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danielle
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posted 02-14-1999 12:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for danielle   Click Here to Email danielle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi everyone,
I saw on this board that caltrate plus seemed to be helpful for some with IBS-D so I tried some today and noticed that I didn't have one loose BM!
Does anyone know how caltrate plus works? I mean, I'm not complaining that I feel better, I'm just really curious how this works.
Danielle

williegirl
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posted 02-14-1999 10:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for williegirl   Click Here to Email williegirl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Danielle!
I too have started Caltrate Plus and it
sure does work!! I am curious too as to
how it works! Have a Great Day!
Barb(williegirl)

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LNAPE
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posted 02-14-1999 09:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LNAPE   Click Here to Email LNAPE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was the one who brought this info to the board around Oct last year. If you have had you gall bladder removed the sac that holds the bile which is the digestive fluid produced by the liver is no longer there to slowly release the bile when you eat to digest you food. It is always present in the stomach and intestines and causing irritation. The calcium carbonate seems to bind with the bile and other fluids in the intestines and forms bulk and there you go. and I mean go slower than usual. At least that is what I think happens. It really works for a lot of people so all of you out there who are waiting for a train to hit you give it a try.. 1 tablet with each meal of Caltrate Plus or a brand with the exact ingredients can help a whole bunch.

Let me know if I can Help. LNAPE@AOL.COM

Linda

JuJuB
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posted 02-14-1999 09:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JuJuB   Click Here to Email JuJuB     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just started on the Caltrate Plus as well, 1 question. Is anyone having pains where the gallbadder is located? I had mine removed about 1 year ago and I have noticed some pain in that area since I have been on the Caltrate. I have only been on them for about 1 week. Any others suffering with this problem?

Judy
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posted 02-15-1999 07:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Judy   Click Here to Email Judy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Everytime I try to take the calcium I seem to get more stomach distress than before I used it...maybe just coincidence..maybe not..who knows.

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Judy

Janice
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posted 02-16-1999 12:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Janice   Click Here to Email Janice     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've noticed more stomach pain since i began the caltrate--but for me it's worth it. What seems to be working for me is to take Caltrate three times a day, and Librax when I first notice that the stomach is getting upset or painful.
It's not perfect, but things are better.....

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JANICE

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