anyone take regular vitamins not chewables?

on 8/8/15 8:54 am - kimper, KY

I cant stand them lol also the citracal petites i wanna take those the chewables burn my mouth im gonna ask my dr on the 13th whn i can take them  but geeze i hate chewables


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on 8/8/15 9:10 am - Hammondsport, NY
VSG on 05/27/15

Almost everything comes in gummies, and I can tolerate them.

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Sparklekitty, Science-Loving Derby Hag
on 8/8/15 1:54 pm
RNY on 08/05/19

Be careful with gummies and check the calories and carbs; you'll need to include those in your daily tracking.

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Gwen M.
on 8/8/15 9:12 am
VSG on 03/13/14

I do now, but I'm almost 18 months post-op.  The ASMBS recommends that we stick to chewables for the first 3-6 months.  

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(deactivated member)
on 8/8/15 7:41 pm
VSG on 07/13/15

It's odd that I can only find Centrum Chewables at my local Walmart or Meijer. I'd like to try something that didn't taste like a stale orange.

on 8/8/15 9:16 am - Grand Rapids , MI
VSG on 08/12/15

My friend uses Alive gummies 2 per  day

Elia Maria Saenz

on 8/8/15 9:27 am - Farmington Hills, MI
VSG on 07/30/15

I'm taking Flintstone Complete.  The nut and DR discouraged gummies .... for now.


Starting Weight 375  SW 375 Height 5'9" 

(deactivated member)
on 8/8/15 12:24 pm

I've been taking regular vitamins since I was about 4 weeks out. I used chewable calcium for a year or so because I liked the cinnamon flavor I had, but everything else was regular old vitamin pills from 4 weeks out. Centrum multi, D3, B1, Omega 3s, etc... I now take regular calcium, too. The ASMBS suggests waiting 3 to 6 months, if I remember correctly, before using regular vitamin pills.

Best to go with whatever your surgeon suggests!

on 8/8/15 12:31 pm - kimper, KY

Im gonna ask wont hurt lol


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on 8/8/15 1:43 pm
VSG on 01/27/14

I did chewables for a while because I didn't like the feeling of taking large pills so soon from surgery. It was also part of my program. I am about 20 months out from surgery and do take citracal petites, but stick with chewable multivitamins. I tried multis in a pill form, but they made me sick to my stomach even with food. I tried many different types, and settled on a brand that agrees with my stomach and is easy to take! I still do take some delicious chewy caramel calciums on occasion.

My vitamin B12 is a dissolvable sublingual, my Vitamin D is a gummy.