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Unread 07-21-2006, 03:49 PM
Please help with vitamins

I was taking women to women vitamins, which are megadoses, before my hysterectomy and I don't feel like I need them anymore at such high doses. I ordered Andrew Lessman vitamins from HSN and they have the Omega-3 that I want, but they make me nauseated. I am a person who has a weak stomach and have a problem with vitamins. I can't even take prenatal vitamins without getting nauseated. I am searching for a multivitamin with omega 3 and coq10 in them. If any of you have any success stories and would like to recommend, I would greatly appreciate. Hormones are almost balanced, but can't find the right vitamin.

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Unread 07-21-2006, 08:16 PM
Please help with vitamins

I don't have any answers for you, but just wanted to drop in and say I have the same problem! I have a highly sensitive stomach and pills make me so nauseated. I can't tell you the number of different vitamin formulas I have tried and still have problems! Argh! The only types of pills that seem to work at all for me are the gelcap ones, and of course finding the right mix of vitamins with those is no easy task! Just today I bought another liquid calcium/vit d (tried one before and still upset stomach...lets hope this one works). I hope you get some replies soon as I am interested in this also. By the way, I do put a teaspoon of ground flaxseed in my yogurt for breakfast, and that seems to work ok for me. I think that is a form of Omega 3? I found this article regarding Omega 3 versus flaxseed oil though that seems to say there is a difference. Here it is (also contains info on how to get more Omega 3 in your diet:
http://www.mind1st.co.uk/Flax_Seed_Oil_v_Fish_Oil.asp
Good luck to you!
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Unread 07-21-2006, 10:56 PM
Please help with vitamins

You might want to look into the vitamins available with a company called Melaleuca. Most vitamins make me ill, but these are great for me. Just visit their website and good luck.
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Unread 07-22-2006, 06:46 AM
Please help with vitamins

You might wan to get your omega 3 separately from the vitamins. If you're getitng enough omega 3 to be helpful, it's likely the pills are big and/or you have to take several. Fish oil and flaxseed oil are both good sources. Each has some advantages. If you choose fish oil, look for a brand that has been tested for mercury.

I take a Weil Daily Multivitamin for Optimal Health. I like it but it doesn't includ CoQ10 (which is in the Weil Daily Antioxidant for Optimal Health).

This can get really confusing. I'm lucky that I don't get nausea from vitamins. I hope you find something you like that works well for you.

Frances
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Unread 07-22-2006, 09:30 AM
Please help with vitamins

hi ladies

Quick question - are you taking your vitamins after a meal? I too am sensitive, and don't take vitamins or medication on an empty stomach. Also, don't take them prior to going to bed, when there is the possibility that they will get "stuck" and cause probs in your digestive tract..........
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Unread 07-22-2006, 01:34 PM
Please help with vitamins

I take vitamins from Melaluca (as wpooh1968 mentioned earlier) and I really like them because they are smaller and easier to swallow. They come in small packets for AM & PM dosage or in individual bottles. I've always taken vitamins directly after breakfast and lunch, if taken prior they will upset my stomach. Wish you luck with finding what you need, there seems to be too many choices sometimes. Kely
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Unread 07-24-2006, 08:27 AM
Please help with vitamins

Vitamins. I cannot take much either, but Calcium with citrate does not hurt my stomach. If you need Omega 3, I think you could eat fish or I think walnuts and flax seed. when I take vitamins, it makes me hungry and increases my appetite. I eat a primarily water based diet which means vegetables and grains. My bones are good and numbers are good. I have diverticular disease. For fiber, I am now taking citrucil tablets, with psysillium and for milk problems, lactaid pills to try to keep myself soothed. I think you could get Omega from flax oil but it turns rancid fast. A good source of vitamins is the Puritan Pride catalog which you can get for free with big sales and good quality. I stock up, but the same problem always resurfaces, i.e., increased appetite and problem with stuff like magnesium which causes diarrhea. You mentioned CQ 10, but it may not even absorb via pill, so look for a food which contains it.
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Unread 07-24-2006, 09:32 PM
Please help with vitamins

I know I wasn't the original poster of this thread, but I wanted to thank you all for your suggestions as I was wondering also. I am going to look into the Melaluca vitamins as the smaller size appeals to me (the large pills get stuck in my throat too). I already do try to take my vitamins right after I eat and it makes no difference. I am going to see a gastroenterologist this Wednesday to check into this chronic nausea and stomach burning. It has been going on for months and months now, and it makes eating and taking pills difficult. I have tried Zantac and Prilosec, but they don't help much. Just about everything irritates my stomach these days! Argh! I keep imagining everything from GERD to gastritis (have history of that one), to hormonal imbalance as the cause. I also have food and chemical intolerances, so I have to be careful about what is in those vitamins. You would be amazed at some of the stuff added in there, such as soy, wheat, yeast, sorbital/polysorbate, fructose, etc...I am on a medical yeast/gluten free diet due to issues with Candida and possibly Celiac (runs in my family...hoping to get tested). So again I have to watch for ingredients. Rose1960, that may be something for you to consider also, looking at the inactive ingredients in the vitamins that make you nauseated to see if something is the culprit. Easier said than done I know. But just a thought. Thanks again ladies! Will be doing some research.
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