Has anyone found that taking calcium tablets doesn’t agree with them? I started taking Accrete D3 on Monday, each film coated tablet contains cholecalciferol 400IU and calcium 600mg ( as calcium carbonate 1500mg) and I take 2 a day. The excipients are hydrogenated soya-bean oil and sucrose.
I’ve felt a bit ‘off’ all week. First evening after taking them my skin felt prickly all over, as if I should have a rash but I didn’t. Next morning first thing I had diarrhoea like bowel movement. I laid off the calcium for the second day and felt ok apart from gut pains and a bit constipated, third, fourth and fifth days I took it again, less prickly still got gut ache and felt constipated only last night I woke up at 2.00am with indigestion. I wouldn’t say I’ve changed my diet in any way since starting the Accrete D3 so I really don’t think they agree with me.
I’ve always supplemented with D3 either in little oil filled capsules or D3 mouth spray so I can’t think it is the vitamin D.
I’m going to take my first alendronic acid tablet tomorrow morning so I’m glad I’ve spent this week on calcium and vitamin D tablets otherwise I would probably feel the alendronic was the culprit.
I don’t like milk and yoghurt - they make me feel a bit sick but my calcium levels were top of the range when I was tested recently and I'm finding more sources of calcium I do like in the ROS brochure.
Has anyone else found this? Are there other calcium tablet options?