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I'm new to this forum... I am currently 2 1/2 weeks post Gastric Sleeve surgery. My question is... Is it normal for my bariatric surgeon to tell me to crush all my pills, after my surgery? And if it is. How long do they normally have you crush them?

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Mine has us do 30 days, but I'm going to ask if I can go to pills tomorrow at my post-op appt. Shhh I took 3 pills so far, they taste so nasty. I'm 2 weeks post op.

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My surgeon didn't tell me to crush them. I've been swallowing them ever since discharge from the hospital with no trouble.

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I was told to crush everything that was bigger than the eraser on a pencil, Except the time released medications for the first 4 weeks. But I couldnt handle the taste. So I cut some of the pills. Like gabapentin in 4 and i swallowed them that way.

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I was told I could swallow anything smaller than a dime.

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7 minutes ago, Lamermaid said:

I was told to crush everything that was bigger than the eraser on a pencil, Except the time released medications for the first 4 weeks. But I couldnt handle the taste. So I cut some of the pills. Like gabapentin in 4 and i swallowed them that way.

I take gabapentin and have had to take the powder out of the capsule. It has the most horrifying taste. My Vitamins are terrible, but they seem like a treat after gabapentin. My Dr says I have to crush for 30 days. Tomorrow is my 2 week post-op and asking if I can switch.

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1 hour ago, gabybab said:

I take gabapentin and have had to take the powder out of the capsule. It has the most horrifying taste. My Vitamins are terrible, but they seem like a treat after gabapentin. My Dr says I have to crush for 30 days. Tomorrow is my 2 week post-op and asking if I can switch.

I'm sorry. I didn't know gabapentin came in capsules. I have tablets. They were the worst tasting crushed, but I could stomach them just cut in 4.

(2 a day) tastes good

Caltrate 600+D Plus chewables, 155-Count https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001IY03L8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_SzYHCbPNBF7B8

(1 a day chewable is gross and the capsules are big)

ProCare Health Bariatric Multivitamin Iron Free- 30ct Capsule On https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XS5JCD7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_w-YHCb4WBTQ6R

(1 a day) tastes good

BariMelts Biotin, Dissolvable Bariatric Vitamins, Natural strawberry Flavor, 90 Fast Melting Tablets https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OKO1OMK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_A7YHCbAQBNAWW

Good luck and God bless

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11 minutes ago, Lamermaid said:

I'm sorry. I didn't know gabapentin came in capsules. I have tablets. They were the worst tasting crushed, but I could stomach them just cut in 4.

(2 a day) tastes good

Caltrate 600+D Plus chewables, 155-Count https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001IY03L8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_SzYHCbPNBF7B8

(1 a day chewable is gross and the capsules are big)

ProCare Health Bariatric Multivitamin Iron Free- 30ct Capsule On https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XS5JCD7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_w-YHCb4WBTQ6R

(1 a day) tastes good

BariMelts Biotin, Dissolvable Bariatric Vitamins, Natural strawberry Flavor, 90 Fast Melting Tablets https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OKO1OMK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_A7YHCbAQBNAWW

Good luck and God bless

I have 2 weeks left and I'm definitely going to take capsules after that. I take Bariatric Fusion, the orange flavor with Iron. The iron in it is what makes it taste so bad. Just gross! I'm going to beg to go to pills. I don't see why I couldn't, tons of people here start pills immediately!

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