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Vitamins ??

Discussion in 'Food & Nutrition' started by Carolyn337, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. Carolyn337

    Carolyn337 Bariatric Guru

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    I might be asking too personal a question. Let me know if I am. But, roughly how much is spent a month on vitamins and iron?
     
  2. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

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    I buy Flintstones vitamins, and caramel calcium, so probably about 20.00 a month, much less than all the meds I used to take
     
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  3. Carolyn337

    Carolyn337 Bariatric Guru

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    That sounds great. I did some research at places like gnc, on amazon, walmart and here. Expensive!!
     
  4. Maggie C

    Maggie C Member

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    Glad you asked. My insurance won't cover the ones I took for the 2 months after surgery so I'm going to be in the market soon for some. I have to take massive amounts of calcium due to inactive parathyroid, so I'll stick with what I've been doing for years. But, chewable vitamins would be a nice change. What about vitamin B-12? I need to get sublingual. Tracy, do you take any?
     
  5. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

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    My nutritionist gives me a B12 shot every three months
     
  6. Pixx

    Pixx Bariatric Guru

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    I spend about $30 dollars a month, however that includes multivitamins, iron, calcium, D3, Biotin, ADEK, & B12+ - which are all dissolvable. My doctor also wanted me to add a prenatal vitamin & omega 3, which (don't tell the surgeons they don't like it) I take in gummy form. :p I do chew the life out of the gummies but they taste great so I don't mind. :D I also have the B12 nasal spray once a week that is covered by insurance.

    That's about $1 a day to avoid malnutrition, I'm okay with that! :)

    Actually Tracy, now I'm kind of wanting to try the caramel calcium...it sounds good!
     
  7. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

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    Those caramels are yummy!!!
     
  8. Frances

    Frances New Member

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    Does anyone use BariMelts...would be expensive to buy all types!
    Looking for cheaper vitamins that are chewable.
    Thanks!
     
  9. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

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    I use Flintstones complete and viactive caramel and chocolate chews, and my blood work came back great, I find the viatives online at rite aid alot for buy one get one free so I stock up
     
  10. Pixx

    Pixx Bariatric Guru

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    I am currently using BariMelts, the calcium melts and the D3. I kind of went overboard when I first came out of surgery and got a cabinet full of all the different vitamins and supplements. I've calmed down since then...:rolleyes: Anyway, I like the taste of the melts over the Bariatric Advantage ones, and they are cheaper. I am however, about to try Tracy's caramel chews...and I might get hooked for life on those. :D
     
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  11. Pixx

    Pixx Bariatric Guru

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    Tracy...the caramel chews are AWESOME! I will totally be hooked for life! I love that they are 650mg of calcium in just one chew. No more big tablets! I was afraid they would be too sugary but nope, just right. Thank you!!!
     
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  12. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

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    They are yummy, sometimes when I think I need a snack and I remember I will eat one lol, I'm glad you like them, and be sure to check out rite aid, they offer them at buy one get one free alot online
     
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