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Drank the magnesium citrate about required for surgery tomorrow and threw up about 10 minutes after finishing it. Did this happen to anyone else? I don’t know who to call on a Sunday for info. I did take 2 dulcolax this morning (also required as part of bowel prep).

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Forgot an important word

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You can buy more magnesium citrate at most stores with the other stool softeners and laxatives.

I never had to take that as part of my prep so unsure what your doctor would want but call their on call to see what they say.

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you can buy it at Walgreens. I'd just go get another bottle.

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I didn't have those instructions, either. I did take a suppository that morning just to be on the safe side.

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4 hours ago, waverunner327 said:

Drank the magnesium citrate about required for surgery tomorrow and threw up about 10 minutes after finishing it. Did this happen to anyone else? I don’t know who to call on a Sunday for info. I did take 2 dulcolax this morning (also required as part of bowel prep).

Yea that's news to me as well I was just told Water only for the surgery day which was hard and then they wondered why my sugar was actually low so I had to get an IV

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This is my 5th bariatric surgery and I’ve had to drink the magnesium citrate very time the day before. Never had an issue. But this is also the first time I had to take dulcolax and that hit me hard within an hour after I took it. I think between that and whatever I kept down from the MC, I should be ok for tomorrow.

Thanks for all your replies! I was definitely in panic mode.

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1 minute ago, waverunner327 said:

This is my 5th bariatric surgery and I’ve had to drink the magnesium citrate very time the day before. Never had an issue. But this is also the first time I had to take dulcolax and that hit me hard within an hour after I took it. I think between that and whatever I kept down from the MC, I should be ok for tomorrow.

Thanks for all your replies! I was definitely in panic mode.

5th surgery well I hope this one works for you. I had the RNY bypass as my first and only surgery and it's been amazing :)

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Yes, my 5th :(

Lapband, lapband revision die to slippage, lapband removal due to erosion, gastric sleeve and now bypass. Sleeve worked great, but ended up with severe heartburn and damage to my esophagus. Hopefully this will resolve that!

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