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Check with your surgeon to see what they require you take. For example, bypass seem to have to take a wider range of Vitamins than sleeve & they have to take some of them forever. Plus, your own needs should be taken into consideration: what does your blood test show you are low in? Some surgeons don’t want you swallowing meds for a period of time after surgery too so that will influence the type of vitamins you take (patch, gummies, spray, capsules, …)

Vitamins can be difficult to take after surgery, they can make you nauseous & are expensive. If you don’t need to take certain ones don’t - you’ll only pee out the excess you don’t need.

I only had to take a multi Vitamin & a Vitamin D after my surgery. The vitamin D was stopped after a couple of months & I stopped the multi vitamin at about 8 months (2 months after goal). My blood tests showed I didn’t need the . The only supplement my regular blood tests show I need is a Vitamin D in winter when my levels temporarily drop (I hibernate in winter).

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My team have me on Calcium, Multivitamins and a Vitamin B12 injection every 3 months. Like pre op diets, every team wants a different set

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