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kenneth
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posted 05-11-1999 08:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kenneth   Click Here to Email kenneth     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Could someone please explain to me why Iron
causes (D) I read this on the BB so i took my
Vitamins back and got Multiple Vitamins without Iron. Also I bought caltrate Plus to try and help my (D). Do I have to take them before I eat and if so how soon before I eat.
I could really use some relief so if someone knows the answer i would be very grateful.
How does calcium help stor (D)?

lanie
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posted 05-11-1999 11:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lanie   Click Here to Email lanie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Vitamins caused my IBS. I only have symptoms when I take vitamins. My problem is with C, not D. I thought that iron caused constipation. Anyone else?

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posted 05-11-1999 11:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KalebsMom   Click Here to Email KalebsMom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kenneth,
I too, experience D when taking iron supplements. Since discontinuing the high iron vitamins, my symptoms have virtually disappeared. Take a multi vitamin with B vitamins (I take a generic One a Day), as they are absorbed, not stored in the body, and a few of the B vitamins can actually alleviate IBS symptoms.
I also chew Tums EX-2 tabs twice daily for a total of 1200mg. I chew 2 in the a.m., 2 with dinner. My multi vitamins have vit D in them, which aids in the absorption factor of the calcium. Hope this helps!!
Christy

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posted 05-11-1999 11:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moldie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Iron is usuually known to cause C. I imagine you have some black stooling. Don't know if that iron is too harsh on your colon and causing for you D or if it could be something else. I've heard too much Magnesium can cause D. I am also an advocate of the B complex vitamins but have to use the non-brewers yeast kind as it causes problems with my IBS.

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posted 05-12-1999 01:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for silver   Click Here to Email silver     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi, iron is supposed to cause C. It did me but I took it with vitamin c to help absob it and didnt get any C, only darker stools. I think your suppose to take the calcium with your meal, and it is the caltrate plus that you take because it has other vitamins in it to help bind things. If you take the one with magnesium for the C IBS. Hope this ansewer your questions.

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posted 05-12-1999 08:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LNAPE   Click Here to Email LNAPE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For me it doesn't matter if you take the calcium before during or after just take it regular and it really helps control the diarrhea. Take one three times a day.

Linda

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