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Warning on B-Complex Sublingual Liquids

Kathy & Rich
on 2/6/08 12:56 pm - Fairfax, VA
RNY on 05/20/05 with

Be sure to read labels, folks.  Not all B-complex sublingual liquids or even B-complex tablets have B1 (thiamine) in them.  If your doctor recommended taking a B-complex - MAKE SURE it has B1 (thiamine) in it or add a separate B1 into your supplements.

B1 deficiencies are nasty - and can lead to beri beri which can involve malnutrition (even though you are eating/protein supplements, etc), heart attacks, strokes. Best thing to do is to READ THE LABEL.  See what is in your complex.  Compare.  I looked online and Puritan's Pride and Nature's Bounty B-complex sublingual liquids do NOT contain thiamine. I do my B complex in capsule form (many brands out there). Best wishes, Kathy

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~Rich
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Brandi F.
on 2/6/08 1:03 pm - Hamburg, PA
My surgeon/Nut don't have me taking a B complex at all.  Is this unusual??

 
Lap RNY on 8-21-07
I'm 5'2'', I'm 34 years old, and I have 175 pounds to lose!!

Kathy & Rich
on 2/6/08 1:08 pm - Fairfax, VA
RNY on 05/20/05 with
There seems to be a mix of some surgeon's recommending it and some not.  Mine had us start on a small dose of B1 for month one post-op and then switch to a B-complex daily from then on out.  My hubby's surgery was in 2004 and mine in 2005. I know two folks (at least) on here that ended up with B1 deficiency.  All that could have been avoided perhaps with ONE extra vitamin.  Obviously the severe deficiency like that isn't the norm but...  Bs are water soluable and extra tends to wash out of our systems.  Obviously do not want to take tons of it. Kathy
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~Rich
~6'5.0"~open RNY~08/05/2004~>500+/450/437/250/239/320(high/consult/preop/goal/low/current)
It_is_SO_happening
on 2/6/08 1:04 pm - MA
hmm.. i was unaware that i had to take this.. they just told me to take vitamin b-12
Kathy & Rich
on 2/6/08 1:12 pm - Fairfax, VA
RNY on 05/20/05 with

I wish doctors would all be on the same basic page on things.  Folks are all over the map on recommendations.  We were told to take a B complex right after surgery.  If I don't take it for a couple of days (we ran out and were waiting on a shipment)... I get some neuropathy in my toes (tingles). You can ask your nut or surgeon. Kathy

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~Rich
~6'5.0"~open RNY~08/05/2004~>500+/450/437/250/239/320(high/consult/preop/goal/low/current)
KaWinkyDink9
on 2/6/08 1:10 pm - Sunnyvale, CA

Kathy I soooooooooooooooo agree with you... Took me forever to find a B-Complex that:  1. Wasn't time released 2.  Contained B-1  3. Contained ENOUGH B-1 I am to take 200mg of B-1 daily, finally found it in my B-complex... It took hubby and I hours finding one that would work...

Thanks for the heads up... Remember too when taking this that your PeePee becomes very bright yellow, so don't be alarmed thinking your not drinking enough.. I know that after realizing that I had a B-1 deficency and starting this supplement I felt so much better.. Huggs Debbiie

 

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Kathy & Rich
on 2/6/08 1:15 pm - Fairfax, VA
RNY on 05/20/05 with

I'm not doing a liquid, I do capsules.  Much better then when we got our B complex from CVS and had to cut that sucker up.  The taste was horrid....  LOL!

I do most vitamins in capsules.  I got chest pains (esphogeal spasms) from pills!  I added a vitamin per my doc and ended up in the ER.  I'm a piece of work what can I say. Kathy

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~Rich
~6'5.0"~open RNY~08/05/2004~>500+/450/437/250/239/320(high/consult/preop/goal/low/current)
Brandi F.
on 2/6/08 2:53 pm - Hamburg, PA
Debbie... What brand do you use and where do you buy it?

 
Lap RNY on 8-21-07
I'm 5'2'', I'm 34 years old, and I have 175 pounds to lose!!

