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Vitamins & Supplements post surgery

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Alioop, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Alioop

    Alioop Active Member

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    Surgery Type:
    Gastric bypass
    Current Weight:
    243
    Location:
    St louis, Missouri
    Looking to get some informtion on the type of vitamins and supplements that are required post surgery. Is there a particular brand that is better than others? Tx....
     
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  2. rainyann

    rainyann Active Member

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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    3/13/17
    the nutritionist at my surgeon's office gave me a list of what was required. I could use the brands they recommend or get something equivalent. I bought them from Amazon after reading the reviews of other buyers regarding taste, etc. The price on Amazon is fairly decent, more so than in a vitamin store .
    Good luck with your journey, I am 9 days post sleeve, galls bladder removal and hiatal hernia repair and I am doing well.
     
  3. rainyann

    rainyann Active Member

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    Surgery Type:
    gastric sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    3/13/17
    I also bought liquid adult Tylenol on amazon.... That is all I took after getting home, I never felt the need for the narcotic pain med
     
  4. Keith Wells

    Keith Wells Bariatric Guru

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    Surgery Type:
    Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    Feb 14th
    Start Weight:
    298
    Current Weight:
    210
    Goal Weight:
    180
    Location:
    Richlands, NC
    I take citrus cal with vit d and multivitamin On the vitamin I was told to get Flintstone complete chewables.
     
  5. rainyann

    rainyann Active Member

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    Surgery Type:
    gastric sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    3/13/17
    I bought the centrum adult chewables, orange flavor and not bad... I have the Citrus Calcium wafers with Vit D, I don't like the taste but take something to drink right after it and there is no after taste. I also have the cherry flavor vitamin B12 sublingual tablets.. they taste wonderful! It is almost like having a treat
     
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  6. Debbyg

    Debbyg Member

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    Surgery Type:
    gastric bypass
    Start Weight:
    278
    Current Weight:
    204
    Goal Weight:
    150
    Location:
    St. Peters, MO
    I take Celebrate multi-vitamins, once a day, and Up Cal powder added to my water 3 times a day. I got the Celebrate vitamins on Amazon. com and the Up Cal from the pharmacy at the hospital where my surgeon is. The powder is tasteless and I add it to my water with whatever flavor I am going to drink. Makes it easy as I HATE taking pills. I take the vitamin in the morning with my protein shake.
     
  7. Hopinforthebest

    Hopinforthebest Active Member

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    Surgery Type:
    gastric bypass
    Surgery Date:
    March
    Start Weight:
    278
    Current Weight:
    243
    Goal Weight:
    150
    Location:
    Texas
    I bought mine from Bariatric Advantage. I may look for an alternative later, but I was told these were recommended.
     
  8. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

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    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    12/6/16
    Start Weight:
    363
    Current Weight:
    218.8
    Goal Weight:
    170
    Location:
    Dahlonega, Ga
    Bariatric Advantage were recommended by my doctor. Too expensive for my taste, so I bought my vitamins at my grocery store.
     
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  9. mary simmons

    mary simmons Active Member

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    Surgery Type:
    gastric sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    August 24 2017
    Start Weight:
    244
    Current Weight:
    227
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Metter Ga.
    I agree. I bought my first order of calcium citrate soft chews and multivatiman soft chew from Bariatric Advantage. I absolutely love them but for me the price is too high. Still looking for something in my price line that taste great.
     
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