Took it last night with plenty of water. Its been 2 weeks since my last bm. Not the first time. Was trying to make it easier by using magnesium citrate. Now next day nothing. It felt like it was wprking at first but when i woke up, no go.
Did you drink the whole bottle? 2 weeks is an awful long time to not have a bm.
Two weeks? Try a Fleet enema asap, if that doesn't do it you should be seen right away.
I have had ongoing constipation due to medications. I tried everything! Even the magnesium citrate did not work. I tried Miralax laxative after seeing an add on TV. No more problems at all. Now, everyone's body is different, but that is what works perfectly for me. I wish Id tried it a long time ago.
I too have a history of not having a bm for 2, 3 sometimes 4 wks. at a time. Had it all my
life, now I'm 50 and my condition has worsened to where I'm drinking the mag.citrate. Took it over 24 hrs. ago, nothing. Going to the doctor doesn't help. They really can't do anything for me. I've been told I can not get cancer with this kind of a condition. Hmm, I wonder. Enemas stool softeners & herbs don't help. I have experienced, after 4 wks. of no b.m., that it just comes out by force... loose. I usually end up sick to stomach though... sitting in the bathroom for 2 hrs. going and my heart racing, sweating profusely, nauseated and on the verge of fainting. No doctor has helped me thus far and won't take me into the hospital just to clean me out. Can anyone out there help me?
I would agree with using MiraLax. I also get medication induced constipation and this is the only thing that has worked for me and it usually works within a day or two. Good luck!
I’m 18 years old and I have endometriosis and severe gastritis recently found by an endoscopy and a colonoscopy. After the procedure 2 weeks ago my constipation got worse and now Is causing more pain. For the past 36 hours I have not had a bowel movement and I’m extremely bloeated with chronic pain. Yesterday I spent half the day in my school nurses office throwing up all the water meds and food I had eaten so it’s obviously not going down. I’ve been on miralax for 2 days and I haven’t had a bowel movement so last night I got magnesium citrate and chugged the whole thing... nothing all night... I woke up this morning and was able to force a little out but not much and pain and bloating still persists. Any advice because I’m about to head back to the ER to demand an X-Ray to determine if I have a blocked intestine. I’m not sure what else I can do from here... SOS
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