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Laxative abuse

Tawny

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Laxative abuse, want to stop
Please phone your doctor, they are there and will help you stop safely and also find the support you need.

How long have you been taking them?
 
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Flying di

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Please phone your doctor, they are there and will help you stop safely and also find the support you need.

How long have you been taking them?
50years ,take a horrific concoction daily now to get any result, so embarrassing and feel I will be like this for the rest of my life. To ashamed to see doctor. Dates back to my childhood, feel no cure now - to late. Get so distended and bloated can’t move some nights if I try reducing dosage. Tried cold turkey, after 5 days I thought I would explode, have to wear loose track suit bottoms all the time. When I take laxative again after number of days it’s like nothing happens, take more and can end up sick, I now have no normal gut motility,
 
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50years ,take a horrific concoction daily now to get any result, so embarrassing and feel I will be like this for the rest of my life. To ashamed to see doctor. Dates back to my childhood, feel no cure now - to late. Get so distended and bloated can’t move some nights if I try reducing dosage. Tried cold turkey, after 5 days I thought I would explode, have to wear loose track suit bottoms all the time. When I take laxative again after number of days it’s like nothing happens, take more and can end up sick, I now have no normal gut motility,
Worried whether I could end up with obstruction and perforated bowel
 
Tawny

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Worried whether I could end up with obstruction and perforated bowel
You will hopefully be referred to a specialist who would have seen this before. It is nothing to be ashamed of, we all do different things to cope.
 
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