Osteopenia and Calcitriol

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   Posted 12/11/2008 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed with osteopenia and my GI prescribed me Calcitriol (a form of vitamin D) (2, 5mg pills a day) and 1500 mg of Calcium. Has anyone else taken Calictriol? I am nervous about the impact that all of these vitamins are going to have on my stomach, but I hope it either gets used to it or tolerates it just fine.
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease; Meds: Entocort & Asacol; female in late 20s.

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   Posted 12/11/2008 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I am very sensitive to supplements, but Calcium with D agrees with me. I don't have any side effects at all from the Calium/Vit D. Some folks might get a little more constipated with the Calcium, but I don't have any problems with it. Hope that helps.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.

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