The ASMBS recommends that we use chewables for the first 3-6 months. I use all regular vites now and my labs are pretty awesome aside from a copper issue I'm dealing with - but it's unrelated to my vitamin pills!
I still chew my calciums though, because I love bariatric advantage chocolate peanut butter.
VSG with Dr. Salameh on 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse on 7/22/2016
Plastics with Dr. Michaels scheduled for 6/5/2017 (LBL & arms), 8/14/2017 (UBL & breasts), TBD (legs)
Age 39 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 166 (2/19/2017)
Next Goal 159.5 - half the person I used to be | Total Weight Lost 153
Read about my journey at https://www.myvsg.net/ (currently down for maintenance) and check out my TrendWeight
As a DSer, I keep a close watch on my nutritional levels and tweek from time to time as my body adjusted over the last 9 years, but damn near perfect. For some reason, zinc isn't absorbed well for me, and when I take more than a double-dose I break out in acne, so I just deal with it.
11 years post op DS
There is room on this earth for all of God's creatures..next to the mashed potatoes
I use the bariatric advantage. first taking the one with iron until my 6 month labs came back with a high iron level. Now I take the multivitamin without iron. I don't take calcium because I have an issue with cardiac irritability with supplemental calcium use even if my blood levels are normal. I just drink a cup of milk every day and eat two pieces of string cheese for my snacks at work. My calcium levels were normal.
I took two Flintstones complete for the first month then could switch to swallowing pills.
on 10/7/14 1:02 pm
My nut said I could take regular vits but to cut them up. I couldn't swallow them cut up because the edges were jagged. I'm going in for my first labs next week.
on 10/7/14 2:06 pm