Okay, so I've taken mag and/or fish oil in my life without problems. On Sat I decided to get the enteric coated fish oil for better absorption along with a mag oil type pill for the same reason. I took one each on Sat and two each on Sun. I think the mag is 400 mg each. By Monday, I couldn't leave the house with such severe diarrhea. I am not taking either today, so I know I will have my PVCs, but I've read that both can cause this side effect, although I've never had it before. These were expensive! Anyone have any suggestions? I'd like to try again with one and a low dose, but must WORK! I can't leave the house. Help?
Try 250 mg magnesium twice daily or breaking your 400 mg in half if possible. If I take more than 250 at once it is SCARY! Also, take one of the fish oils and pierce it with a fork and smell it to make sure the batch is fresh... Old/rancid ones will have a bad odor and you don't want to take those.
Thanks for responding. I didn't take anything this am and was PLAGUED by PVCs all day. I took a mag when I got home (can't break cuz they're the oil ones) and have had a little relief. I will try a few days then add the fish oil to see which triggered it. I got really good quality fish oil, so it isn't that. I read where fish oil can have an extreme laxative effect. We'll see.
Oh, I must say, I don't have any problems at all with my digestion? But I always make sure I take my fish oil and the magnesium with a meal (breakfast and dinner). Maybe try that if you haven't already? Or start with a lower dose as Colleen 1964 suggested, your digestive system might need to get used to all this first? My Magnesium pills aren't "oil-pills", what did you mean by that?
Someone here posted that mag oil is better to absorb and better for the kidneys so I got the oil (there is a liquid, but it was MAJOR expensive). I do take everything with food. Guess that is why it came out so quickly. hahaaha
I take 2400 g.s of fish oil a day. for about a year now i have had excessive bloating and gas also loose oily stools for days at a time. Has anyone ervr had these side effects? I had a colonoscopy 2 weeks ago to make sure it was not my colon . scan run on stomach, no problems there either. but the diarraha and gas are almost more than I can stand. Am going to stop fish oil for a week or so to see if this is creating my trouble. Any one help with this, or confirm I am not out of my mind with all this?
Hello ... the magnesium you should take for heart palps is magnesium taurate it is highly absorb able and does not give you diarrhea.. I had the same problem as you until I started taking this form of it. It has really helped with my palpitations and anxiety .
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.