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Did anyone here start their bariatric supplements before surgery to get a head-start? If so, did you find it helpful in the end? Not only would I like to be as healthy as I can be before surgery, but I'd like to establish this pill-taking routine so once it's time to start supplementing however long after surgery it won't be a scramble to figure out where to start. My dietician is on-board, but I'd like some real-life feedback LOL Thoughts?

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Mine required it 6 weeks before surgery. Also had to start Vitamin D as I was pretty low

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I started taking the Vitamins after I went to the all day class thing I had to go to. The nutritionist was there and explained how and when to take them. After surgery, I had to switch to chewable but the type and times stayed the same. The chewable vitamins are gross by the way. I can't wait to go back to the swallow and forget about it vitamins. :D

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3 minutes ago, Ed_NW said:

I started taking the Vitamins after I went to the all day class thing I had to go to. The nutritionist was there and explained how and when to take them. After surgery, I had to switch to chewable but the type and times stayed the same. The chewable vitamins are gross by the way. I can't wait to go back to the swallow and forget about it Vitamins. :D

One thing I haven't gotten to discuss with the RD yet is how soon after surgery are supplements started? I've already bugged her once today so I'll save that question for later. Were you taking supps immediately after surgery or did you have to wait a certain amount of time?

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7 minutes ago, Kimmie K said:

Were you taking supps immediately after surgery or did you have to wait a certain amount of time?

I started taking them on about day 6 post-op. That's when I was doing pretty good with my Water and Protein Shakes. It's good to have the ability to wash the taste of those things out of your mouth.

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5 hours ago, Kimmie K said:

One thing I haven't gotten to discuss with the RD yet is how soon after surgery are supplements started? I've already bugged her once today so I'll save that question for later. Were you taking supps immediately after surgery or did you have to wait a certain amount of time?

I had my final pre op nutrition class today and was told โ€” donโ€™t start bariatric Vitamins before, just keep taking a good Multivitamin and start the bariatric ones the first day you are home. So I got a one month supply today also.

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21 hours ago, CurvyMom said:

I had my final pre op nutrition class today and was told โ€” donโ€™t start bariatric Vitamins before, just keep taking a good Multivitamin and start the bariatric ones the first day you are home. So I got a one month supply today also.

I was told the exact same thing by my nutritionist and started with Centrum the next day.

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