14 Jul 2012
I have had chrontic constipation for years, & found that by taking magnesium supplements daily has relieved this greatly. In fact, since starting have not had one problem since. Start with at least 500mg in the morning on an empty stomach. If that doesn't do the trick, then up it to another one in the evening. At 1000mg you are still not close to the dose you take with milk of magnesia which is 1200mg of magnesium. It's a lot more comfortable too. No cramping or anything & I feel so much better, my doctor believes I must have been really low on magnesium all my life.I had even been told I had IBS. No more. Give it a try... Mary
21 Nov 2012
Magnesium can work, but not always. I take a daily dose of 400 mg as part of my daily vitamins. At 800 mg, I may get loose stool. But not always. When I have bouts of chronic constipation (i.e. no bowel movement for 2+ days), I have tried 1200+ mg of magnesium and nothing happens. That's when I know the constipation is really bad. I then usually have to take 1 Correctol at bedtime, and another before lunch the next day to get things moving.
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