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My Vitamin prescription is SUPER expensive to fill. They want like $389 for the vitamin B nasal spray, but then they throw in the chewable multi vitamin and the chewable Calcium. What a deal huh! Lol. But it's super expensive and I just can't afford it. Even with my insurance and the coupon it still is $289. Any suggestions?

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What? My surgeon said as long as I take 2 Flintstones chewable vitamins she was good with that. Of course I take B-12, Iron and D3 supplements. OTC and not that expensive. I might be wrong, but it sounds like they sell it in their office and make mucho $$ profit off of you. Ridiculous

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Yeah....unless you've got other things going on, you should be fine with OTC Vitamins. I had the sleeve done 8/14. The next day I was swallowing B1(100mg)$5 , chewing Centrum chewables (2/day) $8. Two weeks out I now swallow a D3 (2000IU) $6 and take B12 $5 sublingually(melts under your tongue). Will add Calcium & Iron in a couple weeks. Every surgeon is somewhat different, but there's no reason you vitamins should be costing that much.


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My surgeon and dietitian both recommended Bariatric Advantage products. I have 500mg calcium chews and a multi Vitamin chewable. I also take Biotin, and omeprazole daily. I really like the products so far. They are a little pricey but nothing like yours. I am fully out of pocket for mine, as insurance will cover nothing it sees as OTC.

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

Good luck!!! I guess I should be taking a priobiotic daily as well.

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I'm so broke I was thrilled to be able to get some Vitamins at Wal-Mart: chewable Multivitamins, Biotin, B complex, calcium citrate with D3. Of course, it's early days and I haven't been tested yet to see if there are any deficiencies.

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Apply it can't hurt one is Bariatric Advantage you can get 90 days supply free. The other one is Celebrate again 90 day supply but for a year. Just my 2 cents...


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I know that certain surgeon's practices will give you a discount code to use with Bariatric Advantage, even. My surgeon's practice gives me a 15% discount on orders made using the code.

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Search Amazon for bariatric Vitamins. You can definitely get them a lot cheaper than what you are paying.

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I used the spray post-op because my Dr Recommended and after pre-op testing I had hit my max out of pocket for the year so they were free the rest of the year anyway. After that...

I get a sublingual B-12 from Sam's club. If you have a Sam's membership that is the best place to get Vitamins. If you have a Sam's plus membership you can get script Vitamin D for free.

These are a good Multivitamin, you need 2 a day though not the recommended 1.

http://a.co/0EanaNY

If you need a chewable and live near a Trader Joe's

https://www.amazon.com/Trader-Joes-High-Potency-Chewable/dp/B00ELPQZF4

I hate chewables, but I used those for a while and they aren't as sweet as most. Def not as sweet as the Bariatric versions.

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12 hours ago, lbutton6172 said:

My Dr told me the flinstone gummies r the perfect things to take. I take 2 in the morning and 2 at night and it gives me everything I need. It's not alot of money at all. I recommend them.

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I was told by my surgeon to avoid gummy vitamins and time release Vitamins because they would not be absorbed properly.

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I buy my advanced multi vits directly from Bariatric Advantage $41. (you can request a hold when needed). My Iron, B vit, from Walmart and my Calcium with vit D from costco. It is SUPER important for us to take these Vitamins because we cannot eat the amount of food to get these through our diets.

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Surgeons all say different things it seems. There is no real gold standard. I think a lot of it depends on your weight, blood profile, Vitamin deficiency's, etc. We are all different. It probably would not hurt to have a complete blood panel done and go from there. My surgeon told me the other day to take 2 Flintstone chewables a day. That's it. I also take Vit D3, Iron and B12 supplements.

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My Vitamin prescription is SUPER expensive to fill. They want like $389 for the vitamin B nasal spray, but then they throw in the chewable multi vitamin and the chewable Calcium. What a deal huh! Lol. But it's super expensive and I just can't afford it. Even with my insurance and the coupon it still is $289. Any suggestions?
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Do you have insurance?


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