Re: Calcium and Stomach Upset
Calcium can definitely cause all the symptoms you mentioned. I took it for years and it didn't bother me too much, but once I started Actonel, it became impossible to take supplements, although I tried them all. Now that I'm on Forteo, I have switched to high calcium foods, and also take it in my multiple vitamin and it doesn't hurt, so I hope that it will work out for me. Also, after all the years I took the supplements, I didn't realize until recently that it shouldn't be taken at the same time as certain meds, or it will interfere with their effectiveness. All the calcium I took in conjunction with exercise over the years didn't prevent me from getting osteoporosis, either. Fortunately I didn't get kidney stones. So I'm just trying to work with the Forteo, eat yogurt and other calcium rich foods in moderation, and work with my body. Good luck!