Vitamin D for daughter with Crohn's

By discoverwellness Latest Activity August 25, 2014 at 12:47 pm Views 2,063 Replies 5 Likes 1

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My 6 year old daughter was diagnosed with Crohn's in June. She is on medication and now the GI doc prescribed her with liquid Vitamin D. She had issues with bad tasting meds and not being able to keep it down b/c of the taste. Does anyone know how this vitamin in liquid form tastes?

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  • jpugs
    jpugs October 10, 2014 at 10:14 pm   

    I work in a Pharmacy and unfortunately alot of the liquid vitamins are very foul tasting. I would recommend talking with the pharmacist to see if they offer flavoring for the medicaiton. There are numerous flavoring options available if they do ranging from grape to watermelon and beyond.

  • Mema Sue
    Mema Sue September 7, 2014 at 1:59 pm   

    have you tried chews, eg: chocolate calcuim chews have vit D, or there may be a gummie. Try you local vit shop. Probiotic also help alot with crohns symptoms

  • discoverwellness
    discoverwellness September 8, 2014 at 1:51 pm   

    Thank you Mema Sue for your suggestions. I found a gummy vitamin d that she really likes.

  • Hyrum Anderton
    Hyrum Anderton September 5, 2014 at 12:23 pm   

    discoverwellness,

    Welcome to the site. It sounds like you are very proactive at helping your daughter get best help for disease possible. I have never taken liquid vitamin D before but I have taken liquid vitamins before if it tastes nasty I would disquise it in something I liked like orange juice or something like that. Hope that helps. How did your daughter like the taste of it? Was she able to keep it down. I just wanted to introduce myself. I am the community manager here. If you need assistance with anything let me know.

  • discoverwellness
    discoverwellness September 8, 2014 at 1:49 pm   

    Thank you for your reply, Hyrum. As a mom, I will do whatever it takes to help my daughter feel better. I never want to see her in the state she had been at the onset of the disease. I found a gummy vitamin d that was approved by her GI doctor for the dose she needs. I didn't attempt the liquid because I knew what the outcome would be even if it was flavored or mixed. My goal is to make taking medicine not so much of a burden. It is all at times overwhelming especially when she doesn't want to eat but knows she needs to so as to not loose anymore weight. She was severely malnourished but did gain weight since. I worry when she doesn't want to eat. All in all, I just hope that I am doing what is best for her.

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