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I am on day four of taking Caltrate (1 with lunch and maybe one with dinner). I only have occasional episodes of D but always have immodium on hand in case. I have found myself with gas, and sometimes painful bms since starting, should i continue? is this normal?
 

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It make take a couple weeks to get straightened out, but it's worth it. The gas eventually. Linda ("LNAPE") is the expert. Maybe she'll see your post and dispense some pearls of wisdom.
 

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Hi ARies:I don't know the answer to your question, just wanted to say welcome to the Board. I'm also bumping your message to the top so Linda can see it.
Jean------------------"Never let the fear of striking out get in your way." Babe Ruth. And I'm also Praying with Bettie for a cure for this NASTY IBS! Jean
 

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Aries,I think you should probably take 1/2 tablet with lunch and 1/2 tablet with dinner for a few days. It sounds like you may not need as much as some of us. It may make you feel better and have less gas. But, the gas will go away as your body gets used to the added calcium. Be consistant when you find the right dose. If you stop it the diarrhea will return. Linda
 

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Welcome to the board ARies. We are glad to have you here. Linda is the expert on Caltrate. Maro
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I also had a lot of gas during my first try with the Caltrate but I'm going to start again, taking LNape's advice about 1/2 each meal and see if it makes a diffrence. She has, by the way, been a great source of help to a lot of people on this board so I think I'm going to give it more time this round.
 

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Bunny,I have had a lot of feed back from other users so let me know what you are going through with the calcium and maybe we can come up with a solution.Linda
 
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