Tuesday, September 7, 2010


I am a big buyer of supplements but never take them or take them for a day or two only and stop. I have probiotics sitting in my fridge($45 a bottle) for over a year along with other vitamins etc. I don't know what I am thinking when I buy it but I get carried away. I hate taking any supplements. The prenatal vitamins I was taking left me with a horrible stomach pain no matter when I took it so I rarely take it these days. A couple of weeks ago after reading "Ad.renal F.atigue..." book suggested by Sew I went on another round of supplement shopping. I bought the following

Na.tural Calm Magnesium
Vitamin C
Vitamin D3
Vitamin B6

The only thing I have taken is the Magnesium for a couple of times. The others are sitting looking at me. My stomach can't handle pills well. Over the weekend I may have eaten something funny because my GI issues are flaring up. I think I need to heal before challenging my already weak stomach with multiple supplements. I am tempted to take the probiotic but scared of what it would do to my stomach. I hate plain yogurt and since getting off sugar I can only take a few spoon of sweetened Yogurt. It is just way too sweet for me. I need to suck it up and starting eating plain yogurt or take probiotics. I know a lot of IF blogger take a lot of supplements. Please any one reading let me know if there is a secrete to taking suppliments? Any thing you do to minimize the stomach aches?

On other news I had my first blood drawn for the cycle long hormonal test. I went to Qu.est Diag.nostic close to my work and I wasn't impressed. They are so unprofessional and slow. I am keeping my fingers crossed that they don't mess up my orders.


  1. I used to have a serious problem with taking pills - nausea and all that, but not as much anymore. Maybe it's the type of pills I was taking before? A lot of pills supplements contain fillers and even gluten, which may have upset my stomach, and now all of mine are gluten-free and with very minimal or no fillers (like Standard Process brand from my doctor). I try and take things with food, or before bed (like my multivitamin) - that way at least if I have a little nausea I'm asleep :).

    Have you seen this multi before? It has all sorts of good things and is good as a prenatal as well - http://www.drrons.com/docs-best-multi-vitamin-mineral-antioxidant.htm

    That would pretty much knock out everything on your list in one pill :).

    As far as probiotics go - sometimes it helps to start small. If it's a capsule with powder inside, you can even split the dose and work your way up to a whole dose over a couple weeks. Or faster if you're feeling up to it.

  2. I have a lot of pill-popping experience! ;-) I find that the problems vary with the types of supplements you're taking. Often, capsule casings are the offenders. If you have patience and can stomach the taste, you can pull them apart and discard the casing-just take the powder inside with a couple of tablespoons of water mixed in. But generally, I always take them after food. I make it a routine now everyday. I have my huge stash of pills ready at meal times and once I'm done eating, the pill swallowing marathon starts!