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    Old 01-12-2006, 12:17 PM   #16
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    Re: laxative abuse ...again

    Has anyone weened themselves off laxitives with any particular method? I've tried stool softeners...metimucial and lactalose...none of which did anything and my stomach is dying. That is all my doctor could think of ...does anyone know of anything else? My stomach is bloated like a balloon everyday!!!

     
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    Old 01-18-2006, 09:02 AM   #17
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    Re: laxative abuse ...again

    Well how long have you been takeing them? I was useing for about 3years and i stoped with no help from any one, you just cant stop all at once. Take it slow, every week take a little less. And then when you get to like 1 or 2 pills a day just stop. And dont freak out and take more if you dont go to the bath room for a day or so give it time. Thats how i got off of them, and now im fine.

     
    Old 01-18-2006, 05:52 PM   #18
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    I have been on them for about 2 years ...I try to wean off and it is like my stomach stops working...and it balloons out and becomes rock hard and I can barely walk.

     
    Old 01-18-2006, 09:39 PM   #19
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    Re: laxative abuse ...again

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    I have been on them for about 2 years ...I try to wean off and it is like my stomach stops working...and it balloons out and becomes rock hard and I can barely walk.

    You need to consult another doctor. An ED specialist or a gastroenterologist (whom you would have to be candid with about your laxative abuse).

     
    Old 01-19-2006, 06:28 AM   #20
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    Re: laxative abuse ...again

    You can do this sweetie... Look in the Yellow Pages under Therapists or Counseling. Some will be individuals within their own offices and some within clinics. Some will specialize within eating disorders. They usually will be listed in the phone book, either in a clinic grouping or under Eating Disorder Counseling or Eating Disorder Therapy.

    I have been able to stop the laxative abuse. It took me a very long time to do it but I did it. It was awful. For years I took them like they were candy. My body appears to be okay so far. I feel fortunate right now but time will tell down the road. Get off those laxatives. A therapist (tdoc) will be able to help you work throught this with behavioral therapy. They can set you up with a pdoc (psyciatrist) who can help with meds if needed. There are meds out there that work for eating disorder patients that are specialized for bulimia that work wonders. I take meds for my bulimia. There are many different kinds of meds for bulimia. Believe me, you will feel much better. Just talking about things will help you feel 100% better.

    There was a day when I was once in your shoes, and I too, am 5'4 and once was exactly in the same spot where you are at. You can put a stop to this.

    Take care of yourself and believe in yourself!!!

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    Old 01-23-2006, 07:25 PM   #21
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    How did you get off them? Thanks for your support it helps a lot!

     
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