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On 3/11/2022 at 9:03 PM, Donna Suz said:

I spent a lot of time today looking for the Vitamins I will be taking after the surgery. I was reading the packet I got from my surgeon and there was a lot of details I needed to go over to make those decisions. I had started a Vitamin regimen based on some YouTube videos I watched, but after getting into the nitty gritty of it I realized I was going to need much higher dosages than what was recommended. It took me some time to balance out what I needed for the amount of money it will cost me every month. As I was doing this it made me feel much better about the care I am going to give myself after the surgery which greatly reduced any anxieties I was having. I’ve got about 3 weeks to go (My surgery is April 4th) and I’m planning on concentrating on preparing for my post-op needs.

If you still a recommendation, Bariatric Vitamins from ProCare are wonderful!

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Does anyone have any recommendations on a chewable/ melt away Vitamin that isn't incredibly vomit inducing? Can't swallow a pill until 30 days after surgery and I'm nervous. My first round with a chewable was not good 🤢

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44 minutes ago, newsam1154 said:

If you still a recommendation, Bariatric Vitamins from ProCare are wonderful!

Thanks, I’ll look into that. The hardest thing to find has been a chewable B-50 complex. So far the closest thing I can find is a liquid version.

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On 03/13/2022 at 09:13, newsam1154 said:



Does anyone have any recommendations on a chewable/ melt away Vitamin that isn't incredibly vomit inducing? Can't swallow a pill until 30 days after surgery and I'm nervous. My first round with a chewable was not good 🤢


I have been using Barimelt and they are really good, but turns out you have to take more of them to get the recommended dosage which can get pretty expensive. I’ve ordered some from Unjary. I’ve heard they are pretty good so we’ll see.

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7 hours ago, sugarbee24 said:

Shazza_ob1 the anxiety struggle is real! I, very recently had a huge anxiety melt down. For me organization is key. Having a folder or binder will be helpful. I cleared a shelf in my pantry for all of my post surgery supplies. This helped me greatly. I'm in the US and I assume by your wording you are not. I have no idea how the insurance process works but never be sorry for saying how you feel here. This is a safe place for all of us to say what we are feeling. Good luck 😊

Very well said! Beautiful!

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2 hours ago, newsam1154 said:

Does anyone have any recommendations on a chewable/ melt away Vitamin that isn't incredibly vomit inducing? Can't swallow a pill until 30 days after surgery and I'm nervous. My first round with a chewable was not good 🤢

Have you guys looked into this site's formula? Bariatric pal has many varieties with varied flavors too to get you started. Plus they also have baraotric special where you only need to take once a day instead of having to take multiple pills a day.

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I use Bariatric Advantage complete EA chewable Multivitamin, Target brand B-12 melts, nature Made B-6 chewable, Natrona Vitamin D3 chewable and Caltrate Calcium chewable. All approved by my doctor. I hope this helps

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9 hours ago, newsam1154 said:

Does anyone have any recommendations on a chewable/ melt away Vitamin that isn't incredibly vomit inducing? Can't swallow a pill until 30 days after surgery and I'm nervous. My first round with a chewable was not good 🤢

Immediately post op I took the Bariatric Advantage chewable. I was able to take it without food even and it didn’t upset my stomach. Of course everyone is different but I did well with it.

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1 hour ago, Jennimic said:

Hi, I am all set for Gastric Bypass on April 5th!

Where are you getting your GB done?

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On 03/15/2022 at 17:51, Quesodip251 said:






Where are you getting your GB done?


Houston

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On 3/11/2022 at 4:32 PM, TamTY said:

Hello!! My sleeve surgery is scheduled for April 11. I’m very excited! 😊

Hiya TamTY mine is on the same day! 😁 Excited, nervous, confident…can’t believe it’s actually going to happen….I have all of the emotions going on at the moment! Still seems ages away at the moment though. When do you start your pre op diet?

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8 minutes ago, Kia kaha said:

Hiya TamTY mine is on the same day! 😁 Excited, nervous, confident…can’t believe it’s actually going to happen….I have all of the emotions going on at the moment! Still seems ages away at the moment though. When do you start your pre op diet?

Same!! I have a 1-week low carb diet stating Monday, and the I start my 2 week liquid preop diet the following Monday. What about you?

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