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My bariatric program told me to take chewables, which made sense in the beginning when I couldn't ingest much. I've been using a Vitamin Patch, but I feel like the old Multivitamin pills I took pre-op made me feel better. Think it would be okay to start using those again, now that I can swallow pills?

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@@fairgge - Good question, hope you/me get a good answer. Please have some bonifides to go with that answer. ;-)

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I started out with a horse pill bariatric Vitamin that in spite of its budget breaking cost did not want to go down, and came back up more often than not. On top of that I was taking B12, D3, and Calcium. I switched to Flintstones chewables for a while, but found a Multi-Vitamin at Walgreens formulated for women over 50.

My labs have been spot on, except this last time two weeks ago. I was slightly below range on Folate, B12, and D3. My cholesterol was slightly high, but 20 points less than it was three months ago.

So, I will stay with the Walgreens multi for the time being and pick up D3, B12, and Calcium. The D3 and Calcium are available in chewables and that is what I will get.

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Awesome! Thanks Miss Mac!

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I take a regular generic one a day type Vitamin with added D at the advice of my Bariatric team. All of my labs have been great.

I also take a generic Vitamin D, B1 because my Thiamin was low and calcium citrate.

My B12 was so high they pulled me off for 6 months.

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I was told that I could take ANY form of Vitamin as long as I was taking the required doses. I take chew two Centrum C Multivitamin/multi-mineral everyday and have since a week after surgery. I don't understand why you doing so would present a problem.

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This is one of those questions, like alcohol and caffeine, etc., You ask 10 different people, you will get 10 different answers...

Really comes down to what you can do, and what your Dr. says you should do.

There are people here who cannot tolerate swallowing pills whole....myself, not only do I take a large multi-Vitamin whole, but other supplements as well....plus certain oral meds I need to take....

But just because I can tolerate it with no problems, does not make it Ok for the next person to do so.

Again, a lot of these questions there is no right or wrong....

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i too took gummies post op but when they were gone switched back to a regular multi. my nut said any kind ok, just make sure it has Iron, even a small amount. i take 1 am and 1 pm.

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