Fish Oil & Magnesium

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   Posted 6/10/2008 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Just thought I'd share with you guys what my GI told me this past week.
I gave him a list of all the vitamins I've been taking:
Vitamin A
Vitamin D
Fish Oil
Calcium, Magnesium & Zinc (all in one pill)
Cranberry pills
I asked him if he thought I needed to be taking anything else.  He said NO, but that I might want to hold off on the Fish Oil and the Magnesium as they both can cause LOOSE STOOL. 
Didn't know that!
Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 33.
Current Rx's: Colazal (generic), Nexium (generic), Ferrous Sulfate, One-A-Day multivitamin, Culturelle Probiotic, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Calcium-Magnesium-Zinc, Cranberry pills
Secondary conditions: mouth ulcers, joint pain, swelling ankles, extreme fatigue
Previous/occasional Rx's: 20mg Prednisone taper, Flagyl, Levaquin
No surgeries to date

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   Posted 6/10/2008 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been taking omega 3-6-9 for almost 4 yrs now every single day with NO loose stools.

I don't know about the magnesium, maybe it has something to do with taking them together that could cause loose stools...I don't take magnesium supplements.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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   Posted 6/10/2008 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Come to think of it , I have never seen a fish poop anything solid...
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   Posted 6/10/2008 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL, fish poops look solid to me, it's just that they're so tiny.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 6/10/2008 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, doctors often prescribe calcium and magnesium together (and they often come in a combo pill like you have). We need both, and calcium is known to constipate. Magnesium has the opposite effect, thus the combination. Maybe just take half the fish oil and wait to see?
Mom to 16 year old boy diagnosed in June, 2007.
Omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, iron, vit. C, calcium w/D3, a good multivitamin, SCD legal yogurt, weaning off Asacol.
Started The Maker's Diet in Sept. '07. Gradually learning/using more SCD recipes, too! (cooking challenged)

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