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Doctor insights on: Natural Calm Magnesium Citrate Side Effects

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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

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Should I try magnesium citrate supplement powder for menstrual cramps/pain? Are side effects too risky if I don't know if I'm deficient?

Should I try magnesium citrate supplement powder for menstrual cramps/pain? Are side effects too risky if I don't know if I'm deficient?

Depends: Magnesium Citrate is excellent if you are constipated. However taking it for menstrual cramps would not ease your discomfort. ...Read more

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How does magnesium improve Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) efficacy? What form is best? Magnesium citrate causes headache/insomnia. No side effects w/ chelated magnesium tho.

How does magnesium improve Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) efficacy? What form is best? Magnesium citrate causes headache/insomnia. No side effects w/ chelated magnesium tho.

Magnesium: If chelated magnesium sets well with you then that is the best form of magnesium for you. Having good levels of magnesium and other healthy minerals is important in staying healthy. Live a healthy livestyle, do not smoke or take recreational drugs, or use very much alcohol. ...Read more

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Is magnesium citrate safe to use? GI told me to drink 1 bottle & use enema to clean me out & start Linzess tomorrow 4 chronic constipation. Side effec

Is magnesium citrate safe to use? GI told me to drink 1 bottle & use enema to clean me out & start Linzess tomorrow 4 chronic constipation. Side effec

Common protocol: This is a commonly used protocol for cleaning out the bowel. The fact that it is available in many areas over the counter gives you an idea of how safe it is. The most common effect is you go to the bathroom a lot and it often makes you very loose. ...Read more

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All symptoms for past few days: pain in lower right back side, no bowel movement, clamy hot and cold, sweats, fever at night. Have taken magnesium citrate but no BM.

All symptoms for past few days: pain in lower right back side, no bowel movement, clamy hot and cold, sweats, fever at night. Have taken magnesium citrate but no BM.

Try a few doses of: Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). If no BM, you may have a fecal impaction requiring manual removal. This can be done in a minor emergency facility. They can also check you for this fever, which should be measured. Seek medical help in the next 24-48 hrs or immediately if symptoms become worse. ...Read more

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I had my very first bottle of magnesium citrate yesterday at 6 p.M. What does it do, how long does it last, and how dangerous? It said citric acid?

I had my very first bottle of magnesium citrate yesterday at 6 p.M. What does it do, how long does it last, and how dangerous? It said citric acid?

What?: Why did you take a medication not knowing what it does/is for? Magcitrate treats constipation. It usually is "effective" within 6 hrs, if going to see results. Can cause gassy/abdominal cramps and pain while it tries to make things move. Citric acid is in all citrus fruits, among many other things for flavoring and preservation. ...Read more

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Can expired magnesium citrate be harmful? Or effective?

Can expired magnesium citrate be harmful? Or effective?

Two questions here: 1) We can't endorse the use of expired medications; 2) what are you hoping to treat with magnesium citrate? ...Read more

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What problem could it indicate if magnesium citrate doesn't work?

It depends!: If you are saying that mag citrate does not work for constipation, then you have a severe constipation ie need a doctor to evaluate and rule out the possibility of other causes including rarely cancer colon. But if you are saying it did not work for preventing kidney stones, then the causes are different! But if you are saying did not work to control hypomagnesemia then it is different discussion. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how magnesium and magnesium citrate differ?

Lots of ways: Different forms of magnesium have different uses, different solubility, etc.
More info on:
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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How much magnesium citrate is safe to take? Is 400 mg to high? I take it to help with anxiety. I keep reading conflicting information on dosage.

How much magnesium citrate is safe to take? Is 400 mg to high? I take it to help with anxiety. I keep reading conflicting information on dosage.

