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I take a magnesium supplement and it used to affect me that way, too. I now balance it with an iron supplement (which can have the opposite effect, and I need the iron anyway), and I've had no more problems. I'm thinking of trying to increase the magnesium now, since my lab values still read on the low end of their range.

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12/2/13 12:03 A

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It helps my heartbeat to regulate. I don't have any side affects.

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12/1/13 11:55 P

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Magnesium does have a laxative effect. You can counteract that by starting with a smaller dose and working up, and taking the same amount of calcium.

Dosages can vary as can the different types so the more effective in terms of being readily absorbed, the more likely it will create softening of the stools and so you will want to take with a good quality calcium. Try taking later in the day and after a big meal - not on an empty stomach.

I take it to help me with irregular sleeping patterns, and also to keep my brain soothed so I don't crave bad foods likes sugars and sweets.


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12/1/13 9:33 P

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12/1/13 8:42 P

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I take a magnesium sulfate sometimes around my period to help with migraines on the recommendation of my neurologist (who is probably the most helpful clinician I have). I have a SUPER sensitive stomach, but haven't been bothered by what I take. Do the pills come in different strengths? I can't remember right now, but if they do perhaps she gave you a stronger dose than what she takes? Or maybe she's more used to it.
I don't always listen to what the sales people tell me. They often want to sell things (even if not on commission), and believe what the pills say. I'd talk to your doctor and see what they say.

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11/30/13 8:13 P

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hmmm it leaves me running to the bathroom that's why I was shocked that the woman told me to take two at the health store she said that's what she took, she also has fibro... I thought how can she run a store if she is running to the bathroom all day.
Even when my hubby took it he was running to the bathroom..... Even the half sets me off

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11/28/13 10:52 A

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I take magnesium as a supplement, and I've experienced no problems. emoticon



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11/27/13 5:17 P

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I work at a health food store and very often people will buy magnesium citrate to use as a mild laxative.

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There are two different ways to manufacture them. IDK the one that doesn't land you in the bathroom. Look at the ingredients and compare them.



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11/27/13 11:31 A

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I take a Calcium Tablet that contains Magnesium and Zinc. and have no problem.

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11/26/13 9:44 P

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A 500 mg tablet of magnesium supplement is equal to One Phillips Laxative tablet, be careful! It can land you in the bathroom or leave you dehydrated.

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I believe it does help me to go, but its not terrible urgency

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11/26/13 6:16 P

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I take it because my oncologist recommended it for my bone health; I have breast cancer that has spread to the bone. I don't have any bad side effects from the magnesium, but if I don't take it for a few days, I end up getting cramps in my legs in the wee hours of the morning. I make sure I am well stocked up on it so that I do not run out.


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11/26/13 2:46 P

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11/26/13 4:59 A

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It doesn't affect me at all.



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I take doctor recommended magnesium and it doesn't affect me.

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11/25/13 9:28 P

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I don't think the magnesium affects me like you all talk about, but it would be interesting to check to see if it has created side affects for me I am unaware of.

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11/25/13 8:49 P

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My husband can't take magnesium, it interferes with several of the meds he takes, he is diabetic, and his medicines make his blood thinner, and magnesium will also affect that. His doctor says people need to check with their doctor, to make sure the magnesium does not interfere with whatever meds they are taking, it's not the same for everyone. Magazines will tell you to take any old supplement, and so will stores that sell supplements..........billion dollar business is what that is.

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11/25/13 7:00 P

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Magnesium is one of those things where the dosage per pill size can vary a lot.

I take 1250 mg/day (doctor recommended) and it doesn't bother me at all. I also take Metformin though, which causes stomach upset in a lot of people--and it does not bother me even a little bit.

Maybe you should check with a medical professional.

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I was told by a health food store to take 1 - 2 pills a day and I tried taking one and it landed me in the bathroom big time .... so from then on I only take a half of one and that still has me going to the bathroom.
I can't see how you can take this everyday, does this happen to anyone else?

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