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Pmkrier
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   Posted 7/7/2010 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been taking vitamins for years and they NOW decided to tell me that chewable vitamins are better to take.

Do you guys take the pill form or chewable form?
Crohn's Disease. Diagnosed in 1997 at the age of 10.
Currently on: Monthly B-12 injections Purienithol (6MP), Calcium, Multi-Vitamin, Prilosec, just starting Humira
Was on: Prednisone, Remicade ( Allergic Reaction 2nd time around)


Grandpato2
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   Posted 7/8/2010 12:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Who are "they"? Can you post more info? Like a study? Maybe a link to an article or web site?
Male, 55 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since May, 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. In the past, 5-asa Salofalk, Asacol, Entocort,  Imuran and Prednisone.


Djin
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   Posted 7/8/2010 5:46 AM (GMT -7)   

Maybe "they" are the doctors...

 

I like my B12 and my iron chewable. Almost tasty.


Male, 35 (lovely family of wife and two daughters)
Diagnosed in nov/94 - Started with Prednisone, followed by Pentasa, entocort, flagyl, Imuran, Cipro, etc.
Blockage (popcorn!!) - First Surgery 2001 (no ressection)
Severe bleedind - 2003 - Stopped by 60mg of Prednisone
Stricture leading to a ressection in Dec/2008 - Second Surgery
Now on Remicade + 100 75mg Imuran + Iron (doc said i'm in remission, but I'm not sure at all)
 


Pmkrier
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   Posted 7/8/2010 8:25 AM (GMT -7)   
My doctor told me this yesterday
Crohn's Disease. Diagnosed in 1997 at the age of 10.
Currently on: Monthly B-12 injections, 6MP, Calcium, Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin D, Prilosec, just starting Humira
Surgery scheduled: August 19 2010 - small bowel resection in TI


MaryS
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   Posted 7/8/2010 8:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Your Dr might have suggested chewable because they are absorbed better. IBDers are know not to absorb well the vitamins and supplements they take in hard shell pill form.

grayeyedblonde
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   Posted 7/8/2010 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Really?? Like Flintstones??? I love those!
Dx'd w/ Crohn's in 1979 at age 13. Bad flare 2008 but no health insurance so I dealt with it. Colonoscopy in July 2009 caused a perforated colon, emergency bowel resection. 2 fistula's, perianal and perivaginal.

Humira, probiotic, a multivitamin, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and fish oil. I also take Tramadol 50 mg and Klonopin (for anxiety) as needed.

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Pmkrier
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   Posted 7/8/2010 9:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Yup, that's why they want chewables. My body will be able to absorb more of it. I'm surprise more Crohn's people don't do this. It makes total sense now that I think of it. I'm going to do that with my Calcium pill too.

I love Flinstones too! But I got the adult kind. boo Target brand gummy vitamins. They aren't too bad actually. One a day has some too but those were more pricey. lol
Crohn's Disease. Diagnosed in 1997 at the age of 10.
Currently on: Monthly B-12 injections, 6MP, Calcium, Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin D, Prilosec, just starting Humira
Surgery scheduled: August 19 2010 - small bowel resection in TI


leysa
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   Posted 7/8/2010 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I take the Target brand gummy vitamins. They don't taste as good as the One A Day version, but they're a lot cheaper.
30/f
chronic active colitis/unspecified IBD - still awaiting a PillCam
Lialda 1.2 mg 2x/day
Prednisone 10 mg taper in progress
Remicade - 2 infusions so far
Darvocet or Lortab as needed for pain


RedSoxGirl85
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   Posted 7/8/2010 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I take the Flinstones Chewable. Not bad tasting and they seem to being absorbed.
RedSoxGirl85
50mg 6MP
10mg Prednisone
1000mg Sulfasalazine 3x Daily
50000IU Vitamin D Once a Week
100MCG/ML INJ, 1ML Cyanocobalamin B12 Every 3 Weeks
 


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 7/8/2010 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I have special chewable prenatal vitimans (higher iron and folate content)
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Becoming undone
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   Posted 7/8/2010 5:54 PM (GMT -7)   
There are also the liquid gel stuff too...I find those digest easily...by Nature Made (at least one of the brands)...I had thought about chewables, but they never ever taste all that good to me...reminds me too much of eating tums (and I've had a bit too much of those...enough to last normal people a few lifetimes)
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huckleberry
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   Posted 7/8/2010 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I am really excited by this idea since I have trouble swallowing. Haven't heard this before. I don't like "gummies" so will try another type of chewables -- you think Flintstones taste the best?

How nice -- something fun and silly....
Official dx September 2007.
currently flaring (June 2010) with colitis
Medications: Pentasa, Omeprazole, Prednisone, 6MP
History of hypothyroid (dx 2004, take Levoxyl), and gall bladder surgery (1997).
47 years old; single mom to three wonderful kids, ages 12 to 18.


