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I feel it's impingent on me to post this, as I may have misinformed those with C asking if Calm Colon would work for them. I discouraged them that it would NOT because that is what I rep told me several weeks back. So that's what I reported. Suddenly, today, I got a suspicion -- mostly because my spasms and pain have been subsiding so remarkably and wondered -- well, why couldn't that work for C's as well? I decided to speak to another rep and find out the real deal.I was told by this one, who seemed pretty sharp, that in the Australian study that used the formula that Calm Colon copied, C's did as well as D's! "At each end of the spectrum -- very watery D's and very hard constipation -- the improvement was not as great," said the rep. "Remember, ony 75% were helped." But, he said, "We will refund your money if you're not helped!"OK -- C's, ready to go? [This message has been edited by Persistance (edited 11-11-1999).]
 

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Hmmmm. I must have missed you saying that. I am "C" and I think CC works for me. No huge difference but it must be something I take CC religiously.
 

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Thanks persist!
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Persistence, Now I'm completely puzzled. I took CC for about 5-6 weeks and for four of those weeks had a horrible time which I'm sure had tons to do with my husband's water skiing accident. Are you taking 3 a day? It seems like you started CC around the same time as me (August) so any other words of wisdom would be appreciated. Thanks for your help. Jackie
 

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Gosh Jackie -- I don't know. I'm assuming you're D. I still get semi-diarrhea sometimes, even though it totally straightened LDanna out -- espec. if I eat late after 6 or 7 and eat trigger foods. And stress still brings on some discomfort. But the pain has lifted a lot. It's not perfect though. But I've been on it about four months and it took at least two before I began to feel much better. Still, I guess it doesn't work for everybody. At 5-6 weeks, I still was having discomfort, but I would feel better after each pill (it has both an immediate and a long term effect -- something in it is calming). Herbs take a long, long time to work, espec. Chinese herbs. The study subjects were on it 16 weeks (or did I say that?). Anyway, maybe it's not for you. Wait for Lotronex!
 

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Glad to hear this, Persist! I was also under the impression that it worked much better for D types but, since it alleviated my gas and cramping, I suppose it makes sense that C's would benefit as well. It's good to hear that you keep improving with time (like a fine wine....), and only experience occasional setbacks. Since I began the CC, I've only had one sort-of bad week and even that was nowhere near as hideous as what I used to suffer.BTW, I reduced my dosage to two caps a day for two weeks and now I'm down to one a day which I'll take for another week or so. Then we'll see what happens when I stop completely. Should be interesting. So far, so good. Keep your fingers crossed!
 
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Thanks Persistence, I'm mostly C with occasional alternating D which mystifies me. Maybe I'll try again although as I become mildly successful with stress reduction, my symptoms improve as well and I know the CC won't help my stress stuff. I'll have to chew on this one awhile.LDanna, So glad to hear you are still doing so well. I've been reducing my meat after you described your diet and I believe it is helping. Americans eat too much protein anyway so I figure it can't hurt!
 
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