Calcium how much do you take

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paintedsongs
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   Posted 12/14/2007 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Everyone, thi sis a respone to the post about prednisone and our bones. Do many of you take calcium? and how much do you take? Do you take it with vit d? I take a mulit vit a day is that not enough? thanks
28 Year old Female. Dx with Crohns 2005. Currently take Imuran 50 mg. had 3 remicade infusions which put me in remission.
Dx with Pyoderma Gangrenos (PG) Nov '07, currently on Prednisone 40mg for PG, slowly tapering from 60mg ...  most importantly the taper is in effect !


piglet12
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   Posted 12/14/2007 2:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, i do take 2 calcium tablets a day im not sure of the strength of  them tho, i also take vitamin b complex, folic acid, and  ferrous sulphate.

bluemeanies
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   Posted 12/14/2007 2:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I take 600 mg of calcium with 400 mg vitamin d tablets. I think 1200 mg is the daily recommended amount.
 


Nanners
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   Posted 12/14/2007 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I take 1200 mg Calcium with Vitamin D.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


gachrons
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   Posted 12/14/2007 6:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I was told to take 1500 calcium and 800 Vit. D . plus I try to work that doseage around my Multi vit. No the multi is not enough for me but you should talk to your DR. about it. I am wondering how long you been on the pred. I was on it since Jan. I will be going to get the density test done .lol gail

paintedsongs
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   Posted 12/16/2007 5:51 PM (GMT -7)   
This time I have only been on pred since Nov. I started on 60mg, and am on 40mg now.. So i sure have a long taper to go. 2 years ago i was on it for oh say 7-8 months.. Just concerned at 28 if I continue to have to go on it at times what are my bones going to look like later in life... I have a GI apt. wed I will review this with him also.. thanks
28 Year old Female. Dx with Crohns 2005. Currently take Imuran 50 mg. had 3 remicade infusions which put me in remission.
Dx with Pyoderma Gangrenos (PG) Nov '07, currently on Prednisone 40mg for PG, slowly tapering from 60mg ...  most importantly the taper is in effect !


malakai
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   Posted 12/16/2007 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I take 1000mg/day with vitamin supplements but I also eat a lot of cheese to make up for it.  I DO think it is between 1000-1200mg/day for a woman.
Newbie - 35 yrs old Diagnosed: 08/03/07
Meds:
Asacol 3x day
Imuran 50MG 3 x day
Lamictal 125 MG/day for bioloar II


malakai
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   Posted 12/16/2007 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I have Vit D with my multi vitamin and if you go outside in the sun w/o sunscreen for 10 min, your body makes it naturally.  It's kind of hard here in seattle when it is overcast (we're vit D deprived esp in the fall/winter) but in most areas it should work when you go outside.

Newbie - 35 yrs old Diagnosed: 08/03/07
Meds:
Asacol 3x day
Imuran 50MG 3 x day
Lamictal 125 MG/day for bioloar II


gachrons
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   Posted 12/17/2007 2:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Glad you are going to bring this up with your DR. and do look after your bones at any age we need extra calcium with the pred. lol gail
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