Vitamin supplements?

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dunny2
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   Posted 4/16/2010 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I was wondering how many of you take supplements, other than injectable B12 and high doses of D?
The reason I ask, is that, at the moment my diet is so poor ( mainly due to pancreas issues) that I'm
probably not getting much in the way of vitamins.
My next question is, if I were to take oral supplements, I wonder how much would I absorb, given the
fact that my absorption is pretty poor? ( Having very watery diarrhea, up to 8 times a day, everyday).

Thanks in advance...
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and lupus.
B12 Shots bi-weekly

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts...


Zanne
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   Posted 4/16/2010 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I do take supplements. I take a B6, Magnesium, Multi, Calcium, Iron and of course the mega doses of Vit D. I take double doses of everything because of absorption. I take one in the morning and another at night. I figure something must get absorbed that way. This way I've covered most of my bases on the days that I'm not eating well and on the days that I do it can't hurt to have a few extra vitamins floating around just to be safe.
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 4/16/2010 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I do liquid supplements since I have an ostomy and it's a faster transit time. I just found liquid Calcium, Magnesium and D since the capsules come out whole:( I also have a Multi Vitamin that way! Another one is chewable version...those could help get things absorbed even on a really bad day.

I hope you feel better.
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008


lilcrohnieUK
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   Posted 4/16/2010 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a meal replacement every morning thats full of vitamins, along with this I also take vit D, vitamin B complex with folic acid (for hair thinning and because I'm on methotrexate), calcium for diarrhea, magnesium every other day to prevent restless legs ermmmmm and vitamin C when I feel I need a boost! :-)
 
 


dunny2
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   Posted 4/16/2010 4:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys. I hadn't thought of taking liquid, that's a good idea....
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and lupus.
B12 Shots bi-weekly

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts...

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