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So I am 3 months PO and am STRUGGLING TO TAKE my Vitamins. They make me nauseous. I make sure that I take them with food, I try to take them before bed and in the morning.

I have tried Bariatric Fusion chewables, bariatric fusion Multi-Vitamin tablets and alive vitamins.

I had labs drawn today to check my levels, but I have missed vitamins every day for a week before that. 😕

What are you taking that's gentler?

Anyone suffer with intense nausea from vitamins?

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I use opurity sleeve and bypass optimized multi and opurity calcium citrate both chewable. They both actually taste good and I do not get nauseous as long as I take the multi with food.

They are both made by Unjury and contain no ingredients from China. Very well priced too.

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Funny i just changed my Vitamins today to the bariatric chewables. I'm 5 weeks postop and i started with the Multivitamin pills, they are too large for me to swallow. I have a hard time swallowing medium - large pills. Then i tried the multivitamin crystals, you mix with Water. This took forever to drink. So now I'm trying the chewables. We'll see!!! I think it's important to find the right combo for you. The Patches might work for you too.

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I ordered the Bariatric Pal calcium chews in the caramel flavour and they are so good. I am going to see what other ones they do, because this is really helping me to get my Vitamins in where before I really struggled.

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1 minute ago, froufrou said:

I ordered the Bariatric Pal calcium chews in the caramel flavour and they are so good. I am going to see what other ones they do, because this is really helping me to get my Vitamins in where before I really struggled.

I will look into those.

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Update- my labs are all perfect. I haven't taken Vitamins in a week. I did purchase some bariatric vitamins at my doctor's office, and took one today and didn't get nauseous.

My cholesterol is elevated though!!! How in the heck!

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5 minutes ago, Fazzini Bee said:

Update- my labs are all perfect. I haven't taken Vitamins in a week. I did purchase some bariatric Vitamins at my doctor's office, and took one today and didn't get nauseous.

My cholesterol is elevated though!!! How in the heck!

Did your doctor not give you an idea why it might be high?

I was just talking to someone else on another thread about gallbladder issues - it can happen when cholesterol is chucked out into your system, which happens during rapid weight loss. I wonder if there is a link to elevated cholesterol in your case? Just speculation on my part... I have no clue.

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Update- my labs are all perfect. I haven't taken Vitamins in a week. I did purchase some bariatric vitamins at my doctor's office, and took one today and didn't get nauseous.
My cholesterol is elevated though!!! How in the heck!
I bought the black cherry chewable vitamins and they are good too. I'm sticking with the chewables

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1 minute ago, froufrou said:

Did your doctor not give you an idea why it might be high?

I was just talking to someone else on another thread about gallbladder issues - it can happen when cholesterol is chucked out into your system, which happens during rapid weight loss. I wonder if there is a link to elevated cholesterol in your case? Just speculation on my part... I have no clue.

The doc said that it is likely from the rapid weight loss, I don't eat much outside of the guidelines. A few days ago, I ate 5 candy corn. But really truly behave 99.9% of the time. I have really been examining my diet to make sure I'm doing it right.

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2 minutes ago, Fazzini Bee said:

The doc said that it is likely from the rapid weight loss, I don't eat much outside of the guidelines. A few days ago, I ate 5 candy corn. But really truly behave 99.9% of the time. I have really been examining my diet to make sure I'm doing it right.

Have you been doing Keto or anything like that? Apparently that can temporarily push up your cholesterol too, but like your doctor said, I bet it's just from the rapid weight loss.

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6 minutes ago, froufrou said:

Have you been doing Keto or anything like that? Apparently that can temporarily push up your cholesterol too, but like your doctor said, I bet it's just from the rapid weight loss.

I haven't been doing keto on purpose. The current guidelines from my doc are fruit, veggies, and meat. It's okay for me to do 1 protien shake or bar a day (getting me to focus on getting nutrients and protien from whole foods) . I don't do very much fruit because of the sweetness. I've been leaning towards and loving strawberries and berries in general.

I suppose one thing that I have a few times a week that I love Is Peanut Butter.

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It doesn't sound like your doctor is worried, so I wouldn't worry.

I found this article for you https://www.livestrong.com/article/500114-can-losing-weight-raise-your-cholesterol-temporarily/

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I'm 35 days post-op and having the same issue, I'm going to try the Celebrate chewables with Iron in orange flavor because those have great reviews and people on here have recommended them.

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