Re: IBS-d and magnesium supplements
Hi there, I have IBS-C with LPR and a sliding hiatal hernia. I never had bad flare-ups until I stopped taking my magnesium supplements. This was 4 months ago. Since then, I have had two flare-ups the last one ending me up in the emergency room for 7 hours. After a CT Scan w/contrast and lots of blood work showing nothing, they sent me home. In pain, of course. Constant cramping, gurgling stomach, intermittent nausea, and back pain. The supplement I took for years was a basic 250 mg tablet by Nature Made and it was not time released. I am seeing my PCP tomorrow and am going to inquire about starting the supplement again. Four months ago she put me on a multi vitamin which was a DEFINITE no go...I'm starting to believe that was what has caused the past two flare-ups. However, keep in mind my IBS is with constipation, not diarrhea so that would be something you should discuss with your Doc. Good luck and hope you feel better.