I had my surgery at Mayo in 1998, lost 130 # in 10 months, have gone up and down 5# periodically when stressed. I was on antidepressant regimen prior and after surgery noticed meds weren't working as well, had them adjusted and increased enough to cover nonabsorption and have remained stable. I have had several episodes of quickly decreasing Hgb and Hct requiring subdural B vitamins monthly and Iron infusions weekly, once for over 2 years to reach Hgb of 10. To date those are the only nutrients my internist and hematologist have dealt with though they tell me to get more sunshine as vitamins D is low. I've been blessed with pain not playing any part in my health problems until 2 yrs ago when everything hurt, I can't take showers as the water pressure is too painful! Hematologist says it's Fibromyalgia and Internist doesn't believe in Fibro so imagine he thinks psychsomatic. I come from an addictive family and want to stay away from opiods or addictive Rxs though I tried Gabba with no noticable improvement. Internist says get more exercise, I religiously do resistance and cardio 30-45 min daily, crying the entire time and it only seems to make it worse. I sleep 18-20 hours a day, hard enough I don't hear the phone or an alarm. Any suggestions? Is Fibromyalgia real? I had what was referred to as pernicious anemia BEFORE I HAD THE SURGERY (first Dx age 15). Then they said it was Chronic Fatigue Syndrome followed by an unacceptable Epstein-Barr titre. I am house bound and fear bed ridden isn't far away! Has anyone tried DMSO? Marijuana? Sorry so long, I'll learn to do better.