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  • heidi5
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    Hi LeAnn, I'm new to the site. Wanted to ask you about the multi-mineral vitamin from the Vitamin Shoppe. I noticed that it had stearic acid in it. Is this something that bothers the bladder? I'm just trying to sort out what I can and can't have.

    Any info will help.

    Thanks, Cindy

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  • heidi5
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    I think this vitamin has stearic acid in it. Does this bother anyone?

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  • verdicries
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    Thanks. I have children's vits but they don't give an adult the full amt they need and have a whole bunch of fillers in them that frankly don't help! I'll look at the Vit Shoppe though.

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  • LeeAnn
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    vitamin shoppe

    I get mine at Vitamin Shoppe. I avoid B & C vitamins all together. SO I buy a multi-mineral (without iron b/c it can cause constipation---bad for IC), and I also buy A&D which come in the same bottle, Vitamin E by itself, and Vitamin K by itself. All of the ones I named I buy the generic Vitamin Shoppe brand, they have a website if there's not one near you. The generics don't have extra fillers and dyes that irritate me. I honestly find their brand to be the best I have tried and I've tried a lot of different things.

    I hadn't thought of doing the children's vitamin idea, that is a good idea, but what I'm doing now works for me so I'm gonna stick with it. But that was a good one I hadn't thought of.

    I'm also personally too scared to try the Ester C b/c I'm coming down from a flare and I don't want to ruin my progress. But once I feel better I'm going to try the Ester-C.

    I'm a little worried b/c I'm of child bearing age (30) and have never had kids and we would like some soon. I knoooooow I won't be able to tolerate the prenatal vitamins and folate is such an important vitamin in developing fetuses and low consumption of it can cause spinal cord defects like spina bifida. I've bought just folate and it kills me. Maybe my insurance company will cover a nutritionist under the circumstances to make sure I'm eating enough in my regular diet.

    Anyway, I'm blabbering on and on, hope that helps.

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  • Julie B
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    Hi there,

    I usually recommend a children's formula (much less of a dose to bother the bladder) and if you can go to a natural food or vitamin store, ask for everything "free": artificial flavor free, artificial color free, etc...I heard recently that Trader Joe's has one, but I have not checked it out. To prevent going on a wild goose chase, give one a call and ask. Much nicer on an IC bladder than driving miles and miles to the bearest store only to wander around helplessly looking for something that doesn't exist. ;-)

    I hope that helps!

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  • verdicries
    started a topic Recommend a good multivitamin (or several)?

    Recommend a good multivitamin (or several)?

    it's so difficult to get all the necessary vits i need...can anyone recommend a good multi vitamin (not just ester-c) that's safe for ic?

    i appreciate it!

    thanks,
    tracy
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