Hi all. I have been taking Questran for my IBS-D and it's great so far. I had a bone density test and my doctor has told me that (as a woman in a wheelchair who does not weight bear) I should begin taking 1000mg/day of elemental calcium and a Vitamin D pill to prevent the dreaded Osteoperosis in future years. My question is:Will Calcium bind me up ON TOP of the Questran? Should I be taking both? I'm waiting to hear from her but thought I'd ask here too!
The calcium never did anything for my 'D'. If I were you I'd continue taking the full dose of questran and if you find it binds you, then cut back on the questran until you find the dose that with the calcium works best.
Hi Immodium:The calcium may or may not bind you - we are all different. But, I would say, if you are in a wheelchair and your doc recommends it, you should take it. You sure don't want to develop osteoperosis.Take care!JeanG
Immodium,I have been taking Questran since April now on Colestid(got sick of powder).I have also been taking calcium in a multiple vitamin and an extra 600mg tablet a day. That equals 1200mg total.I have never had real constipation problems but when I do I back off on the colestid 1 tablet instead of 2 and I will be okay.I never found that the calcium was enough by itself for me but I don't eat much dairy and thougt the extra calcium would be good. I also take 1 fiber choice tablet a day and I think this keeps me from gettin too constipated. I hope this helps!Batty
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