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   Posted 9/11/2010 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
do most people with jpouches and ostomies take these vitamins? I have a heard a lot of good things about them and I actually bought the ones that are loaded with iron. Do they absorb better? They taste awesome too. I almost ate the whole jar of vitamins.

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   Posted 9/11/2010 2:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I take regular vitamins and I don't have any problem with it absorbing. I never see any of the pill after going to the bathroom.
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June 2010 I beat UC by having surgery.
Drugs tried: Just about every 5ASA medicine, enemas, prednisone, turmeric, fish oil, Remicade, psyllium seed powder, Metamucil.
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   Posted 9/11/2010 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I was taking regular ones for a while and didn't ever see them come out of my pouch until about a month ago. Then I started taking Flintstones. I don't think they taste great, but they're not horrible. And they do the job. I'd rather be safe than sorry, so I think chewable is the best call.
Stephanie, 28 years old
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Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy 3/18/10! :)
Blockage/Ileo revision 6/8/10 :/
Tried: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas, Psyllium Seed Powder... Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
Currently taking: Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Biotin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Flomax (for urinary retention). 

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   Posted 9/11/2010 4:54 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you, because most of the times I will see the pills.

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   Posted 9/11/2010 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
i love me some flintstones vitamins, the red ones are super yummy!
thats what my OB had me take while i was pregnant
dont get the walmart brand though, they are icky
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
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   Posted 9/12/2010 3:37 AM (GMT 0)   
Basically, the large intestine is responsible for absorbing salts and water. It's the small intestine that absorbs the nutrition and vitamins we need.
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   Posted 9/12/2010 7:33 AM (GMT -6)   
     I take the Flintstone's vitamins too.  For awhile I wasn't taking any vitamins because my surgeon said if you eat a well balanced diet you don't need vitamins, but who eats a well balanced diet..hehehehe.  I'm not crazy over the taste.  I also take chewable calcium tablets.  There was something on the news last month about calcium causing heart problems but I have osteoporosis and don't take any medication other than the calcium...so, I just have to take my chances :-) .

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   Posted 9/12/2010 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been taking flinstones forever...can't tolerate the regular vitamins. And while i was pregnant i actually was taking 2 a day instead of a prenatal vitamin.
Ulcerative colitis (whole colon) since 2002
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