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well thanks everyone!

I guess i'll stick with the Fintstones!

He also has me set up with liquid Calcium (for immediately post op, then switch to pill form down the road). sublingual B12, Biotin.

On my own i'm adding Flax Seed liquid to my day just to make sure I get appropriate Omega fatty acids.

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I take One A Day women's health 2x day, and 3000 mg Biotin. My question is if your taking a multi Vitamin why do you take the B-12 and the Calcium? I thought that had all the requirements needed. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks

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My physician recommended Gummy-vites and Vitamin B12 sublingual tabs. Found them both at costco and am pleased with taste/texture of the gummies. My husband even started taking them! :) Still not a fan of the B12's.... working on it though. Good luck!

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I take One A Day women's health 2x day, and 3000 mg Biotin. My question is if your taking a multi Vitamin why do you take the B-12 and the Calcium? I thought that had all the requirements needed. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks

I was doing so research on bariatric surgery and with the bypass and less so with the sleeve your body needs more than just a Multivitamin to get all the B12 that you need. The stomach plays a huge role in the absorption of B12. Calcium because with our limited food intake we are at high risk for too little calcium and Vit D. I think I remember something about weight loss or bariatric surgery making you more susceptible to osteoporosis. The Multivitamins just aren't enough for you to get all of these requirements.

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Flintstone with Iron

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I'm supposed to take:

1. Vitamin D

2. 4 optisource Post Bariatric Vitamin @ 4 different times each day

3. 500mg of calcium citrate (i either do 1 Peanut Butter or 2 lemon bites by Bariatric Advantage)

4. B12 every other day.

5. Biotin (optional)

I've only been taking #2 and #3 regularly. I just got a prescription for a high dosage of Vitamin D from my Nut, so I'm starting back on that tomorrow and I also plan to run to GNC to get my B - 12.

I was told I had the option to take flinstone chewables, so once I'm starting to get tired of the OptiSource I'll look into that. (BTW, it's kind of hard to find OptiSource outside of the Internet or Wal-Greens)

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There's a website called Bariatric Fusion. It has all sorts of Vitamins on it, the site is specifically for people who had the bypass, sleeve and lap band. I take the Mixed berry flavor complete chewable Vitamin and mineral supplement. And I take chewable Iron. Research it, I've really enjoyed these vitamins and you only have to take three of the vitamins three times a day AND they taste good! Good luck!

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@@debcal73 yes, look for the High Potency chewable Multi's. They have a very light taste. I've been taking two a day (one with Breakfast, one with dinner) since four weeks out and my labs have always been excellent. 5 calories and one carb per chewable. Bonus: they are cheaper than just about any other chewable I have seen.

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My doctor recommended a Vitamin specifically for those who have had weight loss surgery.

I take:

Celebrate multi. vit chewable pineapple strawberry 2 per day

Celebrate B12 sublingual 1 per day

Celebrate Iron plus C Berry 1 per day

Bariatric Advantage calcium citrate chewy bite carmel flavored 4 per day

I order them all on line from Amazon or wherever I can find them cheapest.

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