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I think it stinks even more when you've done it to yourself! I usually buy the Target brand antacid tablets and have never had a problem. I went to Wal Mart the other day out and I wasnt sure about some of the ingredients in the WM brand antacids. I bought a BIG BOX of Rolaids Softchews.

For the last 3 days, I thought I had the flu: extreme fatigue, D, etc. When I woke up for the millionth time to go to the bathroom, it dawned on me. Did a quick search of this site, and the Rolaids have gluten! I just called the 800 number, and the issue is CC. I usually am not that sensitive, so it must be some huge CC :( Uggg!

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So sorry. It is nice to know what caused the problem! Thanks for the advice to avoid those rolaids.

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I've used the regular hard tablets for years with no problem. What exactly did the person at the 800 number say?

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They said the regular Rolaids are gluten free. The Softchews are made on shared lines.

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Wanted to clarify that. Your first post did mention that you got the soft chews but didn't make it clear that the regulars were gluten-free. I wonder what the soft chews would share a line with.

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I have no idea, I didn't think to ask. This is the first time I've had a reaction like this from CC. Usually it's just a little heartburn, but man did I get hit this time! Iguess it's true that you react more as more time goes by. Prediagnosis, I always had C, never D. It's finally stopped, thank goodness. I thought I was going to have to live in the bathroom :blink:

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Don't beat yourself up too much. Your body is already doing enough of that on its own. Feel better.

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