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I'm 4.5 years out and completely stopped taking my Vitamins. I have no idea why, just a fact. I had the sleeve.

The last time I got some they were different brands that I just picked up at Walmart. So not even sure if I got the right ones.

I would like to purchase them through here so I know that I'm getting actual "bariatric" vitamins. But I don't even know where to start or which ones I need. I remember taking a daily, a B12, Calcium and I don't remember what else.

Any thoughts on where to start? Thanks!

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here are the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery guidelines. They list what supplements all WLS patients should take, as well as those specific to each surgery (they call the sleeve "SG" or "LSG" here)

you don't necessarily need bariatric-specific Vitamins, although they do make things a bit easier. But any Vitamin routine is fine if it fits into these guidelines. I've never used bariatric-specific vitamins. My multiple vitamin is just two Centrums (or the generic version of Centrum - both CVS and Walgreens have them - as well as some other places). I then take a few single-vitamin supplements that are required for RNY.

https://asmbs.org/app/uploads/2017/06/ASMBS-Nutritional-Guidelines-2016-Update.pdf?/app/uploads/2008/09/asmbs-nutritional-guidelines-2016-update.pdf

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It might be interesting to see what your lab levels are at this point. You could ask your PCP to order labs (you'll probably have to give her/him the list).

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Just curious as to why you have to restart taking your Vitamins? Have you had a recent blood test which showed your levels are low?

I ask as I stopped taking mine a year ago about 8 months after my surgery & 2 months into maintenance. They’d make me so nauseated. I used to have the same problem before surgery whenever I’d think I needed to take them for a boost.

My understanding was that as a sleeve patient there was not a long term need for Multivitamins if I could absorb all my requirements through what I eat.

My surgeon was fine with my decision & all my bloods come back fine. Had a test this morning so fingers crossed nothing’s changed.

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