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Old 10-21-2011, 05:19 PM   #3
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Re: GI doctor told me Laxatives are not harmful or addictive!!

Sorry for what you are going through and I am not a doctor here, but I have to agree with you, I don't know that it is good to become dependent on laxitives either. There are plenty of products on the shelves that are not necessarily good for us, many of which, we have not studied the side effects long enough to really know what they are! Have you tried adding fiber such as Metamucil or Citrucel to your diet, along with plenty of water(64oz)? There used to be another poster(an IBS sufferer) on this forum who actually re-trained herself/himself to go at the same time each day, it involved drinking Metamucil followed by a warm glass of water, something like stewed prunes and breathing exercizes. I know it might sound weird, but it might work in the same way that biofeedback works.