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My question is If I wanted to buy Medifast in a shop would there be an age limit? Many thanks for any response. Second question of mine... I am 5 weeks post-op today. Weeks 1-3 I felt awful, week 4 felt okay and the weekend of week 4 I totally crashed physically. I went to the family doctor who ran a bunch of labs and said that I am malnourished, have a severe vitamin deficiency and that my.

Potassium.

Is "dangerously low". I followed up with the surgeon and heard the same thing. They put me on.

Potassium.

Pills for the next 5 days and I have to repeat my labs on Monday to see if there is any improvement. I am constantly nauseated, light headed, having heart palpatations and I am extremely weak. I can get up and move around for about an hour or so and then I have to lay back down because I am so physically drained. I am taking all of my post-op vitamins as I am supposed to but feel awful! On top of it, I am dehydrated and they don't want to put me in the hospital until they "have to" and are hoping that we can resolve this without.

Hospitalization.

Has anyone else had this issue post-op?..

asked May 09 at 13:20

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Kylee
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Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I discover an anything. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably can help you..

answered May 09 at 14:09

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Anastasia
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Also do not short yourself on GOOD natural salt and loads of water. Do these simple things and you'll be fine,.

Don't and you.........

Good Luck.

Merry Christmas.

Brett..

answered May 09 at 15:08

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Rebecca
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Blend a bit of banana in with your protein shakes. Do it every day, every time. If you've been taking your daily supplements, perhaps you need to increase their dosageask your physician about that. When you are feeling bad, don't stop.

Drinking water.

And protein. Your body is going through a huge adjustment, and you must learn the new lifestyle that will support it's health. I'm with Lu on this. Eat the things that are high in.

Potassium.

Take more vitamin supplements. Get your water in. Some deficiencies can do permanent damage, so this is not something you want to mess around with...

answered May 09 at 15:13

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Ruben
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I'm a big fan of Nosalt and use it regularly. I think it has helped me over a long period of time, keep my.

Potassium.

Level up... And as Lu says, avacados are wonderful. I, personally, love them! Yum...

answered May 09 at 15:20

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Logan
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I have often gotten low on.

Potassium.

From dieting and it can be awful.. however, I have had my doctor tell me it is much better to get it as much as possible from natural sources. Maybe both is good. I mean start eating it as much as you can and then take the supplement if the doctor says so...

answered May 09 at 16:29

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Kyleigh
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What is your prescribed vitamin regime? Are you not eating?.

So there are couple of possibilities - either you are not follow the program or, due to special circumstances, the program is not meeting your needs and should be modified. I'm not accusing you of anything - every one of us here want you to succeed and Lu is quite correct about the importance of.

Potassium.

..

Stay on top of this and treat it seriously - maintaining a proper balance of vitamins and minerals is key to avoiding some very nasty complications...

answered May 09 at 17:27

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Caleb
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Thank you for everyone's input. I AM taking my vitamins religiously and I AM eating like I am supposed to as well as drinking plenty of fluids. I have been eating bananas since I found out about this and am going to get an avacado to eat. I have never had one but am willing to do whatever it takes. My surgeon starts his patients on vitamins starting week 4. I started week 3 because I saw him early.



Calcium.

Supplement everyday per his instructions. My.

Vitamin D.

Was low prior to.

Surgery.

And I have always had problems with other issues relating to how my body handles things and massive changes. They said my body is not responding well to this.

Surgery.

And are monitoring closely. I get blood work on Monday morning again to check levels (provided we don't get the 8 inches of snow they are calling for Sunday night and the lab is closed!)..

answered May 09 at 17:41

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Calvin
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If you must have a supplement (because the.

Potassium.

In Medifast food is much more easily absorbed), a powdered.

Potassium.

That is mixed in water or a liquid.

Potassium.

Will be absorbed better then a pill..

Adding canned tomato puree to your cooking adds a good punch of.

Potassium.

White bean & spinach soup would give you protein,.

Potassium.

, &.

Iron.

In healthy amounts. My issue is.

Iron.

& I've been adding spinach to my morning protein drink with banana & strawberries. I know it sounds gross, but you can not taste the spinach in the shake... looks gross, but tastes great..

Listed below is the USDA listing for high.

Potassium.

Foods:.

Food, Standard Amount.

Potassium.

(mg) Calories.

Sweet potato, baked, 1 potato (146 g) 694 131.

Tomato paste, cup 664 54.

Beet greens, cooked, cup 655 19.

Potato, baked, 1 potato (156 g) 610 145.

White beans, canned, cup 595 153.

Yogurt, plain, non-fat, 8-oz container 579 127.

Tomato puree, cup 549 48.

Clams, canned, 3 oz 534 126.

Yogurt, plain, low-fat, 8-oz container 531 143.

Prune juice, cup 530 136.

Carrot juice, cup 517 71.

Blackstrap molasses, 1 Tbsp 498 47.

Halibut, cooked, 3 oz 490 119.

Soybeans, green, cooked, cup 485 127.

Tuna, yellowfin, cooked, 3 oz 484 118.

Lima beans, cooked, cup 484 104.

Winter squash, cooked, cup 448 40.

Soybeans, mature, cooked, cup 443 149.

Rockfish, Pacific, cooked, 3 oz 442 103.

Cod, Pacific, cooked, 3 oz 439 89.

Bananas, 1 medium 422 105.

Spinach, cooked, cup 419 21.

Tomato juice, cup 417 31.

Tomato sauce, cup 405 39.

Peaches, dried, uncooked, cup 398 96.

Prunes, stewed, cup 398 133.

Milk, non-fat, 1 cup 382 83.

Pork chop, center loin, cooked, 3 oz 382 197.

Apricots, dried, uncooked, cup 378 78.

Rainbow trout, farmed, cooked, 3 oz 375 144.

Pork loin, lean, roasted, 3 oz 371 190.

Buttermilk, cultured, low-fat, 1 cup 370 98.

Cantaloupe, med 368 47.

1%-2% milk, 1 cup 366 102-122.

Honeydew melon, 1/8 med 365 58.

Lentils, cooked, cup 365 115.

Plantains, cooked, cup slices 358 90.

Kidney beans, cooked, cup 358 112.

Orange juice, cup 355 85.

Split peas, cooked, cup 355 116.

Yogurt, plain, whole milk, 8 oz container 352 138..

answered May 09 at 19:05

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Jimmy
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The doctors have me on supplements because they are trying to bring my level up. There is a strong chance that I will be admitted to the hospital for IV supplement if my levels have not increased as of Monday's labs...

answered May 09 at 19:14

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Isla
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