I have been constipated for weeks due to pain medication, stress, vacation and probably diet too. I have gone to the bathroom, but I am not fully evacuating and it's getting painful. I went to the hospital 9 months ago for this problem (although much more severe at that point) and they gave me magnesium citrate with suppository stool softeners. I remember the mag citrate was a painful experience and I vomited the first bottle. I need to take this stuff before it gets any worse. My daily miralax and the two ducolax suppositories I took last night haven't provided much relief. I thought withholding the pain meds would produce the urge to go but after more than twenty four hours that hasn't helped either. I need to know if I can take my pain medicine as usual, then do the mag citrate? I'm in a world of hurt. Or would it be better to skip it and bear the pain? No interactions between the two are listed.
Hi P.H.M. You have created a lot of questions in your post, that I find interesting... and totally wrong ! ! Mag. Citrate , by itself is great stuff & if you'd like to take ONE PILL per day, do it "Docusate sodium" "softgels" (BY MOUTH!) 250MG.Brand name is "Col- Rite"!.FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS! ... Now. .. if what you're telling me is true , get the hell away from the people you're dealing with [they're quacks! ! ] find another Dr... and... keep your hands out of your butt , totally , and start using your mouth , like you're supposed to. EAT ROUGHAGE & bulk up.For the NEXT MONTH, try this, & Kid, your gonna be awful sick if you don't poop out your "Poor Me Attitude"! ["But gee mr. I don't like that kind'a food"!] and "GET ON THE GOODFOOT"! ! Every morning for 30 days, bran cereal of some kind "ALL BRAN"! "RASIN BRAN" "OAT BRAN CEREAL, & slice a banana on top of it. Ayup" if your cereals don't have sugar you can have some but take it easy. FOR THE REST OF THE DAY... "SNACK" but not on "JUNK FOOD , on fruits & veggies..Hey have some fun , try a RAW POTATO "chuckle"! Peel it and put what "might just taste good" on it [I use just a little salt] cut it up and munch. You like celery , put a little celery salt on it. and SALADS, SALADS , SALADS, as we both know there are great salad dressings out there . Fruits... HEY.. You can do anything with fruits, just go for it . VERY ,VERY , VERY , IMPORTANT... You MUST drink at least eight (8) glasses of water per day (8oz.)... I personally hate water, so I substitute fruit & vegetable jucies. "Go get 'em kid. Have fun doing it. and please contact me after 30 days... or sooner... let me know how you're doing. Sacosam
- Magnesium Citrate Information for Consumers
- Magnesium Citrate Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Magnesium Citrate (detailed)
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