Vitamin Trouble

GrammySusan
on 12/5/18 4:36 pm

Ok, so i am 5 and a half weeks post VSG. I am using Opurity Brand vitamins: Calcium (2 tabs two times daily) one multi, one iron. I take them two hours apart and am TRYING to eat when i take them but as you all know I cannot eat very much at one time. So far they have come back up a few times and I AM VERY WARY OF TAKING THEM!

I know i need to take them as i eat mostly protein of course.

Any suggestions? ??

Thanks,

Susan

Laura in Texas
on 12/5/18 6:32 pm

Which one is making you sick? Can you narrow it down? Try a different brand. Some vitamins make me nauseous, too (One a Day makes me sick but Centrum does not)

Laura in Texas

52 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); GW: 140 CW: 150 (BMI=24)

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GrammySusan
on 12/6/18 8:26 am

Thanks for your reply. I have vommitted each of them at separate times! And i spent so much money on them i cannot afford to change right now.

Perhaps i will give them to my non-bariatric sister and try centrum.

Ugh!

Gwen M.
on 12/6/18 10:15 am
VSG on 03/13/14

Taking them with food is key for me. A poster here, Cappy, found that mixing them into yogurt really helped her.

I take all my vites now timed with my meals and that helps.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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GrammySusan
on 12/6/18 2:50 pm

Thanks so much! I had forgot about crushing them and mixing with applesauce or yogurt. I will definitely do that!

MarinaGirl
on 12/6/18 1:09 pm
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On December 6, 2018 at 12:36 AM Pacific Time, GrammySusan wrote:

Ok, so i am 5 and a half weeks post VSG. I am using Opurity Brand vitamins: Calcium (2 tabs two times daily) one multi, one iron. I take them two hours apart and am TRYING to eat when i take them but as you all know I cannot eat very much at one time. So far they have come back up a few times and I AM VERY WARY OF TAKING THEM!

I know i need to take them as i eat mostly protein of course.

Any suggestions? ??

Thanks,

Susan

Are they chewable vitamins? Post-op, chewable vitamins make me nauseous because they contain sugar alcohols. I also don't like the impact to your teeth.

Valerie G.
on 12/7/18 7:19 am - Northwest Mountains, GA

I would try swapping them out for pills now. Take them one at a time, nice and slow.

Valerie
11 years post op DS 
There is room on this earth for all of God's creatures..next to the mashed potatoes

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