Hi LNAPE:I'm back again with a question. I have been experiencing a frustrating cycle and I'm wondering if there is anything I can do about it-as far as adjusting my dosage of calcium.First of all-I was an urgent D type-almost ALWAYS post-meal...after a meal, I would get the ol' rumblings and gurglings and then uh-oh! Anyhow-the calcium has been working great (and maybe I shouldn't be complaining!!)but...I take one calcium tablet in the morning with breakfast (usually at around 9 or 10:00) then one at night with supper (usually around 6 or 7:00 p.m.). The problem is that I do not have a BM for about four or five days, then on that fifth day, I have to sit for about a half an hour...then when I think I am done...five minutes later there is more...then I think I am done again...but there is still more (seems to help to walk around or massage the tummy?) Until I am practically cleaned out!!! Then the cycle starts again...Now the BM consistency is wonderful (sorry if that sounds weird-but after six years of diarrhea-well hey this excites me to no end!!) I have also tried metamucil, and eating lots of fiber-thinking that maybe that would get things running more frequently. Doesn't do that much at all. Anyways, I'm hoping that you can help me out...thanks again for the first tip-you should be spreading the word of calcium to all the useless-gastroenterologists out there!! E.