Pills Pills Pills...

on 8/21/13 4:28 am - Montgomery, AL
I hate... Let me say this again.. I HATE taking pills. I just can't do it. If it's bigger than a baby aspirin, I will gag it up every single time. Sorry if that's tmi. Is there any way around pills with a VSG? How many vitamins does everyone have to take? Are gummies okay? Or shots? I'd much rather go in for a shot every week than choke down a horse pill every day, if I had to choose (crazy I know). Are there others who chose VSG as aposed to RNY with the promise of less pill crushing?

Please help me wrap my head around this. I know a vitamin or two a day is much better than that huge handful of diabetic pills my father takes every day. But the thought of any meds had me running for cover.
Chrissy W.
on 8/21/13 5:22 am - Indianapolis, IN
VSG on 07/01/13

Gummies are perfectly acceptable to most surgeons. The only "pill" meds I am taking is my calcium and it is a whopper of a horse pill. I'm going to switch to chewables there, so long as I can get the same dosage. My current meds regimine is:


Sublingual (under the tongue) Vitamin B liquid - once a week

"One a Day" gummy vitamin - daily

"Citrical" calcium - daily

I'm also currently on a PPI, but that shouldn't be forever - this one is a daily pill.


There are ways to get pretty much any medication formed in a liquid if this is the only thing stopping you from considering VSG. Many surgeons actually do this for their patients directly post op because they don't want their patients taking pills yet. Mine let me go straight to my meds no problem, but to each his own.


Best of luck!

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on 8/21/13 5:25 am
VSG on 08/06/13

I take 2 flinstones chewables a day and then I take calcium (either chewable or liquid) twice a day.  The only pills I have to crush up and swallow are prescription.  And that's it.


on 8/21/13 7:31 am - Montgomery, AL
Yay! I can't begin to tell y'all how much of a weight that is lifted off my shoulders. I have had problems with pills ever since I was a little girl and got diagnosed with ADD. I left those meds behind long time ago!
on 8/21/13 7:45 am - Eugene/Springfield, OR
VSG on 07/22/13

if you take gummies you probably will have to take a tiny iron pill also


I tried liquid calcium  but hated it   , I just take the giant pills 3 times a day , you need 1500 but you body can onlt absorb 500 at a time and you can't take vits at the same time


   175 lb  lost,412 hw 336sw,241 cw surgery July 22 2013,surgeon Dr Colin MacColl,