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I am reading a lot about the Caltrate butnone of the posts seem to have the dosagelisted. I am ready to run to the drug storethis minute to go buy some but need to knowhow much to buy. Am I right to assume thateveryone is having success taking 1/2 a pillat every meal?? Does this include snacking?I have IBS with cramps and dia...(you know)
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Hi Amy, and welcome to the Board. Initially, you should take one with each meal (3 a day) and see how it works for you. You may not need to take that much. I take one a day now, but I don't suffer from D as severely as some on the board. Good luck, and let us know how it works for you!(It's the purple and white box that is most recommended.)
 
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Thanks for the reply!! One more question...do I have any time frame I have to "wait" before I begin eating? Or do I just take itand immediately eat?
 

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I take mine WITH meals, but others do a little before to let it kick in. You will have to find the right combination of dosage and times that works best for you. With me, one a day keeps things "normal" or close to normal until I eat something that is a trigger, then I take a second one.
 

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How bad would it be for me to taake 4 caltrate a day?. It seems that after a few months on 3 a day it is not working, I took an extra one and it seemed to do a bit better, but I am still getting an attack once a week or so, something quit working for me. I have to take the caltrate with Vit D only because the small amt. of magnisium gives me worse diarreha.BIg diappointment has set in for me with this because i thought the caltrate was kicking in.
 
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