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    I went back to the dr yesterday and lost 11 pounds my first month. i ask him about a water pill he said he didnt recommend it because they mess your metabolisim up. he told me to mix 3 heaping tsp. of epsom salt in a glass of water 1 time a week and it would get rid of the excess water i was holding. but he said do it on a day you are going to be home because it will make you
    have watery bowels. the tase was some HORRIBLE but after i took it i read you can put lemon juice in it to smooth the tase. man do you have to go to the bathroom, i'm not trying to be gross but after the first time it starts to turn clear and i am 3 pounds less than i was yesterday. it made me feel a little nauseaus but that didnt last very long. i wont do it again without lemon juice or sugar-free sno cone syrup in it for flavoring. BUT IT WORKS.

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    Oh gosh, I have heard people taking epsom salts with oil and lemon juice to flush out their gall bladders. But never knew it could be used to get rid of water retention. I don't know if I could tolerate it. Are you taking phen as well?

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    What exactly is the point? Isn't that a form of purging?
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    yes i am taking phen but just doing what the dr said to do. i figure if he has me to do it, then its ok.

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    BATEAUX2
    NO...NOT A FORM A PURGING...IT'S JUST A WAY OF CLEANSING YOUR COLON. UNIODIZED SEA SALT WITH 1 LITER OF LUKE WARM WATER WILL DO THE SAME THING ONLY DOESNT TASTE AS BAD AS EPSOM SALT(UGH). TRY IT. YOU WILL FEEL SO CLEAN AFTER.
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    LOL I feel pretty clean as it is. My body does a good job of that naturally.
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    Yeah, I gotta agree too that, sea salt and water helps clear constipation and give you a good wash out. I experienced it when I was on the Master Cleanser (Lemonade Diet) and it worked. Also, you had to go to the bathroom rapidly!
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    I have been told by my physician and several other people that you should always do a colon cleanse when starting a new diet. Makes sense to me.
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    A friend of mine said that I could get a coffe mug filled with hot water and add 3 tablespoons of lemon juice and it would work as a natural diuretic. Has anyone heard of this? she also said you could put splenda or a sweetener if you didn't like it plain.
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    ive never heard of any of this! thanks for the notes!
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    I been feeling, well, constipated for the last couple of days. Actually ever since I started Phen, and I took your advice about 30 minutes ago and mixed 3 heaping teaspoon fulls of epsom salt with warm water. I was only able to get one gulp in, and then the gagging started. I don't know how you did it, but that's awesome. I'll see if my one gulp did in a while I'm sure. I honestly need to do something . I've upped my fiber considerably, but basically I sit on the pot and wait and wait and wait. Hope that wasn't too much info, but I'm sure others out there experience(d) the same.
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    Have you heard of "Smooth Move" tea? Its made by Traditional Medicine. Just drink the tea before bed and go potty in the morning. Its not extreme, its natural and really easy.

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    My prayer is answered here I think! I feel terrible today and I know it is because I am constipated! I just got into this site and this is the first topic I have brought up! I have some epson salt at home and I'm going to try this! I feel sluggish and terrible! I'll let everyone know if it works. I hope I can get the awful tasting stuff down! Stay tuned!

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    WOW I thought that i was the only one experiencing this!!! HOLY CRAP!! No pun intended. I have been feeling sluggish, and tired, and blahhhh... and now that i think about it, i haven't gone in two days. Sorry if that's too much info also...

    Thanks for the post!!! I am going to try this... I will let you know how is works out!!!

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    found this thought you may want to read it
    (http://www.disabled-world.com/artman...om-salts.shtml)
    First, many people don't know what Epsom salt truly is. Epsom salt is just a trade name for magnesium sulfate. One tablespoon of the salt contains about 35g (grams) of magnesium sulfate, or roughly 3.4g of elemental magnesium. This is a very large amount, especially if you understand the daily-recommended allowance is between 300-400 mg (milligrams) per day. Many people do not realize ingesting too much Epsom salt can result in death. Between 1841 and 1909, seven patients were reported to have magnesium toxicity and five of them died. The first reported death by using an Epsom salt enema was in 1943. Sadly, magnesium enemas were commonly used on infants up until the early 1970's when it was discovered as the cause in some deaths brought on by hypermagnesemia.
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    Thanks for the info


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    You can buy magnesium sulfate in the laxative section at Walmart. It is in a green glass bottle. I put it in the frig, it tastes better cold. It works and you can bet you will be down 2-3 sometimes 4 pounds the next day. I like it because unlike other laxatives there are no suprises. You pretty much just go after you eat, it works through 1 day.
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    My daughter has Severe constipation. She is on Miralax and colace. When she does go it is only while sleeping now and it's the size of a base ball. She has other special needs as well so she wears a diaper. She went to a Dr. who is Great and she told us to give her a bottle of magnesium Citrate! It is sold in Walmart in a Glass bottle, They have Cherry and lemon. It works good. She will only take a few tablespoons of it, but it works.
    I think in large amounts it may cause death, but in reasonable amounts I don't feel it would likely kill anyone. My Daughter's Dr. is a Well Know Gastro. I don't think she's telling me to do anything harmful to her. Just my opinion, but I'm not Dr.






