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Has anyone tried the Multivitamin Patches they have now? I'm researching which Vitamins to take after surgery and came across the patches, I've never heard of them before. Also, I'm having a very hard time finding a multi Vitamin that has all the required stuff in it. How many vitamins does it usually take to get everything needed?

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My surgery center said no Patches or gummies. I guess they don't work as well? Ask your surgery center how they feel about them. I think most people tend to need to take more than one pill.

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Patches seem to work for some but not for others. I've never tried them because I'm afraid I'd be one of the people they don't work for.

you have to take two of most Multivitamins to meet requirements. I think there are a few bariatric-specific multivitamins where you only have to take one per day, though - but anything from a grocery store or drug store (like Centrum) you have to take two per day.

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My surgeon's office recommends Bariatric Fusion chewables. I started taking one per day while I'm in pre-op phase, but post op it's 4 per day to get the required Vitamins. Multiple pills, but at least it's just one Vitamin bottle on the shelf.

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My surgeons office recommends the vitamin patches but only for the first month postop then switch to the oral Vitamins.

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My surgeon's office also recommended Bariatric Fusion chewables or liquid vitamins for the first couple of months. They did advise against Patches, which is unfortunate, as it seems like such a great idea for post-op patients.

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