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Elyana

What vitamins and supplements to take with Ilestomy?

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Is there anyplace I can get vitamins that are liquid and gentle  enough for my ileostomy ?

 

Also what supplements are good, a low veggie and low fruit diet must need some supplements in order to stay healthy?

Also someone told me about a gelatine that helps firm up the texture of the stools?

 All I know is that it is kosher and works very well  

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I take a multi-vite by VITAFUSION (lower case letters on the bottle), they are chewable and relatively additive free.  I also get OTC magnesium, potassium, iron, calcium, vitamin B12 and B-complex. I chew these up with the multivits, everything but the B-complex which I take with my oatmeal.  Vanilla flavored almond milk is very good and bananas are an excellent source of potassium.  These things don't have to be really gentle for an ileo. after the initial healing,  It's not as bad as it seems. Smoothies are a way to get around the hard course fibrous veggies, or as I do, just chew  to a rediculous amount, until there is nothing left to chew.  Smoothies at first.   Try out stuff in small amounts at first until you know what you can tolerate.

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