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Unread 10-05-2011, 07:48 PM
Magnesium Citrate - Anybody Use it ?

Just wondering if anyone has done the magnesium citrate for a laxative bowel prep. I start tomorrow at 3pm.
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Unread 10-05-2011, 07:52 PM
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AK- did that two weeks ago before my surgery... Give you a big hint- put it in the refrig so it is cold- and use a straw to drink it. Make sure it is on the back of your tongue- the mess is horrible if it hits the front of the tongue! Mine had a lemon flavor (which I hate lemon) and it worked within 30 min. I had to drink half and then three or four hours later, drink the rest. It was not as bad as the other mess that they can give you- so be thankful for that. After about two hours past the second dose- you probably will not poop any more. I was empty! Good luck with your surgery...
Unread 10-05-2011, 07:58 PM
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Thanks Lisa..You rock. A Walk in the park. LOL!

Good to know its not as bad as that "Go Lytly" stuff they give you for colonoscopy. That's like drinking sea water and's like a half a gallon!
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Unread 10-05-2011, 08:53 PM
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I agree completely with making it cold and using a straw. It made it much easier.

I would also suggest that you have some sort of strong tasting clear liquid to take with it. I drank clear grapefruit soda and that helped a lot. I've also read on here that someone else drank cranberry juice.

Good luck on your surgery!
Unread 10-05-2011, 08:58 PM
Re: Magnesium Citrate - Anybody Use it ?

Ok. I guess I will try it cold with a grapefruit juice chaser!
Unread 10-05-2011, 09:12 PM
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Forgot about that- I used cocacola- can't deal with juice. Grapefruit juice would definitely kill the
Unread 10-05-2011, 09:18 PM
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Or I just read somebody on another thread mixed it with Sprite. you know, Sprite, Gingerale. That just may be the ticket.
Unread 10-06-2011, 11:57 AM
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Sprite to chase or mix it with and make sure it is REALLY REALLY cold!
Unread 10-06-2011, 12:15 PM
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I have to drink it the day before...and my Dr. said I would definitely hate her for a while ! Please let us know if the Sprite mix works!
Unread 10-06-2011, 02:37 PM
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Well, right now I am chugging it and chasing it with a vitamin water. Not bad, I have 3/4 of it down with just two glugs. Piece of cake.

Funny are never really hungry till someone tells you that you can't have anymore!!

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