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I today ran out of my Vitamin starter pack from my Dr. I plan on ordering a package plan around the 5th of July (waiting for payday). I am not sure why or how I waited so long to get more. 🙄 So my problem is I need to get something that I can take for a week or two until my bariatric Vitamins come in. Does anyone know how I might can find something?

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Tracy (RNY gastric bypass 5/23/22)

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of course. Any store, Walmart, GNC ect... They do have bariatric Vitamins but you can also get the regular stuff as well just simply take 2 or so. My surgeon said if i got the regular ones to take 2 a day. If i got the bariatric to take 1 a day. as for cacium there are tons out there. The citrate is best for absorption but the pills tend to be on the big size.

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1 hour ago, liveaboard15 said:

of course. Any store, Walmart, GNC ect... They do have bariatric Vitamins but you can also get the regular stuff as well just simply take 2 or so. My surgeon said if i got the regular ones to take 2 a day. If i got the bariatric to take 1 a day. as for cacium there are tons out there. The citrate is best for absorption but the pills tend to be on the big size.

some places do sell "petite" calcium citrate. The pills are smaller than those horse-sized ones. I think I got mine at Walgreens.

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I was told to take 3 Flintstone's children's Vitamins every day. They taste very vitaminy but are chewable and come in cute figures!

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Thank you guys for the response. My doctor didn't call back today & 😕 I haven't taken any Vitamins today (it worries me lol). I have heard of taking Flintstones. My Dr's program says they are no longer approved. I feel like at least taking some is better than none. I going to try and call again tomorrow. If I can't get him... I think Flinstones (pretty sure it's the complete one) and some calcium citrate & maybe Iron will be good for me until I get the other. Thank you!

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9 hours ago, tdm7913 said:

Thank you guys for the response. My doctor didn't call back today & 😕 I haven't taken any Vitamins today (it worries me lol). I have heard of taking Flintstones. My Dr's program says they are no longer approved. I feel like at least taking some is better than none. I going to try and call again tomorrow. If I can't get him... I think Flinstones (pretty sure it's the complete one) and some calcium citrate & maybe Iron will be good for me until I get the other. Thank you!

I took chewable Centrum (or the generic equivalent) the first few months post-surgery (I just take regular Centrum (or equivalent) tablets now)

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If it's only going to be a few weeks it really won't matter which Vitamin you take - it really takes a while for any deficiencies to be an issue.

Also, not sure what you mean by Vitamins being "prescription". You can order pro-care health, Celebrate, etc just online... you don't need a prescription! Maybe if you want insurance to pay for them you need a scrip?

Pro-Care Health is cheaper if you order directly from them than Amazon. I also use Celebrate (smell less bad) and the generic one-a-day women's with Iron, because the bariatric ones make me very nauseous and sometimes I throw up.

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Don’t be nervous about missing a day, as lizonaplane said it takes a while to create a deficiency. Think about it, we get stomach flus and don’t eat right for a week and we are fine. And some people can’t take their Vitamins for a couple weeks post surgery and they are fine. I agree with taking something if you can’t but don’t get too stressed about it.

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10 hours ago, Tufflaw said:

This is weird... the ones at Walmart are 2 pills per serving but the same brand and mg on Amazon says 1 pill per serving???image.thumb.png.9b4c4765fa076759c3903ef71c6ae420.png image.thumb.png.65f008a1c5c85d2a9fc551952ac15924.png

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@Tufflaw NEVERMIND! IGNORE ME, The Amazon pills are Calcium carbonate!

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