I tried it too but it didn't do much for me either. Although what I'm trying to achieve is consistently formed stool and accept the fact that I will have multiple bm's each day (living w/o my lower colon due to cancer/resection). Quite different from stopping D.
Sometimes I think I need to give it another try. Perhaps in moderation it could help me.
jt80 - I would suggest you cut the pills in half with a sharp knife, I did this one of the several times I tried it. The first time I went full pill, 3 times/meals a day. While I didn't experience sudden C, I did get backed up from being swollen inside. Again, this is just MY wacky system now due to the fact my surgeon rearranged things below. I can always feel when I'm becoming inflamed. So anyways, I read later on that if you try the Caltrate 600 calcium supplements, start out with half pills. Then you can work your way up to full pills.
I know you have to chew the pill with your meal, not before you eat or after you eat. And also don't consume a large beverage during that meal. A few sips of water is okay. But take in your fluids an hour or two, before or after that meal.
jt80 - Hopefully the member here with a wealth of info on calcium supplements will post and give you specific guidelines in trying it.
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 8 weeks later)
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening