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Magnesium ... hmmmm ... makes me nerouvs.

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I went out and bought the Caltrate Plus last night. I asked the pharmacist about it's potential benefit for IBS (pharmacist is also a friend of mine). She said she could see how it might work because Calcium has a binding effect (can constipate). She also said, though, that magnesium has been known to cause D. That put me on alert, now I am nervous to try it when I KNOW the immodium works for me (though I would like to be able to stop taking it).
Any thoughts to make me feel better??------------------~If I'm gonna go down, I'm gonna do it with style ... and you won't see me surrender~[This message has been edited by Ladienyte (edited 09-17-1999).]
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I am a person who suffered almost daily with diarrhea. The magnesium in caltrate plus is 10% of the daily recommended dose. I think that in combination with the other minerals makes the calcium work better. I think the small amount of magnesium prevents us from becoming constipated like just taking calcium alone would do. I don't think you should worry and give it a try. Let us know how you do.Linda
i had the same trouble with the Caltrate in the Purple box, it gave me D because of the even small amount of Mag, in it, I take the one in the Pink box with vit D only. I find that on some days i have to take 4 to have some sort of control.
I also have trouble with the magnesium in Caltrate. So like Knot I take the caltrate in the pink label and it has helped alot. You might want to try it if you have had previous problems with magnesium or if you try the purple label and have trouble.
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