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So I've been taking the ProCare Health One A Day Vitamin with 45 mg of Iron for probably about a month now. In the beginning I had no issues with them (whether I had food in my stomach or not) but for the last week or two I feel nauseous for like 15 min or more after taking them. To be fair I don't always have something in my stomach when taking them so that's understandable, but many times I at least have some fruit or an egg before taking it in the am.

Just wondering if anyone else has issues too? What do you eat before taking it? I wonder if I should just switch to taking it after dinner instead. After I've eaten something of more substance? Not sure why it was fine initially and now I'm having issues.

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Multivitamins always made me nauseous too. I had to take two a day so I took one in the am & one in the pm to offset some of the nausea. I was so glad when I could stop taking them when I got to maintenance. (My blood work showed I didn’t need them.)

The causes could be simply not having enough on your tummy - Protein rich would be better then fruit. Certain Vitamins are known for causing nausea - Iron, E, A, etc. Taking more than you need can result in nausea too.

Try a different brand & maybe one with less iron & see if that helps.

This article may be helpful: https://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/a19912535/reasons-vitamins-cause-nausea/

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I take Bariatric Pal One-a-Day, which is the most complete and economical brand: a year for $99. It's a fast-dissolving capsule.

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Thanks for the feedback. I just started using these and wanted to give them a good go before switching. Plus I'm only 1 month into a 3 month supply. Maybe I will try taking them after dinner or eat more Protein rich food before taking it as suggested.

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I have been taking the same ProCare Vitamin as you for about a year now and I have never had any nausea, but I do take it with my morning Protein Shake.< br>I've never been someone that gets nausea from Vitamins though. I know it can be a real problem for some people. Maybe try it with food and see if that helps. Good luck!

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6 hours ago, STLoser said:

I have been taking the same ProCare Vitamin as you for about a year now and I have never had any nausea, but I do take it with my morning Protein Shake.< br>I've never been someone that gets nausea from Vitamins though. I know it can be a real problem for some people. Maybe try it with food and see if that helps. Good luck!

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Yeah most definitely gonna give it a better try with more food in my stomach cause I love that this has more than enough of what I need and it's only one a day!

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I take the ProCare Health 1 a day 45 mg Iron. I tried the chewable but it was just disgusting. I started the capsules 2 weeks post-op. I take them right before bed, which is when I take most of my meds. I generally only have Water in my stomach at that point, but maybe I don't get nauseous because I go right to sleep afterwards? But again, I've only been taking them about a week or a few days more than that, so maybe I'll start to get nauseous. I want to stick with these because they were one of the only brands among those listed as acceptable by my surgery center that was truly one a day.

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I take the same Vitamin and take them In the morning with my Protein Shake I drink for Breakfast along with taking my other meds. Like you I was fine for a while but one day it made me sick as can be and the only thing I can think of is I must’ve taken less of the Protein shake before I swallowed the vitamin (I never had issues with Vitamins so I didn’t pay attention to this). Anyways, I have made it a point now to take my vitamin with the last sip of My protein shake and I have been fine ever since. You could just as easily take it with dinner though like you mentioned.

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Strange, right? But yeah, I do believe it was because I didn't have enough food in my stomach when this was happening. I have since made it a point to make sure that I do and haven't had issues since.

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9 minutes ago, HeatherE said:

I take ProCare 45 mg Iron at night with no problems. I’ve been taking the citrus chewable, but am slowly switching to the capsules. I take them at night since I have a Protein Shake for Breakfast and Iron shouldn’t be taken within 2 hours of Calcium because if absorption issues.

I never thought of the Calcium in the shake but I can’t remember if it’s iron that doesn’t absorb because of calcium or calcium that doesn’t absorb because of iron. I know I get plenty of calcium outside of the shake but I just looked and my Protein Shake does have calcium in it I need to look further into this so glad you pointed it out

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5 minutes ago, HeatherE said:

Worth checking. Iron doesn’t absorb after Calcium so my nutritionist told me to take the Vitamin separately from the Protein Shake. That said… I had some pizza before my Vitamin last night knowing I shouldn’t. Oh well.

Well I have my appointment tomorrow and I got labs last week so I guess we will see if my Iron is low. I have been on this vitamin for two months and I’ve been taking it with my Protein Shake every morning. Oops. Before that I was fine but I was taking a two a day so I got the iron from the evening one I bet.

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I have been taking this for two months now and I just got my labs back and they were right in line with what They were three months before taking the Bariatric Advantage. Just FYI for those considering it. I like iT because it’s truly one a day and it’s cheaper.

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