Pmkrier
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   Posted 7/8/2010 9:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Flinestones aren't bad but I haven't taken those in 10+ years! I'm trying to go for the adult type of chewable vitamins. They might be more fit with the vitamins adults need more then the kid kind.

I think the One A Day gummies would be pretty good. The Target ones really aren't too bad. You have to take two a day. They are the same price as 300 ct of swallowable vitamins but only count for 75 days. But, if they digest better why not!
Crohn's Disease. Diagnosed in 1997 at the age of 10.
Currently on: Monthly B-12 injections, 6MP, Calcium, Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin D, Prilosec, just starting Humira
Surgery scheduled: August 19 2010 - small bowel resection in TI


Dagger
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   Posted 7/9/2010 12:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Trader Joe's has a chewable that tastes pretty good and is reasonably priced.

Sniper
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   Posted 7/9/2010 5:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Dont know if i want the gummy ones. The candies like that remind me of artificial fishing worms. Do they have any chewables that taste like chocolate cake ?
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Djin
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   Posted 7/9/2010 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   

Well... I'm sure real chocolate cake has some vitamins. cool

My chewable b12 taste like strawberry gello candy. 


Male, 35 (lovely family of wife and two daughters)
Diagnosed in nov/94 - Started with Prednisone, followed by Pentasa, entocort, flagyl, Imuran, Cipro, etc.
Blockage (popcorn!!) - First Surgery 2001 (no ressection)
Severe bleedind - 2003 - Stopped by 60mg of Prednisone
Stricture leading to a ressection in Dec/2008 - Second Surgery
Now on Remicade + 100 75mg Imuran + Iron (doc said i'm in remission, but I'm not sure at all)
 


PainNdaGut
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   Posted 7/9/2010 10:48 AM (GMT -7)   
My GI doctor said if I take Flintstones vitamins to take 2 a day for an adult.  I like the taste of those best - reminds me of my childhood when my mom would say "these aren't candy!"   tongue
Regular vitamins come back out in full form with me so I have to take a chewable or a liquid.  Liquid are to darn expensive for me. I'll stick to my flintstones complete w/iron.
crohns disease, crohns colitis, dx: 1993 currently taking Asacol and 6mp
anemia, low potassium, high blood pressure, crohns arthritis, osteo arthritis, fibromyalgia, depression & anxiety, allergies, hidradenitis suppurativa


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 7/9/2010 10:57 AM (GMT -7)   
those viative ones for calcium sniper
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Make sure your suffering has meaning…


stkitt
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   Posted 7/9/2010 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Sniper ~ "artificial fishing worms" You crack me up ! They come in flavors too depending on what kind of fish your looking to hook ! giggle - giggle.


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Dagger
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   Posted 7/9/2010 11:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Sniper, the Viactive people make a chocolate chewable multi-vitamin but it's pricey. It's not bad but it's not chocolate cake.

cupcakespinkgal
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   Posted 7/9/2010 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I just started taking a chewable Vitamin D that I like and it is chocolate flavor. I have been trying to get a lot more D. The brand is Enzymatic Therapy, found them at my local health food store. It is a small chocolate chewable with 2000 IU D3, there are 100 in a bottle and the bottle was less than $8.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in 1998, father has UC we were diagnosed at the same age.

Currently on 10 mg Prednisone, 4g Sulfasalzine, VSL#3, Vitamin C, Calcium, Magnesium, D3, Chlorophyll, and LDN. Previously on Remicade, just stopped Humira after 9 months, wasn't working.

No surgeries so far.


hld4good
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   Posted 7/9/2010 9:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I try to get everything in a chewable form. Research the available chewables because just like the caps, some contain alot of ingredients that are unnecessary or hard on the stomach.
Age 58, Crohn's since age 21
3 bowel resections, 1980,88,95
1 fistula repair, 2005
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digestive enzymes


Pmkrier
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   Posted 7/9/2010 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Where do you get chewable vitamin D and calcium?
Crohn's Disease. Diagnosed in 1997 at the age of 10.
Currently on: Monthly B-12 injections, 6MP, Calcium, Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin D, Prilosec, just starting Humira
Surgery scheduled: August 19 2010 - small bowel resection in TI


Sniper
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   Posted 7/9/2010 10:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Thats what I'm talkin bout,,,chocolate vitamins,,wonder if I could bake them in muffins . Also would be good in pan cakes. But there must be a catch if they taste good. I'm on that, if it taste good spit it out ,its bad for you diet.
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


Becoming undone
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   Posted 7/10/2010 4:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Sniper
Whole Foods sells these real delicious chocolate calcium, vit K...and yes, esp in the dark chocolate, are very good (I cannot remember the name right now)...but if you think Viactiv are expensive...these are a bit more...but kinda worth it...if the closest Whole Foods wasn't more than 25 miles away...
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