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If Under The Care Of A Doctor Is Taking A Laxative Daily Okay
Depends on cause: Laxative dependency develops for lots of reasons: 1) desire for rapid weight loss/ eating disorders; 2) reduction of GI symptoms of bloating/fullness; 3) in the setting of colon & rectal dysfunction (e.g. Colonic inertia, rectal dyssynergia, spinal cord injuries); 4) a misguided sense that "cleansing" in good for you; 5) more... First, fix/ address the underlying problem. 2nd, stop otc laxatives. ...Read more
I was told by doctors on here to stop taking laxatives. And now my poop is incomplete. It feels like i need to push more out, but it wont come out?
Multiple laxatives have been tried. Doctors won't do anything else. What to do now? :(
Common things...: I often recommend a daily regimen of a fiber laxative such as Benefiber (R) taken twice daily with a cathartic such as Miralax (polyethylene glycol) (R) taken at bedtime on the days that the person hasn't had a bowel movement. This has to be started AFTER doing a bowel cleanse such as might be done prior to a colonoscopy. If constipation is a chronic issue, despite the above, then a colonoscopy might be appropriate. ...Read more
No, Nyet, Nien,: This is a truly unhealthy idea. Any weight loss would not be permanent. ...Read more
How do you consume epsom salts for a laxative? I hate going to the doctor can someone recommend a home cure?
How about : Something even simpler like eating prunes or drinking prune juice. Hydrate well. Go for at least 8 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Stay physically active. Avoid junk carbs and go for whole grains. Go easy on dairy. Strive for 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. ...Read more
Ive taken 2 laxative tablets, 3 shots of laxalose and citrafleet and nothing yet, 6 days since last BMI, should i call my doc?
Time for a call: Your judgement is good. At this point a phone call makes sense. But stay close to a toilet as the dam could break at any moment! ...Read more
Can I prep for a colonoscopy with a salt water flush instead of the doctor recommended laxatives?
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