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I had to take Vitamins with my sleeve and now still have to take with rny. My bloodwork has always been perfect.

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6 hours ago, Slimming Down Steve said:

I agree with Superman. I personally was told today to keep taking my B12 5000 once a day at 7am. I also take three 500 calcium citrate w/ 500 Vitamin D pills and three stool softeners liquid capsules at 7am, 12pm, and at 3pm. I last take a 1 a-day BariatricPal Multivitamin w/ Iron 45 chewable at 6pm and I'm done. I also take some other non related meds at 6pm.

You take the same as me except my Multivitamin (Pro care brand) has a lot of B12 and my blood test come back high so I guess I am absorbing it thru the pill. I know some people post bypass don't absorb it and have to take it via a shot.

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13 minutes ago, 2Bsmaller18 said:

I just recently had my blood work done at my primary care physicians office. He said my B12 was high, he said it is fine to keep taking the B12 as there isn't really any problems with the B12 being high. So I'll take them till he tells me not to.

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18 hours ago, Slimming Down Steve said:

'm not a professional at all, but I thought you really don't have to take any Vitamins or supplements with the sleeve

If you get the right amount thru food you are correct, However i have issues eating so no way i could get my intake in food, - It really is a open wide subject and all of us are different, for me i am extremely active a so i need the fuel and supplements and Vitamins and vodka keep me going - I feel down and draggy if i do not stay on the supplements and vitamins - however my brother is fine with just one multi day Vitamin A day

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15 minutes ago, AJ Tylo said:

If you get the right amount thru food you are correct, However i have issues eating so no way i could get my intake in food, - It really is a open wide subject and all of us are different, for me i am extremely active a so i need the fuel and supplements and Vitamins and vodka keep me going - I feel down and draggy if i do not stay on the supplements and Vitamins - however my brother is fine with just one multi day Vitamin A day

As long as buying all the different vitamins isn't breaking the bank and your labs are good then what the hell keep up what works. As I said I'm not a professional. Hope you and everyone else a good day or night.

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I’ve given up my Multivitamins now because of the nausea & the random bringing up of bile (no food). I initially stopped the morning capsule last month because I was away & didn’t want to be caught with the immediate need to vomit while out. Now I don’t even bother with my night time capsule. And I’m enjoying not feeling nauseous every day. Better to eat than not eat because I feel sick to my thinking. I also understood they weren’t as vital for sleeve patients once in maintenance & upping food intake.

Last month my surgeon was concerned by the nausea & random vomiting & suggested alternative brand of Multi Vitamins. I told him i’d taken that brand before & they always made me ill & their dose was 3 ‘horse tablets’/day but he didn’t give me another alternative. So I thought stuff it no more tablets.

I only was taking a Multivitamin - full dose was 2 caps/day which I split to 1 AM & 1 PM. My Iron levels & stores are good (iron constipates & who needs to make that worse lol) as are my vit D levels (hilarious as I avoid the sun & am ghostly pale). I get plenty of Calcium thru cheese & yoghurt every day (eating more than I ever did prior to surgery) & bone density is excellent. I also take liquid silica & collagen every 2nd day.

I see my surgeon again next week so I’ll see what he says.

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1 hour ago, Arabesque said:

I’ve given up my Multivitamins now because of the nausea & the random bringing up of bile (no food). I initially stopped the morning capsule last month because I was away & didn’t want to be caught with the immediate need to vomit while out. Now I don’t even bother with my night time capsule. And I’m enjoying not feeling nauseous every day. Better to eat than not eat because I feel sick to my thinking. I also understood they weren’t as vital for sleeve patients once in maintenance & upping food intake.

Last month my surgeon was concerned by the nausea & random vomiting & suggested alternative brand of Multi Vitamins. I told him i’d taken that brand before & they always made me ill & their dose was 3 ‘horse tablets’/day but he didn’t give me another alternative. So I thought stuff it no more tablets.

I only was taking a Multivitamin - full dose was 2 caps/day which I split to 1 AM & 1 PM. My Iron levels & stores are good (iron constipates & who needs to make that worse lol) as are my vit D levels (hilarious as I avoid the sun & am ghostly pale). I get plenty of Calcium thru cheese & yoghurt every day (eating more than I ever did prior to surgery) & bone density is excellent. I also take liquid silica & collagen every 2nd day.

I see my surgeon again next week so I’ll see what he says.

often deficiencies don't show up for quite awhile after surgery - as in it could be 2-3-4 years from now.

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I take one multi daily. My blood work was perfect last year. Some people with a sleeve do well as long as they can eat enough.

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These were my results recently - needless to say I’m making more of an effort with my vitamins...

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For me it’s take my Vitamins, feel nauseous, don’t eat. Don’t take my vitamins, feel good, eat. I’d rather get my nutrients in, esp my Protein, than not.

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On 01/21/2020 at 08:03, AJ Tylo said:






If you get the right amount thru food you are correct, However i have issues eating so no way i could get my intake in food, - It really is a open wide subject and all of us are different, for me i am extremely active a so i need the fuel and supplements and Vitamins and vodka keep me going - I feel down and draggy if i do not stay on the supplements and Vitamins - however my brother is fine with just one multi day Vitamin A day


Vodka? When was your surgery? I’m dying for a glass of red wine!!

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I was done last July and I did drink a little about 3 weeks out - When I mean a little i mean like a 4oz drink, Just to calm me down and get the journey going - Not that I am proud of this fact but now i can drink without a problem, It is easier to drink then eat.

Not saying this is a good choice and I know it is not - but i love my evening drink and chill time on the back porch and i justify it by mixing a little vodka with Protein flavored water! (Ok Girls light me up I know its coming)

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As long as alcohol isn’t a trigger for over eating I personally think it’s fine. This is about quality of lifestyle and continuing on a journey of health, which includes mental health.

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Just had my appointment with my surgeon & told him I wasn’t taking my multi Vitamin & why. He was fine with it. Agreed better I eat than be nauseated & not eat. He also confirmed they are not as necessary for sleeve patients as they are for bypass BUT I had to ensure I was eating a balanced diet. My medical team will continue to monitor my bloods as usual.

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