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Hi there,

I'm sure this has been said before, but every single Multivitamin I've taken makes me so nauseated. I've tried different ones and I've even thrown up from them. What do I do?

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Have you tried talking to your surgeon's office? There are Patches and chewables, but I wouldn't use them without talking to my surgeon's office. I take mine in a small glass of Tomato juice or other thick liquid like a Protein Shake in the morning. I would think taking it during Breakfast would be easiest.

I used to take my Iron at night and it did NOT make me feel good, so I moved everything but Calcium to the morning.

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Def talk to your team, because they are essential.

I don't know if you have tried the Gummy type ones? You can chew them but I just suck on it until it has dissolved and it is nicely berry flavoured.

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I had the same issue until I started taking the BariatricPal Complete Multivitamin 45 capsules. I'm not being paid for this endorsement either, I truly have flipped my nausea issue around after starting to use these instead of all the others that made me want to barf.

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So I used to get sick with my multivitamin when I took it on an empty stomach. Do you take yours with food? It may help...

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I had that problem my whole life, so I didn't take Vitamins. Now post-WLS I HAVE to take vitamins, so I take soft chew vitamins from GNC and they've not made me sick at all and I'm absorbing my vitamins just fine.

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I always had the issue too - it used to put me off taking Vitamins and I knew that wouldn't wash with surgery.

Now I take 2 Flintstones chewables with Iron, 2 Biotin gummies, and a dissolve under the tongue B12 in the AM.

A Calcium soft chew at lunch time, and another in the PM.

Just had my 6 month b/w done and all my levels are perfect. I can take the morning vitamins without anything in my stomach, as I'm not a breakfast person.

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I've used Patches when I couldn't keep things down.

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I had this problem at the beginning. Every MVI I took, no matter which brand or method made me nauseated and dizzy.

I started with the Patches, but I developed a sensitivity to the adhesive. I tried different brands of chewables, both the chalky and the ones like a starburst. I tried taking them different times of the day, with/without food. It was misery and made me afraid to take them.

I finally settled on Vitafusion gummies, with my evening meal. They have some sugar in them, but I would have done about anything to keep from getting sick every time I took them, so I decided it was a fair trade-off since they were the only ones that didn't make me sick. I took those for maybe 6 months until I worked up the nerve to try just a regular Women's One-a-Day.

I suspect the biggest issue was the time of day and whether I took it with food because I always got sickest if I took them in the morning (regardless of with or without food).

Definitely contact your team, but I'd say that it's going to be a bit of trial and error for you. It certainly was for me.

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