Vitamins

Jenna77
on 4/9/15 12:24 pm
VSG on 02/25/15

I posted this earlier over on the Light Weights board, but figured I should ask here, too. What all vitamins is everyone on? Right now I am taking Flintstones Complete, approved  by my surgeon I tried Centrum chewables and they almost made me sick every time because of the taste. Anyways- I am curious about what others have added into their daily vitamin regimen. 

I know some people take more than a multi. My dietitian had suggested prenatal vitamins, but I was unable to find a real good one that seemed to have the amts that she requested. I just feel like soon I should be adding in something a little extra. I am thinking about adding in a probiotic. 

 

5'1 Consult: 227 HW: 232 SW:212 CW:131 GW: 120 Pant size start: 18/20 Current: size 6/8

M1: 195 (-17) M2: 184.6 (-10.4) M3: 176.6 (-8) M4: 168.2 (-8.4) M5: 160 (-8.2) M6: 155.4 (-4.6) M7: 145.6 (-9.8) M8: 141 (-4.6) M9: 137 (-4) M10: 135.8 (-1.2) M11: 135 (-.8) M12: 131 (-4) M13: (-0) M14: (-0) M15: (-0) 

Have stopped losing pounds but am losing inches! 

    

Julia HasHerLifeNow
on 4/9/15 6:52 pm
VSG on 10/09/12

I have totally sucked at taking vitamins regularly. I kind of go in spurts... but knew that this was not a sustainable way forward so I have started on the patchmed multi plus (it has calcium also) which means I don't swallow any pills at all anymore! Yay!!!! I know that the verdict is still out on the efficacy of the vitamin patches but I am willing to be the guinea pig and give them a try til my next labs at least to see if it works. Because that would be awesome if it did. One patch a day and you are golden.

View more of my photos at ObesityHelp.com 5ft0; highest weight 222; surgery weight 208; current weight 120

     

    

Valerie G.
on 4/10/15 9:59 am - Northwest Mountains, GA

I'm on them too - and my hair and nails are screaming success :)

Valerie
DS 2005

There is room on this earth for all of God's creatures..
next to the mashed potatoes

J. Whitney
on 4/9/15 9:25 pm
VSG on 03/17/15

My Dr has me taking the chewable Centrum, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Calcium, and Vitamin D. 

Jen

        
cappy11448
on 4/9/15 11:52 pm, edited 4/9/15 11:53 pm

I'd suggest just following your surgeon's advice.  My program does blood work every 6 months and then alters my doses and adds vitamins as needed.  So I might be on extra b12 for a while, or extra B1, or they may reduce the iron, etc. Its based on the blood work.   So best to follow your doctor's/nutritionists recommendation and they will guide you.

best of luck,

Carol

    

Surgery May 1, 2013. Starting Weight 385,  Surgery Weight 333,  Current Weight 160.  At GOAL!

Weight loss Pre-op 1-20 2-17 3-15 Post-op 1-20 2-18 3-15 4-14 5-16 6-11 7-12  8-8

                  9-11 10-7 11-7 12-7 13-8 14-6 15-3 16-7 17-3  18-3

     

Gwen M.
on 4/10/15 1:44 am
VSG on 03/13/14

Flinstones is a very incomplete vitamin.  The ASMBS recommends that we take a multi with 200% of most vitamins and minerals.  Plus Calcium CITRATE.  Iron, D3, and B12 based on labs/individual needs.  

I take the following based on a combination of my surgeon's recommendations, the ASMBS, and my own lab results:

#1 Calcium, B12 spray
#2 Multi, Calcium 500mg, Vitamin D 5000IU, Vitamin K Complex 2200mcg, Probiotic
#3 Multi, Calcium
#4 Iron 125mg, Vitamin C 1000mg

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 42 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

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

Jenna77
on 4/10/15 2:11 am
VSG on 02/25/15

The only bloodwork I have had is the pre op. I'm not sure what all was tested as it was done at the hospital. I haven't been to the dr since 2 weeks post op. I'm now 6 weeks post op. I actually do not go bac****il May 18, almost 3 months post op. I wonder if I should have my PCP do bloodwork. 

5'1 Consult: 227 HW: 232 SW:212 CW:131 GW: 120 Pant size start: 18/20 Current: size 6/8

M1: 195 (-17) M2: 184.6 (-10.4) M3: 176.6 (-8) M4: 168.2 (-8.4) M5: 160 (-8.2) M6: 155.4 (-4.6) M7: 145.6 (-9.8) M8: 141 (-4.6) M9: 137 (-4) M10: 135.8 (-1.2) M11: 135 (-.8) M12: 131 (-4) M13: (-0) M14: (-0) M15: (-0) 

Have stopped losing pounds but am losing inches! 

    

Gwen M.
on 4/10/15 2:12 am
VSG on 03/13/14

Having your PCP do labs would be a wise idea, yes!  

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 42 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

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

Valerie G.
on 4/10/15 9:58 am - Northwest Mountains, GA

So, a prenatal doesn't have the levels that the nutritionist suggests, but a Flintstones does???

(((mind blown)))

Valerie
DS 2005

There is room on this earth for all of God's creatures..
next to the mashed potatoes

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