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[IP] Re: Constipation issues

I just had my scan yesterday and found out that I have  the beginnings of 
 osteopenia. I take 1200 mg calcium daily as well, but I use the calcium chews
and have not had any problems with constipation with  them.  Plus, then happen 
to act as a treat when I feel like something  sweet. <wink>
Also, the PA said to break my dose down to 600mg  in the morn and 600 in the 
evening since the body cannot process the full 1200mg  at one time.
Good luck...
In a message dated 6/12/2008 7:11:04 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  
email @ redacted writes:

Date:  Thu, 12 Jun 2008 17:02:24 -0700
From: "Steve"  <email @ redacted>
Subject: Re: [IP] Constipation  issues

I tried cutting the dosage in half with limited results.  I  also tried 
Metamucil and then gave Miralax OTC a try for a short period of  time  while 
taking the calcium.  I then quit the calcium  supplement period plus the 
Metamucil/Miralax and things returned to a more  normal state.  Someone 
mentioned the diuretic in the BP meds....I may  have to investigate this a 
bit.  Thanks for your suggestions  though.  I'll keep working on it till I 
get it right.  I have an  88 year old Mother in rehab from a fall with a 
broken hip caused by  osteoporosis.  Makes you kind of want to try and take a 
little better  care of oneself when it comes to bone deficiencies etc.  Steve 

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