... Magnesium makes my stool looser also, which for me was okay because I tend to be constipated. I take between 400-500mg. I think this is a more common side effect than constipation. Have you changed your diet in any way or taking any other supplement that might cause the constipation?
My nails have also become more prone to splitting, etc. My thumb nails especially and they... (4 replies)
... I take my magnesium about an hour before bed along with my fish oil. I don't take the calcium before bed because I take carbonate and you have to take it with food or you won't get alot out of it. ... (4 replies)
... Hi Lladies,
As I posted on my long anxiety note, I have tried taking a mag/calcium supplement in the form of a liquid. It is 600 calcium and 300 mag, which is right for my sz-5'0", 105lbs.
I took it before bed to help me sleep and for other symptoms for 4 days, but it constipated me. I have enough trouble with that anyway...., so I stopped.
I also bought the fish oil,... (4 replies)
... TUms is ok as a calcium supplement, but you are correct ...no vitamin D. ... (6 replies)
... It says 66 but there was only 49 listed. I found this in the archives and decided to repost because I have been having crazy symptoms lately and they are on this list and they really scared me! Maybe it will help others too...
SIXTY-SIX PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS:
These are very real physical changes and conditions. Some symptoms alarm a woman that she may be suffering from a... (13 replies)
... stumbled upon this quite old post, what an excellent one it is too, TY to ainfante for this Perimenopause/menopause symptoms...Part 1
SIXTY-SIX PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS:
These are very real physical changes and conditions. Some symptoms alarm a woman that she may be suffering from a serious disease. Perhaps you know the more common ones... (7 replies)
... Make sure you take Calcium and Vit D with the magnesium. It's a pain going through this menopause. Hang in there. ... (3 replies)
... times per week. Stops bloating, constipation and really works. There's also something a woman on this forum recommended to me, that I haven't tried yet, called 'Womens Menopausal Formula. ... (9 replies)
... more bowel sounds, more discomfort and either diarrhea or constipation will result. Stools may even have undigested bits in it. ... (34 replies)
... f to hormones. A day doesn't pass that I don't have many irregular beats. I take Tenormin 50mg. 2 times daily and that helps some. I have tried the magnesium and calcium and about every other natural product that has been rec. for palpatations. ... (5 replies)
... I recently had trouble with the splitting nails, too...had never had anything like that before. I found something that actually worked for me! It's "OPI Matte Nail Envy". It stopped the splitting very quickly and I think it's even helped the ridges.....A product that actually did what it said!..... (4 replies)
... I don't have that problem with magnesium. It actually makes my stool quite loose. Apparently the kind of magnesium we take does make a difference. You should take it in the buffered form like magnesium gluconate or citrate. Also if you tiny (and it sounds like you are) there's a good chance that any bone density tests you have done will show that you have osteoporosis. The... (4 replies)
... have read lots of books, and they all say the same thing. Hormonal imbalances can cause havoc with our body. As for the supplements you want to take, take the calcium and magnesium but take them further apart. ... (17 replies)
... You all are wonderful! I just cannot believe there are so many women going through what I am! When my husband call me crazy, I'm telling them to read these replies. Thank you so much.
Many of you mention that you take magnesium/calcium and that it helps many symptoms. I bought that and fish oil at the same time. I took the magnesium/calcium for 4 nights and I became... (17 replies)
... I'm taking evening primrose oil and calcuim. I would say go ahead and take the fish oil. I think it will help with the constipation your getting from the calcium and magnisium. ... (17 replies)
... and sweets make us feel good in the short term, they do make peri symptoms worse in the long term. Magnesium is also needed to help your body absorb calcium. Calcium is also constipating and magnesium helps avoid that. ... (15 replies)
... absorbing type of iron. So that's something you might want to look into. Magnesium is another supplement that really helps constipation. If you are taking any calcium supplements, you must take magensium with it. ... (3 replies)
... Ann, I just copied what I had shared with the others about essential supplements that we need during this time. I started taking the magnesium when I first started going thru peri and it really does help. I was having trouble sleeping, and started taking it for that, but I really think that is what kept me from having the internal shakes and panic attacks at night like alot... (413 replies)
... Maggie, I just found what I shared with the other ladies - here you go:
keep meaning to comment on the magnesium. I have been taking that for quite a few years now since reading in a book about peri that it helps you to sleep better and is calming. I take three an hour before bedtime of the brand that comes from Walmart that has Chelated Zinc in it. It's Spring Valley... (413 replies)
... Hi RMC, thanks, I am feeling much better today. I hope not to have to take any pain medication today (keeping my fingers crossed)!!
I am with you about Robert Redford, I used to just swoon over him, and love The Way We Were. I still cry everytime I watch it. Did you see "The Notebook"? Girl - that is the BEST movie. If you haven't, you definitely need to watch it. ... (151 replies)