Calcium supplements cause constipation for me and since I have had issues with this due to a bowel obstruction surgery, as well as IBS with fibromyalgia, more of that issue I really don't need. Is there any calcium product that is less constipating? I do take 3000mg vit D and 200 mg Magnesium daily and eat a lot of calcium rich foods.
Hi there Owen
Thank You for responding to my question regarding calcium and Vitamin D3.
I take 2,000 mgs of Vitamin D and 1,200 mgs of Calcium with 1,600 mgs of D3.
I hope You are doing well. Gladys 😊
If you go to the good websites, they will tell you that calcium carbonate does cause constipation. Several other types of calcium do not.
This is all so confusing , knowing what you should or shouldn't take. I am only osteopenia at the moment and have mentioned to the doctor about different problems, not knowing whether they are related., there doesn't seem to be an answer. I take calcium and vit D supplements and I too have always suffered from constipation but worse as i have got older , I have taken medication in the past for this but I don't feel I should have to take it everyday.. My mother suffered from osteoporosis for at least 20 yrs and once she was diagnosed took calcium but it never seem to make any difference. My Grandmother probably had this too back in the 50s as she had same problems, but there was no diagnosis then so no treatment . They both had falls and breaks and both died at a similar age It just makes me wonder if taking anything at all will really help.
the doctor at the hospital told me to take Colace 200mg everyday for my long term constipation. I asked my other doctors if this is okay to take everyday and long term, and they all said yes. You can even buy it in generic. My doctor sent me for a blood test to check my levels for calcium, D3, and magnesium. Taking too much calcium, or D3, or magnesium is bad for your body. Many women take too much D3. My doctor has me on 1800 mg calcium, 4000 iu of D3, and 400 mg of magnesium. And you need to take the calcium and the magnesium several hours apart from each other.
I have had chronic constipation all my life and tried many things for it. The hospital told me to take Colace, and there is a generic which is really cheap. I take 250 mg once a day and it has helped me tremendously for the last 3 months.