Magnesium Citrate Side effects?

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It's been 5 days that I am taking Magnesium Citrate 500 mg in the evening for my anxiety and heart palpitations. Doctors have ruled out any serious disease. They say that it's just anxiety.

I just wanna ask does someone faced bloating after taking Mag Citrate?

I have few other symptoms also including muscle fatigue and breathlessness when I feel bloated. My BM is fine. I was feeling constipated before but It's fine now. Also my side ribs kinda feel sore when I stretch myself.

I've heard that it happens for first few days.

Anyone who has experienced it, please share your experience! This is driving me nuts!

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    I have just restarted taking magnesium citrate. I take a slightly lower dose at 300mg at night. I do experience some gas but nothing that's painful or too troublesome. It's definitely helped me feel more settled at night.

    I'm not sure what's considered a high dose but perhaps taking half your dose for a week or so to them build up to the 500 might help you tolerate the side effects?

    I'm sure when I took this before I had much stronger side effects. Not sure why I'm tolerating it better this time. I have been on a gut healing diet for 5 months so maybe it's that?

    Hopefully it'll settle soon.

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    The recommended daily dose of magnesium is 320 mg and that includes the magnesium you get from dietary sources. Higher doses can be toxic.
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    The recommended daily dose of magnesium is 320 mg and that includes the magnesium you get from dietary sources. Higher doses can be toxic.
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    To add my last post - it might be an idea to do a search on magnesium and read about its role in your diet in a general authoritative website like the Mayo Clinic or webMD.
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