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Re: at least indirectly Ron Hill

Posted by yxibow on August 23, 2009, at 0:00:36

In reply to Re: at least indirectly subduedpatient, posted by Ron Hill on August 21, 2009, at 16:44:47

> > This might not be the same phenomenon that you speak of, but a single megadose of calcium will exacerbate my depression significantly within an hour. The increase in severity last for a few hours thereafter. Who would have thought?
>
> > One of my doctors theorized that the etiology of depression included an imbalance between magnesium and calcium.
>
> > - Scott
> -----------------
> Subduedpatient,
>
> FWIW, I have the exact same reaction as Scott to a tablet of calcium.
>
> -- Ron
>
> dx: Bipolar II and mild OCPD
>
> 600 mg/day Trileptal
> 200 mg/day Lamictal
> 500 mg/day Keppra
> 90 mg/day Nardi
>

You have a fair set of anticonvulsants -- it is not common but postured by some that calcium supplements may possibly interfere with absorption or other functions.

That being said, its best to take calcium with food.

What is a "megadose" ?

One should only take about 500mg of calcium equivalent at a a time spread throughout the day to about 2g if you are taking the maximum one should have generally.....

....but food, if you drink milk, have certain vegetables, etc, will have some of that already....

....mainly because overdoing calcium supplements has been known to cause kidney stones in those possibly prone.

It is quite rare to have actual calcium toxicity, its quite low compared to potassium, e.g.

-- Jay

 

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