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Hello all, I'm second guessing what I thought I should be doing. Should I be taking a Multivitamin to get the RDA for RNY patients "and" taking extra Vitamin D3, Calcium, Iron and B12 "or" just taking a multivitamin with the RDA? Example: they said to take 1500mg of calcium a day...if my multivitamin provides 1500mg, is the vitamin enough or should I be taking the vitamin and an extra 1500mg of calcium? TIA

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we were told to take the ones you mentioned above & beyond what's in a multi. For one thing, the Calcium in multis is calcium carbonate - whereas we're supposed to take calcium citrate. Also, if you've had RNY, you've lost the ability to metabolize regular B12 - you have to get your B12 through a sublingual tablet or an injection.

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Ok...that's what I've been doing but thought I could do away with some if I was taking more than recommended.

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I agree with catwoman7. The only thing I don't take extra of is Iron, as my bariatric Multivitamin has around 45 mg. I take the Multi Vitamins, calcium citrate with D, and a sublingual B12. I had the bypass.

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I agree with the other two ladies -- in addition, I am taking Biotin since I heard about Hair loss on down the road (my surgery is June 3rd). I wanted to be as prepared for that hair loss as possible! My multi Vitamin, calcium citrate, and biotin are in Gummy form, and my B-12 is sublingual liquid, which doesn't taste bad at all :)

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I take proadvantage since it has everything in 1 pill per day. Except 3 calcium’s since you can’t absorb more than 500 mg of Calcium at a time and from what I understand you can’t absorb Iron with calcium. I gave not heard about not being able to absorb B12 but that you don’t absorb a lot of it. I think it is a really high dose in the multivitamin. I think since it is Water soluble you just pee out the excess it’s not causing liver damage etc. I think I need to tease arch the sublingual.

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When did everyone start getting blood drawn to check for your levels? 6 months after? A year?

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My team gives you the lab slip at the 4 month checkup to get done by the 6 month checkup.

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I take the extras (b1, d3, B12, cal citrate) over and above my multi at the direction of my RD.

One note about biotin... make sure your team knows that you're taking it. There is evidence that it can mess with blood test results, so you may need to stop taking it for a period of time before having bloodwork done.

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