i abused laxatives heavily for 5 years. i feel i probaby have ibs now, but have never seen a doctor. Is anyone else out there a former laxative abuser? What health problems, if any, do you have? i have a very weak stomach and it is very hard to digest food. it is depressing to think i have possilbly ruined my health. Just looking for some support and/or encouragment from anyone who has gone through this
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 about my addiction.
it was a slow process. first, i switched from using the usual drugstore brand to a more gentle herbal one. then, i stopped using that, but started taking fiber supplements and started doing more "bowel friendly" things, like sleeping on my left side and staying well-hydrated. it's been worth it, for sure.