Milk of Magnesia yay!

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    Oct 14, 2015 3:26 AM GMT

    I knew something was wrong when I ate 3 apples in one day and nothing came out the other end 2 days later.

    I started searching internet about constipation. I have always been pretty regular. For some reason, my mid section, upper stomach/abs felt bloated or blocked recently. I do have a sliding hiatal hernia, means my stomach slides into the hole in my diaphragm into my chest area. I kept thinking what ever felt blocked was my stomach moving again.

    Something else was going on though. I have used saline enemas before to clear out bowel especially after internal hemorrhoid removal but I have never used an oral laxative in my entire life. I've actually been afraid of them.

    I read about Milk of Magnesia for both heart burn (GERD) and constipation. Stuff works like Drano! icon_lol.gif

    The first time I used it, MoM cleared "a pathway", broke apart what seemed to be stuck and came out. Not all of it so the next day, 24 hours later, I did another full shot of MoM, and 4.5 hours later, just like the first round, the rest of the clog came out.

    The only thing I can think of is I have been on a peanut binge. Snacking on lots of Planters peanuts after dinner. maybe not letting my dinner settle into my stomach first before eating peanuts. But the "clog" was definitely in the upper intestinal area, maybe even the part where the stomach meets the intestine (Upper colon)

    Thank goodness for MoM, and its cheap! I see a lot of TV commercials but never have I tried this stuff. Just hope I don't need to use it more often than needed. Because of my hernia and GERD, my stomach is very sensitive.





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    Oct 14, 2015 6:11 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidCan you drink prune juice instead?

    Making the body dependent on this magnesium rich product can cause problems so don't take it too often. It can cause dehydration and also mineral and electrolyte imbalances.


    I find that prune juice works really well and is natural.

    I've tried laxatives in the past with little to no success.


    But it's also important to get enough fiber in one's diet.

    You should shoot for forty grams of fiber daily.






    I might be getting too much fiber, the reason for the constipation or blockage. I should cut down, normally I would eat just one apple, that usually does the trick much like prune juice would but when the 3 apples I ate in one day didn't produce any results afterwards, I knew something was off. My body was telling me, there was no pain involved just bloat and un-comfortableness, plus pooping rabbit pellets was a sign as well, icon_lol.gif

    Yeah, I don't want to become dependent on MoM, I have to take OTC Zantac for my hernia though, the stomach acid gets trapped in the top when stomach starts to slide into diaphragm. The only true way of "fixing" my ingestion problems is to have corrected surgery, which closes up the diaphragm hole preventing the stomach from sliding in the first place. I suppose this hernia is considered a "birth defect". I am just glad its a sliding one, a sliding one can be physically manipulated by hand, a fixed hernia must be surgically repaired because that would cause pain all the time especially when eating/swallowing.

    Its weird but I can literally pull down my stomach icon_lol.gif











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    Oct 14, 2015 11:07 AM GMT
    There are severe side effects from 'Milk of magnesia', take caution. There are two other medicines you can try as well, 'Lancap' (treats stomach disorders and bad Acid-reflux) or 'Dulcolax'. 'Senokot' is herbal based and can help too. Again caution is advised as over use of laxatives can cause Liver damage and can lead to dehydration.
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    Oct 15, 2015 5:23 AM GMT
    ELNathB said
    I knew something was wrong when I ate 3 apples in one day and nothing came out the other end 2 days later.

    I started searching internet about constipation. I have always been pretty regular. For some reason, my mid section, upper stomach/abs felt bloated or blocked recently. I do have a sliding hiatal hernia, means my stomach slides into the hole in my diaphragm into my chest area. I kept thinking what ever felt blocked was my stomach moving again.

    Something else was going on though. I have used saline enemas before to clear out bowel especially after internal hemorrhoid removal but I have never used an oral laxative in my entire life. I've actually been afraid of them.

    I read about Milk of Magnesia for both heart burn (GERD) and constipation. Stuff works like Drano! icon_lol.gif

    The first time I used it, MoM cleared "a pathway", broke apart what seemed to be stuck and came out. Not all of it so the next day, 24 hours later, I did another full shot of MoM, and 4.5 hours later, just like the first round, the rest of the clog came out.

