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Hi, I`m new to this board and would like to thank all of you for the information ya`llhave shared.I have had IBS "D" for about 1 year.After reading your post I started taking Caltrate plus 3 times a day, it worked !I got really happy but then I couldnt have a bowel movement.It feels like I got Cement in there.My question is how am I going to get something to move...He He ?? I have been taking the Caltrate for 1 week.I backed off to 1 a day and tried taking 3 exlax but nothing works.Any suggestions ?I`m so desperate to stop the "D" that I will take the Caltrate and just not eat.At least I can work now without running to a bathroomall day !!Thanks
 

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i would try drinking plenty of fluids, exercise, fiber and roughage intake. try to regulate your bowels because retaining and then purging isn't a great idea. consult your physician if you don't succeed. good luck, mitchell
 
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Mr Immodium, I would back off to 1 or 2 per day if you're constipated. Always best to introduce new things in "baby steps". That way you give your body time to adjust, and see how you handle it. Perhaps some fiber will get things moving again?[This message has been edited by lee w (edited 07-30-1999).]
 

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Mr. Immodium...I started Caltrate back in May with 2 a day. I found it was too much, so I only take 1 a day now. It'll take some time to figure out what works for you.I don't think that not eating and taking Caltrate is a great idea, however. No wonder it seems like cement in there. You have to eat, and drink plenty of water, especially when taking calcium of any kind.
 

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Mr Immodium,Stop the caltrate until you go potty, drink lots of water or eat an offending food. Then, start back with one a day if this is still too much 1/2 a day. Or if not enough 2 and day just play with the dose until you get what is right for you. You may need 1/2 tablet two times a day once you get regulated just remember to take it about the same time every day to stay regular.Linda
 
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