Join Us

We are 217,612 members in 84 forums discussing 160,651 topics.

Help with Abbreviations

Topic: CALCIUM

Forum: Bone Health and Bone Loss —

Talk with others about bone density, osteopenia and osteoporosis, and ways to keep your bones strong

Posted on: Nov 3, 2019 07:53PM - edited Jun 24, 2020 09:52PM by annie-2

annie-2 wrote:

This Post was deleted by annie-2.
Log in to post a reply

Page 1 of 1 (27 results)

Posts 1 - 27 (27 total)

Log in to post a reply

Nov 3, 2019 10:41PM - edited Jun 24, 2020 09:52PM by annie-2

This Post was deleted by annie-2.
Log in to post a reply

Nov 3, 2019 11:30PM ruthbru wrote:

i don't know if this will help at all, but I take Viactiv. It's a candy-like chew. Each piece has 650mg of calcium, 500 IU of Vitamin D, and 40 mcg of Vitamin K. I take 3 chews a day for a total of 1,950 mg and spread them out over the day. One with breakfast, one at lunch, and one in the evening. The box says to eat them with meals for optimal absorption. I don't know if taking it like a candy and spreading it out would help your system tolerate it better or not, but it may be worth a try.

Also weight bearing exercise builds bones, as does a serving of dried plums (ie prunes) a day.

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
Log in to post a reply

Nov 4, 2019 08:18AM - edited Jun 24, 2020 09:52PM by annie-2

This Post was deleted by annie-2.
Log in to post a reply

Nov 4, 2019 09:07AM ruthbru wrote:

I like the caramel ones the best (because they taste the most like real candy Loopy).

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
Log in to post a reply

Nov 4, 2019 09:23AM HersheyKiss wrote:

Jo, I take Viactiv and it does contain calcium carbonate. It may not be appropriate if you have sensitivities.

Dx 3/1/2017, ILC, Left, 2cm, Grade 1, 3/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
Log in to post a reply

Nov 4, 2019 09:30AM - edited Nov 4, 2019 09:33AM by Ingerp

Jo--I've posted this link several times. I wanted to add some magnesium, and also have IBS that tends toward running fast. Based on this comparison I started taking magnesium glycinate several months ago and have had *zero* digestive issues. You might give it a shot.

https://www.vitacost.com/blog/vitamins-supplements/supplements/types-of-magnesium.html

P.S. I've jumped on the supplement bandwagon but do not take Calcium in that form. I try to get more through diet, and do lift weights, hoping that will help. I've also seen studies that Calcium supplements will improve bone density but that doesn't translate to fewer broken bones.

Dx 3/11/2016, DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR- Surgery 3/22/2016 Lumpectomy Surgery 4/19/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 5/17/2016 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 3/2/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 3/12/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 5/17/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 5/17/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy 8/19/2018 Whole-breast: Breast
Log in to post a reply

Nov 4, 2019 09:41AM - edited Jun 24, 2020 09:52PM by annie-2

This Post was deleted by annie-2.
Log in to post a reply

Nov 4, 2019 09:50AM edj3 wrote:

Calcium phosphate didn't bother my stomach. I took Posture-D Calcium with Vitamin D Caplets which I had to order from Amazon.

Tried the tamoxifen, no thanks. Dx 4/9/2019, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/5/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 5/6/2019, LCIS, Left, <1cm, 0/1 nodes Radiation Therapy 6/2/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 9/22/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
Log in to post a reply

Nov 4, 2019 09:56AM - edited Nov 4, 2019 10:05AM by annie-2

This Post was deleted by annie-2.
Log in to post a reply

Nov 4, 2019 10:04AM - edited Jun 24, 2020 09:51PM by annie-2

This Post was deleted by annie-2.
Log in to post a reply

Nov 4, 2019 10:08AM edj3 wrote:

I stopped taking the calcium because my calcium levels are already at the top end of normal. I can't speak to heart issues.

Tried the tamoxifen, no thanks. Dx 4/9/2019, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 5/5/2019 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Dx 5/6/2019, LCIS, Left, <1cm, 0/1 nodes Radiation Therapy 6/2/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 9/22/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
Log in to post a reply

Nov 4, 2019 10:22AM ruthbru wrote:

I don't know about coming in little rolls because I always buy a big box.

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
Log in to post a reply

Nov 4, 2019 11:22AM - edited Jun 24, 2020 09:51PM by annie-2

This Post was deleted by annie-2.
Log in to post a reply

Nov 4, 2019 11:37AM ruthbru wrote:

No, they don't make me feel any way what-so-ever, and I take an extra one (over the recommended dose) just for the heck of it. Hopefully you will have the same reaction (or lack there of!).

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
Log in to post a reply

Nov 4, 2019 05:00PM notthrilled wrote:

I am trying a bone supplement that has a variety of things, it is alot like AlgaeCal which they tout as being more absorbable than standard calcium. Hope springs eternal.


