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... I really want to get off laxatives. ... (9 replies)
... It is so rare that I ever hear of anyone actually getting off laxatives. If you have please please share your storey of how you did it. I'm feeling hopeless right now. ... (9 replies)
... hi.. I've recovered from taking laxatives . I had to go into the hospital to be monitored because of the fluid retension and my low potassium. I used laxatives for 15 years and have now been off them 11 years. ... (9 replies)

... trick!You won't become dehydrated and feel bloated because it doesn't take the water away in your intestines.Make sure you give yourself at least an hour before getting ready in the morning,too relax and such. ... (9 replies)
... I have realized that i can not do it on my own! it is impossible. It is not only and addiction to laxatives. It is also an eating disorder!...In a future couple weeks i'm going to look for a eating disorder clinic who specialize in it and going to submit in there. I cant do it own my own, and i also want to encourage all of you to do the same! If anyone are willing to do it... (9 replies)
... ealth. all i can offer people trying to quit is not to do it cold turkey. this could cause a cariac arrythimia and even death! im also an advocate for preventing laxatives from being sold over the counter because of the horrible consequences of this dangerous addiction. My thought are with you and please seek help! ... (9 replies)
... Hi, would like to reply to your message because I've been on laxatives for 9 years and I don't know what to do. I'm a bit freaked out and don't have any idea how to fix this. What do you suggest? ... (9 replies)
... Please!! dont muck around with your bowel! Im pretty sure i now suffer with Proctalgia Fugax which is horrendous.. due to laxative abuse when i was younger. There is no cure for PF. Be nice to your body, i have not been and im cursing myself. (9 replies)
... I don't have any suggestions, but when you find out a solution please share bc I currentlyt take laxatives basically on a daily basis and way too many as well. ... (9 replies)
... It's funny that you said that you started getting sick when you stopped the laxatives because I was actually starting to get sick from taking the laxatives. ... (8 replies)
Jun 17, 2006
... Hey I was just wondering if any of you abuse laxatives that is my huge major way of purging and my body is so messed up. I am always bloated I take TONS and my potassium is always low. ... (4 replies)
... I just joined. Today is my second day, and I am ready to go back to laxatives. How long does the bloat last? How much weight should I expect to gain? Is it water weight? HELP. (1 replies)
... IBS is irritable bowel syndrome! It's not fun...I actually have been diagnosed with it also. But when I stop laxatives I get sick. I'm just hoping there is something I can do to stop without getting extremely sick and bloated? ... (8 replies)
... Rachel Rather than taking laxatives (which are quite harsh on your body) try this: go to a health food store and buy a detox kit. they are usually sold as pills, a combination of different herbs that work together to cleanse your system. Do it for a few days and drink a lot of water. At the end you will feel much better, clean and light and healthy. I did this when I... (5 replies)
... getting off laxatives is a tough one, i never fully abused them, but i did take them enough to mess up my system. ... (5 replies)
... This is such a nasty and painful habit and i must say an addiction that makes our life miserable. I've been on them for about 2 years. Wow never thought i would even be in this situation. Even though before i used to have more weight on me i looked much happier and healthier. I did lose weight since i started taking them but my health is not so great. Only lately my skin got... (9 replies)
... I'm glad there's recent posts about this. I found some old ones, from 2007 in archives that were helpful, but you never know if anything new is out there. I don't have much advice... any actually, just going to keep an eye on replies! It's been 8-9 years of daily use and I finally realized that it's ridiculously unhealthy. Most websites say "stop taking them NOW and... (9 replies)
... It's never too late- the only failure with ED recovery is not doing anything. I'm in my mid-40s, and went through years of familial food restriction, purging of my childs' body for years, and ultimately becoming anorexic, bulimic, and a compulsive over and under eater for years, with no real "normal" frame of reference. Get help somewhere. Is there a free clinic? School... (16 replies)
... Hello! I have been using laxatives for about 10 years and now I don't know how to get off them. I really want to be a normal person again. I want to have a normal life and sleep all night long without getting up to go to the bathroom. ... (49 replies)
... The thing about laxative abuse is that it often makes the body have difficulty in having BMs on its own. Since you are taking so many laxatives a day, I would broach the subject with a doctor, preferably one experienced in treating people with EDs. ... (10 replies)

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