What over the counter Vitamins do you suggest for RNY

on 1/28/20 6:23 am

I am post op and working on losing my regain and one of my issues is the failure to really follow a vitamin regimen. Part of that is due to the cost of bariatric vitamins. I'd like to know what over the counter vitamins are suggested that would work for a rny patient to meet our daily requirements?

Citizen Kim
on 1/28/20 11:25 am - Castle Rock, CO

I have always taken a double dose of Centrum daily.

I take additional iron (proferrin), dry vitamin D, magnesium, calcium citrate and B12 according to my labs.

It is imperative you have labs done to ensure you don't have deficiencies that need further supplementation.

My PCP says I am the healthiest patient he has who has had an RNY!

Proud Feminist, Atheist, LGBT friend, and Democratic Socialist

Laura in Texas
on 1/28/20 12:25 pm
RNY on 09/17/08 with

For years my labs were great on regular over the counter multivitamins (2 a day). Now at 11 years out, a few things are off so I switched to a bariatric vitamin (I probably could have supplements for a few things but the bariatric multi is probably the cheaper option for me).

Have you gotten your labs done recently?

Laura in Texas

53 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); GW: 140 CW: 170 (BMI=27)

RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis

brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco

"May your choices reflect your hopes and not your fears."

on 1/28/20 3:25 pm

Labs have not been done in years so I know I will be low on a lot of them I am sure. I have made an appointment to get them done but I am going to do what was suggested below and work on getting my labs drawn routinely. Thank you for the info!

Sparklekitty, Science-Loving Derby Hag
on 1/28/20 3:16 pm
RNY on 08/05/19

You can generally meet the ASMBS requirements with a double dose of an adult multi; I use the Centrum Silver generic from Walgreen's. Add iron (double dose) and calcium citrate (probably also a double dose), no need to buy the special bariatric stuff.

Sparklekitty / Julie / Nerdy Little Secret (#42)
Roller derby - cycling - triathlon
VSG 2013, RNY conversion 2019 due to GERD. Trendweight here!

on 1/28/20 3:23 pm

Awesome! Thank you.

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