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BeckyW

Magnesium For Constipation

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Magnesium seems to be really good for constipation. I was wondering though if you can get too much and have side effects from it? I was reading on line that some side effects are being tired and feeling fatigued. I am referring to the liquid magnesium citrate. Does any one have any guidelines on this?

What about prunes or prune juice? Is this as effective as magnesium?

Thanks for any help you can give!!!

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I am one of the few that only get d not c. I know prunes/juice is very effective. That is why so many elderly people eat and drink it. As for the MOM I wouldn't take more than the bottle recommends. Sorry I can't be of more help.

I know someone will pop on and give you some advice.

-Laurie

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I was researching this just the other day. I just googled the subject again just now (you can do the same for more information and sources) and every site I look at says you can get too much -- kidney problems, interference with calcium levels, affecting other medication you might take, etc. One example:

http://www.healthandage.com/html/res/com/C...agnesiumcs.html

Personally I wouldn't take more than the RDA on a regular basis without being under a doctor's supervision.

Frankly prunes haven't worked for me since I was little. Sorry ...


McDougall diet (low fat vegan) since 6/00

Gluten free since 1/6/07

Soy free and completely casein and egg free since 2/15/07

Yeast free, on and off, since 3/1/07 -- I can't notice any difference one way or the other

Enterolab results -- 2/15/07

Fecal Antigliladin IgA 140 (Normal Range <10 units)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 50 (Normal Range <10 units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 517 (Normal Range <300 units)

Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 127 (Normal Range <10 units)

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0501

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 06xx

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (subtype 5,6)

Fecal anti-ovalbumin (chicken egg) IgA antibody 11 (Normal range <10 units)

Fecal Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae (dietary yeast) IgA 11 (Normal range <10 units)

Fecal Anti-Soy IgA 119 (Normal Range < 10 units)

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I was wondering the same thing! I've been taking magnesium for quite a while now because it's the ONLY thing that works for me. And i mean ONLY! LoL. Prunes don't work at all for me, but you should try it. I've heard of it working for people. I've also heard that Vitamin C can work for people too. But anyways, I take 1500 mg a day!!! that's a whole lot more than that article up there^^^ says to take!

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For one, be aware that the RDA for some items has been determined politically, not scientifically.

Secondly, the ~400mg RDA (depending on sex/age) has been considered by many to be too low - high enough to avoid deficiency, but too low to be anywhere close to optimal.

And you should be aware of medication and physical condition interactions:

http://www.umm.edu/altmed/ConsSupplements/Magnesiumcs.html


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me

Bellevue, WA

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yeah, too much magnesium i think will make itself pretty clear. If it starts working, uh, too well, you'll know to pull back a bit.


Diagnosed through Enterolab (9.27.06)

Antigliadin IgA 164 (Normal Range <10 Units)

Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 75 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fat Score 874 Units (Normal Range <300 Units)

Fecal anti-casein (cow’s milk) IgA antibody 73 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

HLA-DQ 2,1 (Subtype 2,5)

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