I was diagnosed with severe gastroparesis, and also esophageal spasms, and chronic constipation. So, I haven't gone in several days, despite daily Lizness and Miralax. I am currently doing prep for colonoscopy. I already drink massive amounts of water, so not concerned about dehydration. So I managed to get down a full bottle of magnesium citrate (almost barf every time) along with other meds, plus nothing solid for the day before that (liquid only Friday and Saturday). I also drank more water, coffee, juice... Took the mag citrate yesterday at 5 and so far the sprints to the can has only resulted in a couple of foul smelling toots. I still have more prep to do later today, but shouldn't the mag citrate have kicked in by now? I'm not that uncomfortable, having little rumbles in the gut for about 4 hours.
Gastroparesis and constipation: what works?
Question posted by BMhoarder on 18 Dec 2016
Last updated on 29 October 2017
It's now almost 5 pm, and nothing. Will be taking the miralax bottle + Gatorade mix at 6.
My doctor just prescribed Diltiazem for the esophageal Spasms. For constipation try a bottle of magnesium citrate, if you can't go use the whoever bottle Then use an once per day. I was taking the mirelex and it just didn't work all the time so I decided to try the Magnesium citrate and it works great. Hope this helps you.
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