Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the right answer. I'll do some research and get back to you if I got an decent answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably can help you..
That is the same way I feel I know that someone put this site up but I am not sure if that is all I need..
I just found a vitamin that looks like it will be a good source of required vitamins needed for us post op bypassers. It's called OptiSource-Post Bariatric.
Formula available at Walgreens. Check it out, looks like it will be a good one. Lots of good reviews and one said it was a no brainer to take this one instead of 20+ vitamins a day to get our recommended dosages. Yeah I.
It looks like Bariatric Fusion offers the same thing. If you hear of anything else let me know. My.
Is 8/25 when is yours...
I should know my date in about a week...
Wow! First off, I am a bit stunned that your surgeon has not either told you or given you a support packet to help you thru this incredibly important part of your new life. I am very glad you are asking questions on this website, because if you read all the replies they should lead you down the correct path. I take the Optisource from Walgreens. Now, at 26-28 bucks a bottle and knowing it is only enough for one month...I hear people saying it is expensive. But it is easy to procure anywhere in the U.S. in case you run low while on.
Let's say. It tastes great, if you like orange citrus. It is chewable and it is targeted like an arrow to bariatric patients. You take it four times a day and I actually look forward to them as a little "candy" treat that is good for me! Read some other posts on this, and they remind you that the.
Absorption cannot be realized if you have milk/calcium in your stomach as the.
Wins in the battle over.
For absorption. It is a personal choice, but I trust my surgical and support group and they steered me right to these and told me if I took them religiously I should steer clear of any vitamin deficiencies. Good luck to all!..
I had a heck of a time with vitamins. When the doctor gave me the okay to start taking my vitamins I started having allergic reactions to them. The doctor said that can happen at the beginning and told me to give my body a week or 2 break before starting back up. Well 9 months later I was still having issues. A couple of times I ended up in the ER. Not to mention that my hair was falling out in major clumps because of the vitamin issue.
To name a few. The best part they didn't have sugar in them so I didn't have to worry about dumping. After starting on these foods my hair stopped falling out after a week and is now growing back. They are also packed with protein which was another issue I had. My pouch does not do well with any type of meats. Unfortunately, this stuff can only be bought on-line at.
But it was worth it for me. The Medifast food before could only be obtained by doctor prescription but is know available to anyone...
Well, I know every practice/hospital/surgeon is different. But we were given a big packet at a 3 hour training/prep appointment that we get about 2 weeks out from our.
Date. I already attended this because my first.
Date was 7/27 however my approval did not come in in time and I have a new.
Date as of 9/1 (which I am now approved for, YAY!!). This has given me plenty of time to prepare. So that is nice. But as far as vitamins go you want everything chewable at first if possible. We were told to get a multivitamin and 2 examples given to us were centrum multi chewable or Flintstones complete. We were also told NOT to get a multivitamin specific to men or women.
Citrate, B-12 sublingual and.
For females with their menstrual cycle still or unless your doc tells you need to take it. We were also told to get.
20mg to take 1 daily for 1 month after.
We got got instructions on how to take the vitamins (like how much, how often and to make sure you never take.
Together). At this appointment is when we were also told everything we needed to do to prep and what not to do. Like no more vitamins or nsaids 2 weeks before.
And what to stock up on. Like what to get for protein drinks and broth and sf jello. and how you were going to try and get everything in and what your appointments were going to look like in the future and we got a handout on how our Medifast diet would progress from week to week..
I am sure you will get this and it will help immensely. However, it does not help those of us (like me) who are always ahead of the gang and want to know all this before they are ready to tell us. Ha ha :-) Good Luck. Amazingly enough it does all come together!.
Hopefully we'll be joining the others on the loser's bench soon!!.