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On recommendation from the bariatric nurse, I drank some magnesium citrate because I had not had a bowel movement in 14 days. I cannot truly explain the pain I experienced. I thought my stomach had ruptured and considered calling 911. It felt like an open flame was held to my stomach. It's been well over an hour and while the pain has dissipated some, I am still in pain. Can anyone recommend anything to soothe this? The office is closed and I don't think it justifies an emergency visit. Has anyone experienced this? This was definitely in the top 3 most painful things I've experienced in my life. On the upside... I did use the bathroom, profusely. I did spit up a lot of saliva and vomited a very, very small amount of the laxative almost immediately. Now I'm just laying down. Water and dairy isn't doing much to quell the burning.

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You just gotta ride the wave now. Pre-op Mag Citrate liquid was my go-to. But post surg, even 1 or 2 oz goes through like Sherman through Georgia. So fast. So painful. Fetal position rocking and moaning terrible. :( Once it's in you, nothing is gonna stop it until you get all the crap out of you--literally.

Sorry. :( Hope it eases quickly. Make sure to get your fluids in. Keep trying to take sips of Water. Now the key is to keep everything open and not allow yourself to go 14 days. That's just wrong. At 3 days no BM, I'm formulating a plan for day 4. But my recipe so far is:

17g Miralax

3 Colace

11g whole psyllium dissolved in 2 glasses of iced tea

1/2c yogurt

1 GG brancrisp cracker with 1tbsp almond butter before bedtime

lots of leafy greens and broccoli and cruciferous veg

100oz water

DAILY. Every. Damn. Day.

I'm finally having lovely fluffy movements every day that I follow those rules. It was Rosemary's Baby bad before that.

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1 hour ago, FluffyChix said:

You just gotta ride the wave now. Pre-op Mag Citrate liquid was my go-to. But post surg, even 1 or 2 oz goes through like Sherman through Georgia. So fast. So painful. Fetal position rocking and moaning terrible. :( Once it's in you, nothing is gonna stop it until you get all the crap out of you--literally.

Sorry. :( Hope it eases quickly. Make sure to get your fluids in. Keep trying to take sips of Water. Now the key is to keep everything open and not allow yourself to go 14 days. That's just wrong.

Omg it was so awful. It's been 2 hours and it still hurts. I take Colace 3 times a day and Miralax daily. At Day 6 I am told to try suppositories, which don't work. Senna tea USUALLY does the trick, but didn't this time; I drank it twice. Leading me to here... curled up in a ball wishing for a swift death.

Why the hell would he recommend something that was carbonated like that!? I noticed a small amount of fizz but figured it was okay since he said it was. Got 5 oz down. NEVER.AGAIN. I am peeing from the wrong place now. TMI.

Do you think mineral oil is okay? I am eating roughage now, too. My Water is good for where I'm at... about 60 to 70oz a day and increasing. I was told no Fiber since I had the hernia repair. I am still shook over what I just experienced.

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Oh my goodness, I hope you feel better soon! I have found Colace to be useless, but Milk of Magnesia, while disgusting, does work really well, maybe try that next time?

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I second milk of magnesia.

If you google "sugar free gummi bears" you will find that they have incredible laxative effects. I'm not suggesting you make them a regular staple, but on the "it's been 3 days" day, maybe eat some of them and let the bears work their magic.

https://www.amazon.com/Albanese-Candy-Assorted-Sugar-Free-Flavor/product-reviews/B00DE4GWWY

Whatever you do, eat them in small quantities!

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Those bears are evil. The stomach pain that goes with the laxative effect is indescribable.

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So I sent a message to the nurse this morning like WTFFFFFFF. And he said he didn't know magcitrate was carbonated and had never been told by anyone it hurt them before. UHHHH. Yeah dude.

He recommended I take Milk of Mag or the MagCitrate pills next time. Smh. I asked about Milk of Mag in the office and he said to do MagCitrate. Yeah, never again. Today it feels like I was punched in the gut still.

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I take a magnesium citrate pill (so no carbonation) every day and it helps quite well. I take it before bed and in the morning I'm ready to go.

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On recommendation from the bariatric nurse, I drank some magnesium citrate because I had not had a bowel movement in 14 days. I cannot truly explain the pain I experienced. I thought my stomach had ruptured and considered calling 911. It felt like an open flame was held to my stomach. It's been well over an hour and while the pain has dissipated some, I am still in pain. Can anyone recommend anything to soothe this? The office is closed and I don't think it justifies an emergency visit. Has anyone experienced this? This was definitely in the top 3 most painful things I've experienced in my life. On the upside... I did use the bathroom, profusely. I did spit up a lot of saliva and vomited a very, very small amount of the laxative almost immediately. Now I'm just laying down. Water and dairy isn't doing much to quell the burning.
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I had to use milk of magnesia and benefiber to go once every three days.[emoji26]

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It's been 6 days since my magcitrate horrorshow and I haven't used the bathroom since. I've since been diligent with my 3x day Colace, 1x day Miralax, and added in a mag citrate pill in the evenings. Took some milk of magnesia about 6 hours ago to no effect. I've tried everything. I give up! Not sure if it's safe to take senna AND milk of mag the same day? I gotta get something movin'. I think this may be the most annoying thing to deal with.

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By the way, am I the only one who can absolutely taste the so called tasteless Miralax?

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It's been 6 days since my magcitrate horrorshow and I haven't used the bathroom since. I've since been diligent with my 3x day Colace, 1x day Miralax, and added in a mag citrate pill in the evenings. Took some milk of magnesia about 6 hours ago to no effect. I've tried everything. I give up! Not sure if it's safe to take senna AND milk of mag the same day? I gotta get something movin'. I think this may be the most annoying thing to deal with.

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I would do another dose o milk of magnesia and i have heard that sugar free chocalate acts as a laxative.

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On 2/10/2019 at 10:51 AM, Swanton_Bomb said:

By the way, am I the only one who can absolutely taste the so called tasteless Miralax?

I can taste it 100% if mixed in cold stuff. I heat it up with hot tea now... dissolves much better and the tea masks the "imaginary" flavor.

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22 hours ago, chrissymcm08 said:

I would do another dose o milk of magnesia and i have heard that sugar free chocalate acts as a laxative.

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14 hours later and the M.o.M. worked! The bottle says within 6 hours... well, it took 14 but I am okay with that. So much smoother than the liquid magcitrate and no painful side effects. Thank Jeebus!!!!

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Yeah it takes me 12hours for MOM to work, 4tbsp dosage. Sometimes have to do 2 days in a row. But now I'm using my protocol, things are moving through pretty regularly! Yay. No mo' MOM! :D

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