My menopause is chemically induced. So when I realized that I was not menustrating, I contacted my gynecologist. She put me through a few tests, which said that I was definitaly in menopause. She also told me that since I was on prednisone, and in early menopause that I needed to take at least 1200 to 1500 mg of calcium supplements daily.
Well, she did not give me a perscription, but she did recommend Citrical. According to her, this supplement is mixed with Vitamin D, which made it easier for the body to absorb. So even though this supplement was a little expensive, I used it anyway.
I did try another supplement, but I found that I had a hard time swallowing and I usually had a stomach ache afterwards. So I went back to the Citrical supplement.
My only problem with the tablets is that they are big. But, I have gotten used to them.
So what bout fighting osteoporosis? Well, I had a bone density test this year. My doctor was really please with my bone structure. Because I had been taking my supplements, my bones were in really good shape.