    The only thing I can think of is I have been on a peanut binge. Snacking on lots of Planters peanuts after dinner. maybe not letting my dinner settle into my stomach first before eating peanuts. But the "clog" was definitely in the upper intestinal area, maybe even the part where the stomach meets the intestine (Upper colon)

    Thank goodness for MoM, and its cheap! I see a lot of TV commercials but never have I tried this stuff. Just hope I don't need to use it more often than needed. Because of my hernia and GERD, my stomach is very sensitive.


    Wait a sec! Didn't you just create a thread about how we are being bombarded by commercials of prescription drugs? But based on the bold above and your situation regarding constipation, then it's okay for over-the-counter meds to advertise their products.
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    Oct 15, 2015 5:38 AM GMT
    Erik101 said
    ELNathB said
    I knew something was wrong when I ate 3 apples in one day and nothing came out the other end 2 days later.

    I started searching internet about constipation. I have always been pretty regular. For some reason, my mid section, upper stomach/abs felt bloated or blocked recently. I do have a sliding hiatal hernia, means my stomach slides into the hole in my diaphragm into my chest area. I kept thinking what ever felt blocked was my stomach moving again.

    Something else was going on though. I have used saline enemas before to clear out bowel especially after internal hemorrhoid removal but I have never used an oral laxative in my entire life. I've actually been afraid of them.

    I read about Milk of Magnesia for both heart burn (GERD) and constipation. Stuff works like Drano! icon_lol.gif

    The first time I used it, MoM cleared "a pathway", broke apart what seemed to be stuck and came out. Not all of it so the next day, 24 hours later, I did another full shot of MoM, and 4.5 hours later, just like the first round, the rest of the clog came out.

    The only thing I can think of is I have been on a peanut binge. Snacking on lots of Planters peanuts after dinner. maybe not letting my dinner settle into my stomach first before eating peanuts. But the "clog" was definitely in the upper intestinal area, maybe even the part where the stomach meets the intestine (Upper colon)

    Thank goodness for MoM, and its cheap! I see a lot of TV commercials but never have I tried this stuff. Just hope I don't need to use it more often than needed. Because of my hernia and GERD, my stomach is very sensitive.


    Wait a sec! Didn't you just create a thread about how we are being bombarded by commercials of prescription drugs? But based on the bold above and your situation regarding constipation, then it's okay for over-the-counter meds to advertise their products.




    I actually researched MoM on the internet before taking it, but yes, I have seen the commercial for "irregular Phillips" brand tablets, you cant miss the dam thing, in one hour program, its shown like 6 times

    After reading Wiki and WebMD, I decided to go with the liquid MoM, it worked great, im not taking it anymore and im waiting for my first major, solid #2 icon_razz.gif

    Magnesium hydroxide
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnesium_hydroxide


    Magnesium hydroxide is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula of hydrated Mg(OH)2. It is often known as milk of magnesia, because of its milk-like appearance as a suspension. While magnesium hydroxide has a low solubility in water, with a Ksp of 1.5×10−11, it is large enough that it will partially dissolve to produce ions in the solution, forming the suspension. A relatively high concentration of magnesium or hydroxide ions would be required to revert the suspension to the solid precipitate by reversing the equilibrium.

    In this suspended form, magnesium hydroxide is a common component of antacids and laxatives; it interferes with the absorption of folic acid and iron.[4] The antacid properties come from the hydroxide ions which are responsible for neutralising the acid. The solid mineral form of magnesium hydroxide is known as brucite.

    Milk of Magnesia
    http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-326/milk-of-magnesia-oral/details

    Take this product by mouth as directed. For the chewable form, chew thoroughly before swallowing. For the liquid form, shake the bottle well before each dose. Carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. If you are taking this medication for constipation, drink a full glass of water (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) with each dose. Follow all directions on the product package, or use as directed by your doctor. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

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    Oct 15, 2015 5:58 AM GMT

    It was either MoM, or a try a Jackass colonic irrigation icon_lol.gif





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    Oct 15, 2015 7:35 AM GMT
    ^^ Well it's great that you learned something regarding MoM. Just the same way people learn something from watching those prescription drug commercials. Here's an example, the med Eliquis.

    It's a med to treat atrial fibrillation which is a heart condition. I bet so many people didn't know that atrial fib can cause blood clots and in turn, can cause a stroke until they watched the commercial. So in retrospect, the commercial is educating the public and helping save lives.

    Moral of this post: stop looking at prescription drug med commercials for only their $$ signs and look at them for their goals of maintaining wellness for the public.