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I got desparate this week and decided to try Calcium. I am a C and I was afraid it would cause more C and more unforcomfortable symptoms. I bought the tums PMS formula and I began taking it according to the directions on the bottle; two in the a.m. and two in the p.m. I actually wanted to try it for PMS symptoms and I only have taken 6 so far. Four yesterday and two this a.m. The pain in my upper right quandrant is better and I feel less G is trapped in my intestines. It made me very tired last evening after I took two after dinner. It was a strange effect but I believe it helped to relax my stomach. I don't know for sure but I hope it continues to help.I am going to add a magnesium supplement beginning today as well.
 
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RitaLucy, Thanks for the info. I too am C, and have been afraid to take calcium, but know that I should since I have cut most dairy from my diet. Plus I am menopausal and need the calcium for my old bones.lol. But, I don't know if we have tums PMS here in Canada. Will have to check it out. Take care and God Bless. Chris
 

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Chris,I think they are just regular tums packaged as PMS tums. I hope this helps. I will let you know how I am doing. Let me know if you try the calcium.
 

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I think if you folks with constipation want to take a calcium supplement you may be better off with a calcium citrate form of calcium with magnesium. That way you will get your calcium and the magnesium will help with constipation.Calcium citrate is more easily absorbed and you can fine calcium magnesium supplement that contain a 2 to 1 ratio of calcium to magnesium and this may help you to get some calcium without making the constipation worse.Take Care,Linda
 

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Lnape,Do you know of a calcium citrate that I can find at the drugstore? I am not trying to pin you down on a brand but if can email me that would be very helpful. Awhile back I tried to do this and got frustrated when reading the bottles and was confused and didn't buy anything. I agree with you about needing the magnesium from what I have heard and that is why I was so reluctant with just the calcium. Thanks for your advise...you too Rose!
 

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I agree that citrate is better for C types. I myself have trouble with calcium and C, and I use citrate and magnesium. The other issue to be aware of is that tums soak up stomach acid and should not be eaten directly before or during a meal because they can make it harder for the digestive process.
 
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I have been wanting to get on calcium for some time...today I heard it helps to reduce or eliminate polyps in the colon, something that I have a problem with...I am also a c type. I have avoided taking calcium cause it has always been connected with slowing things down rather than the opposite. I take magnesium glycinate now, but think I will try taking Calcium citrate with my magnesium...worth a try anyway. Thanks for the info...
 

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It is hard for my to recommend any brand because I have not really looked at this form of calcium because I only was diarrhea type and the calcium carbonate is my solution. The next time I am in the store I will try to find one. Rose if you are still there I know you have one you use do you mind letting them know the brand and where they can get it.Take Care,Linda
 

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Citracal is what you want. That is calcium citrate and has vitamin D in it. Also you can get Calcium Citrate with Magnesium in a health food store. GMC does not carry it. You should probably take a vitamin D with it. The Citracal can be found in most drug stores. Hope this helps.
 

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Noreen took the words right out of my mouth. Take Citracal with a magneisum supplement..up to 400 milligrams of magnesium if perfectly safe.------------------"Remember To Stop and Smell the Roses"Rose (C-type)
 
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