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Eva Lou
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   Posted 3/11/2008 9:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi people! I'll be getting surgery in early May, & thanks to my non-stop posting the "last" time I was supposed to have surgery, I don't have too many questions. But- I currently take a multi-vitamin called Daily Multi-Sorb, made by Country Life. It's a gel filled soft capsule- do you think these will be ok with an ileostomy? They are good for people with UC or Crohns because they dissolve easily & quickly. Did any of you find you had to change vitamins due to your ostomy?
diagnosed with UC '02
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade infusions
Imuran- 100mgs/day
Iron supplement

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   Posted 3/11/2008 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
i can't deal with the smell, so i use the chewable flinstones as well. doc said they work just as well
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Seatons placed
Worst year ever!

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
Where does mine come from?!
 Temp Ileostomy performed 1/29/08
Still Adusting has been my Godsend...Thank you

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 3/11/2008 4:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a really short digestive tract w/ ileo and I don't have any problems with gel capsules. I do have problems with large, hard pills like calcium, but they also come in soft gels now. I do take a multi vitamin with OUT iron and it is sized and shaped like an aspirin tablet with a very light coating - no problem with that either. Sticking with your chewables are an excellent idea.
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

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   Posted 3/11/2008 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
flintstones rule! LOL! but the gel ones should be fine too, cause they release fast

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Total Posts : 54
   Posted 3/12/2008 6:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I took Centrum Liquid. Strangely enough, I love the taste of that stuff. Now that my ileostomy has been reversed, I am going to continue using it until I get sick of it!

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 280
   Posted 3/12/2008 6:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I take the "Nature Made" for women and a calcium pill with my dinner meal and have never had a problem with them coming out whole. It really surprises me cause sometimes I have to empty within a half hour and no vitamin.

Originally diagnosed with CD in 1991
Only one serious flare up in 1998 and again in July 2007
Total colectomy August 2007 now saying "Undetermined Colitis"
2nd step J-pouch formation -January 2008
Takedown hopefully by April 2008

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   Posted 3/12/2008 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   


That's great news about the calcium - good for you!

Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

Benny Stringer
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   Posted 2/24/2016 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I take a liquid multi that seems to be doing the trick. At least I hope so ;)

Bay Area Guy
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   Posted 2/24/2016 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I guess I have to be different. When I had my temp ileo, I continued to take the regular multi-vitamin tablet (a Centrum look-alike). I would crush it and add it to my cream of wheat hot breakfast. The texture seemed fine and I didn't notice much of a taste.

I didn't go the liquid or gel route because I couldn't find any that had iron in them, and I was severely anemic going into the surgery that required me to have an ileo for 2-1/2 months (sigmoid volvulus).

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Total Posts : 52
   Posted 2/25/2016 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Personally, with an ileo, I would not be taking a gel capsule. There are plenty of liquid vitamins on the market. Best of luck...

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   Posted 2/27/2016 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   
What is wrong with taking a gel cap with an ileo? I have had my ileo for almost six years and I always take gel caps. What I do avoid is anything that says extended release...they may be fine, but don't want to take a chance.
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