poop smarties

Posted by howardwizwald @howardwizwald, May 25, 2020

A friend has for a year been finding these – like smarties – so I call them poop smarties in her stool. With Covet etc, cannot get to a doctor. Anyone make a quess on what it is?

@zep

I want to make sure my large, heavily-coated multivites do what they're supposed to do, so I tumble them around in my mouth with a bit of water for maybe ten or twenty seconds to rough up the slick hard coating. I do this because I have a feeling my stomach acid may not be up to the job, and because things may be passing through too quickly these days due to anxiety. This may or may nor be a good thing to do, don't know. Opinions pro or con are most welcome.

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@zep I have swallowing problems.. that means I need to avoid large pills… and digestive problems and a slew of others 😢. I only do as my doctor told me.. take the chewable vitamin or liquid. He suggested Flintstones or adult chewable Centrum. They make a gummy, but I don't digest those well either. I also have a monthly b12 injection.

I can only suggest talk to your pharmacist. He knows more about how pills work than your doctor. I did talk to my pharmacist about which one to take. 😀

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@howardwizwald

Hi, all. My friend did a test on the pill and sure enough, you folks called it correctly. It is a pill dissolving thing. I have forwarded all your comments and she is now taking action with her doctor and pharmacist. She is tickled pink by all your advice and she couldn't believe she has been wondering about this for 2 years (1 daily for 24 months). Anyways, I am going to say 'goodbye' from Canada and thank you, thank you.

I have another issue from another friend but that will be a new discussion. What I would like to know is that on this website, it talks of an appointment. Has anyone used this feature. Remember, we Canadians have to pay 135% to get $1 American :).

All the best…… from 'my source'. LOL

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@howardwizwald, I can answer your question about the button on the site that says APPOINTMENT in the upper right corner. This is a quick link to the contact information to request an appointment at Mayo Clinic. People can self-refer to Mayo Clinic or have their doctor make a referral. People come to Mayo Clinic from all over the world, including Canada. Some Canadians pay out of pocket to be treated at Mayo, for others they have insurance that covers the cost and in some instances your provincial insurance will cover the cost of care for treatment options or procedures that are not available in your province.

Connecting with other patients and caregivers like you did for your friend is free. We have quite a few Canucks in the Mayo Clinic Connect community and from many other countries. Such is the blessing of the world wide web, eh?

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@lioness

@zep Do you use vitamin-min drops made by Nature Way these meds are the proven kind not to have fillers and approved by the ?

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lioness – No, I've never heard of those. I take plain old Centrum Silver for Women over 50. They are purple whoppers.

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Zaroga – Chewables! Good idea.

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@zep

lioness – No, I've never heard of those. I take plain old Centrum Silver for Women over 50. They are purple whoppers.

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@zep 'Im sorry I didn't mean the vit-min I also take Centrum Silver I should have said the single vit min. or herbs

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