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    Dr Anchors of phenpro had said senncot-S which is a natural vegetable laxative/stool softener will do. You can buy it at walmart for around 3 bucks a bottle.
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    I did this yesterday and it DEFINITELY works. I did one tbsp of Epsom Salt with about 2 cups of water. It was disgusting so I held my nose and gulped it as fast as I could.

    Within 30 minutes, the dam broke and, let's just say, all residents of my colon evacuated within a few hours.
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    This is great information, Ladies! Thanks! I'm going to try it.
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    Magnesium Citrate in the drug store works just as well, it's almost the same, but the dosage is correct and it doesn't taste yucky. It's safer than "3 heaping teaspoon in water"

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    how long do the effects last - I mean how long will I be in the restroom? is it just a few hours or will it put me out all day?
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    Just a few hours and itr kicks in 30min after taking it sometimes a little sooner, You will think like awe this dont work, then all of a sudden you got to go and when you do it runs out like you are peeing but from the other end.lol.

    sorry to go into detail, but thats what happens.

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    they ALSO have the grape flavor of the magnesium CITRATE ... its not that bad tasting

    that stuff WORKS ... just make sure that your going to be at home or by a bathroom durring the day or possibly the next two days

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    Question:
    Is Epsom Salt safe to ingest?
    Answer:
    Epsom Salt is an FDA-approved laxative. Consult the package for directions. It's always a good idea to consult your doctor before ingesting any over-the-counter medication, however.

    Found this info here.
    http://www.epsomsaltcouncil.org/health_benefits.htm

    It's kinda interesting that it supposedly does all of the stuff they say it does. I've never had a constipation problem in my life, even on phen but if I did..I don't know if I would be able to get down the stuff but it seems to be something that works..and in desperate times you can do any thing LOL

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    I have arthritis in my knees and soak in an epson salt bath to relieve the discomfort. Imagine that.

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    watery bowels??? ugh, sounds uncomfortable...i want to start a diuretic, but my mom really didn't want me to because it can completely dehydrate your organs and stuff, but the epsom salt seems interesting.
    so 3 tbs of the salt into water, then add some lemon?...i might try that on a sunday or something
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    I didn't go to the bathroom for 5 days and finally went to my pharmacist and said I was in PAIN. I asked her about the epsom salt and water, magnesium, etc, and she said to try Miralax. It worked overnight, but I continued to use it for several days and i feel good as new.

    It might be a gentle alterative. Didn't hurt at all.

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    I've always used Senna Tea but it is very slow and sometimes doesn't even work. I am definitely going to try this, thanks.

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    I finally had to break down and try something....the bloated feeling was too much. I couldn't bring myself to even think about trying the epsom salts....so I got the magnesium citrate from the grocery store...Sharlyn said it wasn't yucky,... I HAVE to disagree....although I did think to myself.." if this is what this tastes like...imagine what the Epsom salts taste like." &lt;gag&gt;...the good news is it worked. It wasn't horrible. I drank it about 7pm and did go that night...around 9. Not watery......until the next morning. I went maybe 5 or 6 times more...very watery....and then it was done. No cramping and it didn't even wake me up during the night. I had tried the correctol tablets before resorting to this...and they didn't work that well for this type of constipation ( I hate that word ) lol. Anyways....keep it in mind....might be a better solution if the taste of epsom sals is really as bad as you all say it is.
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    I can vouch for the epsom salts.
    After reading this thread and being fed up of being constipated and looking 6months gone, i went out and bought the Epsom Salts.

    Tastes absolutely rank but boy does it work,stomach flat as a pancake now and i feel soooooooooooo good

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    Just for discussion's sake: Epsom Salt and Magnesuim Sulfate are the same thing (Magnesium Citrate is just another form of digestible Magnesium Sulfate).

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    After seeing this thread the other day, I started googling....it says you can also use sea salt for this? Do you think that would make it a little easier to get down? I bought some lemons too to help with the taste. i hate salt.


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    I just started Phentermine (2 days now) and I have a lot of dizzyness and this morning I woke up feeling really sick on my stomach. Has anyone else felt this way? And is this normal?

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