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OK how long does it take for Mag Citrate to work OK how long does it take for Mag Citrate to work

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Unread 03-12-2007, 03:43 PM
OK how long does it take for Mag Citrate to work

Kinda gross I know...took it almost 2 hours ago, other than peeing nothing has happened. Oh I know it is in there by the grumbles and cramps and nausea. Can yall give me any idea when to expect some relief?

Thanks,
Terri
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Unread 03-12-2007, 03:55 PM
will be drinking that poison too

Terri my dr told me btween 5-9 hrs. I am so freaked out by that, now I ahve to stay **,e all day on Wed. my surgery is Thurs. is yours Wed? I cant eat from 12 in the afternoon wed and the lavh is thurs at 230 . What a joy! I will be like a beast. Let me know about this poion and Good luck with your surgery......Blessings...deb
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Unread 03-12-2007, 06:05 PM
OK how long does it take for Mag Citrate to work

Hi ditchmd - I was thinking the same thing (how long). I have to take 3 doses of the phospho soda (each one is a tablespoon mixed in 8 oz of water followed up by another 8 oz of liquid). I expected to be on the pot continuously. I took the first dose at 12:15, had a small bowel movement about 2:45. Drank the next dose at 3:15. It's now 5 and all I feel is extremely bloated from all the liquid swooshing around in me. Will take the last dose about 6:15 and then have to do an enema about 8pm. Hope something happens soon, or maybe there is nothing to come out??? Good luck tomorrow to you! Hospital called me to give my "show time". It's 6:15 am. Yipee!! I asked the doc for his first morning surgery and it looks like he gave it to me. At least I don;t have to wait around all day without food & water.
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Unread 03-12-2007, 08:05 PM
OK how long does it take for Mag Citrate to work

ok, my surgery is scheduled for wednesday 9 am, and i was given no instructions for bowel prep etc. is it possible they will give me that with my pre-op labs and everything at the hospital tuesday? my appt is at 11:30 am.
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Unread 03-12-2007, 08:16 PM
OK how long does it take for Mag Citrate to work

Wow, you are reading my mind. I've been trying to drink this stuff for 5 hrs. Nothing!! Its so hard to get a gallon of it down without it coming back up. I'm scared it will mess up my surgery, but I pray everything will "come out" okay.lol I'm to be at the hospital at 5:45 in the morning. Hope all goes well with you too.
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Unread 03-12-2007, 08:36 PM
OK how long does it take for Mag Citrate to work

Ditch, Mag citrate took about 7 hours to work(my 1st dose), the 2nd took like an hour.
Jane,Fleets works but it can be unpredictable,don't you worry, it will work.
MArchKitty, get it down as fast as possible and chew strong gum or mints in between for the taste(you are probably doing the GoLytely yucky stuff)
Yes, I am a prep expert because of my Crohns I have done many colonoscopy preps. The Mag Citrate tasted bad but was fairly easy compared to the gallon of Go Often.
Good luck to you all tomorrow
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Unread 03-12-2007, 10:02 PM
OK how long does it take for Mag Citrate to work

Hi Teri,

I took mine about two hours ago tonight and my tummy is rumbling and grumbling. I had a heck of a tmie getting it down. nasty stuff. Good luck tomorrow. I go in at 7am and surgery is scheduled for 9am. Best wishes to you!

Michelle
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Unread 03-12-2007, 11:03 PM
OK how long does it take for Mag Citrate to work

did they give you the stuff to drink for bowel cleansing at your pre-op. Now I am worried that there is something that I need to be doing and I don't want to screw up any scheduling. Can anyone help me?
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Unread 03-13-2007, 08:49 AM
OK how long does it take for Mag Citrate to work

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Originally Posted by mischwood
did they give you the stuff to drink for bowel cleansing at your pre-op. Now I am worried that there is something that I need to be doing and I don't want to screw up any scheduling. Can anyone help me?

Many people don't have to do a bowel prep. Call and ask to be sure, but you are probably one of those lucky ones.
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Unread 03-13-2007, 03:40 PM
OK how long does it take for Mag Citrate to work

I didn't have to do a bowel prep, either. One thing's for sure -- if you haven't been ordered to do one, please don't do anything on your own. You need to come to the hospital exactly as they expect you to be -- in your case, a patient who has been eating normally and has not done a bowel prep.

I got to give myself two enemas when I got to the -- now THERE'S an experience I can do without in the future.
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