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Do Vitamins make you feel bad?

Old 02-20-08, 06:54 PM
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Do Vitamins make you feel bad?

I"am talking about mulit-vitamins like one-a-day, whatever. Hearing about how the flu shoot does not cover this years flu I thought maybe I should take some vitamins so I bought some Sunday by Tuesday I was feeling quite woozy and sweating about an hour after taking one in the afternoon. It has happened before with like Theragram-m but these said they were alot less potent like less than 200 percent of the daily value. Oh, and I was having alot of gaseous emissions, mostly belching but some from the other end as well. I have been taking Lutien for my eyes for the past 3 or so years and no problem. Today, I just took the lutien and feel just fine except for the ringing in my ears and my left knee.

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Old 02-20-08, 07:13 PM
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Did you take the multi-vitamin with food? If you didn't, certain vitamins can cause you to become nauseous.
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Old 02-20-08, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by FinkPish
Did you take the multi-vitamin with food? If you didn't, certain vitamins can cause you to become nauseous.
Yeah, I've always heard that vitamins should be taken with food.

I recall that back when I would start taking vitamins I would feel icky a day or two later, but once I acclimated it was all good.
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No. But they make my pee really yellow after a few hours.
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Old 02-20-08, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by FinkPish
Did you take the multi-vitamin with food? If you didn't, certain vitamins can cause you to become nauseous.
Yep. Especially One a Day.
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Old 02-20-08, 09:49 PM
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Well, the last vitamin I had told me I was a shithead, so yeah, I felt bad for the rest of the day.

Or it could've been the mushrooms.
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Old 02-21-08, 02:36 AM
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I would always throw up the one-a-days. Not really nausious, but my body rejected it.

Then I learned about how crappy the ingredients used for one-a-day and centrum, and the poor absorbtion rates, and the need for a quality vitamin.

Now I feel great when I take them, and don't get sick as often. I'm sold. Plus my pee turns a flourescent yellow
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Old 02-21-08, 05:14 AM
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One-A-Day is the only brand I can't take. They make me feel sick afterwards. I'm fine with all other brands.
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Old 02-21-08, 08:19 AM
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Wasen't there a thread on this before?
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Old 02-21-08, 10:03 AM
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They never have. I take a multi every morning.
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Old 02-21-08, 10:10 AM
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I take the GNC Mega Men Multi Vitamin and haven't had any issues yet. Turns my pee into a bright yellow as well.
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Old 02-21-08, 10:26 AM
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No, I haven't but I would suggest a possibility could be an alergic reaction.

As for the yellow pee, that's just the 'water soluble' excess vitamins being expelled.
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One-a-Day always made me nauseous and gave me a headache.
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Old 02-21-08, 10:27 AM
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I take a multi-vitamin made with organic substances, not synthetic vitamins, every night with dinner. I can't take them on an empty stomach or I get a little queasy/pukey. I started the multi-vitamin last May and then added an extra Vitamin C....haven't had a cold all winter!
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Old 02-21-08, 11:06 AM
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I just heard a good tip that you should cut your multivitamin in half and take one half in the morning and one half at night. Your body can only absorb so much at once and the rest is expelled so if you break it up, you will get much more of a benefit.
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Old 02-21-08, 11:11 AM
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They don't call it Niacin Flush for nothing.
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Old 02-21-08, 11:17 AM
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I take a multivitamin and fish oil everyday and have never felt any different than I normally do.
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