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... h I'm still taking them. It's an addiction and should be treated as one because, atleast I know for me, it's like my body is craving them. It slowly starts to do damage by making it harder and harder to go making you take more to have an effect. ... (6 replies)
Laxative Abuse
Mar 4, 2011
... Please help me if you can, I'm sincerely worried about my health and any potential damage to my body and I just want to get over this and get better before it gets worse .. Thank you so much. ... (2 replies)
Laxitive abuse
Oct 23, 2003
... damage, including weakening of intestinal musculature, loss of GI protein, and cathartic colon, which is a poorly functioning colon that develops after years of laxative abuse. ... (5 replies)

Laxative abuse
Sep 21, 2001
... Laxatives actually do not prevent weight gain. By the time a laxative works, the food has already been digested and absorbed into the system. Laxative use may result in a slight loss in water weight, but the food has already had its effect. ... (2 replies)
... I took the liquid stuff by Phillips. In raspberry. Even thinking about the taste of that stuff right now makes me want to gag. ... (9 replies)
May 11, 2003
... There is long term damage which can arise by abusing laxatives. Constipation is the number one. You can also develop colon cancer, hymroids, and instinal bleeding and ulcers. ... (12 replies)
Can anyone answer?
Aug 11, 2006
... a few weeks cause they were hurting so much, i was extremely bloated that i looked a couple months pregnant. A couple ways to know if you are retaining water is by looking at your ankles, if your socks are leaving imprints then its a sign of water retention, thats what my dietitian was watching out for with me. ... (4 replies)
... laxative abuse can cause dehydration . It also will cause you to have extremely painful muscle cramps. The last poster was correct, your teeth will be affected by purging so much. Your teeth will absess and this is extremely painful. Then the tooth dies, turns black , and brittle, eventually falling out of your mouth. ... (5 replies)
... Thanks for the encouragement. My IBS is definitely affected by the laxative abuse. I know that it doesn't help with weight's more like a release thing with me. I just need that feeling of something leaving my body... ... (25 replies)

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