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    Gastric Sleeve Member Rose5's Avatar
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    Default Are there any chewable calcium pills?

    The dosage my doctor wants me to take the pills are pretty big not sure if I'll be able to swollow



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    Default Re: Are there any chewable calcium pills?

    Yes, I loved Building Blocks Calcium Citrate Chewable Orange. You can find them online.

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    Default Re: Are there any chewable calcium pills?

    Yes I found gummies at cvs brand for ten dollars. Big bottle! Tastes fine, not chalky. Strawberry banana and peach flavor.



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    Default Re: Are there any chewable calcium pills?

    I take a powdered calcium supplement. 1/4 teaspoon twice a day. Either in my protein shake or a little water. Really no taste at all and very economical.


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    Default Re: Are there any chewable calcium pills?

    i take the bariatric advantage chewable caramel..mmmmm



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    Default Re: Are there any chewable calcium pills?

    I buy them right at alarm they are chewy gummy type
    Taste great



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    Default Re: Are there any chewable calcium pills?

    Yes, and they're delicious: Caltrate Calcium and Vitamin D3 supplement 600+D3 Soft Chews ... CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE!

    This has become hubby's and my night-time treat.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=sr_1_1&sr=8-1



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    Default Re: Are there any chewable calcium pills?

    Where did you find them and what dosage if you don't mind me asking. I mean the powder.

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    Default Re: Are there any chewable calcium pills?

    Bulk Supplements Pure Calcium Citrate on Amazon. About $17. I take 1/4 teaspoon twice a day and the bag lasts over a year!


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    Default Re: Are there any chewable calcium pills?





    HW: 275
    PreOp: 268 5/12/16

    SW: 258. 5/27/2016
    10 w: 225. Goal 1
    12: 222.
    14 w: 216.
    4 m: 215
    5 m: 205
    22: 199.4 10/30 Goal 2
    24: 196
    6 mo: 191
    7 m: 193
    8 m: 184
    9 m: 180 2/3/17. Goal 3
    10 m: 179
    11 m: 171
    48: 170
    1 yr: 166.6. 5/27/17
    13 m: 165.8


    Final Goal : 180
    Goal 4: 168
    Goal 5: 155

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    Default Re: Are there any chewable calcium pills?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pam G View Post
    Your attachment is a picture of calcium carbonate, which is a big no-no for sleeved people due to the lack of absorption. Sleevers need calcium citrate, which is a far more absorbable forum.


    10/23/14 Initial Consult 200 lb, 5'1 tall
    4/6/15 Highest Wt 225 (yes: 25 lb gain)
    4/20/15 Surgery Wt 218, BMI 41

    1 mo 203.0 -15
    2 mo 190.5 -12.5
    3 mo 184.5 -6
    4 mo 177.0 -7.5
    5 mo 171.0 -6
    6 mo 164.5 -6.5
    7 mo 157.5 -7
    8 mo 152.5 -5
    9 mo 149 -3.5
    10 m 143 -6
    11 m 142 -1
    1 yr 138.5 -3.5
    13 m 133 -5.5
    14 m 128 -5
    15 m 125 -3
    16 m 121 -4
    17 m 120 -1
    18 m 118 -2

    Dec '17: BMI 23.5; consumes 2000+ kcal/day

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Pam G's Avatar
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    Default Re: Are there any chewable calcium pills?

    Quote Originally Posted by RehabNurse View Post
    Your attachment is a picture of calcium carbonate, which is a big no-no for sleeved people due to the lack of absorption. Sleevers need calcium citrate, which is a far more absorbable forum.
    Well, poop. I didn't know that. I've had that bag since before my surgery.
    Shows how often I take them. Mostly I eat them like a candy treat, maybe one every couple of months.




    HW: 275
    PreOp: 268 5/12/16

    SW: 258. 5/27/2016
    10 w: 225. Goal 1
    12: 222.
    14 w: 216.
    4 m: 215
    5 m: 205
    22: 199.4 10/30 Goal 2
    24: 196
    6 mo: 191
    7 m: 193
    8 m: 184
    9 m: 180 2/3/17. Goal 3
    10 m: 179
    11 m: 171
    48: 170
    1 yr: 166.6. 5/27/17
    13 m: 165.8


    Final Goal : 180
    Goal 4: 168
    Goal 5: 155

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Sarcastic_Bard's Avatar
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    Default Re: Are there any chewable calcium pills?

    I use Bariatric Advantage sugar free Calcium Citrate chews in Peanut Butter Chocolate. It tastes like I'm having one or two peanut butter cups before bed. I got them on Amazon.



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    Default Re: Are there any chewable calcium pills?

    Quote Originally Posted by RehabNurse View Post
    Your attachment is a picture of calcium carbonate, which is a big no-no for sleeved people due to the lack of absorption. Sleevers need calcium citrate, which is a far more absorbable forum.
    WTHeck!?! I didn't know that! I have also been taking calcium carbonate, though I have stolen a hand full of the Bariatric Advantage calcium chewables at my last two bari follow up appointments, last October, and mid January lol!

    Ugh!

    Okay I'm ordering the correct ones!

    TY, RehabNurse!
    HW: 245lbs (11/15); SW: 226lbs (5/17/16) - Height: 5'6"

    Post-Op Weight:
    M1: 211.3 (-14.7)
    M2: 203 (-8.3)
    M3: 196.5 (-6.5)
    M4: 191.5 (-5)
    M5: 186.3 (-5.2)
    M6: (?)
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    M8: 179.4 (-6.9)
    M9: 177.1 (-2.3)
    M10: 174 (-3.1)
    M11: 171.5 (-2.5)
    M12: 171 (-.5)
    Y1.1: 170 (-1)

    "Today is another day to get it right!"






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    Gastric Sleeve Member Pam G's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Are there any chewable calcium pills?

    here's a good general info article on calcium...not specifically for WLS peeps, but good info

    http://www.healthcastle.com/calciumc...mcitrate.shtml




    HW: 275
    PreOp: 268 5/12/16

    SW: 258. 5/27/2016
    10 w: 225. Goal 1
    12: 222.
    14 w: 216.
    4 m: 215
    5 m: 205
    22: 199.4 10/30 Goal 2
    24: 196
    6 mo: 191
    7 m: 193
    8 m: 184
    9 m: 180 2/3/17. Goal 3
    10 m: 179
    11 m: 171
    48: 170
    1 yr: 166.6. 5/27/17
    13 m: 165.8


    Final Goal : 180
    Goal 4: 168
    Goal 5: 155

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