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I'm new to this board. I'm 27 and have been living with IBS for about as long as I can remember. I have mostly constipation symptoms, but some diarrhea. For the past week or so, I had been having to go to the bathroom a lot, but only passing watery, mucus, and not much else. I went to the dr. yesterday and she told me to take magnesium citrate because I had a lot of impacted bowel material. I took the magnesium yesterday at 6pm and went to the bathroom repeatedly until 6 this morning. I got some rest and then went 3 more times this afternoon. It's been several hours now since I've gone, but I'm wondering if this will ever stop!! I'm now mostly having a lot of gas and still just a little cramping and grumbling sounds. Has anyone else gone through this? I've missed two days of work because of this and am afraid it will never end. The dr. also prescribed Zelnorm which I'll start as soon as this ends. I know it can cause diarrhea, so I have to wait until I know this has passed. I feel like I'll never get over this. I also have GERD and esophogeal ulcers and that has been worse lately, as well. Can anyone relate?