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So I'm two days post op, discharged from the hospital and on my way to pick up my prescriptions and some Multivitamins. I'm not a big fan of horse pills or any pills. Are there alternative multivitamins like chewables I can purchase? Not on th sweet side either. Thank you. P.S. Doc told me no gummies

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When I had my RNY they had me start with Centrum chewable vitamins. But finally I just went to a Bariatric Vitamins they are in capsules and I was told that you can open them up and sprinkle on applesauce. I have heard others say they used FLINTSTONE chewable's!! YUKKY I couldn't do them at all. I also would say if your DR has you taking Calcium make sure it is calcium citrate in PETITES. Welcome to the OTHER side. LOL Hang on you will be on the BEST JOURNEY of your life!! Happy Holidays. And KEEP ON KEEPING ON!!

Edited by shedo82773
They became to sweet to me, thats why I couldn't stand them. LOL

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I've taken the Centrum chewables from Day 1. No issues.

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I'm still pre-op but have been using the Tespo liquid Vitamin system for a month now and have been happy with it. I am taking the Men's Bariatric Complete. I'll be curious to see how my lab work comes back after surgery.

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I did soft chews for the first two months and then switched over to pills. I found one on here actually that is only once a day. It's a good size but certainly not as big as some Vitamins I have seen. I also took Celebrate soft chews caramels for the Calcium+D. I just got tired of all the chewing of those things. Wanted to swallow and be done.

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I’m post op day 20. I take Centrum chewable Multivitamin. I was advised also not to take gummy vitamins. I was also advised not to take Flintstone chewable as they are not adult Vitamins.

I ordered some Celebrate Vitamins on here but have not received them yet.

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If you ask me there are no better Bariatric Vitamins. I have used them for 4 years. Never had anything turn up bad on my Bloodwork!! Super easy due to the capsules!! Have a great day!! And Happy Holidays!!

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I'm still pre-op but have been using the Tespo liquid Vitamin system for a month now and have been happy with it. I am taking the Men's Bariatric Complete. I'll be curious to see how my lab work comes back after surgery.

How do you like the Tespo? Is it worth the money? I Googled it and it almost sounds too good to be true. But I'm intrigued.

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I just read the thread by Alex Brecher about New Year's resolutions and he mentioned the Tespo dispenser. I'm really going to think about getting it since maintaining Vitamins is something I'll have to do the rest of my life and I like the idea of drinking my vitamins.

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3 hours ago, CaliforniaCandy said:

I just read the thread by Alex Brecher about New Year's resolutions and he mentioned the Tespo dispenser. I'm really going to think about getting it since maintaining Vitamins is something I'll have to do the rest of my life and I like the idea of drinking my Vitamins.< br>
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I personally use Tespo. It's easy and convenient. It sits right next to my coffee maker and I remember to use it every morning.

I've found that most people that undergo WLS start off with chewable vitamins. Most end up taking pills for the long term. I'm all for using whatever works best for you! People aren't compliant with vitamins if they don't enjoy or tolerate them.

The most common long-term issues for WLS patients are caused mostly by Vitamin deficiencies. Many deficiencies won't show up initially on bloodwork. They can take a few years to show up.

Taking an off the shelf vitamin is definitely better than taking no vitamins at all. The bariatric vitamin companies would shoot me if they heard me saying that :) I highly suggest going with vitamins that are designed for Bariatric patients if you can afford it and you care about your long-term health. I don't get how people will undergo a life-changing surgery but be too cheap to invest a few well-spent dollars in their health.

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