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BariActiv chewable multivitamins - strong reaction (empty stomach?)



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Post sleeve, just had the strangest reaction to these Vitamins. Within 2 minutes, sweats, diarrhea and the urge to vomit. I sipped Water to help move it on through, hoping to avoid vomiting.

Anyone else had an experience with this particular Vitamin brand? I'm wondering if this happened because I took them on an empty stomach?

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I take those mulitvitamins, the Iron and the Calcium. I don't think I have ever taken the mulit's on a completely empty stomach. I have the Calcium and it was fine. I've always had at least a Protein shake on my stomach before taking the mulit.

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I put one in my mouth, started to chew and instatnly threw up. There is something in those that did not agree with my stomach right away.

I switched over to OptiSouce Post Bariatric Vitamin Chews and have had no issue since.

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Thank you both!

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I threw up the Bariatric Advantage multi when I accidentally took it on an empty stomach. Tummies do not like these Vitamins without other stuff in there. I was only 2 1/2 weeks out, thus it was quite uncomfortable. I take the Vitamins with some food. The Calcium goes ok without food or with a shake, but there needs to be a bit in my tum to do the vitamins. Sorry it happened to you!

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I was told to always eat before taking multi-vitamins.

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I take BariActiv and haven't had an issue except I got way too full too fast when I tried to take it before eating and then ate on top of it. Since then I only take it after I eat. Sorry you are having trouble with them but sounds like you aren't the only one!

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I got on these things through the appointment with a nutritionist back in April. While I didn't have surgery until this week, this stuff started coming monthly in May. Now that I am trying to use them (started prior to surgery) I find them absolutely repulsive! They are too big, too citric, too dry... just awful. The only thing I can bear are the weekly nasal Nascobal. I think I am gonna cut my losses and find something that will not make me gag and heave each time I have to take them. PLUS you have to take 2 at a time, twice a day, and at least two hours away from Iron. I'm a teacher going back to work in three weeks. If I am getting nauseous that much every day, let's just say that ain't cool. Looks like others are not pleased with this stuff either. Sorry I didn't do my own research on this one... I've got threefour months of the things sitting here. :angry:

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Yes same here. I didn't know what it was either until now. It all makes since. But yeah I would sweat, get nauseated, and a lil dizzy. I didn't know u had to eat but this morning I drank my shake then Vitamins and no problems. So that's what I will do from here on out!

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BariActiv Vitamins have some sugar alcohols in them (though not a large amount). I have read that post bariatric surgery sometimes people are sensitive to those. Taking it with food would slow the absorption so it makes sense that it would help.

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