Illeostomy and vitamins?

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   Posted 10/7/2011 12:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Can anyone on the board tell me what kind of vitamins you can take with an illestomy?  Something that won't pass through whole! 

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   Posted 10/7/2011 8:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Maybe try going to a health food store and ask if they have a liquid form of vitamins. I know they make an iron supplement in liquid form so maybe there are other vitamins too in liquid or a multi vitamin.

DX UC - in 2005 when I was 37
Tried every drug-even Remicade-Tried diets-nothing worked
Step 1: J-pouch surgery (Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy w/ temporary diverting loop ileostomy) 6-25-10
Step 2: Take down surgery (Ileostomy reversal) 10/8/10
No more UC!!! Very happy with my results of this surgery!

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   Posted 10/7/2011 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
i tried liquid multivits but they make my output go liquid and nuts! I saw a dietician and she gave me some advice to make the vitamins more specific to my needs. I now take capsules rather than a tablet and it seems fine. I'm taking Vit B complex, Antioxidant Cherry Capsule, Pro Biotic and an digestive enzyme - all capsules. Was also taking chewable Vit C but that made my output too runny!
Sarah - 39 year old mum of 2 boys, runner/triathlete from UK
June/Oct 2010 - Peritonitis/perforated diverticulitis. Sigmoid colectomy, temp ileo then reversed.
DX Colonic dysmotility.
July 2011 - Permanent end Ileostomy after begging surgeon to put it back
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   Posted 10/7/2011 6:02 PM (GMT -6)   
My husband takes the centrum silver multi vitamin and it must absorb well as he has not seen it expel when he empties...his lab work seems good - B12 was a bit low so he is taking 2 sub lingual each day
Wife of 64 yr old male suffered with UC & in May 06 had a severe flare & hospitalized 6 days...various prednisone treatments leading to steroid dependence and osteopenia, 12 asacol, 200 mg Imuran, failed remicade infusions Jan-May 2010 Dependence on pain meds. Made decision 6/10 to have surgery which was on 12/17/10 (total proctocolectomy & ileostomy - unable to have the j-pouch) & now pain free

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   Posted 10/7/2011 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I take children's gummies or children's chewables. They also make adult gummies now.
Stephanie, 29 years old

March 2000-Diagnosed Crohn's Colitis
(Tried every drug imaginable, but lived 10 years with daily diarrhea)
March 18, 2010-Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy! :)
(Now med free, 4 subsequent procedures to correct blockages at stoma site)

Stoma named Zoe...She's my best bud!! :)

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   Posted 10/7/2011 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Liquid Centrum, sublingual B complex, ground up and sprinkled on food K-1, gel cap K-2, and Nature Made Vit D (no enteric coatings and no time released meds). Rosemary

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   Posted 10/9/2011 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks to all for your help!
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