Almost everything comes in gummies, and I can tolerate them.
Age: 63; 5' 5"; High weight: 345; Start weight: 271 (01/05/15); Surgery weight: 218 (05/27/15); Pre-Op (-53); M 1 (-18); M 2 (-1.5); M 3 (-13.5 ); M 4 (-13); M 5 (- 8); M 6 (-12) M 7 (-5, Xmas); M 8 (- 9) Under surgeon's goal and REACHED HEALTHY BMI 12/07/15!! (Six months and one week.) AT GOAL month 8. Maintaining at goal range (139- 144) ~ three years !!
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.
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
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!
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.