What I need to take – vitamin wise

18 mg iron

400 mcg folic acid

400 mcg selenium

400 mcg copper

400 mcg zinc

400 mcg A

400 mcg D

400 mcg E


1200mc calcium citrate

400-800 IU Vitamin D

500 mcg B12

40-65 mg iron with vitamin C (ferrous fumarate, ferrous gluconate)


That means…


My multivitamin isn’t actually all that great.

* no iron

* no selenium

* no copper

But I only have to take one dose instead of the 2 I’ve been taking


My calcium intake is good, but I should take 1 more, at least occasionally (oh, darn!)


My iron is 65 mg, but equivalent to 325 of ferrous sulfate. Don’t really get that, it has no vitamin C, AND it’s not the right kind, but I’m going to stick with it for now and see what my levels are next appointment.


My OTHER iron gives me 27mg of iron (no info on what kind) AND vitamin C, so I’ll take that, too.


B12 is good.


So, I’ll cut back on the vitamins, add another calcium, take the other stuff, and sometime look for selenium and zinc. I’m feeling better now that I know.

I have GOT to figure out this vitamin thing.

That’s my goal for tonight: figure out how much I need, how much I have, and what my vitamin schedule should be. 

At some point, I may post about my appointments today as well. But for now: I get to eat more and more variety. I get to hold my son again. I’m going to start water aerobics. 

And now I’m going to go have dinner. Not sure what, but there will be hummus!

Did I tell you about my vitamins?

I found some that are yummy enough that I WANT to take them. Okay, the multivitamin is a little overpowering, but it’s SO much better than puking! The calcium, though? Holy cow! I could eat it all day!

The vitamins are Centrum Flavor Bursts. The calcium is Citracal Gummies (don’t tell my doctor!)

Love tofu, hate vitamins

After another day of gagging and feeling awful, I decided to change vitamins. The ones I bought aren’t actually allowed. But they taste good. And I didn’t throw up after I ate them. They’re kind of like giant skittles.

In other news, I really like tofu.

Better with cheese… not vitamins

I solved the snack problem with a meal of soft cheese. I’d skipped breakfast, so that only put me at 3 meals. It helped very much!

However, I tried my new vitamins and they… Did not help at all. In fact, they came up in the scariest way! My face got beet-red and hot. I couldn’t take a deep breath. I felt sick and dizzy. I nearly passed out. Then I puked a dozen times. So… don’t think I’ll take those again!

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