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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
~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 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
PinkRibbonLL.gif, Denis Ryan improved pink ribbon - 2002, thanks Denis! ~Kathy~5'7.5"~lap RNY~05/20/2005~ PinkRibbonLL.gif, Denis Ryan improved pink ribbon - 2002, thanks Denis! 279/276/244/160/148/185 (high/consult/preop/goal/low/current)
~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

PinkRibbonLL.gif, Denis Ryan improved pink ribbon - 2002, thanks Denis! ~Kathy~5'7.5"~lap RNY~05/20/2005~ PinkRibbonLL.gif, Denis Ryan improved pink ribbon - 2002, thanks Denis! 279/276/244/160/148/185 (high/consult/preop/goal/low/current)
~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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"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..
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

PinkRibbonLL.gif, Denis Ryan improved pink ribbon - 2002, thanks Denis! ~Kathy~5'7.5"~lap RNY~05/20/2005~ PinkRibbonLL.gif, Denis Ryan improved pink ribbon - 2002, thanks Denis! 279/276/244/160/148/185 (high/consult/preop/goal/low/current)
~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
WLS 11/27/06 Lap RNY
379/       313/      173/    HEALTHY !!!Highest/Surgery/Current/Goal
"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!!