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Doctor insights on: Magnesium Citrate And Miralax

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I have fecal loading (x ray). no success w laxative (magnesium citrate, miralax) only got a bit of diarrhea losing lot of water. No appetite & nauseous?

I have fecal loading (x ray). no success w laxative (magnesium citrate, miralax) only got a bit of diarrhea losing lot of water. No appetite & nauseous?

Constipation: constipation, easy to diagnose but difficult to treat. It is a long-term problem, needing long-term solution with life style changes, plenty of fruits and vegetable intake, proper water intake, regular toilet routine and ling term use of Miralax (polyethylene glycol). May need to see gastroenterolgy specialist if the problem persists ...Read more

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I took 10 oz of magnesium citrate 26 hours ago & miralax (polyethylene glycol) 2x day with no effect. I haven't had a bm in 14 days. Can I take another mag citrate?

I took 10 oz of magnesium citrate 26 hours ago & miralax (polyethylene glycol) 2x day with no effect. I haven't had a bm in 14 days. Can I take another mag citrate?

Severe Constipation: Constipation in general is a sign that all is not well. If you are not on any medications that cause constipation, getting thyroid checked is important. Now for immediate relief, Make sure you are eating natural fiber like vegetables and drinking water. Add flax seed powder 2 tablespoons 3 times a day to your smoothie or morning oatmeal. Yes you can take magnesium citrate but you do need testing. ...Read more

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Can I take magnesium citrate ontop of my miralax (polyethylene glycol) for bowel prep? 1 gallon of miralax (polyethylene glycol) is too much, can I only drink half a gallon?

Can I take magnesium citrate ontop of my miralax (polyethylene glycol) for bowel prep? 1 gallon of miralax (polyethylene glycol) is too much, can I only drink half a gallon?

Just mag citrate: You can have just magnesium citrate. Why are you having bowel prep. Discuss with your physician if mag citrate is a substitute that is satisfactory alternative. Tell him miralax (polyethylene glycol) volume is too much. However though discomfort it is do-able for most people ...Read more

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For several years I have been experiencing severe constipation and I have tried miralax, docusate, magnesium citrate, senna, sup for several years I have been experiencing severe constipation and I have tried miralax, docusate, magnesium citrate, senna, s

For several years I have been experiencing severe constipation and I have tried miralax, docusate, magnesium citrate, senna, sup for several years I have been experiencing severe constipation and I have tried miralax, docusate, magnesium citrate, senna, s

The best: The best meds for constipation are cheap: proper diet and proper fluid intake. Eat a high fiber diet and you don't need fiber supplements. Drink 80 - 100 ounces of non alcoholic, non caffeniated fluids every day. You must break bad habits if you want any relief. There is no magic pill that can replace a helathy lifestyle! senna cascara ios not good long term and causes melanosis coli which stains. ...Read more

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What if any benefit is Magnesium Citrate?

Depends: Magnesium citrate may be helpful for kidney stones. For magnesium supplementation, I prefer magnesium glycinate, which is better absorbed and may have a calming effect.
More info: http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/magnesium. Html ...Read more

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Can magnesium citrate help you lose weight?

Can magnesium citrate help you lose weight?

Not on its own: It will definitely help you have bowel movements. You need a comprehensive program to help you lose weight. That is the right good choices, the right exercise program, nutraceuticals and pharmacological medications as determined by a qualified doctor in weight loss. ...Read more

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How often can you take magnesium citrate safely?

How often can you take magnesium citrate safely?

Depends on kidneys: Mag citrate has 2 benefits: treats constipation and prevents kidney stone formation. However, if you take mag citrate chronically, you need to check with your doctor because build up of magnesium in the blood could cause heart rhythm abnormality that is occasionally fatal (ventricular tachycardia). Kidney weakness decreases magnesium excretion and builds it up in the blood. ...Read more

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Will magnesium citrate cause you to lose weight?

Will magnesium citrate cause you to lose weight?

Yes, but: It will all be "water weight". Mag citrate acts as a laxative and makes you poop out water/electrolytes. You might see weight loss because of that, but it is not fat that you are losing! Too much mag citrate use to lose weight is a possible sign of laxative abuse. ...Read more

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Should I eat before or after drinking magnesium citrate?

Should I eat before or after drinking magnesium citrate?

Why taking?: If taking for constipation, drinking 10 ounces of magnesium citrate, induces large volume stool output between 1-6 hours later. Therefore eating after may be a little uncomfortable. If you are taking to raise your magnesium levels I would try a different form such as magnesium oxide or magnesium protein plus. ...Read more

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What if magnesium citrate doesn't work? Does that mean I have a blockage?

What if magnesium citrate doesn't work? Does that mean I have a blockage?

No it does not try: If magnesium citrate does not work that does not mean you have blockage. If it is being used foe constipation you may need lifestyle changes like eating more fiber in your diet like20to35grms of fiber per day and increased fluids
if that does not work you may use other over the counter laxatives like stimulant laxatives and or stool softners. ...Read more

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Magnesium citrate did not work for my problem. What could I drink to get instant relief.

Need examination: Magnesium citrate is effective laxative.If unsuccessful examination is needed to rule out GI obstruction ...Read more

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I've been taking 600mg of magnesium citrate everyday for the last month. What side effects should I be aware of?

I've been taking 600mg of magnesium citrate everyday for the last month. What side effects should I be aware of?

Mg citrate: If using it as a laxative - you may be creating a situation where your body becomes dependent on it to have a BM. Otherwise - I might be concerned about the amount of magnesium your body is absorbing. I would talk to your doctor about this - rarely should constipation last this long. Also a serum magnesium level might be appropriate Good luck ...Read more