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I had surgery about two weeks ago, and I reallyyyy hate these chewable vitamins from Bariatric Advantage. They are enormous, they stink, and I have to take two of them every morning. Even just thinking of them makes me want to gag.

I spoke to my nutritionist about it last week, and asked about the Patches, but she said she's not a fan. I'm going to talk to her about other options because I know I need to be taking them, but I just can't. Anyone feel the same way? Tips for getting them down?

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Many people have had success with the Patches. And, for those of us who have had WLS, they are much easier than trying to swallow or chew large pills. Have you looked at the Patches we offer in our store?

https://store.bariatricpal.com/collections/bariatric-Vitamins

The best way to determine if they are effective for you is by having blood work.

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Many people have had success with the Patches. And, for those of us who have had WLS, they are much easier than trying to swallow or chew large pills. Have you looked at the Patches we offer in our store?

https://store.bariatricpal.com/collections/bariatric-Vitamins

The best way to determine if they are effective for you is by having blood work.

I had asked my nutritionist at my appointment last week, but she said there was a debate amongst the staff in my program over whether these were truly effective. I would much rather have the patch, believe me.

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I had bought a big old bottle of bariatric chewables right before surgery. hated them. HATED them. ate them anyway. because I am not going to waste that kind of money, lol.

but I had to split them into 1/4ths and have them with apple sauce or pudding or something. I took one in the morning, one in the evening and when they were gone I went back to my regular ladies one a day pill.

the practice I use does not recommend the Patches.

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I've taken Trader Joe's High Potency chewable Multi's for 3+ years since surgery. They are small and have a very mild taste. For the first six months or so I took 2 per day (1 in the morning, 1 at night). Since then, 1 per day. My labs have always been terrific, and I do get them drawn and tested regularly. They are also:

--cheaper (BY A LOT) than specialty bariatric Vitamins

--lower calorie than specialty bariatric vitamins

--lower carb than specialty bariatric vitamins

No way, no how, not ever am I going to throw my money away on specialty bariatric vitamins. IMO they are a scam and a racket.

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Yeah, those giant chewable ones are pretty nasty. Everyone I've seen who have been on the Patches have had great labs so far.

I actually got away from the chewables about a year ago and am now taking good ol' pre natal Vitamins, lol. They're working great for me. Labs (except for Vitamin D, but I'm always deficient and have to take 50,000 IU's) are awesome.

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I've taken Trader Joe's High Potency chewable Multi's for 3+ years since surgery. They are small and have a very mild taste. For the first six months or so I took 2 per day (1 in the morning, 1 at night). Since then, 1 per day. My labs have always been terrific, and I do get them drawn and tested regularly. They are also:

--cheaper (BY A LOT) than specialty bariatric Vitamins

--lower calorie than specialty bariatric vitamins

--lower carb than specialty bariatric vitamins

No way, no how, not ever am I going to throw my money away on specialty bariatric vitamins. IMO they are a scam and a racket.

That's really helpful. I'm going to have to give them a try. Thanks for the tip!

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the opurity chewables are the only on that agreed with me

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Centrum vitaMINTS life saver and yummy and not overly sweet!!!

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I take Walmart brand Gummy multi Vitamins. Doc said that he has no issues with me taking them because my labs are fine and have been since surgery. They taste just like fruit Snacks.

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Thank you every one for your help. I am going to try a few out I think and just try what works for me.

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I've taken Trader Joe's High Potency chewable Multi's for 3+ years since surgery. They are small and have a very mild taste. For the first six months or so I took 2 per day (1 in the morning, 1 at night). Since then, 1 per day. My labs have always been terrific, and I do get them drawn and tested regularly. They are also:

--cheaper (BY A LOT) than specialty bariatric Vitamins

--lower calorie than specialty bariatric Vitamins

--lower carb than specialty bariatric vitamins

No way, no how, not ever am I going to throw my money away on specialty bariatric vitamins. IMO they are a scam and a racket.

I looked at those yesterday but it did not have enough Calcium, Iron or B12. Are you taking any other supplements?

Note to self: I don't have to take this day all at once but rather one step, one breath and one moment at a time. I am only one person.

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Centrum vitaMINTS life saver and yummy and not overly sweet!!!

Those look amazing. How do you supplement the missing B12 and Iron?

Note to self: I don't have to take this day all at once but rather one step, one breath and one moment at a time. I am only one person.

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