Vitamins for post op

anncha
on 1/29/18 7:52 am

I'd like to take one/two a day of a multivitamin but I think they need to be chewable for the first little while. The celebrate ones are expensive at $70 and you need to take 4 a day. The only ones I've found that are one a day (plus calcium/vit d) are in the US. Am I stuck paying the insane shipping costs and paying in USD?

What did you take that was cost effective but got everything you needed?

Referral to Sudbury: April 28th 2017, Orientation: July 19th 2017, 1:1's: Dec 14th 2017, Follow up with NP: Jan 9th OTN: Jan 18th, Pre-Op: Feb 12th, Surgery: Feb 27th - 2 weeks of Opti. Hospital: St. Joseph's TO with Dr Sullivan.

Height: 5'11, age 38. SW: 323lb CW:196lb

michelle W.
on 1/29/18 8:33 am
RNY on 06/12/17

for the chewable ones.. I just used the centrum chewables... then switched them over to prenatal vitamins at 6 weeks and with the centrum chewables.. it's only 2/day you need to take

Referral - March 23rd 2016 TWH Orientation - June 15 2016 Social - Sept 6 2016 Nurse - Oct 3 2016 Nut Class - Nov 14 2016 Psych - Dec 14 2016 Nut Jan 4 2017 Surgeon - Feb 24 2017 Pre-op May 23 2017 Opti start date May 29 2017 Surgery Date - June 12 2017 HW-285 CW - 154.2 Opti start weight - 261.5 SW - 256

Preop-23.5 Opti-5.5 M1-13.8 M2-14.2 M3-11 M4-9.5 M5-9.9 M6-6.8 M7-9.4 M8-5.9 M9-4.2 M10-4.6 M11-2.4

crqvingchange
on 1/29/18 9:08 am

The pharmacy at St. Joe's in Hamilton sells Bariatric Advantage multivitamins, calcium chews, and other supplements for bariatric patients. When I go there (once a year) I stock up. There prices are very reasonable.

CENTURY CLUB MEMBER at 6 months post-op.

Referral to Guelph Feb/13, Sleep study and all bloodwork and ultrasound May/13, orientation July/13. Nurse, NUT,SW Sept/13, 2nd NUT, nurse and SW, 3rd round and cleared for surgery Dec/13. Pre-op Apr 7/14, Surgeon May 2/14, Opti Jul 3/14, surgery Jul 17/14.

anncha
on 1/29/18 9:37 am

Alas I'm not anywhere near St. Joe's in Hamilton (I'm going to St. Joe's in Toronto and I live in Sudbury). Maybe the pharmacy at my centre will have them? I can only hope :)

Referral to Sudbury: April 28th 2017, Orientation: July 19th 2017, 1:1's: Dec 14th 2017, Follow up with NP: Jan 9th OTN: Jan 18th, Pre-Op: Feb 12th, Surgery: Feb 27th - 2 weeks of Opti. Hospital: St. Joseph's TO with Dr Sullivan.

Height: 5'11, age 38. SW: 323lb CW:196lb

crqvingchange
on 1/29/18 9:44 am

Why not call them, and ask them to order them in for you so that when you are there they will have them and you can stock up.

CENTURY CLUB MEMBER at 6 months post-op.

Referral to Guelph Feb/13, Sleep study and all bloodwork and ultrasound May/13, orientation July/13. Nurse, NUT,SW Sept/13, 2nd NUT, nurse and SW, 3rd round and cleared for surgery Dec/13. Pre-op Apr 7/14, Surgeon May 2/14, Opti Jul 3/14, surgery Jul 17/14.

Ginnny
on 1/29/18 9:14 am - Ontario, Canada
RNY on 04/11/16

I take the prenatal multi vitamins that they sell at Costco. Only one per day.

Over 100 lbs lost! and 13 lbs below goal weight!

anncha
on 1/29/18 9:38 am

were you able to take these straight after your surgery?

Referral to Sudbury: April 28th 2017, Orientation: July 19th 2017, 1:1's: Dec 14th 2017, Follow up with NP: Jan 9th OTN: Jan 18th, Pre-Op: Feb 12th, Surgery: Feb 27th - 2 weeks of Opti. Hospital: St. Joseph's TO with Dr Sullivan.

Height: 5'11, age 38. SW: 323lb CW:196lb

crqvingchange
on 1/29/18 10:16 am

Guelph says 1 prenatal multivitamin per day, plus other supplements as your blood work dictates. This starts right after surgery. All Centres seem to be different in what they recommend.

CENTURY CLUB MEMBER at 6 months post-op.

Referral to Guelph Feb/13, Sleep study and all bloodwork and ultrasound May/13, orientation July/13. Nurse, NUT,SW Sept/13, 2nd NUT, nurse and SW, 3rd round and cleared for surgery Dec/13. Pre-op Apr 7/14, Surgeon May 2/14, Opti Jul 3/14, surgery Jul 17/14.

Ginnny
on 1/29/18 12:09 pm - Ontario, Canada
RNY on 04/11/16

Yes, I had no problems

Over 100 lbs lost! and 13 lbs below goal weight!

(deactivated member)
on 1/29/18 11:40 am - Courtice, Canada
RNY on 03/19/18

Do you find the iron in these bothersome at all? When I was pregnant the iron always seemed to repeat on me and that isn't something I'm looking forward to happening for the rest of my life!!

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