Magnesium Citrate safe for blockages?
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Posted 24 February 2009 - 01:50 AM
I'm still able to pass gas but usually I'm bloated down there. I'm able to have a bowel movement but not without stool softeners, seemingly. I've had to take 2 stool softeners per day lately (up from my usual 1 per day) just to ensure that I can get rid of anything in the first place.Does Magnesium Citrate in pill form, taken as a daily supplement, help some people?
If you are completely blocked and not even passing any gas you need to see the doctor ASAP.If you are just not quite going very much every few days that usually isn't a blockage and an osmotic laxative clean out may temporarily ease the constipation. It won't prevent you from constipating up again, but it gets what is too dry to move well out of there.Long term low dose osmotic laxative use can help with the chronic issues (assuming this isn't just a one off thing for you). That keeps enough water in the stool you can move things along easier even if they are slow.
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 02:00 AM
Well I have a lot of other health problems. I have a list of at least 25 symptoms of some unknown condition or condition(s). Some of these symptoms line up with possible magnesium deficiency or deficiency of another vitamin/nutrient. I'm already testing out the B12 deficiency hypothesis by supplementing with one daily Jarrows MethylB12 5mg lozenge, one 3mg adenosylB12 lozenge, one B-complex tab, and one 800mcg methylfolate tab. I appear to be getting a favorable response from the B12 stuff so it could be part of my problem. From what I hear, B12 and its derivatives do not cause imbalances of other vitamins/minerals so I'm hoping I'm safe here.But back to the magnesium: I think I could be helping two problems if I tried the Citrate instead of the Oxide (I get no noticeable response from oxide): testing to see if I get a better response from the absorbable magnesium, and helping with constipation. Let me know what you think.
Some people take Magnesium supplements in pill form. A lot of people are taking the Magnesium Oxide ones but I think either could work. You want one that doesn't claim to be highly absorbed as you want some to stay in the stool.Typical daily doses are in the 250-800 mgs per day range. The USRDA daily recommended max for all magnesium (and you get some in diet) is 1,000 mgs. Most people are OK to go over that if they are just doing magnesium occasionally as a laxative. You probably want to stick closer to the daily max if you are taking it every day. Usually people do not have problems even if they go over the max as the kidney usually clears out excess effectively. However if you have some kidney issues and don't know about it you could run into problem. Unbalancing the minerals too much can mess up your heart rhythm, so you do want to be careful.
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Posted 27 February 2009 - 01:02 AM
So I gather that you think malabsorption problems would be associated with symptoms other than constipation.But can IBS-C, constipation, and/or digestive problems in general, cause a lot of symptoms elsewhere in the body?I have always thought the root of my problem is in the gut.
Generally even in the most severe cases of IBS-C or slow transit constipation you don't see any disruption in your ability to absorb.Some things that cause damage to the small intestine can, but they typically cause diarrhea as well as other symptoms that would lead to testing for them. Usually they don't have just constipation.Constipation usually isn't a problem in the stomach and small intestine. Those usually are doing OK. The colon really doesn't play much if any role in absorbing nutrients. It doesn't stop your stomach from producing intrinsic factor or things like that.People with functional problems and the stress they cause on the body often have other symptoms other than just constipation or diarrhea. Being in pain all the time is going to effect the rest of the body even if you have perfect nutrition.
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