Dx 5/2017, LCIS/DCIS/IDC, Both breasts, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/13/2017 Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 8/23/2017 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 9/27/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 11/10/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole)
Log in to post a reply

Nov 4, 2019 05:07PM flashlight wrote:

Jo-5, You can use this calculator to see how much calcium you are already getting in your diet. I take k2 with vit D3 and I don't take any calcium supplements for osteoporosis. I do exercise and have started lifting weights. Good luck to you!!

www.iofbonehealth.org/calcium-calculator

Dx 11/15/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Surgery Lumpectomy: Left
Log in to post a reply

Nov 4, 2019 05:32PM - edited Jun 24, 2020 09:51PM by annie-2

This Post was deleted by annie-2.
Log in to post a reply

Nov 4, 2019 06:16PM HersheyKiss wrote:

Jo, I take one Viactiv per day (650 mg of calcium). I try to eat/drink calcium-rich foods throughout the day: yogurt, cheese, enriched cereals, fortified orange juice, almonds, broccoli, etc.

Here is a link to Mayo's "Expert Answers" regarding calcium supplements and heart attack risk.

Dx 3/1/2017, ILC, Left, 2cm, Grade 1, 3/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
Log in to post a reply

Nov 4, 2019 06:18PM - edited Nov 4, 2019 10:05PM by thisiknow

JO-5... you wouldn't happen to be red-headed, would you?



Age 72 @dx - Oncotype 4 & 15 Dx 7/14/2019, DCIS/IDC, Both breasts, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 9/10/2019 Lumpectomy: Left, Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 10/28/2019 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/18/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole)
Log in to post a reply

Nov 5, 2019 08:16AM flashlight wrote:

JO-5, edj3,

I found this article about calcium and the heart/heart rate/blood pressure.

https://www.livestrong.com/article/473921-the-effects-of-calcium-on-the-heart-rate/


Dx 11/15/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Surgery Lumpectomy: Left
Log in to post a reply

Nov 5, 2019 08:28AM SuQu31 wrote:

JO-5, I'm so sorry to hear of your difficulties with Calcium and other meds. I noticed that someone suggested Posture-D. I had so much difficulty with calcium causing serious gas, bloating and constipation that I stopped taking it and gave up trying to find something that would work. I tried all the typical types with the same results. My doctor finally suggested I just try to get enough from my diet. I searched Amazon reviews after my first bone scan revealed bone loss. That's how I found Posture-D. No gas, no constipation! It does contain 50 mg Magnesium per tablet, so I'm not sure if it would work for you, but it might be worth a try. And I wanted to chime in because others like me may be reading this. I had my second bone scan a few weeks ago, and my bone density has improved. I did take bisphosphonates for a year, but stopped them a year ago after my diagnosis (they cause such bone and muscle aches that I was sure something awful was happening, and I hated them and gave myself a break).

I hope you are able to find something that works for you. I must have an unusual sensitivity to most “regular" types of calcium because I could not even take a multivitamin with calcium or Vitamin D with calcium. I was also able to find a Vitamin D3 supplement on Amazon that did not contain calcium.

Re-excision for close anterior margin 10 days after BMX. Dx 10/31/2018, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR- Dx 12/10/2018, DCIS, Left, 2cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR- Surgery 12/10/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap; Reconstruction (right): Latissimus dorsi flap Surgery 12/20/2018 Surgery 9/13/2019 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant
Log in to post a reply

Nov 5, 2019 08:39PM - edited Jun 24, 2020 09:51PM by annie-2

This Post was deleted by annie-2.
Log in to post a reply

Nov 6, 2019 02:38PM - edited Jun 24, 2020 09:51PM by annie-2

This Post was deleted by annie-2.
Log in to post a reply

Nov 6, 2019 04:27PM ruthbru wrote:

Very smart to start slow. Hoping it does the trick!

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
Log in to post a reply

Nov 7, 2019 01:29PM HersheyKiss wrote:

Joanne, there are reports that biotin interferes with thyroid and other test results.

https://endocrinenews.endocrine.org/january-2016-thyroid-month-beware-of-biotin/

Dx 3/1/2017, ILC, Left, 2cm, Grade 1, 3/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
Log in to post a reply

Nov 7, 2019 03:50PM - edited Jun 24, 2020 09:51PM by annie-2

This Post was deleted by annie-2.
Log in to post a reply

Nov 17, 2019 11:41PM Daylightdancer666 wrote:

Hiya

My calcium levels verb nightmare since diagnosis only once I've had my bone strengthening drug denaasaub or however you spell it was on calcium d3 but that didn't work so I'm trying now calcit like fizzy orange drink and vitamin d separately xx

Page 1 of 1 (27 results)