven't tried the chocolate, but I'm not really a fan of chocolate, but the caramel ones are amazing! Thank you!
     
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  12. christine thompson

    christine thompson Active Member

    Messages:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    12
    Surgery Type:
    sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    june13,2017
    Start Weight:
    271
    Current Weight:
    204
    Goal Weight:
    125
    Location:
    overland park, Ks
    Yes, I'm.at about the seven month mark and am starting to see a difference I'm hair growth increasing and doctor prescribed spiralacton to help with acne. This is all hormone related.
     
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