Posted by tecknohed on January 8, 2008, at 21:33:11
In reply to Re: When meds don't work » bleauberry, posted by Phillipa on January 8, 2008, at 20:38:24
> Wait have a female problem that makes pooping hard to do so take extra magnesium not good? Could it affect anxiety? Thought it was calming? Phillipa
For constipation I always use lactulose solution. Its the mildest yet most effective laxative I've used. Though it can take a week to settle. It tastes nice too - all it is is an undigestable sugar. Senna does nothing for me & fibre gels make things worse.
How much magnesium are you taking & what form? Even though its essential & the RDA/RDI is 3-400mg I cant tolerate much more than 100mg of Mag citrate per day. Plus, I actually find anything that slows me down actually INCREASES my anxiety. Of course the sedative effects of my Klonopin have worn off a long time ago. Mag seems too keep that calming/sedating effect even over time. In fact it seemed to actually increase the longer I took 300mg.