Hi ny... Welcome to Healing Well
I went for years and years with IBS-D and now I'm more IBS-A almost IBS-C. I know what you are saying about
missing the D, when I was D I wanted C. I'm sorry that you haven't been able to find the right treatment for you. I tried Zelnorm and that gave me horrible side effects so my doctor switched me to Miralax a few years ago and I am doing very well with that. Of course, I had to do a 180 on my diet also. I took out the foods that caused me problems and now I'm on a very restricted diet. That and the Miralax and fiber I take work wonders for me.
Magnesium citrate is often used as a bowel cleanser before some procedures. Its not meant to be taken on a regular basis. It is a laxative however it is strong. I know the temptation to use laxatives when you feel bloated, gassy, and hurt from the constipation but you can get a dependance to laxatives and it may make you worse in the end. I'm not sure about
the Acetyl L-Carnitine but someone might come along with information.
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Dx: IBS 1989, Diverticulosis 2004, Idiopathic Acute Colitis 2006, UCTD 2007
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg, Chlorzoxazone 500mg, Lyrica 50mg, Protonix 40mg, Naproxen 1000mg, Klonopin 2mg/day (tapering to PRN), Miralax 17g, Supplements