When the papers were full of the dangers of taking calcium supplements, I was feeling better than I have for ages, normal bm's, just occasional bouts of gas, and getting my life back again. I started to worry about the effects of calcium and stopped taking it. I was absolutely fine for about two weeks, very normal bm's and just one or two a day. I could eat just about anything, and had started to feel much more confident about going out.However, two days ago the whole nightmare started again. Cramps, urgent diarrhoea. I took an immodium last night after a terrible day (7 bm's) and this morning I am back on the calcium. Feeling really rotten.I would literally rather die of a heart attack than suffer the symptoms of ibs-d every day.