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... Okay so I'm 18 and suffered from laxative addiction for 3 years. I take stimulant laxatives. I'm addicted taking into the mid 20's with them. I'm feeling the effects now as well. ... (0 replies)
... So I was wondering, for those that have been through it, how would you recommend I go about quitting my addiction to laxatives? ... (2 replies)
... You should qualify for in patient treatment.Even people who are not "underweight" with serious ED's and laxative abuse disorders should qualify for inpatient. ... (20 replies)

Laxative abuse
Sep 21, 2001
... Just wondered if anyone else has problems with a laxative addiction. ... (2 replies)
... which means it is that much easier for you to stop them. I just recently stopped taking them myself, as I said, after 5 years of addiction and am slowly recovering, but am living proof that it is possible. ... (10 replies)
... I abuse laxatives and know the horrors it can cause to the body. I now have IBS because of the abuse...even though 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. ... (6 replies)
Laxative Abuse
Mar 4, 2011
... I don't think you need to be overly worried and I agree, your body needs time to begin to work on its own without the laxative help. I am really proud of you for acknowledging a problem before it becomes an addiction. Good for you!! ... (2 replies)
Laxative abuse
Oct 4, 2005
... so the laxative abuse wasn't helping that either. It took me getting sick in order to realize that I had to make some changes. It was a hard decision but it had to be done. ... (17 replies)
... Hi Aileb, Thank you HEAPS for the reply! I've never talked about this to anyone, and it means sooooo much to know I'm not going through this alone :D I haven't had any drugs (that's definitely what they feel like!) since Saturday night... the longest I've gone without them in over a year and a half ~ so I'm a bit freaked out but also kind of hopeful that I can beat this... (2 replies)
... tives is NO life, we all know that. And how hard as this period we're in right now may be, we are serious FIGHTERS and have a right to be proud for overcoming an addiction I can only compare to a serious drug addiction. ... (3 replies)
... Hi! I am recovering from 6 years of anorexia, purge type. Yes, you can become addicted to sugar. Also, be careful because many people who purge also start to crave simple carbs. Unfortunately, bulimia/purging alters the brain's reward center and decreases serotonin levels. Look on-line for some of the psychological changes that occur with bulimia. There are currently some... (11 replies)
... Hi, I have abused laxatives for about 6 years and am scared of quitting in case I put on weight. I am miserable and tired and want to quit but I am unsire whether to cut down or just quit old turkey. I am so worried that I will not beable to function withiut their use. I understand how you feel as I feel so alone and have not told anyone. This is the first time I have spoken... (5 replies)
... I am 26, and I used stimulant laxatives frequently for about 2 or 3 years to lose weight. I take large dosages of fiber supplements now, but still have to use laxatives occasionally when stomach feels like it will pop. Can I reduce my body's addiction? Is the damage irreversible? What all can I do to help myself? I would appreciate any advice...thank you. (1 replies)
... years to fully recover and to start counting after the last time I engaged in a behavior. I was mostly seeing him when I was working on recovery from bulimia and laxative abuse. ... (5 replies)
... ot follow it. I set my alarm even on the weekends when I don't have to get up early to get the kids ready for school so I don't stray from my eating schedule and laxative schedule. I start the obsession of what to eat from the second I get up. What to have for breakfast...1 egg and a dry toast, 2 eggs, etc.... ... (4 replies)
... im a recoverig laxative abuser, its a horrible way to live and horrible for your health. all i can offer people trying to quit is not to do it cold turkey. ... (9 replies)
Fight Club!
Oct 11, 2005
... ng by using the gum, Well she got so addicted to the freakin gum, she would probably have to start smoking again just to get off of it. She is just replacing one addiction with another. Nicotine causes Physical dependence. SI and Bulemia does not. ... (455 replies)
... I was addicted to laxative for several months, after I had been through months of hospitalization for anorexia. Once I gained weight, I started using laxatives. ... (5 replies)

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