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So I started my Vitamin regimen, the B12 is a dissolvable tab that isn’t so bad. The calcium citrate look and have the texture of Starburst candy but have a little aftertaste and the Multivitamin is a chewable horse pill that turns to chalk with a taste of fruit but aren’t very good. Anybody have a better tasting multi vitamin? The other I can handle. 1000mg on both Calcium and multi

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I started with that brand but later searched for something more reasonable price wise. I now take the ProCare Health multivitamin with 45 mg of Iron and a normal calcium citrate pill that is not bariatric. So far my labs are great. I do not need the B12 so far either. I had the sleeve.

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I started with all chewables through GNC but they're kinda pricey, so I cheaped out and got generic drugstore Vitamins and they sat too hard on my stomach/made me nauseous, so I'm going back to the GNC soft chews next month. I take Vitamin D, a Multi, Vit B12, and Calcium.

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31 minutes ago, ShoppGirl said:

I started with that brand but later searched for something more reasonable price wise. I now take the ProCare Health Multivitamin with 45 mg of Iron and a normal calcium citrate pill that is not bariatric. So far my labs are great. I do not need the B12 so far either. I had the sleeve.

I take the pro-care health multi with 45 mg of Iron too. I get nauseous and throw up sometimes after taking (I take at night with a snack). Do you have that problem? Any suggestions?

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1 minute ago, lizonaplane said:

I take the pro-care health multi with 45 mg of Iron too. I get nauseous and throw up sometimes after taking (I take at night with a snack). Do you have that problem? Any suggestions?

I take mine in the morning AFTER I drink a whole Protein Shake and that seems to be enough. But I did throw up once when I wasn’t thinking and I took it before I finished the whole shake. I think it’s definitely a “take with food” sort of thing. Taking it at night is not a bad idea though.

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The chewable Multivitamins are terrible. Having said that, the Bariatric Advantage ones were way better than the Celebrate ones. I tried to switch to save money but it was bad and I just ate (no pun intended) the cost of getting more of the BA ones because the daily torture was not worth it.

I switched to a one a day capsule for the multivitamin once I could do so (around month 4) and I have never looked back. I take the Bariatric Advantage Solo with Iron, as well as the BA Calcium (the same kind as you - I agree they taste like Starbursts but find them quite tolerable, esp the strawberry ones).

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I also use the ProCare with 45mg Iron. But I have to have it after there's something in my stomach or I get dizzy. I also take D3/K2, B12 (liquid), calcium citrate, and a few other things, but none of them are officially "bariatric" and yet my labs are fantastic.

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ProCare Health one a day capsules w 18mg of Iron, and their calcium chews and dark chocolate bars. I absolutely could not stomach the chalky, chewable vitamins post-op, so I stitched to the capsules and haven't had any trouble with them. I don't take any additional B Vitamins or other supplements, and all of my labs have been perfect so far. I generally take my multi in the morning after Breakfast, and calciums after lunch & dinner.

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