Jackie Sanchez

I took my first vitamin pill today

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hi everyone just wanted to share that i took my fist muli vitamin today and guess what it tasted disgusting it literally came back up when i couched and i almost vomit i had to cover my mouth because i didn't want to vomit the vitamin  and so i forced it go down again. it's a huge pill omg how in the world am i going to drink that pill after surgery? anyone else did or drank something else? or maybe i got disgusted because i dranked it around 7:30 am without eating breakfast??

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You should pick up some chewable multivitamins - no work to get down at all and recommended for post-op. 

If you're sensitive to vitamins, it's a good idea to eat first. Vitamins on an empty stomach make many people nauseous.

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I had trouble with vitamins after surgery. I kept throwing up the Centrum chewables Dr. Callery has us take. He ended up putting me on 2 Flintstones Complete vitamins a day. I'm able to keep those down, and my bloodwork looks good (thankfully).

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Centrum chewable are currently my go to. I quite like them. I also take chewable probiotic and chewable Omega 3. At night time they are just like having a few Jube lollies as a snack. I will move back to pills once these chewable run out though because I can easily swallow the horse pills that are my calcium citrate supplements.

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Early on I had two Flintstone complete chewable vitamins each day. A few months after surgery I switched to two CVS chewable vitamins each day (along with calcium citrate, vitamin D, and vitamin B-12 pills).  I take them just before meals.  

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I just mentioned this to you on another of your posts, but I'm repeating it here for anyone who may stumble on this thread. I take a liquid multivitamin and liquid vitamin D. This was recommended by Tufts Medical Center, one of the best WLS centers in the country. My nutritionist has approved these vitamins for me. 

I buy them on Amazon but the company info is in the link below. 

http://www.wellesse.com/health-needs/bariatric/

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I am in the vitamin nausea group they are my arch enemies.  I have a chewable multi and calcium citrate with sublingual b12 and biotin but I haven't been taking any other supplements (iron, glucosamine, tumeric, acidophilus) because they just make me feel ill.  I have thrown up from taking them pre-surgery and don't relish the idea of repeating that experience.  And considering I don't eat much in the morning, the vitamins on an empty stomach is a continual problem.  I hesitate to get the liquid because I've got all these d*mn bottles of pills and I am too frugal to ditch them and buy new.  Le sigh.  So I am in a self-induced quandary - not taking the additional vitamins and not buying ones I will take.  Ugh. Vitamins.

Rant over.

 

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I take chewable multivitamins, sublingual vitamin B12, and VitaminD3 that is kind of like a little gel cap that goes down fine. The calcium citrate I take is not (supposed to be) chewable, but I chew it anyway because they are horse pills. Right after surgery, my surgeon had me cutting the calcium into 4 pieces. But between those and the other 14 pills I have to take during the day (at 10-15 minute intervals), chewing them was the best option. They don't taste great, but it works. Out of my other pills, I only take 4 that I have to swallow, and I crush the rest and take those all at once. I got used to it after a while, even though some of the crushed pills taste rancid. There are options you can purchase online, as others have said. That may be your best option. 

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Jackie,

Chopping the pill into smaller pieces might be helpful but either way, put a call into Dr. Callery's office and ask their advice.

 

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On 8/4/2017 at 6:26 PM, Gretta said:

I had trouble with vitamins after surgery. I kept throwing up the Centrum chewables Dr. Callery has us take. He ended up putting me on 2 Flintstones Complete vitamins a day. I'm able to keep those down, and my bloodwork looks good (thankfully).

sorry to hear that yeah i totally understand you my first vitamin pill was last week and it tasted disgusting but now it has been couple days i can now tolerate the taste and i'm okay drinking them now.  So how's your experience with Dr. Callery?

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59 minutes ago, Jackie Sanchez said:

sorry to hear that yeah i totally understand you my first vitamin pill was last week and it tasted disgusting but now it has been couple days i can now tolerate the taste and i'm okay drinking them now.  So how's your experience with Dr. Callery?

So glad you're swallowing your vitamins well now. I can't wait until I can switch to swallow ones again. 

Dr. Callery & his staff have been great. They really know what they're doing. I've needed to call Tory a couple times with post-op issues, and she is awesome.

Your surgery is so close! Are you getting excited?

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On 8/6/2017 at 8:31 AM, CurvyMermaid said:

I am in the vitamin nausea group they are my arch enemies.  I have a chewable multi and calcium citrate with sublingual b12 and biotin but I haven't been taking any other supplements (iron, glucosamine, tumeric, acidophilus) because they just make me feel ill.  I have thrown up from taking them pre-surgery and don't relish the idea of repeating that experience.  And considering I don't eat much in the morning, the vitamins on an empty stomach is a continual problem.  I hesitate to get the liquid because I've got all these d*mn bottles of pills and I am too frugal to ditch them and buy new.  Le sigh.  So I am in a self-induced quandary - not taking the additional vitamins and not buying ones I will take.  Ugh. Vitamins.

Rant over.

 

I don't mind taking vitamins and don't mind the taste of pills, meds, etc. I tried the liquid vitamins just to try them and they tasted so bad I couldn't do it. Even when I did them like a shot with something strong like decaf coffee as a chaser. 

 

We need pill pockets for people who can't take pills or vitamins!

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44 minutes ago, Gretta said:

So glad you're swallowing your vitamins well now. I can't wait until I can switch to swallow ones again. 

Dr. Callery & his staff have been great. They really know what they're doing. I've needed to call Tory a couple times with post-op issues, and she is awesome.

Your surgery is so close! Are you getting excited?

Yes i am! i can't wait i pretty much have everything ready and been reading lots of information/books to be well inform on what to do on my post op process. 

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On 5/8/2017 at 7:09 AM, Aussie H said:

At night time they are just like having a few Jube lollies as a snack.

Hahahahhaahhaah!! Honestly I treat my nightly multi-vitamin the same way, like a midnight snack/sweet which works to satisfy that old part of me that used to snack at night and if I don't chew it and just treat it like a piece of hard-candy that gets sucked and slow-dissolved, it works really well to kill any craving to have something else (I stay up late very often so with enough time passed post dinner, a little hunger creeps in sometimes).

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