Titrate: There are individual differences in magnesium absorption, so there is no standard dose. Basically, "titrate to bowel tolerance". Which means take as much as you can handle without giving yourself diarrhea. For anxiety, magnesium glycinate may be slightly better. More info: http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/magnesium. Html ...Read more

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I took 10 fl oz of magnesium citrate yesterday and no relief yet and its been 24 hours. Can I drink another 10 fl oz and hopefully get relief? Is th

I took 10 fl oz of magnesium citrate yesterday and no relief yet and its been 24 hours. Can I drink another 10 fl oz and hopefully get relief? Is th

Constipation: If you have no urge to have a bowel movement and no abdominal cramps or vomiting, another dose or dulcolax tablets may be taken. If you have urge for a BM and can't go, insert a rectal dulcolax suppository or administer a fleets enema. See a physician if there is abdominal pain, distension, tenderness, vomiting or total inability to have a bowel movement. ...Read more

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I take two 200mg magnesium citrate pills daily as I understand most of us are deficient. Is this safe to do longterm? Any benefits if so? (41yr male)

I take two 200mg magnesium citrate pills daily as I understand most of us are deficient. Is this safe to do longterm? Any benefits if so? (41yr male)

Not really: Have you had a serum magnesium level checked? It is highly unlikely you are deficient unless you are on diuretics. You are likely wasting your money. ...Read more

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Can magnesium citrate help anxiety?

Can magnesium citrate help anxiety?

Magnesium & anxiety: Magnesium deficiency can produce symptoms of anxiety & depression, like muscle weakness, fatigue, eye twitches, apprehension, nervousness, and rapid pulse. Serotonin depends on magnesium for its production & function. Talk w/your doctor first, but 150mg twice daily of magnesium citrate, taurate, or glycinate may be helpful. If diarrhea, split the doses up more. ...Read more

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Do levothyroxine & magnesium citrate not mix?

Do levothyroxine & magnesium citrate not mix?

Questionable: There have been case reports that drugs containing magnesium decrease the effect of levothyroxine. I would talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is better for anxiety? Magnesium citrate or oxide?

What is better for anxiety? Magnesium citrate or oxide?

Either: The magnesium is what might help with anxiety. The citrate could be easier to absorb than the oxide, but the oxide is a little more economical. Be aware that magnesium supplements can cause loose stools, so use divided doses and increase gradually. You need about 320mg/day of magnesium from all sources including food -- possibly more if under significant stress. Stools can be your dosing guide. ...Read more

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What would doctors recommend magnesium citrate vs magnesium glycinate?

Depends: Both can be used in magnesium diciency. Magnesium Citrate used for bowel irrigation and cause diarrhea. Citric acid will increase stomach acid and assimilation & should be taken with meal. The glycine in magnesium glycinate is an Amino Acid which can help with sleep and feeling calm. Least likely to cause loose stools & should be taken at bedtime. ...Read more

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Can you take magnesium citrate at 8 months pregnant?

Constipated?: This is safe to take during pregnancy. I am assuming that you are treating constipation. Better first-line medications would include:

1. Colace 100mg 1-2 times per day
2. Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) - 1/2 dose at bedtime

talk with your doctor, of course! ...Read more

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Was given an enema at e.R. Before noon today, after taking magnesium citrate without success. I am now pooing bloody mucus at 9 p.M. Please help.

Was given an enema at e.R. Before noon today, after taking magnesium citrate without success. I am now pooing bloody mucus at 9 p.M. Please help.

Blood mucous: Go back to the er and have them evaluate you. There was a reason they gave you an enema. Blood per rectum could be serious or a minor problem. Without an evaluation, you will not know. Do so, as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is magnesium citrate ok to induce labor?

Is magnesium citrate ok to induce labor?

Not likely: Magnesium is used by OB to slow / delay / stop labor. Mag citrate will likely just give you a colicky stomach prior to "clearing you out" from wrong (or at least not intended) orifice. Sorry. ...Read more

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If magnesium citrate doesn't make me poop, should I worry?

If magnesium citrate doesn't make me poop, should I worry?

Depends on dose: If you took a tablespoon or so, you're probably still constipated. If you took the whole bottle, i'd worry. If you require laxatives regularly to have a bowel movement you should see your doctor. That is not normal. ...Read more

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What are potassium citrate and magnesium citrate solution for?

What are potassium citrate and magnesium citrate solution for?

See details: There are used to correct low serum levels of potassium and magnesium respectively. They should not be used as supplements for any other purpose. ...Read more

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What is the function of potassium citrate and magnesium citrate. Please elaborate?

What is the function of potassium citrate and magnesium citrate. Please elaborate?

Different: Magnesium citrate is used as a laxative while potassium citrate is used to alkalinize the urine and make it less acidic. Each is a citrate but each has very different functions. ...Read more