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What vitamins/supplements are you all taking? My doctor only has me taking a Multivitamin and Calcium. I'm taking Biotin because I thought it might prevent some Hair loss (it didn't) 😕

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Since surgery in June 2021 I have taken 2 Bariatric Fusion multi Vitamin chewable and 1 Bariatric fusion Calcium daily. I recently had to add in a chewable fusion Iron 2x a week bc my iron is low.
Glad you mentioned the Biotin isn’t working bc I’m losing fair and was gonna order it next.

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You need a high dose Multi-Vitamin such as Bariatric Pal's One-a-Day (or double "normal" one-a-day vitamins), sub-lingual Vitamin B12, D3, and 1500 mg Calcium Citrate. If your dietitian gave you other directions, follow them.

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I don’t take any Vitamins any more. Haven’t since about month 8 (hit goal at 6 months) with my surgeon’s approval. While I was losing I took a multi Vitamin. Also took a Vitamin D to begin but was told to drop it because I had more than enough in my body.

I stopped taking Multivitamins because I’m not lacking in any nutrients - my three monthly blood work always comes back really good - except Protein ☹️. (My poor ability to absorb protein is a result of my gall surgery but I don’t have to take the Creon I was prescribed anymore because they didn’t help - just have to continue to be vigilant with my protein intake.)

What do your blood tests show? Are you lacking in any specific vitamin or mineral?

Once you stabilise your weight, it’s not as necessary for sleevers to continue to take vitamins unless you are specific lacking in something unlike bypass patients who need to continue to take them due to malabsorption challenges.

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I just had blood tests done while on B12, Biotin, Calcium, D3+K2, folate, and a bariatric Multivitamin with Iron.

2.5 months post-op, my B12 and folate are on the high end of normal (so am expecting to be told to drop those). My calcium is okay, my D3 is okay, and my iron is fine but my iron binding capacity is low.

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I take Kirkland signature everything, no special Vitamins here because my levels were running too high with them. I take a multi Vitamin, Vitamin D, and a b complex. Perfect bloodwork at my one year appointment.

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