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slimcook
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   Posted 4/16/2008 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been chugging more pills then I can count for the past couple years. I suddenly am having a gag reflex with my calcium pills. Is there any calcium brand out there that is not chalky. Perhaps a coated pill...any recommendations?
Slimcook
dx:2003 Pancolitis
current meds:
Colazol 1500 TID, Imuran 100mg, Healthy Trinity Probiotic, Grape Seed Ext. Biotin, Vit. E., Selenium, Flax Oil, Calcium, Zinc and Emergen-C


bookworm21
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   Posted 4/16/2008 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Maybe you could take a calcium chew like Viactiv? It usually comes in a couple different flavors. I'm taking chocolate right now and it isn't too bad.

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GardenerJames
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   Posted 4/16/2008 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't notice any flavor that bothers me in my calcium pills, I get them at Costco, only problem is they're BIG
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Sara14
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   Posted 4/16/2008 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I take Viactiv chewable calcium and Vit. D supplements. I take the chocolate flavored one and it tastes really good. I didn't want to have to swallow another pill, so that's why I chose the chewable ones.
24 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into complete remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - nightly; Canasa (1,000 mg) in the morning
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 2/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv


Susiebuddy
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   Posted 4/16/2008 10:39 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Slim

  Yes, the Viactive are great~ Tastes like a chocolate piece of caramel and I actually enjoy taking them every day!

  


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slimcook
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   Posted 4/17/2008 7:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the insight. I'll check out the Viactive.
Slimcook
dx:2003 Pancolitis
current meds:
Colazol 1500 TID, Imuran 100mg, Healthy Trinity Probiotic, Grape Seed Ext. Biotin, Vit. E., Selenium, Flax Oil, Calcium, Zinc and Emergen-C


munchkindd
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   Posted 4/17/2008 7:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I was doing the chewable viactive for a few years.  Got really sick of the after taste.  Recently I tried the viactiv glides (pills)  I first tried the vanilla. The vanilla had such a strong taste it was gagging me when I tried to swallow them.  I have since purchased the mixed berry flavor of the viactiv glides and they are much better.  yeah Good Luck

*******Donna*******
 
diagnosed with uc 27 years ago.  Enojoyed 10 - 12 year remission (approximately 10 of those years without any meds)
 
currently on Sulfasalazine 2 tabs 3x day. Folic acid, mesalamine enema every 4th night, will try to spread it out more. Omega 3, Probiotics, multi vitamin, cacium supplement, Biotin....
 
In remission since Jan 2008, can't believe it.............


munchkindd
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   Posted 4/17/2008 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   
A quick reminder about calcium.  I have been told that our bodies cannot absorb more than 500 mg of calcium at a time.  So, I wouldn't take the calcium with milk, you will not benefit from the milk. Drink the milk at a later time.  (4 hours rings a bell, but not certain about that)
*******Donna*******
 
diagnosed with uc 27 years ago.  Enojoyed 10 - 12 year remission (approximately 10 of those years without any meds)
 
currently on Sulfasalazine 2 tabs 3x day. Folic acid, mesalamine enema every 4th night, will try to spread it out more. Omega 3, Probiotics, multi vitamin, cacium supplement, Biotin....
 
In remission since Jan 2008, can't believe it.............


munchkindd
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   Posted 4/17/2008 8:00 AM (GMT -6)   
also, if you are taking a multi vitamin that contains calcium, do not take a calcium supplement when you take your vitamin, take it at a separate time........The viactiv slides are not chalky at all.
*******Donna*******
 
diagnosed with uc 27 years ago.  Enojoyed 10 - 12 year remission (approximately 10 of those years without any meds)
 
currently on Sulfasalazine 2 tabs 3x day. Folic acid, mesalamine enema every 4th night, will try to spread it out more. Omega 3, Probiotics, multi vitamin, cacium supplement, Biotin....
 
In remission since Jan 2008, can't believe it.............


Beth75
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   Posted 4/17/2008 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   

I got calcium + vit D pills at the vitamin shoppe, they are coated (no taste) but they are big.

I take calcium + vit D 500mg 3xday.


Beth, 32 ~ Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ in remission
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 20mg 1xday (taper 5mg a week from 60 = ), Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Enalpril 10mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.  Do you have edema? If so, check your protiens!
Pre-Diabetic from Prednisone use - Low carb/sugar diet & exercise.


dakotagirl
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   Posted 4/17/2008 1:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you tried Adora? It's a really tasty chocolate that has 500mg of calcium and vit D&K. Comes in milk and dark chocolate.
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Osteopenia diagnosed Feb 2006
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LukeWV
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   Posted 4/17/2008 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been buying my calcium from bioactivenutrients.com. The pills are much smaller than the ones I have bought before at most stores and are much easier to swallow.

MissMindy
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   Posted 4/18/2008 2:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I had been taking Caltrate D. But recently started taking the Viactiv. So far I am liking the Viactiv the most.
You should really give them a try.
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