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is drinking to much milk of magnesium bad???

i always suffer from constipation and a few months back i started taking milk of magnesium and big huge help for me but i take it regularly is that bad??

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Asked by Genesis29 at 2:56 AM on Nov. 3, 2010 in Health

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  • How much is regularly? If you take it like everyday then yeah that's not good. If you take it like once a week, then that's ok. My dad has been doing that for years lol.

    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 3:04 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • i take it like every other day

    Comment by Genesis29 (original poster) at 3:17 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • try some stool sofener hun

    Answer by ladybug36519 at 7:01 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • Try Senekot. Its a vegetable laxative. They say you should take one after 3 days of no bowel movements. I used to have a patient that could only go with milk of mag every 3 days. Try more water and fiber in your diet as well.

    Answer by sstepph at 9:17 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • There are herbs you can get that should help to regulate you. Nature's Sunshine is a great web site to go to get herbs and information too. Also aloe juice is good for it.

    Answer by Peajewel at 9:43 AM on Nov. 3, 2010

  • i agree, i would switch or alternate with something different... try a stool softener one day, some herbal or homeopathic remedies the next... taking it daily or every other day is not normal...

    Answer by asil at 7:27 PM on Nov. 3, 2010

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