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#1 Exister

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:14 PM

Hi. I'm going in for surgery on Wednesday (6 days from now), and I'll be in the hospital for a few days afterwards. I was told by a nurse to stop taking all supplements a week before the surgery, but it seemed like a broad stroke.

I did some Googling and found that it was mostly blood thinners that should not be taken. I didn't find any of what I'm taking on any of the lists I found. I sent an e-mail to the doctor's assistant but they may never reply, so I thought I would ask here.

Here is what I take... let me know which ones I should stop and which ones will be ok. I'll stop taking the ones that are undecided as well, to be safe.

Zinc 30 mg (plus 300 mcg of Copper) - Once Daily
Glucomannan 1725 mg (soluble fiber) - Once Daily
Magnesium Bisglycinate 150 mg (plus 30 mg Taurine) - Once Daily
Milk Thistle 250 mg (plus 55 mg Dandelion and 27.5 mg Turmeric) - Once Daily
CandiZyme - enzyme based yeast management formula - 630 mg, once daily
Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar - several tablespoons daily
I also want to start taking organic coconut oil, just a spoonful daily.

Thank you!

EDIT: From what little I did find, Zinc, Magnesium and Milk Thistle were actually recommended to be taken before surgery... could this be true? I assume ACV and coconut oil would be ok too, right? They're really just food...

I also found that enzymes should be stopped, so I'll cut out the CandiZyme. EDIT2: Just found that Glucomannan is bad, so I'll stop that too.

Edited by Exister, 20 September 2012 - 05:21 PM.


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Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:18 AM

Anyone? Starting to feel nervous about the procedure, I'd like to have some weight lifted by knowing Zinc, Magnesium, Milk Thistle, ACV and CO are ok.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:48 AM

Anyone? Starting to feel nervous about the procedure, I'd like to have some weight lifted by knowing Zinc, Magnesium, Milk Thistle, ACV and CO are ok.


No reason to stop taking supplements like that. I would stop taking supplements at the same time that you stop eating food if they need you to have an empty stomach.

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