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  • #30732

    How many weeks post op can you start taking these tablets. Currently using chewy multivitamin but have no probs with food etc do would like to move onto forceval as soon as I can as these are more complete xx

    #44249
    katy
    Member

    I tried taking a forceval yesterday by biting the capsule and sucking the stuff out but it was foul and made me gag so have reverted to chewable ones for now…..

    #44240
    Deifersmum
    Participant

    Hi

    My hubby has confirmed that I started taking multi vits after my 6 week post op check up, if that helps. You didn’t say how many weeks post op you were squeaky but, like everything else after this op, it’s trial and error.

    Sorry can’t be more helpful but you’ll get there.

    Take care

    Love
    Lesley
    xxx

    #44254
    Paul-H
    Participant

    Hi

    In my book from Steamline Surgery it says start taking the Vitamins after 2 weeks, so I start taking mine on Monday.

    Paul

    #44243
    hazelann70
    Member

    I was told to squeeze them out onto a spoon from day one. I used to squeeze it into a spoonful of weetabix to hide the taste and kinda tipped my head back and tried to let it slide down in one. They are absolutely foul if you let the stuff anywhere near your tongue. When I started to take them whole (after 6 weeks), they made my stomach burn so I had to swap to Centrum Advance and have had no problems at all with them.

    #44244
    Ganny
    Participant

    Hi,
    If I can remember rightly I started taking my multivitiams about 2 wks after my op and I crushed them up and put them in my breakfast cereal.
    Elaine xx

    #44246
    Thais
    Member

    I take Centrum from two weeks after surgery, I cut in six to eight pieces and swallow with water, that help me with my water intake because at the moment I’m struggling to drink the two litres I need, so I try to drink three, four glasses every morning and I have less to drink during the day.

    #44255
    Paul-H
    Participant

    Hi guys

    I was in boots today and noticed that they where doing their own brand of multi vits that compared well with Centrum. They where multivitamin a to z and called 50 plus? They where also a fraction of the price of centrum advanced 50 plus.

    Paul

    #44245
    johncg
    Member

    Stock to the brand ones
    Love John xxx

    #44241
    hazelann70
    Member

    I get all my pills on repeat script from my gp. When you add it all up, so long as you get more than 2 items per month, it works out much cheaper (if you have to pay for your scripts) to do the yearly payment thingy. I’m lucky and don’t have to pay for mine at the moment though. I still get calcium, fast tabs and the centrum from the gp. Worth asking them to see if you can get yours.

    #44250
    Paul-H
    Participant

    Thats one of the drawback of WLS, now that I am not classed as a type 2 diabetic I have to pay for all my Meds again, well I will when my Certificate runs out. Still on 7 items so thats going to cost a fortune. Hopefully by the time I have to pay for them I will be off a few more of them.

    Paul

    #44242
    hazelann70
    Member

    You really should look into the pre payment thing if you are on more than 2 items a month. It works out that you are paying for 2 items and getting all the rest for nothing. Help With Health Costs Help with Health Costs NHS Business Services Authority take a look.

    #44248
    katy
    Member

    I have a prepayment card too, it’s great and if you do the annual one it’s only £10 a month. It’s saved me an absolute fortune and it means you can even request stuff like paracetamol on prescription x

    #44252
    Paul-H
    Participant

    Thanks

    I will look into this when my exemption card runs out

    Paul

    #44253
    Paul-H
    Participant

    Hi all

    Just had a quick read about the pre payment card, if I go for the one year option of £104 does that cover all my prescription items, regardless of the number of items, or does it only cover a pre-set number of items per month, their website is not too clear on that.

    Thanks

    Paul

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