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jazzlover

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Re: best form and dose of magnesium for constipation
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2012, 12:06:08 PM »
does anyone know if you can take 2 different types of magnesium at the same time? i am assuming you can? thanks!
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I take both forms of mg in pill form. I do have oxide powder, but have not been too pleased. I think I wasn't taking enough.
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Re: best form and dose of magnesium for constipation
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2012, 01:47:50 PM »
thank you again!!! :)

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Re: best form and dose of magnesium for constipation
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2012, 02:34:45 PM »
I'm taking Miralax.

Is the magnesium better?

Or what?

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Re: best form and dose of magnesium for constipation
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2012, 07:52:46 AM »
I've tried both, but have always been slightly turned off by the idea of drinking polyethylene glycol (MiraLax). Magnesium Glycinate works well for me, but I also have to eat more fiber (salad, beans, etc) and drink plenty of water. And my constipation problems aren't as constant and severe as they have been in the past.

At least the magnesium adds something toward healthy electrolyte levels, and supposedly, most of us tend to be low on mag.

I say, whatever works better for you.

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valene2009

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Re: best form and dose of magnesium for constipation
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2012, 06:47:57 AM »
i tried magnesium oxide 800 mg last night and not much happened this am... maybe i should take it with the citrate? or maybe the citrate works better for me???

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Re: best form and dose of magnesium for constipation
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2012, 07:02:18 AM »
Maybe you should give it a little more time.  These are not instant cures.  This is to help maintain a balance...regularity.  You may be sorry if you load up on too much stuff too fast.
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Re: best form and dose of magnesium for constipation
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2012, 07:18:00 AM »
I only took 500 mg and it did work but it took about 24 hours.. I don't think i'd take more right away if I were you, Val..
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Re: best form and dose of magnesium for constipation
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2012, 07:59:46 AM »
ok. 24 hours wow.. i took it lsat night around 8pm so i did go a little this am-just not 'normal"..but who is normal in anyway with this disease? !!!  thanks for your advise.. i will try the same amt tonight.. it may take some time to build up in my system. after bein on miralax so long i got "addicted" to going a lot every am.. sorry if TMI..

but i now read even people who arent constipated dont necessarily go daily-as long as u go 3 x a week. and before sjogrens i never did go daily. about every other day... one thing i did learn is not to let it go past a few days.. then i will bring out the miralax or milk of magnesia..

thanks again.have a wonderful/ day!