Best way to take the Bariatric MV for first time?
I hated the chewables and switched back to normal pills as soon as they told me I could. No issues taking them, in fact, I'm better at taking them now than before! A tip my nurse cousin gave me is that if you have trouble, when you have the pill and liquid in your mouth, tip your head forward, not back, and then swallow. I haven't tried it though.
HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9
I was told I could take any pills that were the size of a pencil eraser (or smaller), so I started taking them whole as soon as I got out of the hospital. The only ones I couldn't swallow whole right away were those giant calcium tablets (so I took chews and powders instead) and (I think...) Ursodiol. I could take those bigger ones by about the 3rd or 4th week post-op.
if your surgeon said it's fine to swallow pills whole, then you should be good to go.