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Milk of magnesia acts on stomach and then on intestines.
When you take it, on entering the stomach it neutralizes the acid.
So it acts as an antacid.
It is poorly absorbed in intestines so it keeps passing downward but during this it keeps absorbing water from the intestines.
This absorption of water increases the bulk of the stool and relieves conditions like constipation.
Imagine that why doctors advise to drink plenty of water daily.
Because it helps with constipation.
But there is one important aspect that it doesn't absorb water alone.
Potassium from the body comes with water so one can get potassium deficiency.
This potassium deficiency can cause muscle cramps.
So you must make sure that you should take banana, milk etc to keep potassium levels normal.
So I took it and drink one cup of water 2 tbsp
I have gi tract virus
Drinking water over it is not contraindicated so you can drink water with it and it is not going to affect you negatively.
Oh i am so sorry to hear this.
Since how long you have this and what are your symptoms.
I had a week ago right now I'm recovering on and off
Any fever, diarrhea, vomiting etc?
No fever no vomiting
diarrhea in morning
just in morning?
stool is fine otherwise?
Yes but I had a problem today like I was dying
No this morning I had to push it out but my dad told me now don't drink coffee morning and I also have a cold
you mean you were constipated today?
I was every morning I wasn't suppose to drink coffee with milk cuz it's dairy
and that's why you took milk of magnesia?
Your symptoms indicate that you are getting better.
Really can I take orange juice and warm water my dad say I could
having constipation once is not something to be worried, how many glasses of water you drink daily?
my mom say it takes time
yes you can drink orange juice and warm water.
what takes time?
not really I don't like water in general beside Poland spring water
my stomach virus
so basically this is your cause of constipation.
i don't rarely drink water I try to drink 2 cups of water
You should drink at least 8 glasses of water every day.
Or other fluids
every 2 hours so basically one bottle
Yes stomach virus takes 4 to 5 days maximum.
8 glasses means 2 bottles in 24 hours.
one liter bottle
I use paper cup to drink the water so I drink 2 cups that equal one bottle
I drink 2 nd bottle after dinner
ok then you should drink 4 cups daily.
and there is no further need for milk of magnesia.
Just drink water and take psyllium husk regularly.
How long do you think the stomach virus go away
4 to 5 days.
as you don't have diarrhea, this means that you are fine now.
Phillips actually help what happen this morning and afternoon I couldn't give gas all day
My stomach was in pain
like a burning pain?
Yes I had pain between my chest and stomach after I burp then I had problem with my stomach it didn't go away
What you are telling now is consistent with acid reflux from your stomach.
In that case yes milk of magnesia will help you.
Yes because earlier i went treadmill at home walk slow then walk a little fast then someone told me to take tums
Suppose if you don't get better then you can take over the counter Cap Omeprazole 40mg which will help you a lot.
So I don't have to take it tomorrow
Tums, pepto bismol, ranitidine etc we have many options.
but omeprazole is best.
Yes you can take milk of magnesia tomorrow.
but eat bananas
when at night
they will help you with constipation also.
No better in the day time.
When in the daytime I don't eat bananas
What are your working hours?
I don't have job
You can take it in morning. after breakfast.
I don't eat breakfast
Ok then take it after lunch.
I'm glad I won't be sick next week
But avoid before sleep because then you might feel the urge to have a bowel movement at night which can disturb your sleep.
It's been almost two weeks
I wish that you remain healthy always.
Yes i can understand.
I will and I just took it already before I talk to you
But hopefully as per symptoms you are now getting better.
I'm going to sleep at 10
So any question?
You are welcome. I wish you good luck that you get well soon, please ask if you have any question because our discussion always remains open so you can always ask more till you are satisfied, You can click the smiley to rate the answer. You can come back here to ask anything even after you have rated the answer. I will be glad to assist you always.
do you think I was stressed out
ok please ask, i am here.
Every one can get stressed after being sick for this much time.
Because my friends today say I was stressed out not calm and saying
But stress has no relation with this illness.
Then why my stomach felt sour
Just relax and you will be fine soon.
Because after stomach virus one can have it and this gets better with time and treatment.
I miss drinking my coffee in the morning
Take milk of magnesia and if no relief in two days then omeprazole.
I ask my dad for that
Coffee, tea, smoking, alcohol, spicy foods should be avoided for one to two weeks at least.
They can irritate your stomach.
I didn't know that
yogurt is best for you.
:) no problem
What kind I rarely don't eat I don't know which brand is good
Any brand, plain yogurt.
Its a probiotic and promotes growth of healthy bacteria in our intestines to keep us healthy.
How often do you eat cuz I'm eating lunch and dinner korean rice porridge good for the stomach
yes they are good too.
eat twice or thrice a week.
I meant how often do I eat yogurt yes I eat rice with little salt little low low sodium soy sauce
You should eat yogurt twice a week.
Good luck again.
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My dad a doctor too
oh that's great.
Pay him my regards.
My mom nurse that's why I ask them too but they in KoreaKorea
So it's hard
ok i understand, they must be busy.
Yeah that's why I need someone in case I mess up and I don't want to get sick a little longer
My best wishes are with you.
I hate paying
thanks to you my guy friends can't help me beside stress me more
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I got a question after I took Phillips this morning the second time before lunch I have a cold at the same time cuz I'm coughing I don't feel cold or hot only this morning cuz I didn't have coffee and I drank orange juice that's cold I can't drink cold stuff when I wake up when can I go back to my normal self and can you tell me when I be ok i understand 4 to 5 days. I'm worried that I can't sleep during the day cuz I have to be hydrated when I'm dead tired and have muscle spasm and no appetite I don't have urge to drink water and what happen tomorrow for me for how my bowel movement will be like
But before I got sick I had a habit to keep using enema tube and I haven't eaten vegetables that why I'm like this and I have a cold and muscle spasm of sleeping wrong can i sleep on my left side that's where I have the spasm and headache for not sleeping well of taking that medicine
Suzan usage of enema frequently is dangerous for health so you should avoid this in future. Anyone eating anything can get sick to stomach, diet is not the only thing which aggravates this problem. Many other things like stress can make one sick to stomach and you are over stressing yourself so please relax. You will be ok in few days. You can sleep on any side, that really doesn't matter. Regards
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TheThen acid reflux of the pain on my left side and front of stomach
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are you sure? She told me not to touch it may be a bite and told me don't go out or wash face
O really so it's not serious i don't know if I can eat
No when will you be online again