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Hello I've had my band 2 years now I stopped taking my Vitamins about a year ago I use to take.Vitafusion Multivitamins Gummy now that I stop taking them. I feel so tired and out of energy

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I was told by dietician to get use to the idea of taking Vitamins for my whole banded life.

Why don't you get some and start taking them? Also are you drinking enough fluids?

Best Wishes!

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I was told by dietician to get use to the idea of taking Vitamins for my whole banded life.

Why don't you get some and start taking them? Also are you drinking enough fluids?

Best Wishes!

Maddysgram thanx for ur reply I drink about a gallon of Water a day exercise 3-4 times a week and I will get my Vitamins again thanx

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They make Vitamins specially formulated for bariatric patients for a good reason...our nutritional supplement needs are different from an individual who has not had WLS.

Why would you stop taking them? Not a smart move by any definition. Vitamin/mineral deficiencies are cumulative over time, so you may not be aware of a deficiency related medical condition developing until you have a problem to deal with.

There are a number of websites devoted to bariatric nutrition. Why don't you visit one or more to locate a brand of supplements that will fit your needs?It's so much easier to preserve health than to regain it...

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They make Vitamins specially formulated for bariatric patients for a good reason...our nutritional supplement needs are different from an individual who has not had WLS.

Why would you stop taking them? Not a smart move by any definition. Vitamin/mineral deficiencies are cumulative over time, so you may not be aware of a deficiency related medical condition developing until you have a problem to deal with.

There are a number of websites devoted to bariatric nutrition. Why don't you visit one or more to locate a brand of supplements that will fit your needs?It's so much easier to preserve health than to regain it...

Carole, I'm the world's worst about taking my Vitamins I will admit that and I suffer the same, tiredness and fatigue and I know I need to remember to take them everyday. My question to you and I know you know because I love when you post, your the expert, you mentioned that there are websites out there that carry vitamins for bariatric patients, what would be the difference in these and a standard run of the mill multi vit. from Walgreens/Walmart? I'm just learning all of this and only 4 months post op so any insight please let me know. Also, any websites that sell the bariatric vitamins that you would share with me would be appreciated.

Thanks so much.

Donna

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They make Vitamins specially formulated for bariatric patients for a good reason...our nutritional supplement needs are different from an individual who has not had WLS.

Why would you stop taking them? Not a smart move by any definition. Vitamin/mineral deficiencies are cumulative over time' date=' so you may not be aware of a deficiency related medical condition developing until you have a problem to deal with.

There are a number of websites devoted to bariatric nutrition. Why don't you visit one or more to locate a brand of supplements that will fit your needs?It's so much easier to preserve health than to regain it...[/quote']

Sojourner Thanx for all your advice I always see u posting great ideas I read all your post what Vitamins do u recommend and what website Sony recommend are Vitafusion MultiVites Gummy a good choice

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I take chewable Multi Vitamins and chewable Calcium with Vitamin D for better absorbtion. I have to set up my alarms so I don't forget to take them, I do whatever it takes to stay healthy and not have a deficiency in the near future.

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I didnt think I needed them - have always believed that a healthy diet provides what you need.

However i failed to account for how much less than normal bandsters eat. I lasted six years before falling pray to Iron deficiency - my ferritin levels were zero- although circulating Iron was low/normal - which means that I had totally and utterly used up my body's stored iron. My oncologist went on to check my B12 - bottomed out which again means that I had been literally years with too little. I also had a bone density scan after I broke a rib simply adjusting the knob on a spin bike so my calcium/magnesium/D levels have also been too low. Now so as not to alarm anyone, I also had chemotherapy, an ileostomy and an early radiation induced menopause so my hormone levels were out of whack also and there were other factors at play there, but the point being all my body STORES were used up too which means I'd been deficient since before cancer.

Needless to say, there are supplements in my bathroom now, but I *STILL* fail to remember to take them!

Just a note on iron - its very irritating to banded stomachs - I got a stomach ulcer from the pills sitting in my pouch - so now I have to have IV infusions - I'd gotten my levels back to normal and then over the past six months without supplementation they've dropped again.

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Carole, I'm the world's worst about taking my Vitamins I will admit that and I suffer the same, tiredness and fatigue and I know I need to remember to take them everyday. My question to you and I know you know because I love when you post, your the expert, you mentioned that there are websites out there that carry Vitamins for bariatric patients, what would be the difference in these and a standard run of the mill multi vit. from Walgreens/Walmart? I'm just learning all of this and only 4 months post op so any insight please let me know. Also, any websites that sell the bariatric vitamins that you would share with me would be appreciated.

Thanks so much.

Donna

Sojourner Thanx for all your advice I always see u posting great ideas I read all your post what vitamins do u recommend and what website Sony recommend are Vitafusion MultiVites Gummy a good choice

First let me emphasize that I am not a nutritionist by profession, however I do care about my health and well being, so I have done some research to better understand the differing needs of the bariatric patient as opposed to someone who has not had WLS.

The "nutshell" of what I've learned is that due to limited food consumption, it is common for bariatric patients to become deficient in the "B" complex vitamins, and also what are referred to as the "fat soluble" vitamins of A,D,E, and K as our diets typically limit fats to a high degree. You need fat in your diet to absorb the fat soluble vitamins. "B" complex vitamins are Water soluble. Biotin is in the group of "B" vitamins, though it is actually also referred to as a different letter Vitamin, which one I can't recall.

Deficiency in Vitamin D is especially critical to avoid as you need enough Vitamin D to properly absorb Calcium. Long term deficiency in calcium will affect the health and strength of your bones.

We are supposed to take calcium in the form of calcium citrate, as this is a higher quality form of calcium, however I have never been able to tolerate it. I was given permission by my surgeon to take a higher daily dose of calcium carbonate (Caltrate with D) with Vitamin-D added as a chewable substitute.

I also take the Celebrate Multi-AGB brand chewable multi vitamin in blackberry flavor, which are sold through my surgeon's office where it is less expensive to purchase them than online. Their website is celebratevitamins.com.

Another good source of bariatric products is BariatricChoice.com.

I hope that this information will help...please remember to take your supplements...just like "cheating" with diet compliance, if you don't take your vitamins and calcium you are harming only yourself...

Best wishes and good health...

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thank you so much!!

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