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... years of addiction and am slowly recovering, but am living proof that it is possible. The first thing you must know is that it will not be an easy transition from taking up to 20 laxatives to none at all. But hopefully by reading this, you will begin your journey with optimism and faith. ... (10 replies)
... I just get gas and wont go to the bathroom for 5 days until I give up and take laxative again. ... (10 replies)
... The thing about laxative abuse is that it often makes the body have difficulty in having BMs on its own. ... (10 replies)

... The bad thing about laxative abuse is it then makes it difficult to have a bowel movement on your own, which causes constipation, which in turn makes the individual turn back to laxatives. ... (10 replies)
... As I said before, I an nowhere near fully recovered, however, my bowels are slowly transgressing from laxative dependency to fully functioning on their own.... ... (10 replies)
... Protein in the urine could be a sign of your body breaking down from the abuse you've put on it from your ED. This happened to me and that is when I turned my life around. I realized destroying my body was not worth the "satisfaction of being skinny". ... (10 replies)
... a friend of mine was a laxative abuser and has ruined her digestive system because of it. i'm not trying to scare you, but you really need to see a doctor. ... (10 replies)
... Since you are young, you could recover very quickly. The body is pretty forgiving if you give it a chance. It seems it is mostly the mental component that is difficult to overcome. ... (10 replies)
... First of all, I applaud your decision to quit. I have also been trying to quit, and because it seemed so ridiculously overwhelming I have been slowly weaning myself off them. It's taken me about two years to go from ~25/day to 2/day. I just made the decision yesterday to try only taking 1/day. One thing that has helped me is something I learned from someone in AA- you tell... (10 replies)
... months, and already i've been feeling the sad effects from not taking the laxatives. I'm determined to not take them anymore. ... (10 replies)
... trying to recover from years of BED and laxative abuse. I am so sick of the cycle and, although I've tried before, this time I realize that if I don't succeed now then I don't know when I ever will. ... (2 replies)
... reading my first post, I realize I wasn't really clear. I want to recover from my eating disorder totally, so I can get healthy and have a normal life where I'm not thinking about food all the time. ... (2 replies)
... hey there...i to am trying to stop taking laxatives. ...i ended up getting my mum to take them off me and i got her to give me less and less each day...i am now down to taking the recommended dosage i am uncomfortable if i dont have any for to many days so im also trying to eat fibre im eating dried apricots during the day and drinking prune juice, its still to much... (1 replies)
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... the funny thing is i got my electrolytes and potassium checked and i'm fine. the only problem is that i have protein spilling in my urine and blood, which i dont know why that is. I eat oat bran, oatmeal, veggies, etc. I know I should hydrate more though. Thanks though for the advice. (10 replies)
... If you take time off for personal reasons it will not look bad on your resume. I had to take two years off to work on recovery and when I went for interviews nobody really mentioned it. I think if you wait until you get fired, your boss might not give you a good recommendation and it will make it harder to get a job. I lost my therapist in May and it was really tough... (49 replies)
... 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. ... (11 replies)
... I took 19 again last night, it worked but I guess I'm kind of lying to myself aswell... Because I've been given medication from my gastro that makes you go to the bathroom. It apparently treats my inflamed small intestine. ... (49 replies)
... Instead, my anorexia morphed into other disorders like bulimia, exercise bulimia, diet and laxative pill abuse and other behaviors that are too graphic to list here. ... (3 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)


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