Multi-vitamin once a day

Roselane
on 6/23/19 7:52 am

I have been taking the Optisource chewable multivitamin recommended by my program since shortly after surgery. They want us to take it twice a day forever. However, from searching the boards, I know that most stop the chewables within a few months after surgery and I am getting close to six months out. What I would like to know is if it is ok to only take a regular multivitamin once a day. I have recently been forgetting my morning dose. I had VSG and I also take a chewable calcium midday. I would also like to know if there are any multivitamin pill brands/types that you recommend. Thanks in advance.

Highest weight: 350, Surgery weight: 317

VSG: 1/9/19

No longer obese goal: 185, Healthy weight goal: 150

Weight loss per month: 1=22, 2=12, 3=9.5, 4=11.5, 5=8, 6=9

Partlypollyanna
on 6/23/19 8:22 am
RNY on 02/14/18

Everything I've read says we need 2x the RDA so twice a day. I take centrum woman's because each one meets the daily requirements (plus separate iron and calcium)

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9

Jen

Imgonnalosesoon
on 6/23/19 1:05 pm
VSG on 03/21/19

I received the following directions to follow for the rest of my life from the discharge nurse after surgery:

Take 2 chewable multivitamins each day. I'll switch to 2 Women's Centrum Multivitamin in two weeks once my chewable supply runs out. I understood from my Doctor that our new stomachs cannot absorb what we need from 1 multivitamin so that's why we need to take 2.

Also take 3 Calcium with vitamin D per day. They must be taken at least two hours apart from each other as well as two hours apart from any other medications you take.

In addition, I get a Vitamin B12 injection once per month.

HW:212 CW:164 GW:125

Surgeon: Dr. Penner @ TWH

White Dove
on 6/23/19 2:36 pm

Medical people tend to give the same advice to VSG as they do to RNY. The part of your intestines that absorbs some vitamins has not been removed with VSG. Vitamins are absorbed in the intestines, not in the sleeve or pouch.

I don't believe that you are in any need of the extra vitamins with VSG.

But it would be interesting to hear what others have been told.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

Roselane
on 6/23/19 4:23 pm

This is actually one reason I was wondering. I took class with RNY patients and they received the exact same vitamin protocol. Thanks for posting!

Highest weight: 350, Surgery weight: 317

VSG: 1/9/19

No longer obese goal: 185, Healthy weight goal: 150

Weight loss per month: 1=22, 2=12, 3=9.5, 4=11.5, 5=8, 6=9

jmk187
on 6/23/19 3:47 pm, edited 6/23/19 9:28 am
VSG on 02/13/19

i take 1 centrum chewable. I take half in the morning and half at night with meals. It was on my list of approved multi vitamins. I also take a separate calcium and separate iron.(regular pills)

Edited to add I also take a separate vitamin D and vitamin B1.

HW-430

SW-372

Day of Surgery-347

CW-285

Sparklekitty, Science-Loving Derby Hag
on 6/23/19 4:06 pm
RNY on 07/30/19

Check the nutrition info, I don't think a single centrum chewable will get you to the ASMBS recommended amounts of vitamins each day.

Nerdy Little Secret (#42) - Derby Strong!


HW 300 / LW 150 / Post-regain goal: 170

jmk187
on 6/23/19 4:37 pm, edited 6/23/19 9:41 am
VSG on 02/13/19

I'm due for labs in Aug. So far my blood work has been good with the centrum chewables. And the stand alone vitamin d, vitamin b1, and iron.

Edited to add I take separate calcium as well. I also take the iron at night too. separate from the calcium.

HW-430

SW-372

Day of Surgery-347

CW-285

Sparklekitty, Science-Loving Derby Hag
on 6/23/19 7:44 pm
RNY on 07/30/19

Definitely pay close attention to your lab work! You're only four months out from surgery, so your body is likely able to use up your pre-op vitamin stores. The further out you get, the more important it is to get adequate supplementation.

Nerdy Little Secret (#42) - Derby Strong!


HW 300 / LW 150 / Post-regain goal: 170

jmk187
on 6/23/19 7:52 pm
VSG on 02/13/19

Thank you for this. I will for sure.

HW-430

SW-372

Day of Surgery-347

CW-285

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