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LMills
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   Posted 12/29/2008 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I went to the Vitamin Shoppe today and picked up what I thought was a pretty good multivitamin, but I opened it up and these things are huge!! Do any of you have anything like that and maybe grind it with a mortar and pestle?

OR
What kind of multivitamins do you take and do they work well? I'm trying to find a good one without unnecessary ingredients like certain sugars, starch, gluten, dairy, etc.

Anyway, much appreciated :)
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 30 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, prilosec in the morning, tandem plus, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting the specific carbohydrate diet. Cheated once for Christmas.

"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


spookyh
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   Posted 12/29/2008 6:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I take Freeda's vitamins made special for SCD. They have a multivitamin, B Complex, and Calcium. The only problem I have is that I need to be careful and swallow them fast. They don't have any sort of coating on them, so if they sit on your tongue for longer than a second, they're going to stick!

I also only take 1 of the multivitamin, even though the recommended serving is 3 a day. All of the SCD people told me that's what Elaine Gottschall recommended.

And I take fish oil too, by Spectrum I think. I also just got some vitamin E suppositories. Those things should be a blast to use smhair. My doctor says I have severe perirectal disease, and I've read that they can be helpful.

gachrons
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 4527
   Posted 12/29/2008 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I take 50+ vitamin that has vitamin K in it Vita-Vim is the name of it and it has none of the ingredients you don't want.It also has tumeric,lutein,oleaselect, and vitaminD and K1 in it and enzymes digestives and 30 vitamins and minerals as well as extrat de curcuma.What kind did you get? lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail


DancrAlwaz
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 38
   Posted 12/29/2008 8:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I take children's vitamins. I have to take adult ones with a huge meal otherwise I get terrible nausea, and I hardly ever eat meals that big. I've been told by a couple different doctors that children's vitamins are just as good as the adult ones.
Rachael - 24 years old, diagnosed with CD in Dec. of 2004.

Currently on 40 mg of Prednisone, 2.4mg Lialda, and 100mg Azathioprine.

I thank God every day for an amazing support network of family, my boyfriend who has been there since the beginning, and my friends who never waver.


LMills
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   Posted 12/29/2008 8:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I just bought the vitamin shoppe brand since they are reasonably priced, don't have the ingredients I don't want, and have iron. There are so many that would be great but they are iron-free...

I'm just worried about the size of these things and whether or not my body will be able to break it all down AND absorb it. I didn't even know they made pills that big except in capsule form!

I heard finding some without zinc was a good idea too...but that is nearly impossible hah..
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 30 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, prilosec in the morning, tandem plus, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting the specific carbohydrate diet. Cheated once for Christmas.

"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


Margie11
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 467
   Posted 12/29/2008 9:05 PM (GMT -7)   
LMills,

Look for a multi by Country Life for a starch sugar free free product that is a two a day, and start with one. They also make a awesome Co-Enzyme B complex that sometimes gets me over the ole chronic fatigue hill and back on my feet.
              Never go faster than your guardian angel can fly!                  
     Be Patient And Tough, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You 
 
 Crohn's for life, symptoms included terrible joint and soft tissue pain, just met first cousin who suffers from Reactive Arthritis-explains sooo much. Great control on SCD (when I'm good) and I get by with a lotta help from my friends!
                                                Margie11


spookyh
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 1342
   Posted 12/29/2008 9:51 PM (GMT -7)   
If you're still wanting to go SCD, you don't want iron. They say it's hard on the gut. I worry about getting enough iron in my diet though, because until recently, I was always anemic. I guess I should develop a taste for...gack...liver.

EDIT: I almost chocked to death on my B complex tonight. I wish all my pills had a nice slick coating like the fish oil does sad.

Kaycie
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 449
   Posted 12/29/2008 9:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Vitamins TEAR ME UP! Literally, I've tried everything under the sun, and everytime, I get sick.

The only thing I have YET to try is the children's LIQUID vitamins. When I was trying to get pregnant and on fertility meds, I did Flinestones chewables...once I was pregnant and after a few weeks I Was able to stomach the regular multivitamins without getting sick.
Kaycie - Age: 26
Crohn's - Dx Nov 05
Failed Remicade, moving onto a Clinical Trial called ABT-874 - Tentative start date - 10/2/08 - 10/16/08  - Infusion, every 4 weeks.
IVF #1 (In-Vitro Fertilization) - Failed
IVF #2 - IVIg, Heparin, Baby Aspirin - TWIN GIRLS!!!
Reagan Dawn - 8/2/07 - Lived 1 hour 27 minutes due to Cloaca, NOT affiliated with my Crohn's
Addison Maria - 8/2/07 - 13 months old


Osprey101
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 227
   Posted 12/30/2008 12:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Don't sweat the iron supplementation if you're on the SCD. Just make sure to get plenty of meat.

Wheat is an anti-nutrient; it chemically removes iron, making it biologically unavailable. The SCD is intrinsically healthy with respect to iron, although I'm sure Gottschall's wisdom about liver, etc. apply.

Nanners
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 12/30/2008 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Kaycie I am like you, I can't stomach any vitamins. Have tried the childrens, have tried them all, they just upset my gut too much. I give up!
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.

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