KaWinkyDink9
on 2/6/08 3:40 pm - Sunnyvale, CA
Hiya Brandi... I use Nature Made Super B Complex.. Each tablet has 100mg of Thiamine, and dissolves just fine. I take two of them daily... You can purchase this brand anywhere, I have seen them at drugstores as well as Costco which is where I buy mine.   I did switch to a "B1" tablet only not a Complex and I had problems, dr thought I was goofy, so I went back to what was working for me.  I do know that any type of B-1 Thiamine needs to be 100mg daily..  Hope this helps.. Huggs Debbiie
                 A smile can brighten someone else’s day
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"Just because you CAN, doesn't mean you SHOULD"
Living in Beautiful Sunnyvale California, via Arkansas (Go Hogs) via Washington State, via born and raised in Oregon.. What a journey..
Brandi F.
on 2/8/08 10:44 am - Hamburg, PA
Thanks for the info, Debbie!   :)

 
Lap RNY on 8-21-07
I'm 5'2'', I'm 34 years old, and I have 175 pounds to lose!!

LizzyL
on 2/6/08 1:10 pm, edited 2/6/08 1:12 pm - NY
RNY on 06/08/04 with
Hi Kathy i just checked my vitamin.... and thank goodness ...... my  B - 100 complex has B1 (thiamine) in it! I take this brand here Yes , B1 (thiamine ) is VERY important as all our vitamins are! thank you Kathy! as always you are so helpful. :-) i appreciate you a lot coming here and helping out like this. thank you hugss Lizzy

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Kathy & Rich
on 2/6/08 1:18 pm - Fairfax, VA
RNY on 05/20/05 with
We are using NSI brand capsules now (we get 'em from Vitacost.com) .  Before that we were using the Vitamin SHoppe brand but the others are cheaper and when you are buying tons of vitamins for 2 people... you save where you can without settle for garbage.  LOL! Nice to see you! Hugs back at ya, Kathy
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~Rich
~6'5.0"~open RNY~08/05/2004~>500+/450/437/250/239/320(high/consult/preop/goal/low/current)
Dena W.
on 2/6/08 1:16 pm - Tarpon Springs, FL
RNY on 03/12/07 with
I use Vitamin World B-Complex which does not have B1 in it and I take B1 tablets 100 mg/day.  I had a "critically low" thiamine (B1) level myself and was falling down quite often and had no idea why until I had that lab drawn at the surgeon's recommendation.  Since I've been taking the B1 supplements, I have not fallen again.  I'll have one-year labs drawn in March and see how I've improved.
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Kathy & Rich
on 2/6/08 1:20 pm - Fairfax, VA
RNY on 05/20/05 with
Glad to hear you are doing better.   Two folks on here had severe deficiencies on the B1.   One had drop foot, a stroke and malnutrition and I believe the other had two heart attacks and a stroke before doctors figured it out.  I know that if I miss my B complex for a few days... I get tingles in toes so I know I need it.  My levels are fine. I hope your labs come back nice and "normal". Best wishes, Kathy
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~Rich
~6'5.0"~open RNY~08/05/2004~>500+/450/437/250/239/320(high/consult/preop/goal/low/current)
(deactivated member)
on 2/6/08 2:17 pm - LA
Good Lord, it is great to know these things.  I'm going to the pre-op class tomorrow and I will have these questions answered.  Thanks  J
Steve Bacher
on 2/6/08 1:19 pm - Louisville, KY
My surgeon has me taking a 1cc B-12 injection once a month and a 2cc B-1 (Thiamine) injection every 60 days.  The B-1 hurts like hell but at least it is only once every other month.
(deactivated member)
on 2/6/08 1:48 pm - Vacaytown, HI
I dont absorb b-12 and have to take the shot..... even the bariatric advantage kind didnt work.  Jess
Heather S.
on 2/6/08 2:33 pm - Southern, NJ
RNY on 11/07/07 with
Thanks for the info Kathy...I'd seen it before on your profile as well...good to know. FYI, the sublingual B-Complex liquid from Walmart (Spring Valley Brand) does NOT have B1 in it... Heather

                          
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cleo66
on 2/6/08 3:05 pm - VA
RNY on 06/18/07 with
Hmmmm...I've been taking the B complex sublingual and will check it for B 1 content.  Recently I've been noticing some dizziness and had one recent experience with a dragging right foot (I attributed to my knee injury).  My recent labs came back A-OK but I'm not sure they tested for B1. Great tip - thanks so much!
a_manda
on 2/6/08 9:30 pm - MO
Thanks for the heads up. Ill be sure to check my labels tonight. I think my multi vitamin has some thiamine in it, but not sure of the amounts. Wonder if that counts?
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