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  • Magnessium??

    I was just wondering if magnessium is safe to take with the IC? I am having big time constipation issues due to my motility disorder and want to try taking some magnessium as I hear it is helpful with getting the movement of the bowels going. I just want to see if it is IC safe. Any ideas?

  • #2
    I take it with no problem.

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    • #3
      Thanks Donna. I will give it a try.


      • #4
        Doesn't bother me either. I take it with my calcium pill.


        • #5

          Yes, it is good for constipation and migraines.


          • #6
            magnesium = good!

            magnesium should be fine for you. it is a natural (albiet mild) muscle relaxant as well.

            when i had constipation issues in the past, i used to take lots of vitamin b-50...cleaned me out asap. can't do that anymore . magnesium helps though.
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            • #7
              I take chelated magnesium 2 x per day and ground flax seeds on my cereal. Constipation is somewhat better but I still need to take a jolt of MOM once in a while.


              • #8
                Before you take it, I would look into seeing if you have IBS. I didn't know until recently that a lot of IC people have IBS. I do, I thought I was the only one until I came on this site. I always got constipated badly. I take Zelnorm now and it helps.
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                I was on...
                Loestrin 24(to prevent period induced flares)
                Elmiron since Feb.'07 for a year and half
                Atenolol for Migraines(caused by elmiron) since June '07(Had to have the amount doubled)
                Tried Prevacid didn't work.
                Tried Axert for migraines didn't work.
                Tried Frova for migraines made worse.
                Atarax Feb.'07-Feb'08
                Used to take IBS meds of all kinds, now I use Yerba Mate guayaki drinks, eating lots of fiber and flax seed, and taking probiotics and added magnesium. My probiotics help w/ flares too.

                Now for the occasional flare related to stress, I take probiotic eleven and marshmallow root and it will make it stop and Im fine again. Otherwise I dont have many problems w/ my severe IC like I used to.Thank God!

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                • #9
                  Thanks ladies.
                  I dont have IBS, but I do have a neuropathic dysmotility of my small intestines and likely this could be effecting my large bowel as well. I believe my bowels just are not moving to well. This all started after I took a low dose macrodantin last Friday before my instill so that may have caused my bowels to slow up, I dont know though. Thanks for the info though. I did talk to my GI nurse and she said to take the miralax 2 times a day and also if things do not get moving to take 10 ounces of magnesium citrate. I had a BM this afternoon finally, not a huge one, but hey, something is better than nothing I guess. I just wish this severe bloat would go away or at least get better. I am alwaya having upper gut bloating due to my slow gut, but now the lower is all bloated and this just really bites. Thanks again.