tfarah - a word of advice: it's not necessary to buy special bariatric vitamins. from my point of view ,they're a marketing ploy, although if you have trouble with regular vitamins, they're a CHOICE, not a MUST HAVE.
and funniegrrl is right - your doc should be telling you what you need. most docs tell us we need a good multivitamin that's readily absorbed. i'm a pill whimp, so i use centrum rugrats chewables. docs also tell us that we need extra calcium in the form of citrate or picolinate - NOT carbonate, although any calcium is better than none.
wait on the iron supplements until/unless your iron levels drop. most people have a lot of iron stored in their livers, and taking more - without needing it - can cause liver damage.
some of us also need extra B12 DOWN THE ROAD. again, your doc should monitor you vitamin levels on a scheduled basis...
first order of business: multivitamin, protein, calcium!!!!
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